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Talking Product: An Update on 2009 Site Feature Priorities

Nov 2, 2009

by TechUpdates

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Hi friends,

Welcome to the latest installment of Talking Product. For those of you who are unfamiliar with these posts, they are part of a regular series from my colleagues and me. Our CEO, Maria, started this series last year with her Talking Shop posts. In 2009, we’ve offered more posts by disciplines: Talking Product, Talking Marketing and Talking Tech. In June, all of us got together for a talkfest that we offered up as an audio podcast to more personally communicate with all of you about what’s happening at Etsy.

I am excited to offer you this latest update that covers the last few months. It also presents an overview of our priorities for the remainder of this year and into early next year, as well as a few general Product Team updates.

As a reminder from my previous updates, our first and foremost priority in recent months has been improving the shopping experience. We believe that among the most valuable things Etsy can do for sellers is attract buyers to the site, get them shopping and keep them coming back. While there is much work ahead and this will be a constant focus for us, we’re excited about some of the changes we’ve made so far and about the upcoming features we have in the queue.

So, what we have been up to lately?

Search

As I’ve indicated in past updates, improving the search and discovery experience on Etsy has been our top priority. We’ve made important strides in our efforts to improve Etsy’s searching and shopping experience. Here are a few highlights:

  • Now when you perform a search on Etsy, you will often see links for recent popular related searches above your results. These related searches are actual searches recently performed by Etsy shoppers. They serve as suggestions for shoppers to refine their initial search or to stimulate ideas for successful similar searches. Related searches also offer sellers ideas to effectively tag items.
  • We made improvements to the way subcategories are suggested during the item listing process. Now, only those subcategories relevant to an item’s top-level Category are suggested as item tags. This adjustment is helping to make the Category browsing experience more relevant.
  • We gave shoppers the ability to filter their search results by Category. This new feature provides shoppers a quick and easy way to narrow and refine their search results. Many Etsians tell us that this enhancement makes finding just the right item on Etsy easier and faster.

Checkout

We continued to work on making Checkout as smooth as possible, especially for new buyers. Our A/B testing framework allows us to test Checkout changes with a small percentage of shoppers, to make sure the changes will be understood and actually improve the user experience, before rolling the changes out to all shoppers.

Seller Tools

Over the past few months, our new shipping tool with regional shipping options and the ability to rearrange items in your shop moved from the beta testing phase to full launch.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

In the last couple of months, we’ve devoted a fair amount of attention to SEO. With the help of our friends at SEOmoz, Etsy developed a stronger SEO strategy and implementation plan. The most significant changes of the last few months are:

  • Giving sellers more control over your shop page title, Item listing page titles, and Section page titles
  • Canonical tags for improved search engine ranking for these pages
  • Updating shop URLs to be more search-engine friendly as well as changing to 301 redirects

We focused on shop and item listing page SEO and launched improvements, including tools to help sellers preview how their shop home pages and item listings will appear in Google search results. We believe that these changes are, in part, responsible for the continued strong traffic to Etsy.com. In partnership with SEOmoz, Etsy also created the Etsy Guide to SEO.

SEO is an ongoing effort, and we’ll continue to make improvements. We are grateful to Etsy sellers who actively participated in our Virtual Labs sessions on this topic and to those who are diligently using the guide to improve traffic to their Etsy shops.

Community

We recently launched a redesign of the Community Hub. The goal with this redesign was to provide clear, more immediate access to information for the Etsy community about important news, events and activities occurring on Etsy.

Many of you have asked us to communicate frequently and with as much relevant information as we can.  Prior to the launch of the new Community Hub, Etsy had only one blog, The Storque. To date, The Storque has served as a resource for Etsy buyers, sellers, staff, and the general public. It showcases a lot of terrific content and information, but the content that’s most relevant to Etsy sellers is not always easily accessible. The Community Hub is a step in the direction of focusing our communications on distinct audiences. We appreciate your patience and your feedback along the way and hope that you find the new Community Hub useful.

What is in store for the remainder of 2009 and early 2010?

