Handmade marketplace

Founded: Jun 2005

Brooklyn, United States

eCommerce  Marketplaces 

Etsy is a website that focuses on handmade and vintage items, as well as art and craft supplies. The items include art, photography, clothing, jewelry, edibles, quilts, and toys. Etsy is modeled after open craft fairs that give sellers personal storefronts where they can list their goods. The company charges users a flat listing fee (of 20 cents per items), and takes a commission of 3.5% off all items sold.

Since its launch in June 2005, the site has continually added new widgets and features, and has seen corresponding growth.