EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2828 - June 18, 2012     2 of 3

Etsy Merchant Sales up 68.5 Percent in May over Last Year

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Etsy shoppers purchased $65.9 million of goods (after refunds and cancellations) in May 2012, up 3.6% from the previous month, and 68.5% more than a year ago. The number of items sold increased 51% year-over-year to just over 3 million, 2.1% higher than April.

Etsy sellers listed 26% more new items in May 2012 than last year - 2.248 million new items were listed, which was 2.1% higher than April's 2.202 million.

Etsy May 2012 Sales

May 2011 May 2012 Percent Change
Dollar Sales

$39.11 million*

$65.9 million


Unit Sales




New items listed




New members




Page views


1.29 billion


*This is an approximate number; Etsy originally reported sales of $40 million in May 2011, that number did not factor in refunds and cancellations.

Traffic was up 29% year-over-year in May with 1.29 billion page views, and 688,365 new members joined Etsy in the month, 935 more than joined in April 2012.

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