As the year winds down our main focus is on keeping the site stable for holiday shoppers. Starting mid-November and going through December, we will go into a bit of a code lockdown so as not to disrupt the buying and selling experience on Etsy. During this period we will only release changes that will not risk the performance and user experience of the site. This is a common practice for most ecommerce sites and one that we believe is critical. With that in mind, some of the updates below will launch before this lockdown while others will launch early next year. Also, some of the changes might only launch to a small subset of users, and then over time we’ll expand to all users. We’ll provide updates on the specific timing and plans for each of these items via the Forums, Community Hub, and The Storque as we get closer to each launch.

Search and Discovery

Many shoppers, especially those new to Etsy, don’t know what they’re looking for when they arrive at the site. Maybe they are searching for a gift, or they know they’re going to find something they love at Etsy, but they’re not sure what. In addition, some Etsy shoppers describe their search experience on the site as “overwhelming” while others describe it as “addictive.” We’re looking to convert those who may feel overwhelmed into addicts. We believe a key to that lies in enabling shoppers to refine search results in various ways.

To that end, many of the features currently in development will be designed to give visitors a better view into the kinds of unique items available on Etsy and help them more easily refine the results displayed. We know that shoppers who perform a search on Etsy are significantly more likely to buy something than those who do not use the search function.

One feature in development is what we call Search Suggestions. This means that we’ll suggest relevant search queries as site visitors begin to type a query into the search bar. These suggestions will be specific to Handmade, Vintage, Supplies, All Items or the Category page from which you search. The suggestions will be derived from Etsy’s search logs and will be displayed in a dropdown box as is the practice on many heavily trafficked ecommerce sites. We believe this functionality will help shoppers more quickly and easily discover items of interest on Etsy. We’re also dedicated to improving the overall search experience by focusing on improved handling of misspelled search terms, the page shoppers see when they perform a search with no results, and more.

Checkout

We remain focused on making Checkout as easy as possible for all Etsy buyers, especially new buyers. We’re working on a project we call Guest Checkout, which will enable new buyers to check out on Etsy without first choosing a username and registering on the site. This type of functionality exists on many ecommerce sites and is generally an expected option for shoppers. By introducing it on Etsy, we intend to remove hurdles in the Etsy Checkout process.

International

Many buyers and sellers have asked for an easier way to communicate prices in currencies other than U.S. dollars. We plan to introduce a currency calculator on item pages so that shoppers can quickly (and without leaving the page) calculate prices in currencies other than U.S. dollars. The actual transactions will still occur in U.S. dollars.

Google Product Search

Many Etsy sellers use their Etsy shop RSS feed to schedule uploads of their items to Google Merchant Center, for placement in Google Product Search.

Later this year, Google is changing how sellers on marketplaces like Etsy upload items for placement in Google Product Search, and we’re working with Google on a solution that will allow Etsy to automatically upload items from your shops into Google Base if you choose to opt in to the program. This functionality will be launched in beta form to a small group of sellers and will gradually roll out to the entire Etsy seller community. More details on this initiative will be announced soon.

Help

As mentioned in my last update, we have been working to launch a new Help site to make it easier for our members to find information more quickly along with a new set of internal tools for Etsy’s Support Team. We’re pleased to report that this is about ready to launch. Please stay tuned to Etsy’s blog, The Storque,  the new Community Hub, and to the Forums for further details.

Updates From the Etsy Product Team

We’re delighted to welcome Michael Craig to the team. Michael joins us as our design director focusing on user experience design. Among other things, he will focus on creating design standards for the site. Welcome, Michael, a.k.a. mcraig71!

We’re also thrilled to welcome two new babies to the team. Congrats to Beth, a.k.a. bethela, on the birth of her very cute son, Rowan! (MCR, who heads up Etsy’s Sys Ops Team, and his wife also had a boy!)

We love to hear from you. You can find the Product Team on Etsy:

Sean is sean11
Tom is kutty
Eric is ericds
Beth is bethela
Amy is amydec
KC is okaysee
Jen is jendoo
Michael is mcraig71
And I’m saralouhicks

Lastly, but most importantly, we appreciate all of your input that you provide in the Forums, Storque blog comments, and in emails to Etsy’s Support Team regarding improvements and suggestions for the site. We take the suggestions from our community as one of the greatest considerations in determining our product roadmap, and we’re personally committed to make progress against them. We understand that it may seem that many long-requested features have not been prioritized, but we want to stress that we are listening, we appreciate your suggestions, and we are making progress.

