Last Minute Etsy Shopping
If you really want to buy someone a gift that is unique and special from a real live person on Etsy vs some mass produced crap from Amazon, but you think it might be too late for that now, don’t fear. There are plenty of last minute items that can be bought and shipped directly to your friends and family from an Etsy seller.
Here is an Etsy Holiday Gift Guide for items that can be shipped in one business day.
And here is a blog post from Hello Giggles that features sixteen awesome last minute gifts on Etsy.
This is my favorite item from that Hello Giggles post:
I told that to my friend Josh who is the CEO of Etsy and I think he bought it on the spot for me. I should do that more often 🙂
Anyway, you can shop on Etsy for a few more days and get gifts that are fun, special, and wonderful and you don’t have to leave your home or office to do it.
You don’t like gifts. What gives?
Ok, I “got” the “gives” re gifts..but please share why you think Fred does not like gifts ? (preferably with another joke, t’is the season for sharing).
I get gifts all the time like the bottle of wine sitting on my desk in the office or the box of chocolates. I honestly could care less about that stuff and getting it sort of annoys me. I’d love it if people stopped giving me stuff like that.http://avc.com/2008/12/thin…
Interesting. I had not seen that.
I guess you weren’t present for it.
Ha. BTW, I also noticed – the usage of “could care less” when it should be “could not care less”.It seems this incorrect usage has become quite common over the last decade. I guess the English language could not care less. Sorry. Not really.
Gifts are for kids.Speaking of Gifts, why can’t we get either party to end the carried interest loophole?
I remember that post as well actually.The upside of the holiday season, gift giving (at least the way I look at it) is how much money it pumps into the economy and the jobs that are created. Even if the gifts are lame, useless or sit unused.So being Jewish and even though I don’t celebrate Christmas I always recognize that it’s good for business and the increase in demand lowers the cost of things that I want to buy. Like the gopro karma drone with Hero 6 on sale for only $999. (Don’t think I will buy it but it’s tempting).It’s an interesting question of what would happen to the money that is spent during Christmas if it wasn’t spent on gifts that people didn’t want or enjoy.One thing that is a problem I think is people spending money they don’t have to buy gifts. People that don’t have money. My wife’s nephew and new wife got me a Starbucks gift card. When he gave it to me I tried to give it back to him. They are starting out with a new kid (and are only 21 years old) and they definitely need money and should not be giving me a gift that I don’t need. They wouldn’t take it back either. Insisted that I keep it. I thought it was nice but kind of stupid.
But that nephew a cup of coffee.
He’s a solid kid. An Eagle Scout. At the house while we were celebrating, Amazon pulls up (in the snow) to make a delivery of a somewhat heavy de-humidfier. So I yell “ok I need someone strong to help me …” and the next thing I know he jumps up goes outside with me and hauls it down to the basement.Cup of coffee? I give him advice. I’ve always thought that if people really care about you they will give you something that you can’t buy or easily get. Time, attention and availability.
Dow Jones News Headline in February, “Etsy profits spiked higher due to revenues from AVC.com” : )
Love some Etsy! Have they ever thought about opening a handful of flagship spaces (almost like galleries) that have rotating creator’s work that people can purchase?
I know they’ve done a handful of pop-up markets with Etsy shops in the past around NYC – would love to see something more formal
See this article today in the WSJ:https://www.wsj.com/article…Owner Alison Magnuson, 26 years old, said shoppers her age want something they can’t find just anywhere. She got the idea to open a physical store with products handmade by more than 30 local artists after selling her own work on the online crafts marketplace Etsy Inc.
This is a great idea. But I followed a link and the product page says ‘ready to ship in 3 to 5 business days’:https://www.etsy.com/listin…Homepage -> Tech Obsessed -> Phone dock giftAmbiguity like that means shopping cart gets abandoned. If a vendor is featured or selects a promo like ‘can ship in a day’ ETSY needs to update the field that gives the shipping date for them not depend that they will do this. (Randomly checked another item and same situation..)Also the home page graphic needs more emphasis on the 1 Day Time period there is way to much space taken up by the red color and a picture of a clip art gift box. (I made similar comments last year). You eyes literally don’t see that major point…. https://uploads.disquscdn.c…https://uploads.disquscdn.c…
Once again Fred Wilson has failed to disclose having a major financial interest in Etsy on this blog while essentially posting advertisements for Etsy. Fred Wilson has been busy lately shilling for Bitcoin and Etsy. Oh, how delightful.
I think he advocated cashing out of bitcoin in his most recent post on the subject.doesn’t that make him a fudder and not a shill?Most everyone knows he’s Etsy’s not so secret agent. It’s not always about narcissism.
