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Etsy Email: Special Delivery

Mar 12, 2009

by matt

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

As the Etsy marketplace grows, we’re continually looking for new ways to encourage discovery of all the  stellar items offered on the site. Etsy Finds emails are just one avenue of discovery and are sent out daily with lovingly curated content from Etsy’s staff and guest contributors. Whether they’re highlighting the latest handmade trends, undiscovered shops, vintage treasures or decorating ideas, you never know what new treats will turn up in your inbox!

To keep Etsy emails looking eye-catching and inviting, we’re in the initial, or “beta” phase, of testing out some new email template designs, starting with Etsy Finds. (Check out a sneak peek of one design below.)

 

Along with the larger, extra-enticing item photos, we’ll also be including some promotional placements at the top and/or bottom. Sometimes these spaces will let you know about upcoming events and special happenings on Etsy — like this week’s Shop Live with Rosie O’Donnell in the Virtual Labs. From time to time, we will also use these spaces to feature relevant content, upcoming events and paid promotions from strategic partners.

If you’re already a subscriber, check your inbox to see if you received today’s test email. Not a subscriber? What are you waiting for?

Let us know in the comments below what your own favorite Etsy discovery has been, and what types of items you’re most interested in finding next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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vintage FIAT fountain pen
vintage FIAT fountain pen
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World Atlas stationary set- upcycled vintage maps
World Atlas stationary set- upcycled vintage maps
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Artwark Original Don't settle for copycats GOLD brass LOVE BIRD SPECIAL DELIVERY MESSAGE envelope movable hinged hinges necklace birds birdy birdie leaf twig clouds clouds sky blue chalcedony branch necklace charm pendant boho vintage
Artwark Original Don't settle for copycats GOLD brass LOVE BIRD SPECIAL DELIVERY MESSAGE envelope movable hinged hinges necklace birds birdy birdie leaf twig clouds clouds sky blue chalcedony branch necklace charm pendant boho vintage
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Teal Mailbox - Fine Art Photograph - BOGO Sale
Teal Mailbox - Fine Art Photograph - BOGO Sale
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Special Delivery Necklace, Vintage European Postage Stamp with Labradorite, FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
Special Delivery Necklace, Vintage European Postage Stamp with Labradorite, FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE
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Portsmouth Island Post Ofiice 5x7 Photograph
Portsmouth Island Post Ofiice 5x7 Photograph
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SALE -- Geographic Stamps
SALE -- Geographic Stamps
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Vintage Wood In Box
Vintage Wood In Box
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87 comments

  • rikrak

    rikrak said 7 years ago

    love love love that piece by janicej! fabulous! and the new etsy finds looks great! love getting them.

  • nat1489

    nat1489 said 7 years ago

    Nice idea, cute article

  • PeppermintDaydreams

    PeppermintDaydreams said 7 years ago

    freakin' great idea! very cool.

  • lucybluestudio

    lucybluestudio said 7 years ago

    My favorite new finds have been all the fine artists. Until recently I had really only been looking at jewelry and craft items. Can't wait to check out the emails!

  • MomNMiaQuilts

    MomNMiaQuilts said 7 years ago

    this is great!

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 7 years ago

    I really love the work by intheforest she does beautiful and whimsical animal paintings that are just so cute without being too cute http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5114108

  • AlloverArt

    AlloverArt said 7 years ago

    Love the new look! My favorite Etsy discovery so far is this shop and her fantastic cards: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6542855 They crack me up!

  • travellingcircus

    travellingcircus said 7 years ago

    This is one awesome idea! Fabulous way of discovering new artists/items that I would not have thought about looking for.

  • tiedyedmonkeys

    tiedyedmonkeys said 7 years ago

    I love the emails about etsy finds! I see things I might not have looked for. Thanks!

  • KIMONOS

    KIMONOS said 7 years ago

    Very clever....

