Etsy’s Surging IPO Shows Losing Your Indie Cred Pays Off

Etsy’s Surging IPO Shows Losing Your Indie Cred Pays Off

For many of Etsy’s millions of sellers and buyers, today’s IPO success is likely bittersweet.

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Etsy Lost Its Soul, But That Doesn’t Matter to Its IPO

Etsy Lost Its Soul, But That Doesn’t Matter to Its IPO

Etsy is now a ticker symbol on the NASDAQ stock exchange. And that’s telling.

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How Etsy Alienated Its Crafters and Lost Its Soul

How Etsy Alienated Its Crafters and Lost Its Soul

Like book authors who hate Amazon’s policies, crafters who hate Etsy find it hard to leave because of the site’s immense traffic and generally positive public reputation. Just before the Christmas rush, I finally put my money where my mouth is and shut down my shop.

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