two weeks ago i asked for your experiences with etsy.
i would like to read about your experiences with etsy, as seller and buyer. do you know other online shops/websites where you can sell/buy homemade items? international because i live in holland, or perhaps you know a dutch site? what payment options are available and what are your experiences with it?
via comments i received information (thank you!), other information i searched and found on the internet and on facebook i asked people for their experiences.
first, a website with comments and complaints about etsy:
in the netherlands we are used to pay for online purchases via ideal (online payments). both the buyer and the seller can immediately see if the money was paid and received. i find that very easily and quickly. if you buy or sell anything on etsy you need a credit card and paypal (the last one provides buyer protection).
problems with deliveries
- lasts about 2 weeks to 6 weeks or even longer
- deliveries regularly get lost, people must pay money back or re-create the product (if that is possible at all). there are many options going back and forth but no one has a real solution for this problem. i’m pretty shocked, because – if you talk about crochet – how do you replace a crocheted blanket?
- insurance or track and trace is very expensive.