  • sarahearn

    sarahearn said 7 years ago

    love the emails and your new look! keep 'em coming.

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy said 7 years ago

    Looks great.

  • Glitzer

    Glitzer said 7 years ago

    The emails are great!!! Awesome idea!

  • Shandells

    Shandells said 7 years ago

    Love that there is always something new lurking around the corner

  • mullishmuse

    mullishmuse said 7 years ago

    wicked!

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 7 years ago

    Good job Etsy team!!!!

  • matsudabunch

    matsudabunch said 7 years ago

    This looks soooooo much better

  • PeppermintDaydreams

    PeppermintDaydreams said 7 years ago

    ...btw how about some creepy, whimsical photography?! Like in royalatelier's shop: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21083178 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17255684

  • maryjanefrances

    maryjanefrances said 7 years ago

    nice!

  • girlsavage

    girlsavage said 7 years ago

    I love the new finds format, very nice! Lately my favorite new discovery on Etsy is http://www.mossywoodlane.etsy.com/ so much cuteness all in one shop!

  • londicreations

    londicreations said 7 years ago

    Great idea! Love it!

  • esdesigns

    esdesigns said 7 years ago

    that looks really good.

  • jessgrahamstudio

    jessgrahamstudio said 7 years ago

    Favorite recent find: hotholders by mountain ash design. Oiy! So hot!

  • jamieribisi

    jamieribisi said 7 years ago

    Love the look and the larger photos-- One question though, What about when there are nice descriptions regarding each piece that say why the curator picked each selection? Is there no room for that now? I would think it would be hard to connect the finds to a short title only.

  • petalandpink

    petalandpink said 7 years ago

    I love the new look. I had done a double take when I saw that email. It's great!

  • worksandfinds

    worksandfinds said 7 years ago

    I love love love the e-mails. Etsy is fabulous place.

  • VintageDress

    VintageDress said 7 years ago

    fabulous idea! just last night i was brainstorming while falling asleep and decided etsy needed to send out emails!! how wonderful we're on the same page! :)

  • blockpartypress

    blockpartypress said 7 years ago

    I love the new look. Much more professional and eye- catching. I look forward to getting them in my e-mail!

  • uncharted

    uncharted said 7 years ago

    I'm really excited about this!

  • lsagar

    lsagar said 7 years ago

    Great new look, and I really appreciate the effort to inform and explain the goals..encourages feedback and ideas.

  • RachelLovesPeace

    RachelLovesPeace said 7 years ago

    love the new look. i hope to be one of those 'undiscovered shops' that one day magically gets discovered. keep up your awesomeness. ☺

  • suryasajnani

    suryasajnani said 7 years ago

    Looks awesome!

  • FRESHPRESH

    FRESHPRESH said 7 years ago

    Love it! Good work!!

  • GreetingsthatGrow

    GreetingsthatGrow said 7 years ago

    ♥ the look of the new Etsy Finds, was totally impressed when I just checked my email and saw it--had to come check out the items. Keep up the great work Etsy =)

  • GreetingsthatGrow

    GreetingsthatGrow said 7 years ago

    Whoops, that was supposed to be "Love", but my heart did not work on here, sorry =0

  • Mizdragonfly

    Mizdragonfly said 7 years ago

    LOVE it! Your template looks very professional, the eyes travel well on it. Plus, it’s easy to recognize that it’s an Etsy product. I like that the design makes a recall to the front page and the treasuries’ look and feel as it communicates clearly the “hello people look what we’ve found especially for you” message you’re aiming for. It’s also very well done in terms of brand positioning. The only thing I’d like to know, out of curiosity, is why you picked green for the headers and footers? All in all fabulous job at keeping your finds eye-cathing as well as with the overall look and feel of Etsy! Keep up the good work and thanks for seeking our feedback! I can’t to get home tonight and see it all in action! :) Cheers! Karine

  • bebeandalice

    bebeandalice said 7 years ago

    I love to watch the new territory that Etsy is forging. This is an amazing site and group of people!