>> I think he advocated cashing out of bitcoin in his most recent post on the subject. doesn’t that make him a fudder and not a shill.No it does not.You do not seem to understand the definition of shill. A shill need neither advocate buying nor selling. Please see…https://en.wikipedia.org/wi…A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps or gives credibility to a person or . organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization. Shills can carry out their operations in the areas of media, journalism, marketing, confidence games, or other business areas. A shill may also act to discredit opponents or critics of the person or organization in which they have a vested interest through character assassination or other means.In most uses, shill refers to someone who purposely gives onlookers, participants or “marks” the impression of an enthusiastic customer independent of the seller, marketer or con artist, for whom they are secretly working. The person or group in league with the shill relies on crowd psychology to encourage other onlookers or audience members to do business with the seller or accept the ideas they are promoting. Shills may be employed by salespeople and professional marketing campaigns. Plant and stooge more commonly refer to a person who is secretly in league with another person or outside organization while pretending to be neutral or a part of the organization in which they are planted, such as a magician’s audience, a political party, or an intelligence organization (see double agent).Shilling is illegal in many circumstances and in many jurisdictions because of the potential for fraud and damage>> Most everyoneknows he’s Etsy’s not so secret agent. It’s not always about narcissism.What is your definition “everyone”? You, yourself, and you? Obviously everyone does not know Fred Wilson has a vested financial interest in Etsy.Narcissism? Is English your first language? We are talking about self-interest not narcissismThat is not how disclosure is supposed to work in public forums such as websites like AVC. See:https://marketingland.com/f…What we know for sureThe FTC says that “the guiding principle is that it has to be clear and conspicuous.” If you’re trying to figure out how to add disclosure within your content without making the disclosure obvious, you’re increasing your risk that your disclosure will fail to be in compliance with the FTC guidelines.There is no way to disclose inconspicuously and comply with the FTC guidelines.I’d recommend that every blogger, affiliate and merchant read the FTC’s “Dot Com Disclosures” guidelines and “What People Are Asking” documentation in full. Any quotes attributed to the FTC below are from those documents, unless otherwise specified.And while the FTC disclosure guidelines are often vague when it comes to affiliate marketing, there are several things regarding what constitutes acceptable disclosure for affiliates that are clear when reviewing the documentation as a whole, even when the information is not directly aimed at affiliates.Disclosure1. General disclosure links in site navigations are not enough. A simple link with the anchor text disclosure (or something similar) located in the header, sidebar or footer navigation of your site to a disclosure page is not enough to satisfy FTC disclosure requirements.2. The disclosure must appear before links. The disclosure must always appear before the first instance of affiliate link, above the fold, without needing to scroll or look past the affiliate link to see it. It should be as close as possible to the first place a user will look within the content when they arrive. The FTC has advised that disclosures should go as close to the beginning of the content as possible. Disclosures at the end of posts or the end of tweets or somewhere else that’s less than obvious do not meet the disclosure requirements.The disclosure must always appear before the first instance of affiliate link, above the fold, without needing to scroll or look past the affiliate link to see it. It should be as close as possible to the first place a user will look within the content when they arrive. The FTC has advised that disclosures should go as close to the beginning of the content as possible. Disclosures at the end of posts or the end of tweets or somewhere else that’s less than obvious do not meet the disclosure requirements.
I’m always open to be corrected. that’s one way in which I learn.Fred’s patsy? damn, he turned me. the cunning little capitalist. I now have my first resolution for 2018.btw, I like critics. I really do. the naysayer plays an important role. stick to one identity and hang around. we need more dissent around here in my opinion. it can become too clubby. you can even have my slot if i decide to depart for pastures new.
Yes, in the context of our discussion Fred is a shill and you are a patsy.Most members of The Cult of AVC.com are engaged in pagan idolatry. They frequently, yet apparently unwittingly, “bend” the truth to suit their purposes: usually subtly sometimes obviously.In paganism “rule of law” (right and wrong) does not exist. Ultimately, in pagan societies “might makes right”. Think of a stereotypical sheriff in a small town in Mississippi who proudly proclaims, “I am the law around here!”Truth is not relative. It is absolute. For lawless pagans, truth is like shooting an arrow and then painting a target around the spot where the arrow has penetrated. They always hit the bull’s-eye! (An example of this, in American football lexicon, is known as “moving the goalposts”).
oh please. everyone knows that i am a large investor in Etsy. i must have said that dozens of times here at AVC.
I hate tram track rails. so difficult to cross safely when wanting to turn right (in England). the pain of going down hard never really gets any easier to take. Does Etsy sell airbag cycling clothing? Merry Christmas everyone. Trams!!
the bouncy bandaged look. now I’m hedged. if I bounce I’m saved. if I don’t I’m pre bandaged. that’s hedging 🙂
Nice poster. Every starbucks employee should have one. • 2/3 espresso • 1/3 boiling water • 2 sticks of ceylon cinnamon • 1 brown sugar ©