There’s more ahead so please stay tuned. I’ll be back at the beginning of the year with another Talking Product post that provides an overview of our priorities for 2010. As always, your feedback is important, so I look forward to a continued dialogue around our priorities. Thanks!

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140 comments

  • tinybirdarts

    tinybirdarts said 10 years ago

    Wow I love all of the improvements & can't wait to see the rest!

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 10 years ago

    Thanks so much for the update~ Etsy is such a wonderful community for both sellers and buyers!

  • letterhappy

    letterhappy said 10 years ago

    thanks for everything you do, etsy! :)

  • letterhappy

    letterhappy said 10 years ago

    thanks for everything you do, etsy!

  • reiddamnit

    reiddamnit said 10 years ago

    Thanks!

  • moonstr

    moonstr said 10 years ago

    woooooohoo!

  • seababejewelry

    seababejewelry said 10 years ago

    Thank you for your help, especially with checkout!

  • kidgiddy

    kidgiddy said 10 years ago

    I'm so excited to hear about Guest Checkout & will look forward to opting into the Google Base if that link becomes a reality! I'd love to see more helps like the Pounce for newbies shop owners like myself! It's just so hard to get noticed with so much established talent! Thanks etsy! kerry

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 10 years ago

    Thank you for your continual processes to make etsy seller / shopper friendly.

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 10 years ago

    love the guest checkout idea! hope that is implemented soon!!

  • OnTheRound

    OnTheRound said 10 years ago

    Thanks etsy... you're awesome!

  • sproutonline

    sproutonline said 10 years ago

    Looking forward to alot of these changes. Thanks for sharing!

  • CarryTheWord

    CarryTheWord said 10 years ago

    Awesome!

  • sproutonline

    sproutonline said 10 years ago

    Looking forward to seeing some of these changes in effect!

  • theenchantedcupboard

    theenchantedcupboard said 10 years ago

    great ideas ans love the changes so far!! Good work everyone!!!

  • theenchantedcupboard

    theenchantedcupboard said 10 years ago

    Love the changes so far! Keep up the good work!

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 10 years ago

    Love this update, and appreciate all your efforts. We benefit so much from your work, so thank you!

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 10 years ago

    Loved this update, really appreciate your efforts. They help us out tremendously, so thank you!!

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy said 10 years ago

    Especially looking forward to the guest checkout and the improvments to "help".I'm one of the "overwhelmed" ones, so any improvements to search are bound to help!

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 10 years ago

    Great update thatks so much for all your efforts!!!

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the update and all your hard work!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 10 years ago

    Thank's for the updates and keeping us informed : )

  • HoneyBoo

    HoneyBoo said 10 years ago

    Thank you etsy stuff! You are Awesome

  • TiamatDesign

    TiamatDesign said 10 years ago

    It's great to hear about the new feature of prices in currencies other than U.S. dollars. .Very usfull tool!!!

  • candythomasgourdart

    candythomasgourdart said 10 years ago

    Etsy-thank you for all that you do.You really stay on top of things.THANKS!

  • PipocaHandmade

    PipocaHandmade said 10 years ago

    Thanks for this update! Good to know.

  • PipocaHandmade

    PipocaHandmade said 10 years ago

    Thanks for this update! Good to know.

  • LustreBeads

    LustreBeads said 10 years ago

    Thanks so much for the update, it all sounds very exciting! I'm still keeping my fingers tightly crossed for a discount code feature :)

  • OneClayBead

    OneClayBead said 10 years ago

    I am in awe of all that's been done in a very short time! It is a privilege to be a part of Etsy!

  • LadyLuLus

    LadyLuLus said 10 years ago

    lovely items! Great article too!

  • DalkullanJewelry

    DalkullanJewelry said 10 years ago

    The Guest Checkout will be a major benefit to buyers and sellers, I'm looking forward to seeing it implemented. Thanks for all the improvements, Etsy!

