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The Etsy Community Council

May 18, 2009

by matt

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

We are pleased to announce the trial run of the Etsy Community Council.

In order to better serve the entire Etsy community, we are forming a council of community members on Etsy with whom we will meet directly. This council will help us test new products and features, report on the the state of the marketplace and generally just let us know how things on Etsy are for them. At the same time, we will make ourselves available to them to answer questions about Etsy — past, present and future. Our hope is to expand on those things we learn via our forums, virtual labs, usability sessions, customer support emails, and social media by engaging in still more direct, two-way conversation. This is the first trial run; after evaluating the program, we may adapt or build upon it or try something more effective.

We’ll start with organizing the artist-focused segment of the council.  Once we complete the Shopper Survey, we intend to also organize the shopper-focused segment.  In time, we imagine these two segments meeting together for certain types of discussions, but we need to crawl before we can run.

Here’s our proposal:

  • The artist-focused segment will be comprised of 25 Etsy sellers selected mostly at random from those who apply. By “mostly” we mean to say that we want to create a balance with levels of engagement and experience with Etsy, geographic location, type of product being sold, etc. For example, if we randomly select 25 Alaskan jewelers, we would want to replace some of them with others who may represent a different viewpoint.
  • Membership will rotate every three months so that many sellers can have a chance to participate, and so that Etsy can hear a variety of voices. Every three months we will pick again from all whom have applied at any time in the past. You will not need to reapply each month.
  • During this period, we will hold three or more scheduled meetings in Etsy’s Virtual Labs; we  anticipate asking participants questions via short surveys; and we are likely to suggest other impromptu conversations or product tests as well.
  • Those who participate will be rewarded with Etsy merchandise, special recognition in non-commerce areas of the site, and the knowledge that they are helping make Etsy a better place for all.
  • Sellers who participate in the Etsy Community Council will be no more or no less likely to appear in the curated areas of Etsy.

We are excited to participate directly with you, and we look forward to improving our communication and engagement with the Etsy artist community. 
 

The application process is now closed for this round. Thanks to all who applied.

We will announce the first Etsy Community Council members by June 5th, 2009.


(update 5/19/09: We have removed the last name, home address, zipcode, and phone number fields from the application, opting instead for just first name, city, state, and country. To those who have already applied, your home address and phone information has not and will not be shared with anyone. Initially we requested this information so we could send thank you notes and packages to the participants. We still intend to do this, so we may be asking for your mailing address separately and at a later date. However since it is not essential to the application processs it has been removed.)

P.S.
We will also be notifying sellers through our other communication channels besides this Storque post.

Kiwi-Daiquiri Jam
Kiwi-Daiquiri Jam
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May No.4
May No.4
Sold
Vintage Handmade Patchwork Baby Quilt - RETRO BEAUTY - MARKDOWN SALE - WAS 35, NOW 25
Vintage Handmade Patchwork Baby Quilt - RETRO BEAUTY - MARKDOWN SALE - WAS 35, NOW 25
Sold
Bouncy Ball Opabinia Regalis
Bouncy Ball Opabinia Regalis
Sold
Pyramid Shaped Amethyst Necklace Silver
Pyramid Shaped Amethyst Necklace Silver
Sold
Little Guy 6- boy doll
Little Guy 6- boy doll
Sold
Bridal Party Request Invitations
Bridal Party Request Invitations
Sold
White Sapphire Recycled Silver Pebble Ring
White Sapphire Recycled Silver Pebble Ring
Sold
Cameo pin - Blush Bear
Cameo pin - Blush Bear
Sold
Writing Slate - Politeness edition
Writing Slate - Politeness edition
Sold

197 comments

  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo said 7 years ago

    this is a great idea! i am all for it!

  • TheBrassHussy

    TheBrassHussy said 7 years ago

    I would love to help out, but can't attend the Virtual Lab meetings. I do think this is a great idea to get feedback before implementing changes.

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye said 7 years ago

    anything that encourages member input is "a good thing"!

  • diaspora

    diaspora said 7 years ago

    Awesome idea! Thanks for encouraging interaction with the community!

  • amyhatch

    amyhatch said 7 years ago

    I love this idea! I think that members have so much to learn from eachother that would make their businesses more productive, thank you!

