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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2294 - May 25, 2010 - ISSN 1539-5065    3 of 5

Etsy Throws Craft Party on June 18 using Meetups Everywhere

By Ina Steiner
May 25, 2010

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Etsy is launching a grassroots celebration, the Etsy Craft Party, calling it "a global initiative to energize your local community, make art together, and throw a party in your neck of the woods." The company is calling on users to host an Etsy Craft Party on June 18, 2010 (Etsy's anniversary).

Etsy and sponsors, including ReadyMade, will provide every event organizer with a free downloadable Craft Party Kit containing crafty project instructions and templates, along with tips and ideas for hosting the party. It will send Etsy gift certificates, supplies and "surprises" to the 50 locations with the most RSVPs using Meetup Everywhere.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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