Etsy Acquires French Marketplace
Etsy acquired a leading marketplace for handmade goods in France, its sixth acquisition. A Little Market boasts 88,000 designers, 620,000 members and over 1.9 million creations, with 3.3 million monthly visits and 31 million page views per month, according to the most recent statistics published on its website. An Etsy spokesperson told EcommerceBytes the two marketplaces will remain independent. France is Etsy's strongest non-English market, she said, but Etsy's business in France is more than 90 percent import/export. "A Little Market is a strategically complementary business, focused almost entirely on domestic trade."