Etsy's blog is as charming and approachable as its site.
The Etsy business model aggregates micro-businesses into a single marketplace, and those millions of little transactions add up. This year, Etsy is expected to surpass $1 billion in sales transactions, according to CEO Chad Dickerson. The total sales are impressive. But the velocity of their growth is even more so: every day more artisans and crafters sell their wares through the site and more people consider Etsy a destination for gifts and bespoke clothing.