If you sell on the Etsy marketplace and become even marginally successful, it is a given that you will encounter copycats. Design thieves. Unimaginative pathetic morons. Whatever you like to call them.
A few months back I came across a seller that offers leather luggage tags. Every single design was copied from an established Etsy seller. They copied six of my designs.
When I asked them to remove the listings they replied “but i want to said is design myself” (seller is located in China).
No. You did not design it yourself. Copying my exact listing titles is a dead giveaway that you copied the design directly from me.
They quickly removed the listing in the sample image below and the other matching tags that said “Wild & Free” not “Free & Wild”
And I am not against other sellers making leather luggage tags. Not by any means. Hell, I even sell blank leather luggage tags in bulk so others can use my exact supplies to create their own designs.
But blatantly ripping off other sellers designs if just ridiculous.
Enjoy this treat (my design is on the bottom):
Owl luggage tag. Traveler information can be written on the back with silver or gold sharpie! Great gift for any freebird you know!
Discounts for multiple tags. Great for holiday gifts, family travel vacations, wedding gifts etc.
1.75″ X 3.5″ genuine leather luggage tags. Superior suede lacet tie. Sturdy, durable and personalized.
Two leather finishes available : Caramel (pictured with tan lacet tie) and wine stained. Special hand mixed dye sets into embossing to create a dark impression. All finishes give an antiqued look.
Exsect.com : Exsect Leather
Custom Latitude and Longitude Leather Luggage Tags! Great for wedding anniversaries, baby births, graduations, travel trip souvenirs, birthdays, engagements, stocking stuffers and more!
2″ X 3.5″ genuine leather luggage tags. Superior suede lacet tie. Sturdy, durable and personalized.
These tags are hand tooled! I do not use an embossing letter set on these tags to enable us to fit many characters.
Customize your tags with up to four lines of text. Special hand mixed dye sets into embossing to create a dark impression. All finishes give an antiqued look.
Exsect.com Etsy Custom Latitude and Longitude Leather Luggage Tags