How to Respond to Being Called Out
Pretty with Ink Invites sells handmade wedding invitations on Etsy.
Callin’ Out on Etsy thinks this Pretty With Ink design is awfully close to Vistaprint’s.
So they put up a post about it.
Then this happened.
Yes, Dances With Vistaprint didn’t care for this feature, and she’s going to do something about it.
Personally, I don’t think this really fits the definition of handmade. But sadly, the fact that she types your name and address into Vistaprint’s website for you is probably enough for Esty. Have a cup of Earl Grey Area.
If you’re a lying, thieving, lazy ass reseller and you get busted by the internet, there really are only two things you can do:
1. Take down the listings
2. Leave them up because – like Etsy – you don’t give a shit
But the absolute worst course of action would be to involve yourself in the comments. And whatever you do, don’t allow your friends to come to the rescue.
It’s just embarrassing, and it impacts the way customers and potential customers perceive you.
But more importantly, some jackass on another blog is going to see this as content. Then their readers will join in, and it will turn into the worst PR you ever had.
AT LEAST I HOPE SO
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