Etsy - XOXO 2012 - Portland


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Talk about Etsy at the XOXO conference in Portland in September 2012. The talk was live-blogged by Anil Dash (thanks, Anil):

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Etsy - XOXO 2012 - Portland

  1. 1. Etsy Chad Dickerson @chaddickerson XOXO Festival Portland, ORSeptember 16, 2012
  2. 2. Aside from the zip code of our office building[Brooklyn], Portland has been the bedrock of ourcustomer base for years. Etsy practically inventedbird-on-apparel technology, so this is our way ofsaying ‘thank you’ to a city that literally helped putus on the map by making feather hair-clips andsteampunk goggles socially acceptable articles ofclothing. “Etsy Acquires Portland” April 1, 2012
  3. 3. Shop:sharpwriter
  4. 4. Shop:Bombastitch
  5. 5. Shop: PhotoAmericaBombastitch
  6. 6. Shop: ColetePaperie
  7. 7. Shop: Peace4You
  8. 8. Shop: NewfangledDesigns
  9. 9. Shop: LemonBall
  10. 10. Shop: hundredacre
  11. 11. Shop: VintageLumber
  12. 12. Shop:LipsonRobotics
  13. 13. Shop:MoontreePress
  14. 14. Shop:3DCarving
  15. 15. Larkin and Larkin
  16. 16. I love being being myown boss and being incontrol of my daily life.It is so liberating.Nicole CareyShop: nicolecarey.etsy.comEtsy Blog, October 11, 2011
  17. 17. I sell to people all overthe country and worldand getting to meet newpeople is really the bestpart of it all. Making newrelationships has beenuplifting.Michael WestShop: WestVintageTradingCoEtsy Blog, November 8, 2011
  18. 18. handmade is anexpression of one’sinner love of theworld, its people,the very experienceof being a part ofthis diverse andbeautiful planet.Rodger ThomasShop: BenClifDesignsEtsy Blog, May 30, 2012
  19. 19. BALTIMORE
  20. 20. AUSTIN
  21. 21. SINGAPORE
  22. 22. PORTLAND
  23. 23. THE SHARING ECONOMY: A QUIET REVOLUTIONThis sharing economy is based on people comingtogether to create their own markets...[like]Etsy ...This new shared market economy is being drivenby a quiet revolution... This movement isinadvertently creating a new economic engine thathas the potential to reorganize our economy. Occupy Big Business: The Sharing Economy’s Quiet Revolution Sara Horowitz in The Atlantic, December 6, 2011
  24. 24. We believe, more than ever, that Etsy can helpfundamentally change the way the world works bymaking it possible for individuals to make and sellthings to other people around the globe —a people-powered economy.Funding Etsy’s FutureEtsy News BlogMay 9, 2012
  25. 25. Etsy is a beacon in the world forrunning businesses sustainably,responsibly, and profitably, withpeople at the center.Funding Etsy’s FutureEtsy News BlogMay 9, 2012
  26. 26. 800,000 active sellers$525 million in community sales in 2011 (already passed in 2012) 40+ million visitors per month 150 countries
  27. 27. With the rise of small businesses around the world wefeel hope and see real opportunities: Opportunities forus to measure success in new ways… to build local,living economies, and most importantly, to help createa more permanent future.Hello EtsySeptember 2011
  28. 28. gross national product … doesnot allow for the health of ourchildren, the quality of theireducation, or the joy of theirplay, the beauty of our poetry orthe strength of our marriages. . .it measures everything, inshort, except that which makeslife worthwhile.Robert Kennedy, US Senator1968
  29. 29. We are a mindful, transparent, and humane business.We plan and build for the long term.We value craftsmanship in all we make.We believe fun should be part of everything we do.We keep it real, always.
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  31. 31. Proprietary and Confidential
  32. 32. Photo credit:
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  34. 34. B CORP DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCEWe hold these truths to be self-evident:That we must be the change we seek in the world;That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered;That, through their products, practices, and profits, businesses shouldaspire to do no harm and benefit all.To do so, requires that we act with the understanding that we are eachdependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and futuregenerations.
  35. 35. Etsy is not a nameless, faceless Internet company.Etsy is a community of real people creating realeconomic value in the communities our senatorsrepresent. And we believe that platforms like Etsyare a model for a brighter economic future.Notes from Chad: Visit to the United States SenateEtsy News blogJuly 2012
  36. 36. Thank you
  37. 37. CREDITS AND NOTESTalk live-blogged by Anil Dash: acquires city of Portland: item sold on Etsy: Carey: West: Thomas: team photo: team photo: team photo: Etsy team photo provided via TwitterQuiet Revolution story in the Atlantic: Etsys future:
  38. 38. CREDITS AND NOTES (CONT.)Hello Etsy: Kennedy speech: School grants announcement: at Etsy (with video): (Chad visiting Senate) (Sandra responds to Senate tweet)Senate photo: from Chad: Visit to US Senate: from Mayor Larry Morrissey: McDonald tweet reply to Mayor Morrisey: