Saturday, 28 November 2015

Amazon Handmade takes on Etsy with homemade crafts marketplace

Amazon has opened a marketplace for handmade goods online, bringing it in direct competition with Etsy.

Handmade at Amazon went live at 3am EST on Thursday with over 80,000 handmade items for sale from about 5000 sellers, in 60 countries, the New York Times has reported.

Those goods range from recycled wood coasters, to coffee-scented candles and coat racks made of real reindeer antlers – pitting Amazon directly against Etsy, which is tiny in comparison.