If you live in NYC and are freaking out because you haven’t completed your Christmas shopping, I have the perfect solution for you, Etsy ASAP.
Through a partnership with Postmates, Etsy has offered sellers in NYC the opportunity to offer same day delivery. Thousands of sellers opted in and you can now buy from Etsy sellers in NYC and have the item delivered to you same day.
You can filter your search for items eligible for Etsy ASAP. Here I searched for a knit scarf and checked the Etsy ASAP filter:
When you check out, make sure to select Etsy ASAP as your delivery option.
If you are reading this on your mobile phone, you can also get Etsy ASAP there. If you have the Etsy app, click on this banner,
and get this feed, and go shopping for last minute items.
You can also do the filtered search thing on your phone if you prefer searching to browsing.
So with the help of same day delivery services, Etsy sellers are available in real time in NYC this week to solve your last minute shopping needs. If this pilot goes well, I hope Etsy will decide to roll this out to many more locations in the new year.
Happy holiday shopping!
Disclosure: USV and I are shareholders in Etsy and I am also on the board of Etsy.