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Etsy has just announced that mid July they will start charging sellers a 5% transaction fee (up from 3.5%) and that shipping fees will no longer be exempt from this charge. I believe, as do many others, that this increase will hurt a lot of sellers. Soaring Fees from Etsy, Paypal and shipping companies (not to mention federal and state taxes on our Etsy income, gas prices and craft supply prices) will cause sellers to have to raise their merchandise prices by a considerable margin to ensure a profit will even be made. I believe many sellers are like me and use Etsy as a mean not to get rich but  as a creative and flexible way to bring in extra income to pay day to day household bills. Though Etsy was once  a grassroots company who I felt cared about creativity, artists and community, I now feel as though Etsy is being driven only by corporate greed and not with the seller or customer best interests at heart. Please sign my petition here so we can make it known that Etsy sellers and customers alike are unhappy with the new changes and fees that the corporation is trying to impose. Keep seller fees low so seller, customer and Esty company all benefit equally!

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