Well, they do say you should never put all your eggs in one basket. So, with that in mind I searched around and came across an American site called Art Fire. With a remarkable likeness to Etsy.com this site is very user friendly. At the moment there is an offer when joining to become a verified member by subscribing with $7 a month instead of the usual $20. For this you are allowed 10 pictures to show off your item, you can join a blog/forum as well as there being a handy system which allows you to offer a discount to your customers of a pre agreed percentage to start at a specified date in the month. In addition there are loads more extras to enjoy. Even as a ‘free’ member you can enjoy 4 free pictures and many other exciting things. Check out the site http://artfire.com and have a look at my shop http://onawhimsey.artfire.com See what you think. It does appear to be easier to post and organise.
In addition I know they advertise heavily which is something Etsy tend to be slow to do. This being one of the gripes which often comes up in forums etc.
As I said, it is always good to have your eggs in more than one basket!