Selling on Etsy can be a great side hustle or even a main source of income for creatives alike! Many small businesses have the opportunity not to only show off their products, but also to sell to a worldwide audience and grow their brand. However, nothing good comes easy. Plenty of Etsy sellers recall some wild experiences with customers whether it be reviews or special requests, and their stories shocked us! Check out some of the weirdest customer experiences from Etsy sellers below!
The Influencer Card
From Redditor /u/Kighla
Gotta love people that try to [influence] you to give them discounts or ship things out immediately because they have a "lot of followers" and will "let everyone know about your shop".Bad customer?
From Redditor /u/modmuse91
I had someone leave a review calling me dictatorial, all because I wouldn't do free alterations and additions for her. I contested, and Etsy still left it up. -_-Bad customer?
Almost Giving Up
From Redditor /u/agent_kmulder
One of my first sales was a 1-star rating because the customer didn't read at all. The piece was acrylic, not resin, and said as such in the title and the description.
Never messaged me but one-starred my brand new shop because they wanted it to be something it clearly wasn't.
Not sure how I could've been clearer. I was shaken and almost quit after that.Bad customer?
Bad Reviews For No Reason
From Redditor /u/christie12022012
I love Etsy. I have made thousands of dollars but one thing I'm noticing is this entitled/demanding demeanor with some of these Etsy buyers.
I have had it all! From customers who have threatened to leave a bad review to straight-up liars who STILL leave you a bad review.Bad customer?