Dickerson says the company is working to keep 800,000 sellers around the world happy. After all, sellers are Etsy’s most important customers.
"I love Etsy. I was able to make sales that I’m sure I never would have been able to make if I had attempted to, say, create my own website," Noss says.
Holding On To Sellers: Etsy has gotten so big, it’s hard to know what motivates each seller. "I was a government worker yearning for a more creative outlet," says Heather Noss. Four years ago, Noss quit her day job and opened a shop on Etsy, where she sells handmade stationery.
Simple "arts and crafts" projects are a common elementary and middle school activity in both mainstream and alternative education systems around the world.