What’s stopping Amazon from using this platform to track the newest trending products by emerging artisans and designers, as they’ve done to other sellers in the past?
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Artisans do not understand the value in what they offer. So let me ask this. What’s stopping Etsy from selling that same info to large businesses. Heck many manufacturers already scrape Etsy offering the items for fraction of the price, many times using the images from the artist themselves. YET Amazon added handmade by watching trends. Sure that deep data is invaluable and i suspect that the truth is, that the data is some how already being made available.
What has bothered me and continues to bother me is the stipulation that the items must be "made by hand", is NOT reflected in the prices. Another is that "Made by hand" cannot be "factory" done… the only way handmade can become possible at these prices is through the development of production procedures!
All in all artisan should test Amazon handmade and adjust to suit their needs… but as the article says… please set up your own website first!
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