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Etsy: Growing Social Commerce Platform – Facts, Tips, How-To – Infographic

etsy-marks-the-beginning-of-a-new-economy_5243c4151104eEtsy’s social commerce platform paving the way for a new economy. The site is a force to be reckoned within social commerce and can work very well as a sales tool in combination with Pinterest. With over 800,000 online shops and 15 million one-of-a-kind items, Etsy is indeed re-imagining commerce!

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Etsy – Turning Artists Into Entrepreneurs – Infographic

Etsy isn’t just about coffee koozies and repurposed doilies. The ecommerce site may host online storefronts for handmade, vintage and repurposed items, but it also fosters a future for many an aspiring entrepreneur — a pursuit far more priceless than the items it sells.

In fact, Etsy’s user friendly interface and robust marketing tools have rendered it comparable to eBay, especially in terms of the companies’ sales trajectories. Between 2010 and 2011, Etsy’s sales increased by 71% — its 875,000 shop owners now sell an average of 2.9 million items per month.

Etsy even maintains a powerful presence offsite, too. Its iPhone app earned 1 million downloads in four months, and its site contents account for the most pinned items on Pinterest.

Source: Mashable.com, MBAonline.com, Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, Nadzeya_Kizilava