Etsy: number of active sellers 2012-2018

As of 2018, more than 2.1 million sellers sold goods through the Etsy platform, up from 1.9 million active sellers in the previous year. By comparison, there were over 39.4 million active Etsy buyers worldwide.

Etsy sellers

Etsy has sellers from 234 countries but the majority are based in United States, which represented 62 percent of all Etsy sellers as of June 2019. The UK ranked second with 13 percent of sellers, followed by Canada and Australia. The U.S. state with the biggest concentration of Etsy sellers was California, as 14 percent of all Etsy sellers in the country were attributed to the state. Texas, Florida and New York also accounted for seven percent of U.S. Etsy sellers each.

Etsy marketplace sales

The online marketplace has three core sections: handmade, vintage and supplies. According to industry estimates, almost 90 percent of sellers are represented in the handmade segment. The most popular categories among handmade Etsy sellers worldwide as of June 2019 were home & living, art & collectibles and jewelry. In 2018, Etsy’s annual gross merchandise sales volume (GMV) amounted to 3.93 billion U.S. dollars, up from 314 million in product sales in 2010.

Number of active Etsy sellers from 2012 to 2018

Etsy sellers in 1,000
20182,115
20171,933
20161,748
20151,563
20141,353
20131,074
2012830
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Supplementary notes

An active seller is an Etsy seller who has incurred at least one charge from Etsy in the last 12 months. Charges include transaction fees, listing fees and fees for Direct Checkout, Promoted Listings, Shipping Labels and Wholesale enrollment. An Etsy seller is a member who has created an account and has listed an item in Etsy's marketplace. An Etsy seller is identified by a unique e-mail address; a single person can have multiple Etsy seller accounts.

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