Etsy Town Hall

Watch an archived webcast announcing changes and updates to Seller policies.

What's on your mind?

We're posting answers to questions you've asked. Check back for updates.

What’s happening at Etsy?

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Why is Etsy making changes to its policies now?

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I thought Etsy was about buying directly from an artisan. Isn’t this a departure from that original mission?

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I thought Etsy was about handmade. How does manufacturing fit in?

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What does the word “handmade” really stand for on Etsy?

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Is Etsy selling out?

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Isn’t this just giving up on your “reseller” problem?

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How does this impact existing sellers?

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How do I know if the help I use in my shop must be approved?

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Does Etsy even care about the little guy any more?

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Are you trying to get rid of your smaller sellers to bring on larger operations?

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What if sellers work with sweatshops? What if a seller runs a sweatshop?

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Will Etsy allow designers who outsource to factories to open up shop?

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How big is too big for a business on Etsy?

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What’s to stop a big brand from opening a shop on Etsy now?

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Your rules say sellers have to be “transparent.” What does that even mean?

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How can you enforce transparency?

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How does Etsy decide to approve manufacturers?

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Is Etsy trying to make more money by opening the marketplace to high-volume sellers?

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Are investors driving these changes? I’ve heard Etsy might go public.

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You’re surrendering what makes Etsy special with these new rules.

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