Living in the new millennium has its advantages, that’s for sure. From eBay to Amazon, there are endless ways for pet parents to get great deals online. If you haven’t already, Etsy is an online retail community to keep in mind when buying items for the whole family. Etsy supports small businesses, has everything you can think of, and connects sellers and buyers from around the world. Today, we’re talking about Etsy for pet lovers. Get your wallets ready!
Etsy was founded in 2005. It is home to 5.9+ million sellers of vintage, artisan, and handmade products. Users can buy or sell items almost like one would at a craft fair or flea market but instead of setting up a vendor table or making your way to the nearest market, all the shopping is done online and shipped straight to your door.
Etsy connects users to people and products from around the world. There is no limit to the unusual and delightful things you can find listed in their many shops. There are over 60 million items currently listed on Etsy. Popular items include the following list of personal and home items.
- Clothing & Accessories
- Handmade Crafts & Tools
- Home & Living
- Kids & Baby
- Vintage Items
- Wedding Invitations, Decor, Accessories, etc.
Etsy for Pet Lovers
The better question might be what Etsy doesn’t sell for pet lovers because the list of pet products currently listed on Etsy runs the gamut. From pet food to pet portraits, pet memorial candles, pet accessories, pet houses and enclosures, pet-related jewelry, and pet-specific art, the “petsibilities” are endless. Looking for a treadmill specifically designed for canine use? Etsy has one. Need a birthday present for your dog? Maybe this birthday biscuit box would do the trick? Does your cat seem a little bored lately, offer him a cat scent enrichment kit to get him back to nature. You name it or conjure it up, someone is probably selling it on Etsy.
Etsy is unique because the platform has brought together a global community where creative people gather online to sell what they make or collect. These individuals run online stores, which allows shoppers to find unique and novel items easily.
Thanks to Etsy and its creative sellers, what used to take hours of antiquing or strolling through flea markets to find, can be found with just a couple of clicks. Additionally, Etsy has tons of hidden gems and unique or handmade items that you likely can’t find anywhere else. Sure, you can order things from global sellers online but chances are anything you get on Etsy is going to be extra special.
Etsy Local vs Global
We like that Etsy allows shoppers to filter searches to the local community. Therefore, those looking to support local creatives, artists, and artisans can do so while shopping on the global marketplace.
As a local company, Animal Admiration encourages our friends and followers to support local businesses and keep our local economy thriving when possible. If that item you covet is only made in Germany, however, we support that purchase too. Finding what we want and love inside and outside our local area supports small businesses around the world and helps Etsy as a platform thrive.
The next time you need a gift for a pet lover, a hook to hang your leash, or a funky cat highway, check Etsy. And, when your plans call for a dog walker, pet sitter, or home care, count on our team of professional pet sitters to be there for your pets when you cannot. To learn more about our services, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (281) 391-1015.