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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2549 - May 24, 2011 - ISSN 1539-5065    3 of 5

Etsy Sales Rose 73 Percent in April to $38.7 Million

By Ina Steiner
May 24, 2011

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Etsy gross merchandise sales in April 2011 were up 73% year-over-year to $38.7 million. Unit sales rose 60% to 1.98 million items. The number of new items was down again year-over-year, falling to 1.8 million in April.

Over 390 thousand new members joined, an increase of 65%, and page-views were up 44% to 972.6 million.

Etsy April 2011 Sales

  April 2010 April 2011 Percent Change
Dollar Sales $22.4 million $38.7 million


Unit Sales 1,241,525 1,980,773


New items listed 1,842,147 1,779,841

- 3.4%

New members 236,040 390,488


Page views 674,883,398 972,562,809


Source: Etsy.com

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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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