Enable Ukrainians to open new stores on Etsy

Enable Ukrainians to open new stores on Etsy

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Olena Koval started this petition to CEO of Etsy Josh Silverman

For a month now, Ukraine has been heroically fighting against russian aggression, defending Ukrainian people, territories, as well as the world’s principles of democracy and humanity. russian troops are bombing cities and destroying residential areas, killing children, and shelling "green corridors". But even now, Ukrainians continue to work and resume their businesses to support the stable development of the economy.

Online platforms for business are now the most effective way to work for Ukraine. Etsy is one of them. It has always been very popular among Ukrainian entrepreneurs — before the start of the war, more than 1.5 million Ukrainian goods were  available for sale there. And as for now Etsy has over 10,000 active Ukrainian stores and 869,000 items for sale.

Unfortunately, since April 2021, Ukrainians are not able to register new stores on Etsy. The reason for this is that the Etsy Payments system does not work in Ukraine. This blocks the development of small businesses in Ukraine and closes its access to global e-commerce. 

We ask Etsy to enable new users from Ukraine to open new stores, so Ukrainian entrepreneurs will be able to offer customers around the world high-quality original products, for which our country is famous in the world. More than 50% of working Ukrainians lost their jobs due to the war, so Etsy will give them the opportunities  to earn their living and pay taxes. This will all be a source of economic growth of Ukraine and bring it closer to victory over russian fascism.

 

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