  • underoakstudios

    underoakstudios said 10 years ago

    Thanks guys! You've been busy little bees.

  • QuiltSewPieceful

    QuiltSewPieceful said 10 years ago

    Thank you for keeping us so well informed, and making Etsy such an awesome place to buy AND sell.

  • capitolagirl

    capitolagirl said 10 years ago

    Love all the improvements! Thanks Etsy :)

  • timesandchimes

    timesandchimes said 10 years ago

    Thanks ETSY!

  • squidart

    squidart said 10 years ago

    These improvement really help keep all us sellers motivated. It is clear that Etsy would still have killer business even without all of these improvements, so it means a lot that admin is working so hard!

  • ME2Designs

    ME2Designs said 10 years ago

    Thank you for all the improvements implemented so far, and the planned improvements will surely be a big help for new buyers in particular!

  • FrillyButts

    FrillyButts said 10 years ago

    So I guess you guys have been pretty busy huh? Thanks for keeping us posted! Keep up the great work!

  • MaruMaru

    MaruMaru said 10 years ago

    Thanks so much for the update! :)

  • vivikas

    vivikas said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the updates and the hard work guys!

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives said 10 years ago

    Thank you, Etsy, for always improving for us!

  • GreenMamba

    GreenMamba said 10 years ago

    Guest checkout and the currency calculator both sound great, as do some of the proposed improvements to search. Thanks! I'll be keeping my eye peeled for these feature updates.

  • thebestvintage

    thebestvintage said 10 years ago

    All the tech updates are much appreciated

  • thebestvintage

    thebestvintage said 10 years ago

    All the tech updates are much appreciated!

  • OhFaro

    OhFaro said 10 years ago

    Sounds great. Looking forward to the improvements.

  • michon

    michon said 10 years ago

    thanks - one suggestion that would also help a lot is the ability to make coupon codes. Any chance that could go on the 2021 list? :)

  • crochetgal

    crochetgal said 10 years ago

    The tech team really deserves a shout out for all that they are doing behind the scenes to keep Etsy up and running as smooth as it does. Thanks guys!

  • strandsoflight

    strandsoflight said 10 years ago

    Thanks very much for the update and thanks to all those who are working so hard on these improvements. Etsy just keeps getting better!

  • GreenMamba

    GreenMamba said 10 years ago

    Oh, one suggestion regarding the Community Hub page: The featured articles (lined up on the left hand side) take two clicks to reach, instead of one. It's redundant to click on one of the teasers, only to be taken to a second, almost identical teaser. Then you have to click yet *again* to get to the actual article. Any chance the first click could be streamlined into a direct link?

  • strandsoflight

    strandsoflight said 10 years ago

    Hmm, last one didn't post. Trying again to say thanks for the updates and all the hard work!

  • AnnsCrafts

    AnnsCrafts said 10 years ago

    Sounds great! Love the guest check out. Thanks for the update.

  • happyhound

    happyhound said 10 years ago

    Thank you for the update Sara & for the contunued efforts to improve Etsy!

  • vintagehomerecycled

    vintagehomerecycled said 10 years ago

    Guest checkout sounds wonderful, will we be seeing that before the holidays? Thanks for that last round of great updates.

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 10 years ago

    THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATE!!! 1AEON HEARTS YOU!!!!

  • VixVintage

    VixVintage said 10 years ago

    Yea Team Etsy! Thanks so much for all you do.

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 10 years ago

    Totally agree with Green Mamba's suggestion above ^^^^ "This means that we'll suggest relevant search queries as site visitors begin to type a query into the search bar. These suggestions will be specific to Handmade, Vintage, Supplies" I'm a little skeptical about "leading a horse to water" so to speak. How can we be sure that the suggested queries lead to all etsyians, not just the chosen few?

