It seems that these days, everyone’s parking their tanks on Etsy’s lawn. Amazon announced the Homemade at Amazon range in November and eBay too is trying to tap into the passion for crafts and handmade.
So over on eBay.com you can find the Artisan Collective. It’s a bunch of nice things from chosen sellers. Currently it’s just being promoted over on eBay.com
It’s certainly not a full out assault on Etsy, and the relatively small number of items that have been selected for promotion are tilted towards fashion and novelty homewares.
It has long seemed to me that this is certainly the kind of area where eBay could prosper and hopefully in future we’ll see them concentrate on such endeavours as they seek to revitalise their brand.