As we mentioned in the previous Checkout Update, we’re working to make Checkout a simpler, smoother process for shoppers, and we are rolling changes out gradually to make sure they improve buyer conversion. (“Conversion” is the percentage of shoppers who complete Checkout.) Improving buyer conversion helps more shoppers get a taste of Etsy and leads to more orders for Etsy sellers. In short, more happy Etsy members!
Today we’re rolling out a change to a small percentage of Etsy traffic that removes non-essential elements from the header of Checkout pages, to make the process clearer and faster. Simplifying the page header in the Checkout process is an e-commerce practice used by many great shopping sites, such as Amazon and Apple.
Here’s a preview of the shipping information page with a simplified header:
We’re going to see if this change makes it easier for shoppers to complete Checkout, and we’ll make adjustments as we learn more. If we’re certain the changes improve the Checkout experience for shoppers, we’ll roll the changes out to all of Etsy’s traffic.
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