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The chief government of on-line crafts market Etsy has resigned after the agency reported poor earnings.

Chad Dickerson, who was additionally chairman, shall be changed by former eBay government Josh Silverman.

Etsy made an surprising lack of $421,000 (£325,000) within the first three months of 2017 – having earned $1.2m a 12 months earlier.

It additionally introduced it was reducing 80 jobs – or about eight% of its workforce.

Etsy shares fell 17% in after-hours US commerce after the bulletins.

The e-commerce web site mentioned it had gross sales of $96.9m within the three months to March, an 18% improve from the 12 months earlier than. Nonetheless that also got here in under analyst estimates.

Etsy listed on the Nasdaq in 2015 after changing into often called the eBay for artisanal and handcrafted gadgets.

But it surely has come below investor strain to restructure with one in all its shareholders, Black-and-White Capital, this week saying the agency must discover a sale.