  • eclipse

    eclipse said 10 years ago

    So search suggestions is like an auto-complete type thing? Like if I type in "sil" it might offer me some popular autocomplete options such as "silver", "silk", etc? That sounds useful. I am really in favor of improving the mispelled word function. Etsy has long needed a "did you mean labradorite?" type of function. I am VERY dsappointed there is nothing here about improving the favorites function. Another Christmas will come and go with no way to organize favorites into shopping lists, wish lists, no way to make one set of favorites public while keeping a different set private, no way to make Etsy Minis from separate folders of items, no tools at all other than one big bucket of chaos where everything gets lost. If you want to stimulate playfulness, sharing and discovery, the favorites feature is one of the most ripe with possibility and it's completely neglected. There is SO MUCH you could be doing with favorites.

  • TattieTats

    TattieTats said 10 years ago

    Thank you so much for working to add Guest Check-out That has been my greatest hurdle in turning visitors into buyers.

  • quirke

    quirke said 10 years ago

    It's nice that you're planning a currency calculator, that will be helpful for buyers. But it doesn't help international sellers, we still have to deal with the issue of our own currency constantly fluctuating against the U.S. dollar, and constant conversions on our prices and money transferrals. I really hope that true currency conversion is still planned for the future.

  • quirke

    quirke said 10 years ago

    It's nice that you're adding a currency calculator, that will be helpful for buyers. But it won't help international sellers, we will still have to deal with the problem of our currency fluctuating against the U.S. dollar, and constant conversion for prices and money transferrals. I really hope that true currency conversion is still planned for the future.

  • beadinbythesea

    beadinbythesea said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the update. I'm looking forward to seeing all the improvements. Any progress on discount or coupons codes?

  • artaltered

    artaltered said 10 years ago

    Another holiday shopping season with no shipping options for buyers. People have been asking for that for years. :/

  • Sammis2shoes

    Sammis2shoes said 10 years ago

    Ams glad. Ams real glad. Ams really really glad. Ams really really really glad. Ams really really glad. Ams real glad. Ams glad. Good night! * seriously!*

  • jdizaclothingco

    jdizaclothingco said 10 years ago

    i know you guys are tired but workin like a choo choo train, I think I can, I think I can!

  • scribblingclub

    scribblingclub said 10 years ago

    Thanks for this!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 10 years ago

    Thank you Etsy! This girl appreciates all you do for us!

  • SolDelSur

    SolDelSur said 10 years ago

    Any improvement is good!!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 10 years ago

    wow, you've been busy and looks like from your lists, you still have lots to do. thanks for the hard work.

  • debhillart

    debhillart said 10 years ago

    Thanks

  • thecraftpantry

    thecraftpantry said 10 years ago

    Yay Etsy!

  • 2TrickPony

    2TrickPony said 10 years ago

    thanks for all the improvements

  • 2TrickPony

    2TrickPony said 10 years ago

    I love the easier checkout idea, all the improvements sound fantastic

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 10 years ago

    Thanks for all your efforts! Since Etsy already uses other Google services, doesn't it make sense to integrate Google Checkout online payment processing service to the Etsy checkout? Buyers like payment options and plenty aren't so keen about using Paypal.

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 10 years ago

    Thanks for your efforts! Since Etsy is already using Google services, how about integrating Google Checkout online credit/debit payment processing service into Etsy's checkout form? Buyers like options and Google Checkout is terrific.

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 10 years ago

    I did not intentionally post multiple times! Sorry. No comment showed after clicking 'add your comment'. Maybe glitch?

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 10 years ago

    super helpful, thanks for the update

  • BusyBeadLady

    BusyBeadLady said 10 years ago

    Thanks for all your hard work. Etsy admin rocks!

  • JustinRichel

    JustinRichel said 10 years ago

    : ) <3

  • blackscrapcat

    blackscrapcat said 10 years ago

    I'm so impressed with Etsy! It's the best! So glad I "stumbled" on this very cool site!

  • RADROBOT

    RADROBOT said 10 years ago

    Yes, a great list of improvements!

  • RetroLane

    RetroLane said 10 years ago

    THANKS FOR THE UPDATE!

  • mepottery

    mepottery said 10 years ago

    When I saw this I thought Etsy was adding "talking" products... as in giving our listings some audio. Glad that was not the case :) Keep up the good work.

