- Online store Amazon has opened the doors for so-called fashion stores, or vendors who make their products by hand. The company wants to compete with Etsy, which for years has been successful in offering online retail space for this group of craftsmen.
Currently there are some 5,000 vendors who can peddle their wares via the webshop. They are all personally invited by Amazon as a test and it is currently not yet possible for vendors to register themselves. To be eligible sellers 'factory free'. Opposite the BBC leaves the site know that there has been much sought handmade products, that it is decided in order to meet the demand by a special section to devote. Amazon deserves to collect sales by 12 percent of the price of each item sold. Concurrent Etsy requires 3.5 percent , but also $ 0.20 for both a product online.