Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Groupon..but for HANDMADE!

I Heartsy: Great Deals on Handmade Goods from Etsy

Heartsy - Exclusive deals on fabulous handmade designer items at members-only prices.
Click banner to join! Get $5 credit  towards your first voucher/purchase.

 I love sites like Pure CitizenBlissmo, and Groupon that allow us to get great deals on eco-friendly products. Well, like those sites, Heartsy offers big savings on a variety of products. But Heartsy is doing something that I haven’t seen anywhere else: They focus solely on handmade products, most of which come from sellers on Etsy.

Here's a sample of a live deal. 

Like other flash sale sites, Heartsy’s offers are live for a limited time — or more specifically, until they sell a pre-determined number of deals. You might pay $10 for a $20 voucher to a specific Esty shop, and sometimes the deals are even better than 50% off. Heartsy also has another program I haven’t seen elsewhere — VIP perks. If you become a paid VIP member for $7.99/ month, you get access to the deals before everyone else. In some cases, VIPs also get a larger voucher for the same price. So when everyone else might get a $50 for $25, a VIP might get $65 instead. Obviously, the VIP program is worth it only if you plan to use Heartsy a lot. VIP is worth it though. I love it!
If you’ve heard of Etsy, you’ve probably spent hours upon hours going through shops full of products handmade with love by people just like you and I — often at the their kitchen tables or in their basements or garages. I’m sorry, but mass-produced goods just can’t compare — despite their convenience.
When you buy handmade crafts, you are supporting an artist who has put utmost care, creativity and love into that object. We have lots of talented and promising artisans around the world.

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