Etsy Gives Out a Credit Card Reader for Crafters

Photograph by Sara Forrest/Etsy

Etsy was introduced in 2005 as a way for people who sold things at craft fairs to set up shop online. Nine years later it’s heading the other way. The company said on Thursday it would begin distributing card readers to its merchants so that they can use those long weekends in their booths to improve their status on the Internet. The readers are free to any merchant in the U.S. with a store on Etsy who uses the company’s direct checkout payment service online.

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