  • warpedLaurie

    warpedLaurie said 10 years ago

    Checkout Checkout We remain focused on making Checkout as easy as possible for all Etsy buyers, especially new buyers. We're working on a project we call Guest Checkout, which will enable new buyers to check out on Etsy without first choosing a username and registering on the site. This type of functionality exists on many ecommerce sites and is generally an expected option for shoppers. By introducing it on Etsy, we intend to remove hurdles in the Etsy Checkout process.

  • slinkymalinkicat

    slinkymalinkicat said 10 years ago

    Thank you for doing what you do! :D I can't wait for the Guest Checkout, that sounds like a fantastic idea. Welcome to Etsy Michael! And a big Congrats to Beth and MCR!

  • spacejam

    spacejam said 10 years ago

    great

  • secretjewellz

    secretjewellz said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the update. And even better code lockdown this year.

  • PomLove

    PomLove said 10 years ago

    thank you for taking care of us and for everything you do to make our jobs easier and more pleasant! you guys rock!

  • wheeware

    wheeware said 10 years ago

    Functionality? Used as a Noun??????? C'mon.

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 10 years ago

    Thank You etsy

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 10 years ago

    Checkout is probably the biggest challenge for some new customers

  • MagicMarkingsArt

    MagicMarkingsArt said 10 years ago

    Thank you, welcome, and congratulations.

  • MagicMarkingsArt

    MagicMarkingsArt said 10 years ago

    Hmmm...I think there's a problem with the comment section. I was wondering why there have been so many repeat comments recently, and unless they're being approved by the editors first, I do believe the spam reducer is eating some of our words then spitting them back out. Anyway - thank you, welcome, and congratulations. And hopefully this didn't show up twice.

  • prendasbyenid

    prendasbyenid said 10 years ago

    This is great... Thanks a lot and keep improving this site, that for myself is addictive but still a little bit confusing.

  • patriciavidour

    patriciavidour said 10 years ago

    I have to say that I find this drawing too similiar to mines... http://www.etsy.com/shop/patriciavidour?section_id=6353073

  • AnniesWearableArt

    AnniesWearableArt said 10 years ago

    Thank you, Etsy, and admin for keeping us all in the loop! All your extra efforts make it so much easier to stay current! Many thanks; much appreciated!!! :)

  • AnniesWearableArt

    AnniesWearableArt said 10 years ago

    Thank you, Etsy, and admin, for keeping us all in the loop. All your extra effort makes it so much easier to stay current on everything. It is much appreciated! :)

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 10 years ago

    Thank you!

  • magdamagda

    magdamagda said 10 years ago

    thanks:)

  • magdamagda

    magdamagda said 10 years ago

    thank you:)

  • MonikaDesign

    MonikaDesign said 10 years ago

    thank you for the update!.... a great list of improvements!

  • Art2ArtColorado

    Art2ArtColorado said 10 years ago

    Thank you for the great update!

  • MyMoms

    MyMoms said 10 years ago

    Thank you for keeping us up to date. Thank's for the info!

  • MyMoms

    MyMoms said 10 years ago

    Thank you for keeping us up to date. Thank's for the info!

  • kitandcaboodleshop

    kitandcaboodleshop said 10 years ago

    Thanks for all you do and for the updates. Will like anyhting that will make selling and buying easier for all.

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the update!

  • SpiceofLifeDesigns

    SpiceofLifeDesigns said 10 years ago

    I'm excited to see the added site functionality which makes things easier for buyers. I also second the suggestion above about shipping options - integrated options for first class, priority, and express selected by the buyer at time of checkout would GREATLY improve our ability to handle last minute holiday orders.

  • raretreasure

    raretreasure said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the update etsy, the improvements are much appreciated!

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 10 years ago

    Appreciate the updates - thanks for keeping us informed!

  • GreenMamba

    GreenMamba said 10 years ago

    Very good points above from eclipse, quirke, artaltered and SpiceofLife. Favorites really *does* need attention, and is a much-overlooked shopping tool, not just a feel-good or bookmarking feature. And an actual currency converter, as well as shipping options ,would be great time-and-hassle savers. I hope these are on the near horizon.

