Etsy is a vibrant community of 15 million buyers and creative businesses, with 900,000 shops and over 18 million items listed for sale.
Independent entrepreneurs, small business owners and aspiring business owners use it to grow their brands and as a place to have an online store to sell their goods.
Etsy was conceived by Rob Kalin in early 2005. A painter, carpenter, and photographer, Rob found there was no viable marketplace to exhibit and sell his creations online. Other E-commerce sites were too inundated with overstock electronics and broken appliances.
Ever industrious, he, along with Chris Maguire and Haim Schoppik, designed the site, wrote the code, assembled the servers, spliced the cables, and launched Etsy on June 18, 2005 "after only three sleepless months."
Twitter ID: @etsy