Saturday, December 15, 2007

New Successful Start Up: Etsy

Although the Getcrafty website was launched in 1998, it wasn't until Robert Kalin was involved in 2004 that the online sale of handmade products became a true commercial venture - and a very successful one indeed. The Etsy company was born.

Today, Etsy brings together 70,000 sellers of handmade products such as whistles, porcelain bowls or candle holders. It has about 50 employees, and last November alone it increased sales by 43%, selling 300,000 items for a total value of $4,300,000.

You can read the whole story on the International Herald Tribune's website.

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