Etsy’s Support Team is committed to providing the best possible service to the Etsy community. We are delighted to announce that we are launching a brand new Help section and a new set of internal tools for Etsy’s Support Team.
As we have with other recent features, we are going to roll out use of the new Help system over the next few days instead of all at once. We appreciate your patience and participation as we get the new Help system up and running.
Here are the highlights:
Searchable Help. Wave goodbye to those long, clunky, list-style Help pages. For the first time, Etsy’s Frequently Asked Questions knowledge base (FAQs) is searchable! View FAQs by topic on Help Home, or quickly find answers by searching for a keyword or phase.
Contact Etsy Support. The new Help site allows you to contact Etsy’s Support Team via a web form, instead of leaving Etsy to use email. Super convenient! (Note: You must be signed in to your Etsy account to use this feature, and we’re gradually rolling this out to members. Until you your account comes up in the queue, this section will direct to the old FAQ.)
Help History. You can view and update your questions to Etsy’s Support Team — and see our responses — right from the Help site using the My Help History page. In addition, a copy of the response from Etsy’s Support Team will be sent to the email address on file in Your Etsy > Account Info. (Note: You must be signed in to your Etsy account to access My Help History, and we’re gradually rolling this out to members. Until you your account comes up in the queue, this section will direct to the old FAQ.)
Submit a Suggestion. Have an idea to make Etsy even better? Want to offer us your point of view about Etsy? Use this handy form to let us know. (Note: You can alternatively discuss your ideas with other members in the community Ideas Forum.)
Teach Etsy How to Help. The new Help site allows members to rate the helpfulness of each FAQ. This provides us with valuable information so we can continually improve our resources for you. The Help site “learns” which FAQs are the most popular and automatically keeps these near the top for easier access.
Better Admin Tools. Etsy’s Support Team has a new set of internal tools that integrate directly with the Help site to better serve our community. Every message sent to Etsy’s Support Team is read and responded to by a real person. This human touch is vital to provide personalized assistance to every member who needs help. As we ramp up to full speed with these new tools, we have the ever-present goal in mind of improving the quality and timeliness of our customer support.
You may notice this week that emails you receive from Etsy’s Support Team will look a little different. You can now easily see both your question to Support and our reply as a discussion thread. In addition, you will receive a reference number for your issue to improve correspondence tracking.
If you’ve recently sent an email to Etsy’s Support Team, don’t worry! You do not need to resubmit your question through the new Help site. We will respond as usual. Currently, you can still contact Etsy’s Support Team by email to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will forward emails to these addresses into our new Help system. (Be sure to send your message from the email address on file in Your Etsy > Account Info.) Over time, we will phase out the use of these email addresses and transition to using the Contact Etsy Support web form to contact the different areas of Etsy’s Support Team.
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