Etsy Sees a 79% Sales Jump
Etsy and some of its sellers have benefitted from the CDC guidelines encouraging people to wear cloth masks. Etsy CEO Josh Silverman stated that even non-mask sales surged in April – by about 79%. Home furnishings, games, toys, and gardening products are also selling well. But as the coronavirus prompts mass cancellations, other categories are suffering, particularly weddings.
“Weddings would normally be a huge category for us in the month of April and for our sellers in the month of April,” Silverman said. “Weddings is down more than 50% year over year, but many other categories are doing absolutely fantastic.”