I’ve recently noticed a rise in the number of non-UK sellers on here and, despite reporting them to admin, they continue to sell here. It seems that anyone can create an account on here as long as they can provide a valid UK address, whether or not it’s a genuine one. I’ve just spotted another one listing artwork on the front page, although clearly operating from overseas.
There obviously needs to be a more robust account validation process in place to prevent non-UK sellers being able to open accounts - this would prevent a lot of the spammers opening false accounts too.
Customers buy from Folksy shops believing them to be UK/British designers/makers/artists. If non-UK sellers continue to be allowed to sell on here, Folksy will have to drop its ‘Modern British Craft’ tagline.