Why I Left Etsy & Why I Chose Shopify
Full video of why I left Etsy here after three and a half years and what I discovered when I researched which E Commerce businesses have the strongest policies for protecting children on and through their platform.
The following businesses were looked at: Etsy, Wix, Squarespace, Link.Tree and Shopify.
If you know an Etsy seller please share this video with them. It's important for them to know how little Etsy cares for the protection and safety of children. Etsy has been contacted multiple times by many organizations and politicians and as of this blog, has never responded to one email, despite the fact that a petition with over 50,000 signatures is demanding they remove their incest and child abuse promoting merchandise.
Incidentally, Collective Shout has worked with other similar companies like Ali Baba who were thankful that violations of their policies were brought to their attention and have even welcome Collective Shout to help them clean up their platform!
This shows you that it can be done! The integrity of these businesses depends on the values of its owners and shareholders - which are influenced by YOU, the consumer.
Do your part, sign the petition against Etsy, move your store, find another way to source product and show them in the language they understand (dollars), that you expect more from the places you do business.