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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, will probably 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 yr earlier.

It additionally introduced it was chopping 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 stated it had gross sales of $96.9m within the three months to March, an 18% enhance from the yr earlier than. Nevertheless that also got here in under analyst estimates.

Etsy listed on the Nasdaq in 2015 after turning into generally known as the eBay for artisanal and handcrafted gadgets.

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