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Bill and Suzanne Jun have been successfully running their Etsy shop ilovelotus since 2011―just six years after Etsy itself started up.

The Juns opened a brick-and-mortar store in 2000 selling crystals, jewelry, and glass bottles. After relocating to Draper in 2008 they began marketing and selling on, but they wanted more, so they chose to move to Etsy soon after.

To date, their Etsy store features 3,025 active listings, 431,800 current sales, and 115,276 reviews. These reviews give the store an average item review of five stars. The popular keywords that accompany these stellar reviews mention, “quality”, “shipping”, and…

I talked with the local Salt Lake Etsy shop, Signed & Numbered, specializing in custom wood frames. Leia Bell who co-owns the shop with her husband, Phil Sherburne told me their shop has over 84,000 sales. They have been mentioned by the New York Times and have won an “Artys” award for ‘Best Place to Get Framed’ in Salt Lake City.

The online shop opened up in 2009, a year after they opened their physical store in Salt Lake City. …

Kylee Haslam

Kylee Haslam is a third-generation University of Utah student, writer for Utah Business, and reviewer on Goodreads

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