What is Etsy? Oh, yes! Etsi! by Jesse Bluma



What is Etsy?  Oh, yes!  Etsi!





Have you checked out Etsy yet?  The site is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade.  Their philosophy, "Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade", is terrific.  "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 having become 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 18th, 2005 after only three sleepless months.

Kalin said that he named the site Etsy because he 'wanted a nonsense word because I wanted to build the brand from scratch.  I was watching Fellini's 8 ½ and writing down what I was hearing.  In Italian, you say 'etsi' a lot.  It means 'oh, yes.'  And in Latin, it means 'and if.'"




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Credits  etsy.com, wiki.org

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