Deb L.

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About Me

I own a basket and gift business

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I specialize in custom made baskets personalized for the recipient


creative items, tiny items

2 Reviews by Deb


I have just signed up with this site to sell and so far I have nothing but good things to say! Site is easy to use. You pick your package for how many items you wish to advertise and start filling your store. Any questions I have had I have actually spoken to the owner of the site. How unusual is that! He has been helpful and wants suggestions good or bad to help make this a different seller site than all the rest. Many useful tools to help the seller get started and part of the proceeds of a sale go to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. A seller site with a heart to give back! I encourage any seller to check out the site and try. You are not locked in to any length of time to sell or any agreement so what do you have to lose except exposure and selling your merchandise!


I am a seller on Etsy for the last 4 months. Just recently was contacted by their product integrity department saying I need to change my gift baskets despite the fact they are the same as hundreds of other sellers. They are saying my baskets are not handmade despite the fact I hand make every basket. No gift basket has all handmade items items in in especially food items and I have seen plenty of sellers on there doing the same thing. I believe it is selective persecution although I do believe it is a good sight for getting your product sold. Sellers beware this can happen and I have seen other reviews about this. No gift basket is totally handmade and trying to get a seller to change things in their gift baskets is limiting their business creativeness. Allowing everyone to sell things not totally handmade but targeting certain ones is unfair so sellers beware in the Gift Basket category.

An update to the review 4/22/15.
I recently did a search on Etsy of gift baskets and have found some that were filled with items not handmade. I went back and cautiously added items to my gift baskets and reposting the photos. Well, as of 4/22/15 my store has now been closed permanently for selling filled gift baskets like everyone else. An empty basket does not sell and is just a decorated basket not a gift basket. Apparently Etsy is strict with some sellers and not others so sellers of Gift Baskets beware! You will not be selling gift baskets on there just decorated baskets. Sell at your own risk on there! There are plenty of other non discriminating sites that will allow you to be creative with your gift baskets. Etsy is not the only site to sell and certainly not the fairest having forgotten what made them as big as they are - "the little businesses". I'm sure they would not close a shop making them big money percentages so unless you have more than Gift Baskets I would definitely think twice about selling on there!

Tip for consumers:
Sellers of gift baskets heads up you may encounter this problem from Etsy


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