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Interesting article in the Business Insider online. This is dated May 18th, 2017. But it may still have some relevance today.

http://www.businessinsider.com/etsys-potential-buyers-2017-5

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What's interesting is how shareholders/investors begin to clamor for a sale when things aren't going well, and then end up jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Michael's would probably be a good acquirer, and Joann's (the latter not mentioned in article). Walmart does not have enough experience in ecommerce and needs to fine tune their operation. eBay seems to be rapidly becoming the bane of many sellers because of their increasingly restrictive and cumbersome rules. Party City does not have the caliber of products to bring value to the ranks of true handmade sellers at Etsy, though some would say that the cheap products of manufacturers at Etsy are comparable to the discount Party City products. I think that eBay and Walmart would make the site more of a fiasco than it already is.

Even in this article, Etsy is still being referred to as beleaguered. Seems to me that the problems began when they went public. Now that they have to produce the type of returns that general stockholders require, I don't see that the company will ever be able to return to where it was. That was when handmades sellers were happy because they were the most valuable commodity to the company. But what would have been enough growth for some private owners and worthy of nurturing was not enough for the owners who floated the company. What a shame.

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Originally Posted by Even in this article, Etsy is still being referred to as beleaguered. Seems to me that the problems began when they went public. Now that they have to produce the type of returns that general stockholders require, I don't see that the company will ever be able to return to where it was. That was when handmade sellers were happy because they were the most valuable commodity to the company. But what would have been enough growth for some private owners and worthy of nurturing was not enough for the owners who floated the company. What a shame.[/QUOTE



I agree Etsy will NEVER be able to return to what it was before they went public...........which is sad.
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Originally Posted by spoosyboo
The thing is that Etsy is a known name and has recognition now with the general public.  Spread the word about Artyah Handmade and more folks will know it too.


I raise my glass and toast!!  Cheers :-)

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