I have an account there, but did not get much for sales. I received some. I was going to start listing some of my sewing items, herbs and tea blends, but I’m hesitant. I received an email today stating that if I do not confirm my banking info., that has not changed, my account will be cancelled. I have to make a decision. They do need our banking info., as that is where the extract funds to pay for our fees, but also where they pay us.
The benefit of Etsy, is that it has some great benefits for the sales person as well as the buyer, more so if you provide tracking info. I’ve had no charge backs, but there are some interesting customers out there.
My daughter does quite well on etsy, with her view as, “they do all the business stuff, while I get to work on my stuff”.
The platform that collects is Plaid, which was in a suite due to sharing of info. There is info on the net that can go into more detail.
There is a balance, yet once we get a marketplace up here on Freesteading, we should be working with more and more like-minded people. It doesn’t mean we will have some interesting characters here, but for the most part, those who see freesteading as outlandish, most will probably not be interested.
I hope that helps. Remember, that is just a personal view. I haven’t decided if I will re-submit my banking info or not.