  • foxpots

    foxpots said 7 years ago

    Sounds like a wonderful opportunity!

  • lilworkerb

    lilworkerb said 7 years ago

    Great idea!

  • OhFaro

    OhFaro said 7 years ago

    What a great Idea!

  • FairyBubbles

    FairyBubbles said 7 years ago

    Great idea:) What a wonderful way to get input from sellers/shops in different parts of the World and US. Love it...

  • HarrietsHaven

    HarrietsHaven said 7 years ago

    Ooooh....sounds like fun! Count me in! If I get selected, that is!

  • cozycottagecreations

    cozycottagecreations said 7 years ago

    Fabulous! I love how you guys are always thinking of ways to make the Etsy experience better and better for everyone. I can't wait to see more!

  • MNHPhotography

    MNHPhotography said 7 years ago

    Great idea, I like it!

  • prettydreamer

    prettydreamer said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful idea! Thank you for making etsy even better!

  • MetalheartDesign

    MetalheartDesign said 7 years ago

    this is a great opportunity, thanks!

  • pholk

    pholk said 7 years ago

    thanks for the opportunity to participate!

  • WhiteFlagDesigns

    WhiteFlagDesigns said 7 years ago

    Sweet!!

  • BlueNostalgia

    BlueNostalgia said 7 years ago

    neat. I applied. :)

  • allthingswhite

    allthingswhite said 7 years ago

    A great idea and opportunity!!!

  • 3squares

    3squares said 7 years ago

    yay! been anxious to see this ever since the last chatt. i'm off to apply...

  • eclipse

    eclipse said 7 years ago

    "community members on Etsy with whom we will meet directly" By 'directly', do you mean in person? So only people living near Etsy HQ will comprise this council?

  • quirke

    quirke said 7 years ago

    Really happy to this implemented!

  • anda Admin

    anda said 7 years ago

    No, directly via the Virtual Labs and maybe an occasional conference call.

  • Weezawear

    Weezawear said 7 years ago

    This is awesome! I'm applying right away.

  • quirke

    quirke said 7 years ago

    I was so happy I forgot the word "see"!

  • dbabcock

    dbabcock said 7 years ago

    Excellent! Count me in.

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives said 7 years ago

    How exciting - off to apply now!

  • ConcordSoap

    ConcordSoap said 7 years ago

    What an awesome opportunity to have your voice heard! Love it!

  • MoonParade

    MoonParade said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the unique opportunity to be part of this community. Just submitted my application.

  • somsstudiosupplies

    somsstudiosupplies said 7 years ago

    I would be delighted to help!

  • ohginger

    ohginger said 7 years ago

    I've applied and I'm really looking forward to what the Etsy Community Council can do to support this really incredible crafting community!

  • adoreneko

    adoreneko said 7 years ago

    Interesting. There are a lot of Etsy members with great ideas out here. Hope to see some positive changes. :-)

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 7 years ago

    ooh, this is great - something i would love to do down the track when i have more time :)

  • Jashme

    Jashme said 7 years ago

    fun fun

  • ChelseaVanTol

    ChelseaVanTol said 7 years ago

    Awesome :)

  • Xenotees

    Xenotees said 7 years ago

    Excellent idea!

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses said 7 years ago

    Sounds like a terrific opportunity for all involved.

  • laceandlinks

    laceandlinks said 7 years ago

    What a brilliant idea! Fun too :)

  • uknowuneedanother

    uknowuneedanother said 7 years ago

    definitely a step in the right direction. Will the supply and vintage sellers going to be participating? I ask because I saw no mention of these sellers.

  • TianaCHE

    TianaCHE said 7 years ago

    Awesome idea! Love it!

  • PipocaHandmade

    PipocaHandmade said 7 years ago

    Another great initiative...thanks for always trying to improve an already great environment!

  • mojospastyle

    mojospastyle said 7 years ago

    I just applied and I am very excited to be able to communicate what I need from Etsy to be successful as a seller in the long run. Thank you for always trying to improve and make Etsy the best it can be. :)

  • fluffnflowers

    fluffnflowers said 7 years ago

    Interesting! I hope this is a good step in the right direction.

