Etsy reached a huge milestone yesterday by going public and began trading in the NASDAQ market (ETSY).
As Etsy sellers, many of us here in the Hudson Valley are able to sell nationally and globally and Etsy has provided the outlet for that. We are excited to see what the future has in store for Etsy and it's community!
Etsy took over Times Square yesterday to #sellerbrate the occasion and set up a Pop-Up Market just outside of the NASDAQ building. Sellers were brought in from around the world (!!) to showcase the diversity of makers that make up the Etsy Marketplace.
They could not have asked for better weather and there was a ton of media present for the event. It was very exciting to witness even if I was just a spectator.
Mother's Day is fast approaching, don't believe us? It's just about a month away (May 10th in case you needed a reminder). Don't get caught out there at the last minute looking for nice gift for Mom or the Mom-figure in your life. We put together a Mother's Day Gift Guide showcasing items all made in the Hudson Valley. Click the image to take a closer look!
Hudson Valley Etsy has recently started our own Instagram account. If you are a newbie to the whole Instagram revolution as I am, I hope this blog post will introduce the basics, inspire you to start your own account and encourage you to follow all the team currently on Instagram.
To start with Instagram is an online photo and video sharing network. It is a wonderful and fun way for small craft businesses to post pictures of their products, life, studios and inspiration in a quick and easy way. Photos can be manipulated within the app to give them some extra ummph so don't worry if your photo taking skills are questionable- in Instagram you can turn them into works of art within seconds.
To get started you will need an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or an Android handset. Go to the app store and download the free app to your device.
Choose a recognizable username, if you are starting the account for your small craft business in the interest of continuity choose a name consistent with your business name and Etsy shop name so that people can find you easily.