Blog — Etsy

Hasta La Vista, Etsy? - Facebook Strengthens Bid for eCommerce

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As we are getting closer to the holidays, we at LanaBetty have been exploring all of our options to stay at the top of our customers feeds, without being obtrusive. We love social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram to engage and remain relevant. Additionally, this year marks what we project to be our biggest year for online sales. To say that online shopping has evolved into a global phenomenon would be an understatement, as millions of brands have gone online to sell their products to a global market, contributing to an industry which, according to Statista, makes $1.47 billion...

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Emergence of the Maker Movement

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The world is changing and makers are part of the new revolution on self-reliant manufacturing. The Emergence of the maker movement is really going to shape the future of how makers make. [caption id="attachment_3398" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Etsy continues to grow at an exponential rate.[/caption] As the market for 3d printing continues to grow, I often wonder, where will it grow, and how? How can we, as consumers and makers, shape the way it grows? We want to be at the forefront of the technology. If you want to help us, we have entered a 3d printed jewelry contest. To help...

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#HootUpCraft with HootSuite

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A few weeks ago, I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the #HootUpCraft event, hosted by HootSuite! I had never before been to HootSuite headquarters and was very excited to see inside. The staff was warm and welcoming and I was so grateful they had sandwiches and juice boxes for us (I had driven across the city straight from work and had not yet had a chance to eat - I was famished!). - WAIT - What is HootSuite? [call_out align="left" ]HootSuite is a social media management system for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks...

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Pastel Yellow for Long Summer Days

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Whew! Just when you want life to slow down, it seems to speed up faster and faster and faster! What is amazing, is that somehow, you learn to cope and deal with all the things that start flying at you. Like a fruit ninja, I have become well equipped to master any and all obstacles hurdling my way in the final 100 days before the wedding. [caption id="attachment_2550" align="aligncenter" width="562"] Adventures in White Rock - The most beautiful beach in the Lower Mainland.[/caption] That kind of feels like a big milestone: 100 days. The venue coordinator has reminded us to...

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Feeling a Little Modern

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What is Mid-Century Modern, anyways? Paraphrased from Wikipedia, Mid-Century Modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that describes mid-20th century developments in modern design (and stuff) from the 1930's to the 1960's. Most notibly, we associate the smooth lines, clean edges and dropped shadow designs with mid-century modern. There were many interesting shapes and wood/leather/steel combinations that are often imitated in our present times. It's fascinating really. My love of clean lines and interesting materials was passed down from my Father. On the weekends, I would grab a bowl of cheerios and watch "Ye Old Yankee Workshop" together...

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