Etsy is a Founded in 2005, E-commerce site for buying and selling handmade products, vintage and art supplies. The headquarters is located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The range of handmade products includes, among other things, art, photography, fashion, jewelery, beauty products and toys. To qualify as " vintage ", offered item must be at least 20 years old. Etsy is funded through a posting fee of 20 cents ( U.S.) per item, and a commission of 3.5 % for each successful sale.
The site began operating in 2005. Since then, the online marketplace has gained enormously in importance. In 2011, 800,000 active seller and buyer 12 million accounts registered, and there were 25 million monthly visitors are counted. Established in 2010, Etsy a branch in Berlin and has since been working on a version of the page for German-speaking, which allows addition of a complete German translation of the page, as another payment option, in addition to credit card and Paypal, bank transfer. Main competitor in Germany is about this.
The site has been particularly successful in the United States, where the company has its seat. Since mid-2012 reinforced Etsy but his involvement in Europe, for example, is the iPhone app of the platform, since October 2012, in German.