Etsy vs. creating your own e-commerce website
May 28, 2013 1:42 PM Subscribe
I am creating an online marketplace and want to keep costs and infrastructure to a minimum, at least in the initial stages of the project. I am yet to make up my mind about whether I should use Etsy as the ecommerce platform or not.
posted by heartofglass to Technology (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am thinking that if I have my shop on Etsy, all I'll need is use a widget to list the items on my blog, but then there is the downside of the fees, being just another shop on Etsy (ie. not getting any traffic to my marketplace anyway) and not getting any other benefits other than the payment gateway.
And is it a good idea to start a marketplace that will scale up inside Etsy?
Can the hive mind help weigh the pros and cons of each option? Thanks!