February 28, 2010

Etsy Helsinki Meet-Up

Etsy Admins Matt & Benedikta arranged a meet-up in Helsinki on Thursday!
They have recently opened an Etsy office in Berlin. About 40 Finnish Etsy enthusiastics got together for Euro news and networking at Cafe Fanny. Can you believe there are nearly 500 Etsy sellers in Finland alone? I'm happy Etsy is making improvments on its geo-locator feature, this will help us to find each more efficiently. All in all it sounded nice that Etsy is now truly growing international. To serve its international buyers and sellers better Etsy will be introducing French and German language versions, multi language call center and a currency converter. These will come in action little by little.

Here are a few photos I snapped at the gathering. I apologize the blurriness on them, the light was pretty dim but everyone loved the warm atmosphere, no doubt!

Tuija of tuuni, Kajsa of syko & Minna of vietto

Ioulia and other Finnish Etsians

Matt from Etsy Berlin office & Aneri of toyboxarts

Vaisto girls: Hanni & Koshka

Anne of garbagebag & Benedikta

Thanks again for a wonderful evening Matt & Benedikta and everyone who was there. For sure we will be keeping in touch and arrange more Etsy events locally in a near future!

15 comments:

ira said...

Wow Thank you for sharing this meet0up and pictures Minna, wonderful!:)

Babongo Handmade said...

Thanks for sharing, this is great news from Etsy. Lovely pics too! :)

La Pomme said...

Great post, Minna, thanks for letting us know. And a nifty extra: I found new favorite sellers!

LaCravateDuChien said...

That's fantastic! I wish i could be there!
Thanks for sharing photos! :)

Rita alias alatvian said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

Sounds very promising!

BHB Kidstyle said...

Thank you for the update. It certainly looks warm and cosy in there!

Vibeke K. Olsen said...

Thanks for sharing. Great to have Etsy touring in Europe :)

syko kajsa said...

It was great! And I really hope we will meet soon again! I am so happy that Etsy is growing in Finland, I had nearly given up hope...

I can't wait for the currency converter on Etsy, I think that will make it easier to market it locally.

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Looks like a fun meeting--can't wait till they make it to my corner--and LaPomme was right--found some new favs!

ingermaaike said...

So fun and I so look forwards to see where it will all lead :-D

vadjutka said...

thanks for the reportage Minna!
I love to see the faces of Finnish Etsians!

birribe said...

Hello Helsinki
So nice to meet you all, thanks for
this info from the meeting

Tuuni said...

It was nice to see the Finnish Etsians! Thak's for the article... oh, and I found some new favorites too!

Nicole said...

Wow - that must have been an awesome meeting! Thanks so much for sharing this with us .

Nauli said...

Thanks for this great blogpost! So nice to see the Fin crafters... you really rock! We are looking forward for the meeting in Munich...

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