Launched in December, 2016 the idea behind Handmade Hunt is to discover and showcase artisans making handmade items. We browse through Etsy shops and find the best ones.
At Marketplace Pulse we are focused on understanding ecommerce marketplaces. And while we found it to be very interesting to uncover fastest growing Amazon or eBay sellers, on Etsy we couldn't apply the same algorithm. Shops with the most sales on Etsy tend to be selling supplies or downloable items. The more interesting shops are the ones making items by hand or selling very unique and low-quantity products.
Different than other ecommerce marketplaces, Etsy is not about becoming the top retailer (Etsy shops are rarely retailers in the first place). We even wrote an article on this "Top Shops on Etsy Are Not the Most Interesting". Etsy is about small shops offering products they care about and love to make.
Thus Handmade Hunt is the place where we want to explore different ways to find those interesting shops.
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