M E-commerce

How Etsy has Built Its Market Value? – Complete Details

Written by
Hemendra Singh on September 07, 2016
updated on: September 7, 2016
How Etsy has Built Its Market Value? – Complete Details

Etsy is the best online marketplace which allows people to sell high quality handcrafted and vintage items around the globe. It was launched in 2005 by Robert Kalin, Jared Tarbell, Haim Schoppik and Chris Maguire.

The objective of building Etsy was to create the identification of artisans and their talent across the world. Using this platform, even a small artisan is able to show his talent to the world in the form of handcrafted items and earn money for his work. It also allows vintage items to be listed on its portal for example if you bought a dress last season but never worn, then you can list your dress for sale.

Etsy has developed its business model such that it concerns about its sellers as much as customers. Let’s have a look at facilities provided to seller & buyer:

Etsy marketplace

This much independence to sellers cannot be seen in any other marketplace website. This led Etsy to a successful height today and now bankrolling in billions. Let’s see the market of Etsy and revenue generated.

Here is the total annual merchandise sales report of Etsy from the year 2005-2013.


Sales (million US Dollars)



















Here we can see, although, in 2007, sales slightly fall down but after that total annual sale had grown exponentially. It explains quality product and services provided to its customers. Now let’s know how much revenue Etsy generated for years 2008-2013 in million US dollars.

MonthsYears 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Jan 4.2 9.9 20.1 33.5 54.9 97.6
Feb 4.8 10.2 20.2 34.4 58.3 92.7
March 5.6 12 22.4 39.7 62.8 101.7
April 6 12.6 22.4 38.7 63.3 101.7
May 6.5 13.3 29.9 40 65.9 102.9
June 6.5 12.8 22.1 38.4 61.9 93.8
July 7.1 13.6 23.8 40.7 69.5 100.9
Aug 7.6 15 25.5 45.8 76.2 109.1
Sept 7.9 16 26.6 46.4 76.8 109.5
Oct 8.4 17.7 29.9 48.4 81.9 115.2
Nov 10.8 21.9 37.3 61.8 105.6 147.5
Dec 12.9 25.6 41.1 69.8 117.8 150.2

It is the monthly revenue generated by Etsy from the year 2008-2013. In the above table, we can see that every month, revenue has increased only and sales revenue growth is exponential.

Behind the success of any big organization, employees play an important role. As of January, Etsy has 496 employees across the world and they find themselves happy working at Etsy. This fact was found out by Etsy by making a survey using third-party. There were 85% of the employees responded out of which 80% employees responded positively. So a company whose employees are satisfied and happy, how can it be stopped to grow?

Etsy not only concerns with its business but also committed to ecological responsibility. In regard of this, Etsy has tried to reduce their electricity usage which was fallen by 19% in 2013 comparing to 2012. Also, Etsy reduced the amount of energy used by data centers per dollar of sales.

So besides of earning money, Etsy also worries about nature.

Because of Etsy, artisans are getting recognition around the world and also getting paid for their unique work. Etsy always follows its principles of keeping things real and humane business.

Etsy has become this much popular that people are now cloning the business model of Etsy. Regarding this, various web development companies are building Etsy clone solutions which are popular like The Nine Hertz Etsy Clone and Clone Shope website clones. These companies sell Etsy clone to people that enable individuals to create their own online marketplace like Etsy and also put their innovative ideas according to their business needs.

Lastly, if we summarize the whole blog we got to know exclusive features that Etsy provides to its users including the seller, buyer and partners, unique marketing strategy and principles it follows and how it deals with its partners, sales and revenue growth generated and what Etsy thinks other than its business.

If you like my post then share your comment with love.

Hemendra Singh

My name is Hemendra Singh. I am a Director and Co-founder of The NineHertz, IT Consulting Company. I am having a keen interest in the latest trends and technologies that are emerging in different domains. Being an entrepreneur in the field of the IT sector, it becomes my responsibility to aid my audience with the knowledge of the latest trends in the market.

Technical Blogs

Latest Blogs And News

Stay updated with the latest development insights, technologies, trends.

10 Best Twitter Alternatives (Competitors) After Elon Musk Takeover

10 Best Twitter Alternatives (Competitors) After Elon Musk Takeover

How to Make On-Demand Tutor Booking App?- Development Cost, Top Features

How to Make On-Demand Tutor Booking App?- Development Cost, Top Features

20+ Best Apps for Couples in 2022 to Improve Relationship [Android & iOS]

20+ Best Apps for Couples in 2022 to Improve Relationship [Android & iOS]

20+ Best Camera Filter Apps for Android [Free Download 2022]

20+ Best Camera Filter Apps for Android [Free Download 2022]