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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. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

5 thoughts on “Etsy to Buy Depop for $1.6 Billion, Sellers React”

  1. Not sure how this is going to impact handmade in any way. I’m curious as to what Etsy has in mind. Currently there are no listing fees and 10% commission. The interface is hideous and the site is full of crap that Goodwill would reject. My guess is for $1B+ Etsy wants an open marketplace that will directly compete with Ebay and Poshmark. Yay. More garage sales.

  2. There’s nothing human about Etsy anymore. Try to get hold of their customer no service. What a joke.

  3. So we bought Depop — lucky us, and congratulations to all (sic). At least we know where our money goes – or should I say ‘cash’ right! I don’t see how this affects hand made whatsoever, two totally different markets. I am curious to see how etsy screws it up and how many people flee after they try to gouge them for money. No one knows how to screw up a good thing better for shop owners than they do. Seems like so many other big companies a global pandemic that every happened to them. Fascinating on a whole other level isn’t it.

  4. This may have an impact on the vintage clothing category on Etsy. But, other than that, I do not see a huge impact to most Etsy sellers. Etsy is buying up small niche sites like Depop. They already own Reverb, and that had no impact on Etsy sellers. Maybe if they can make more money with Depop they will stop raking the Etsy sellers over the coals on fees.

  5. It made it easy for Etsy to purchase Depop with sellers that gross more than $10,000 and the mandated additional 15% fees.

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