  • bytheway

    bytheway said 7 years ago

    Great idea - you will have many qualified individuals to pick from, I am sure :)

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 7 years ago

    this sounds like a good idea - team etsy!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    exciting awesome experience for those accepted~ great idea yea Etsy

  • chARiTyelise

    chARiTyelise said 7 years ago

    anything that helps to build community is a good thing! thank you for this initiative; i am eager to see what comes of it, and happy to help if i can.

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 7 years ago

    Cool! I'll have a look at the application. Stops- your daughter is getting SO big SO fast!

  • terraworks

    terraworks said 7 years ago

    Count me in! Anything to help better our Etsy Community. Wonderful idea!

  • artsfarm

    artsfarm said 7 years ago

    This is an idea whose time has come, thanks so much for doing this! I'm definitely up for it, and can't wait to see how this turns out :-) Thanks so much; this will make the community in general feel a lot better, I think.

  • Morado

    Morado said 7 years ago

    Neat idea to get everyone involved! Fun times :o)

  • jenniferladd

    jenniferladd said 7 years ago

    Great idea! Looking forward to it!

  • merlinsbarkproducts

    merlinsbarkproducts said 7 years ago

    Great idea! I look forward to seeing all the great ideas that come out of this new venture.

  • esdesigns

    esdesigns said 7 years ago

    Very exciting!

  • glittercritter

    glittercritter said 7 years ago

    This is wonderful news, I am so glad to read this!

  • roundabout

    roundabout said 7 years ago

    Thanks for asking for input - really a great way to get the community involved.

  • seedknits

    seedknits said 7 years ago

    good stuff!

  • SurrenderDorothy

    SurrenderDorothy said 7 years ago

    Put me in coach, I'm ready to play!

  • Ebrown2503

    Ebrown2503 said 7 years ago

    Sounds like a super opportunity for the community to have a real voice. Looking forward to seeing all the good that will spring forth!

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards said 7 years ago

    Cool idea, great initiative to let us have our voice heard, thanks!

  • thecraftykitten

    thecraftykitten said 7 years ago

    Very cool idea!

  • archaicdesign

    archaicdesign said 7 years ago

    an excellent idea! great to see that the sellers have a hand in the growth of Etsy.

  • thebeadedlily

    thebeadedlily said 7 years ago

    Awesome, awesome idea! Kudos to the whole team for embracing something so brilliant and innovative!

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 7 years ago

    what a great idea!! Very forward thinking!

  • FrucciDesign

    FrucciDesign said 7 years ago

    Matt I'm happy to see this idea implemented so fast..the meetings with you on Friday are definitively refreshing and i must add fun too (even though I'll never get a tune title!) I'm sure you'll collect tons of info that will serve us all :)

  • mamapainter

    mamapainter said 7 years ago

    Fabulous idea! I've actually thought about suggesting this very idea. It will be beneficial to many people, including ETSY itself.

  • excely

    excely said 7 years ago

    Love it

  • artbytrudy

    artbytrudy said 7 years ago

    Wow! Behind you 100% ! Today is the day to move forward with Etsy! Yea!

  • gertuine

    gertuine said 7 years ago

    Sounds like a good idea. Wish I could help out, but as others have said, currently don't have the time. Maybe sometime later I could pitch in during a rotation of the members. Mostly, I wish I could help since I'm living in a place where there is some representation on Etsy, but not yet a lot. Of course, I also wish I had the time to do something about that on my own. I'd love to have Tara visit here (South Korea) so we could go make a video with some craftspeople here!

  • truLuxe

    truLuxe said 7 years ago

    Well, I think this would be a fantastic opportunity to have my picture taken in a lab coat.... I know it might not actually come to that (OK, it won't) ... But I think I can make a good case for just having the picture taken. And that would make my mother happy, because she always wanted me to be a doctor.

  • SunshineandRavioli

    SunshineandRavioli said 7 years ago

    A positive, forward-thinking plan that will benefit us all...just another reason I love this site!

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy said 7 years ago

    Increasing community input can only improve the site. Thanks for taking this step.

  • trcreations

    trcreations said 7 years ago

    excellent idea, looking forward to hearing more about it!

  • Wendelynn

    Wendelynn said 7 years ago

    Yahoo! I applied. I can't wait to see what our community creates!

