Event Title

Do You Etsy?

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Taylor Dieterich, TMD '15

Start Date

23-4-2014 4:00 PM

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University of Rhode Island junior, Taylor Dietrich, presented the phenomenon of the online e-commerce site, Etsy. Etsy is a community online marketplace and a globally accessible storefront for small businesses that was founded by Robert Kalin in 2005. Taylor considers Etsy to be a combination of Amazon and Pinterest and the driving force of the DIY movement. Etsy supports handmade crafted merchandise of “crafterpreneurs,” vintage items, and craft supplies. Each of these categories of items has their own guidelines that must be met in order to be sold on Etsy.

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Apr 23rd, 4:00 PM

Do You Etsy?

University of Rhode Island junior, Taylor Dietrich, presented the phenomenon of the online e-commerce site, Etsy. Etsy is a community online marketplace and a globally accessible storefront for small businesses that was founded by Robert Kalin in 2005. Taylor considers Etsy to be a combination of Amazon and Pinterest and the driving force of the DIY movement. Etsy supports handmade crafted merchandise of “crafterpreneurs,” vintage items, and craft supplies. Each of these categories of items has their own guidelines that must be met in order to be sold on Etsy.