YOUR ETSY CONTENT TEAM AT WORK
Poor Doris Handmade.
She’s having an awfully hard time making sales these days. So she decides to drop in to an Etsy forum and ask for a little helpful advice:
Immediately, friendly Etsy sellers begin looking at her store, trying to figure out why beautiful handmade journals like these aren’t selling.
Gosh, it’s hard to say isn’t it?
Some people suggest the price might be a bit high, though it certainly seems fair for a handmade journal. Others advise Doris to reconsider her backgrounds or styling. And some just blame the whole economy.
But it’s not until Etsy seller Rune Leather speaks up that we actually get anywhere.
Snappity snap snap.
I no see snap like this so long.
Yes, a reseller posted a link to her shop in the Etsy forums, under the guise of reaching out to the community. She even posted the same plea for help in other areas of the forum, adding self-promotion and spamming to her list of accomplishments.
Obviously, Etsy was not going to sit idly by. They take the reseller problem very seriously over there. In fact, they’ve recently added a monkey to the Content Team, thereby doubling their manpower. So when this all came to light in the forum, Etsy quickly responded to the problem the best way they knew how.
Knickey, who spells her name with a K, klosed the thread. She also linked to Etsy’s Official Rules Of Shut Your Pie-Hole, just in case you thought you might want to help some more.
Please don’t call out.
Please don’t bring attention to the fact that someone is reselling mass-produced garbage on Etsy, because then we might have to do something. And right now, we’re really busy drawing pictures of bacon on the dry erase board, and coming up with names for our ironic bowling team.
And just to put a few Swarovski crystals on the dog turd, the person who identifies a reseller this way could actually wind up getting suspended. Because while flooding Etsy with cheap shit from China is icky, being mean is ickier.
As of this writing, a full seven hours after Etsy was made aware of this situation, DorisHandmade is still open for business.
But as soon as Rob White finishes brushing his cat, shit’s going to get real.
UPDATE: What is Doris doing now?