  • virtuallori

    virtuallori said 7 years ago

    LOVE the new format!

  • PoPkO

    PoPkO said 7 years ago

    nifty! glad to see it being upgraded!

  • slinkymalinkicat

    slinkymalinkicat said 7 years ago

    Looks good! Thank you!!!

  • momochas

    momochas said 7 years ago

    I love it, looks great!

  • MyissaG

    MyissaG said 7 years ago

    Love love, love the new look! I would love to see some more eco-friendly finds. :)

  • NanLawson

    NanLawson said 7 years ago

    very excited to see what arrives in my inbox!

  • khamm75

    khamm75 said 7 years ago

    Ooh! Very nice! I am always inspired by original art and printmaking pieces.

  • FlanneryO

    FlanneryO said 7 years ago

    I always love getting etsy email! I do like the new etsy finds format...more clickable.

  • curlyfrysc

    curlyfrysc said 7 years ago

    Love the new look! Thanks, Etsy.

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    Thanks Matt and Missbatch for the info~ like the new look and forging ahead always improving to makes things better~ sweetness~!

  • missbatch

    missbatch said 7 years ago

    Hi jamieribisi- yes, we love the chance to include descriptions and commentary too and are planning several designs with that in mind. (The sample above would be just one of a few templates that could be used in rotation.) Thanks for all the feedback and favorite discoveries!

  • GoldhawkPotteryEtc

    GoldhawkPotteryEtc said 7 years ago

    Got the email, and the article via Twitter (it pays to connect!) I really like the format, and will send on to more people. Trying to let the rest of the world know about all the great finds on Etsy (including my creations!)

  • jamieribisi

    jamieribisi said 7 years ago

    Thanks Christina! & Hi!

  • LittleCritters00

    LittleCritters00 said 7 years ago

    Oh, I love JaniceJ work. *sigh* lovely

  • CutieDynamite

    CutieDynamite said 7 years ago

    Cute picks!!

  • purplelemondesigns

    purplelemondesigns said 7 years ago

    I really love this email set up. Great job! Soo much better.

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 7 years ago

    Love the new look!

  • linguaNigra

    linguaNigra said 7 years ago

    This is all very great, but I've noticed alot of typos. Kind of important when it's a newsletter.

  • KellyJohnston

    KellyJohnston said 7 years ago

    LOVE the new look - it was a pleasant surprise in my inbox this morning!

  • lyptis

    lyptis said 7 years ago

    I like it, its great that it updates on events too. But i did like the descriptions too! Makes it more personal, agree with jamieribisi! Thats what makes me click sometimes..

  • ModernMetalJewelry

    ModernMetalJewelry said 7 years ago

    I love the set-up. Great idea to include events!

  • polishedtwo

    polishedtwo said 7 years ago

    I love the layout of the new email format, but I miss the little bit of descriptive text...what makes the item unique or why it was chosen. This personalizes the email a little more and makes it almost like a little blog post in your mailbox. Without little write-ups in the new format, it feels a bit detached and just like another ad filling up the inbox with no story behind it.

  • dvawolk

    dvawolk said 7 years ago

    i agree with polishedtwo... i like the idea of added short descriptive text of why the item was chosen...

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 7 years ago

    Just signed up. Great idea!

  • EpicBones

    EpicBones said 7 years ago

    lovin' the Etsy Finds emails , anything to disctract me from my day job!

  • artwithallie

    artwithallie said 7 years ago

    Being new to Etsy as a seller I'm all for investigating new ways to discover some fabulous finds! I'm now taking comfort in the fact that I'm not lost...just undiscovered!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 7 years ago

    wow, looks so eye appealing, what a great update. luv the emails too...nice way to see what's happening & what's new!

