consumerism united! October 30, 2008 9:17 AM   Subscribe

Would anyone be interested in starting an Etsy Team?

It looks as if quite a number of users sell things on Etsy, many others (including Great Leader) are fans, and until we get a real, non-static Mefi Shops section, having an Etsy Team might be a good way to at least get all the links to our shops together in one place.

Here's their template for starting a team (I personally don't think it's necessary to have weekly chats and events and all that, but if someone else is interested in running those, that's cool too.)
posted by casarkos to MetaFilter-Related at 9:17 AM (38 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

If I don't have to do anything other than look at the neat stuff that people make, and maybe occasionally buy some of it, I would love to be on an Etsy team.
posted by box at 9:19 AM on October 30, 2008

I keep putting off actually photographing and putting my stuff up on my etsy account, so doing this might push me over the edge into Action-land. I'm in!
posted by chowflap at 9:27 AM on October 30, 2008

I put one thing on Etsy, then forgot all about it. So count me in. Or out. Or whatever.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 9:28 AM on October 30, 2008

I'd love to be able to put an Etsy team on the MeFiShopping page or whatever the heck it is, and also patronize MeFi crafters so I think this is a great idea.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:35 AM on October 30, 2008

I often think about maaaaybe putting my stuff on Etsy one day, but I'm too lazy and selfish. If I ever do open up an Etsy shop, I'm very much in.
posted by Metroid Baby at 9:41 AM on October 30, 2008

I'm with chowflap, this could encourage me to get some more stuff up on my account. I'm in!
posted by annaramma at 9:43 AM on October 30, 2008

Count me in! I keep thinking about putting some stuff on Etsy, but so far I haven't done anything but spend money there.
posted by kiripin at 9:50 AM on October 30, 2008

I would love to buy stuff from Mefites on etsy! Start that store!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:53 AM on October 30, 2008 [1 favorite]

It's christmas/hanukkah/bodhiday/kwanzaa/solstice/saturnalia/yule/festivus/freezingman season so I'm happy to shop Etsy's Team MeFi. I'm too lazy busy to get my own stuff online before January though.
posted by headnsouth at 10:03 AM on October 30, 2008

I would also like to start an Etsy store, but I am lazy AND worried about tax stuff. If I ever figure it out, I'd love to join this.
posted by rmless at 10:09 AM on October 30, 2008

I just started an Etsy store the other day, and I've got one item up so far, but more are coming. count me in!
posted by amro at 10:42 AM on October 30, 2008

me too!
posted by Alpenglow at 10:52 AM on October 30, 2008

Ooh, I'm in!
posted by logic vs love at 11:00 AM on October 30, 2008

Yeah ok!
posted by moonmilk at 11:18 AM on October 30, 2008

Oh wow, there are even more of you than I expected.

Okay, so I guess if you're interested, please MeMail me with your Etsy user name, and I'll fill out their form and get things running!

And I think anyone with an Etsy account is allowed to be on a team - you don't need to have items in your shop.
posted by casarkos at 11:37 AM on October 30, 2008

yeah, totally. like others, I've been procrastinating putting stuff up (as in: I have a pile of jewelry on my coffeetable waiting to be photographed), so this might be the thing that tips me into finally doing something!
posted by epersonae at 12:43 PM on October 30, 2008

I am an interested shopper!
posted by muddgirl at 1:15 PM on October 30, 2008

I'm in!
posted by hecho de la basura at 1:19 PM on October 30, 2008

Thanks to everyone who responded so far!

I've extended the recruitment call over to metachat, because there's so much overlap between the userbases.

Also, does anyone have name suggestions? I'm leaning towards Metsy at the moment....
posted by casarkos at 1:19 PM on October 30, 2008

I like Metsy.
posted by amro at 1:43 PM on October 30, 2008 [1 favorite]

Wait, hang on. Now that I've actually looked at the link... If I joint the team do I lose my individual etsy store? If so, I don't want to do it, sorry...If I get to keep my own store and this is just another way that people can find my stuff, then it's all good.
posted by amro at 2:13 PM on October 30, 2008

If I join the team, I mean.
posted by amro at 2:13 PM on October 30, 2008

Me Fitsy
posted by desjardins at 2:17 PM on October 30, 2008

Hey amro, it looks to me like you still keep your shop - it just links members together on one page (and it looks me like like us shoppers don't really have a need to join the team, although we can still browse the team page). Here's an example of a team page: Etsy Wedding Team. You can see all the individual shops listed at the bottom.
posted by muddgirl at 2:40 PM on October 30, 2008

Count me in if it doesn't mean giving up my individual site!
posted by at 2:45 PM on October 30, 2008

I too am an interested shopper.
posted by gaspode at 2:55 PM on October 30, 2008

Ohhhh.. I am so in!
posted by Ugh at 3:19 PM on October 30, 2008

I'm Hello Crafty on Etsy and I would love to have a street team! I've started/been involved in a couple and can help us get started too.
posted by zach braff's mixtape at 4:24 PM on October 30, 2008

uh...Hello Crafty
posted by zach braff's mixtape at 4:30 PM on October 30, 2008

I'll shop!! And I like Metsy!!
posted by pearlybob at 6:15 PM on October 30, 2008

If only there were an est-y team. That would be very cool.
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys at 8:13 PM on October 30, 2008

I'll join!

(Pardon the AskMeTa: Anyone out there now why I can't login to etsy using Firefox? I cleared the cache like they recommended, still doesn't work.)
posted by kuujjuarapik at 5:23 AM on October 31, 2008

I'm in!
posted by buriednexttoyou at 1:56 PM on October 31, 2008

I'm probably going to be shutting down my ecommerce site at the end of the year, and may put stuff up on Etsy instead. If I do, then by all means, I'm in. :)
posted by dejah420 at 2:28 PM on October 31, 2008

Okay, so now I've contacted the Etsy people about setting up a team (and I'm a bit nonplussed as to why the whole process has to be conducted via email rather than some automated create-a--comm widget), and I'm waiting for a reply. Keep the names coming though - if for some reason the Etsy team doesn't go through, I'll try to set up at least some kind of blog-type directory that lists everybody and their shops.

And it looks like most people like Metsy, so Metsy it is!
posted by casarkos at 8:02 PM on October 31, 2008

I haven't yet started listing, but I have the username for my shop secured. So, I'm in, if I can get up in there without my shop being 100% ready. Also a big fan of Metsy.
posted by alpha_betty at 7:52 AM on November 2, 2008

Metsy is here!

(A lot of people messaged me after I'd already sent out the application, so their names aren't up just yet. I'm working on it, don't worry!)
posted by casarkos at 9:33 PM on November 4, 2008

I messaged you, casarkos. My etsy name is deway. Thanks for doing this!
posted by chowflap at 11:03 AM on November 19, 2008

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