Etsy reworks guidelines: sellers can now hire outside staff and manufacturers

DNP  Etsy reworks guidelines sellers can now hire outside staff and manufacturers

Etsy, the online marketplace for DIYers, just announced several changes to its seller policies, giving store owners significantly more control over how they run their businesses. Going forward, sellers will be able to hire as many employees as necessary, as well as use outside companies to deliver their products and outsource manufacturing to third parties (provided they receive Etsy’s approval).

Most notably, these changes allow for a wider definition of “handmade” — now, the idea for an item simply must originate with the seller. This means 3D-printed items can carry the prized handmade distinction, for instance. And this change isn’t just about semantics; previously, Etsy customers could assume items that didn’t look handmade were breaking the site’s rules and consequently steer clear.

Filed under:


Via: All Things D

Source: Etsy News Blog, Etsy’s New Guidelines

Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

This article is part of our 'News Tiles' service. The site is currently in Beta. When it is fully operational you will be able to search through and arrange the 'Tiles' to display a keyword, product or technology over your chosen time period. For example you would be able to display all of the leading tech articles on the new Kindle Fire, in one spot in real time. You will also have access to our own original reporting and analysis as well as a polished place to post your own thoughts & reviews here, amongst the Daily Tech Whip Community. Please let us know if you have any feedback via the contact form or via Twitter. Don't forget to come back next week and see our full site and claim your name and your own free tech blog.

Share This Post On