The online DIY retail giant is moving to new avenues of growth with its Etsy Wholesale strategy.

This article titled “Etsy CEO talks offline retail, people power and 3D printers as the new sewing machines” was written by Stuart Dredge, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 5th June 2013 11.57 UTC

In December 2012, Etsy launched a pop-up “Holiday Shop” in New York: its first physical store after nearly eight years as an online retailer. More than 20k shoppers stopped by during the 10 days that it existed for.

Does this mean the company – which focuses on helping people sell handmade and vintage items to one another – has grander ambitions for real-world stores? Not exactly.

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