  • nichan

    nichan said 7 years ago

    saw it...nah, this is not boring like before...it's indeed a better presentation

  • tangerined

    tangerined said 7 years ago

    Hey, er... so I'm really not a fan of this change. If the emails continue in this fashion I'll probably be removing myself from the list. I liked two aspects of the old format - the written explanations as to why the piece was important to the finder (which, in my opinion, gave the email it's own handmade feeling) and the SIMPLE layout that did not detract from the items. Reading this most recent email, I was initially turned off. The layout detracted from the items (that were much more enticing in a larger format before!). Without any notes or interesting quirks about the items to read, I quickly lost interest and moved onto something else before determining what the overlapping theme was... I guess, the layout feels choppy and stilted and from my perspective, rather unpleasant to read. I felt that the old format was just so pleasing, simple and organic (in the flow of an email) but this is just me...

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 7 years ago

    yes, i noticed the re-design this morning. very nice/cool! the instant visual appeal is so important. i love the new front page look with the drawings/art etc in the panels and this matches nicely :) i liked the little bit of chat from the finder too!

  • nitskreations

    nitskreations said 7 years ago

    It was a treat for eyes first thing in morning seeing the mail :)

  • nitskreations

    nitskreations said 7 years ago

    take a look at this http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21235037

  • ManoCelebrates

    ManoCelebrates said 7 years ago

    I love this article; I love to experiment with new things. I listed new earrings which are made from different findings.

  • livRN

    livRN said 7 years ago

    I *love* the new look of the Etsy Finds article! So pretty. :) And I can't even begin to tell you all the great finds I've discovered because of these emails. I'll just say this: it's the one newsletter-type email I look forward to getting every single day! Thanks for all the great work.

  • ennadoolf

    ennadoolf said 7 years ago

    The new email format for Etsy Finds is great! I blogged about some of my own "finds" today - at http://r-anne-dom.blogspot.com - because it's Friday the 13th and that is a special day for motorcycle enthusiasts in/around Ontario! Keep up the great work with your finds too!

  • Onestonenewyork

    Onestonenewyork said 7 years ago

    Love the new look, the newsletters are always so helpful and a nice surprise in my mailbox

  • paperelle

    paperelle said 7 years ago

    It's so hard to narrow down finds on etsy, there's so much great stuff. I'm partial to gocco printed items, many months of ogling them inspired me to buy a gocco and start printing, it's been a blast.

  • kozykids

    kozykids said 7 years ago

    I love the new template! It is really smooth to the eyes. If that makes sense. It is nice to have a variety of new items shown to me every day!!

  • SewWrapIt

    SewWrapIt said 7 years ago

    I love the design! The large pictures look great! I never have enough time to search for new interesting items. This helps!

  • OceanGrrl

    OceanGrrl said 7 years ago

    every etsy email is like a present, thank you for that :)

  • Liyana

    Liyana said 7 years ago

    I love this new email a lot ;)

  • plainjaneskincare

    plainjaneskincare said 7 years ago

    My new favorite is LemonStory!

  • rikkicondon

    rikkicondon said 7 years ago

    all good! Etsy is a beast.

  • Meganace

    Meganace said 7 years ago

    I liked the new look but really missed hearing about why the curator picked each item. It loses its personalized Etsy-ness without that special touch!

  • sivansart

    sivansart said 7 years ago

    It is always good for my mind looking throw other people point of view.loved yours!

  • Shroompiloop

    Shroompiloop said 7 years ago

    Classic collection !! It's like retracing steps threw different era's ;)

  • cherbie

    cherbie said 7 years ago

    i like it but yeah, would also like to read the "WHY"s to picking that certain item to feature! :-)

  • emilyorpin

    emilyorpin said 7 years ago

    love the new look, but agree the 'whys' for the pick are always fun to read

  • trudiedavies

    trudiedavies said 7 years ago

    I love the letter boxes: rustic and unusual: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21755930&ref=em

  • saburkitty

    saburkitty said 5 years ago

    Great! Love I can sign up for the ones I want.

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