  • heartsandlaserbeams

    heartsandlaserbeams said 10 years ago

    ok can i just say i hope hope hope 2010 is the year of the coupon code at checkout? loving all the updates you guys have been working on this year, thanks so much!!!

  • glorioushats

    glorioushats said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the nice overview.

  • chocolatecreative

    chocolatecreative said 10 years ago

    Tanks for all the had work, so far the experience of the site has been very satisfactory, all I need now is to make a lot more sells!!

  • StellasKnits

    StellasKnits said 10 years ago

    Sounds fantastic! Can't wait for the new checkout system where buyers don't have to register.

  • strikebooks

    strikebooks said 10 years ago

    Hi from Montreal. Thanks for including my hammer in the storque. Etsy rocks as we all know. My experience so far has been totally awesome. Etsy has connected me to a larger community including hooking me up with folks in my own town, producing shows, new costumers and fans. That crazy team in Brooklyn must have had some crazy cool role models to have come up with the etsy beast. best Strikebooks

  • foxpots

    foxpots said 10 years ago

    I'm so glad you are working on an improved help feature. When I first joined, I found it very difficult to find help. It was usually there, it just wasn't obvious where to find it. I still have trouble finding answers to some things.

  • RussianDollDesigns

    RussianDollDesigns said 10 years ago

    very excited about the currency calculator!

  • jwlrywrkroom

    jwlrywrkroom said 10 years ago

    Great! Especially looking forward to the streamlined checkout, where guests do not have to register. :)

  • 1022SeaShellAve

    1022SeaShellAve said 10 years ago

    So very excited and looking forward to 2010 with ETSY :)

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  • linsjewelbox

    linsjewelbox said 10 years ago

    hurray to Etsy for striving to improve sales! =) i agree to some views that buyers should be allowed to sign in as guests first without having to create a username and sign up formally as this takes time and can be confusing.

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 10 years ago

    Thank you for always improving the Etsy experience!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 10 years ago

    Thanks for info.

  • cavebaby

    cavebaby said 10 years ago

    Sounds like great changes! Now if we only had a coupon code system it would be terrific!! :)

  • animalsandicons

    animalsandicons said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the great info. Big Hearts

  • cathystotes

    cathystotes said 10 years ago

    Thank You for the Updated information, Love the Guest Checkout~

  • LadyLuLus

    LadyLuLus said 10 years ago

    Those chocolate pecans look amazing! Great article!

  • clarelupino

    clarelupino said 10 years ago

    great article Many Thanks

  • SilverDragon

    SilverDragon said 10 years ago

    So... exactly where and how do we change our shop page and item listing titles?

  • KreatedbyKelly

    KreatedbyKelly said 10 years ago

    Thanks for the update!

  • whyte

    whyte said 10 years ago

    Thanks for listening and thanks for action.

  • mizusugi

    mizusugi said 10 years ago

    Thank you!

  • mizusugi

    mizusugi said 10 years ago

    Thank you.

  • littleyellowyarrow

    littleyellowyarrow said 10 years ago

    thanks so much for making things easier for us. You're the best!

  • nowvintage

    nowvintage said 10 years ago

    A lot of good things coming along..my favorite two are allowing buyers to buy as a guest..and the google update..

  • CafeBoulet

    CafeBoulet said 10 years ago

    Even when I think Etsy can't make me love it here anymore.... I read an article like this.... and LOVE it more! Thank You Etsy! I REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVE IT HERE! :0)

  • mollyannemake

    mollyannemake said 10 years ago

    thank you for this clear and informative email!

  • MaudBailey

    MaudBailey said 10 years ago

    thank you!

  • Pontepretties

    Pontepretties said 10 years ago

    Keep up the great work Etsy....you impress me more and more!

  • anne4bags

    anne4bags said 10 years ago

    I love the idea of a guest checkout. Your work is awesome. Thanks.

  • ButtonFinder

    ButtonFinder said 10 years ago

    Wonderful Ideas, Especially Guest Checkout I think I found etsy just at the right time :) Excited New Seller! Thank you

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