Saturday, January 9, 2010

Three Reasons Why I Love Etsy

I truly believe Etsy is on the cusp of a social and cultural movement. The longer I've been a part of the Etsy family, the more I feel there is something big happening here. Here's why:

1. Real accountability: I feel a personal obligation to my customer. I treat each piece with so much care, from the design to the packaging, because I care about my customer. I also know they have power to positively or negatively affect my business. It keeps sellers in check and on their toes in a way that's not possible with big corporations.

2. Personal Touch: When I make a purchase off of Etsy I know that a real person has handled and created the item. I know that they created it because it expresses a part of who they are. And I get the privilege to own that. Amazing. Conversely, when I sell an item on Etsy I get the chance to connect with my customer, hear a bit of their story, and start to form a relationship in a real and genuine way. You just can't find that freedom in the business world.

3. Creative Expression: Etsy literally gives hundreds of thousands of people an outlet to express and support themselves with creativity - something that is so healthy and vital to our happiness and growth as human beings. I believe creativity nourishes us on a soul level. Etsy gives us a platform to support that growth.

There are many other reasons, but those are definitely my top three. So what do you think? Why do YOU love Etsy?

♥ Elizabeth


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