Etsy Stock Is in the Spotlight as Sellers Launch an #EtsyStrike. What to Know.

Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) stock is in the news Monday as the company deals with a strike caused by an increase in its transaction fees.

etsy logo on a grey wall representing the company's stock.

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A website has been created with all the details about the Etsy strike, and the hashtag #EtsyStrike is also making the rounds on social media. While the increase in transaction fees are the biggest reason for the strike, sellers have more demands for the e-commerce platform.

Let’s take a quick look at those demands below!

  • Cancel the fee increase.
  • Crack down on resellers.
  • Create “Golden” support tickets.
  • End the Star Seller program.
  • Let all sellers opt out of offsite ads.

The Etsy strike calls for sellers on the website to close down their shops for the week. The goal here is to show Etsy that these sellers don’t need the platform. This also has sellers sharing other e-commerce platforms worth switching to over Etsy.

The petition is already doing well as roughly 50,000 people have signed it. That includes sellers that might not be taking part in the strike, as well as buyers that are unhappy with the changes on the platform too.

A portion of the Etsy strike petition reads as follows.

“It doesn’t need to be this way! Etsy can be a successful and profitable company while still treating its sellers fairly and ethically. Etsy can be the force for good it initially set out to be. And together, Etsy sellers and the buyers who support us can show hyper-exploited platform workers everywhere that there’s a better way, if we unite in solidarity and work together to achieve it!”

Despite the planned strike, shares of ETSY stock are up 1.3% as of Monday afternoon.

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