I have a problem with ETSY. Most of the wonderful Canadian artists I know have Etsy accounts. The problem is that I have to purchase their wares in American Dollars...ditto EBay accounts. Somehow, I just back off these days. Even when I see something I really like on an American site, I feel stymied by the conversion of funds and the cost of shipping.
I'm wishing that someone would come up with an alternate way of offering the same items for sale right here at home. I understand that Etsy reaches a far wider market...possibly, but I would also be interested to know if there would be an even greater "local" response, if there was a Canadian option.