  • younghairlove

    younghairlove said 7 years ago

    That has to be a great idea! hands up Etsy!! commuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunity, yeah!

  • younghairlove

    younghairlove said 7 years ago

    Can I be part of it? Can I be part of it!?

  • VedaArtsFabrics

    VedaArtsFabrics said 7 years ago

    great idea! love the kiwi jam, gotta get some!

  • loopyboopy

    loopyboopy said 7 years ago

    This is fantastic news. Thanks so much for considering the voices or the community. I'm in!!

  • GreenMamba

    GreenMamba said 7 years ago

    <--- is overjoyed Been away from the computer all day, but what a fantastic bit of news to be greeted with upon my return! Such a great idea - thanks Matt (and Maria, et al) for taking such a great step toward connecting with your membership.

  • samsstuff

    samsstuff said 7 years ago

    Great idea! I like the idea of a shopper group as well & the idea of an exchange between both even better. Can't wait to see all the great ideas & thoughts the community has.

  • moonstr

    moonstr said 7 years ago

    yaaaaay! :D

  • Sacheen

    Sacheen said 7 years ago

    Thanks Etsy! This can only do good, for everyone involved.

  • JewelsofLuxury

    JewelsofLuxury said 7 years ago

    Super Great!!! I would really be into that!!

  • mossyrockpottery

    mossyrockpottery said 7 years ago

    Very good idea... This is better than hiring an expensive consultant who has the experience of but one person with one perspective.

  • That70sShoppe

    That70sShoppe said 7 years ago

    I agree, an excellent idea.

  • patspottery

    patspottery said 7 years ago

    I am bookmarking this so I can apply:>)

  • 4TheSparrowsNest

    4TheSparrowsNest said 7 years ago

    Wow!! I love this idea. Great job Etsy, looking forward to participating.

  • MayaBella

    MayaBella said 7 years ago

    Cool idea. Just finished my application!

  • pinkdandyshop

    pinkdandyshop said 7 years ago

    Awesome Idea!

  • retrovertigo

    retrovertigo said 7 years ago

    Where do I sign up?

  • ArtyPam

    ArtyPam said 7 years ago

    What a great Thing to be happening to etsy!!!

  • mostlyart

    mostlyart said 7 years ago

    OH! Pick me, pick me! I'm "mostly" ♥ Great idea, very innovative, and exciting too. Hope I see the application when it gets posted :)

  • zeropumpkin

    zeropumpkin said 7 years ago

    colorful :)

  • vantiani

    vantiani said 7 years ago

    Definitely a two-thumbs up picks! Yay!

  • heartworksbylori

    heartworksbylori said 7 years ago

    Awesome! I'm ready to serve! xo, ~Lori

  • Greenerica

    Greenerica said 7 years ago

    mmhmm...

  • NHWoodscreations

    NHWoodscreations said 7 years ago

    great idea, I'm ready if asked.

  • Furiousdreams

    Furiousdreams said 7 years ago

    This is a great idea and sounds refreshingly democratic-community participation. Count me in!

  • edmdesigns

    edmdesigns said 7 years ago

    What a fabulous concept. Really looking forward to the outcomes and hiope you will select me to particpiate. GO ETSY!!!!

  • zombuki

    zombuki said 7 years ago

    Exciting idea, I'd love to participate :3

  • Ekioart

    Ekioart said 7 years ago

    Fantastic idea! Can't wait to see what comes of it.

  • warmnfuzzies

    warmnfuzzies said 7 years ago

    Great idea!

  • Art2ArtColorado

    Art2ArtColorado said 7 years ago

    Wonderful idea! I am very glad to hear about the rotation of people on this Council and look forward to hearing more. Well done, Etsy!

  • stilettoheights

    stilettoheights said 7 years ago

    oh this is a very interesting idea, I like this a lot.

  • modflo

    modflo said 7 years ago

    cool idea!

  • tannerglass

    tannerglass said 7 years ago

    Love this idea.....and would love to participate, but don't see where I apply?

  • MomNMiaQuilts

    MomNMiaQuilts said 7 years ago

    Thank you Etsy for taking steps to engage the community!

  • esmeraldadesigns

    esmeraldadesigns said 7 years ago

    Very cool, great idea!

  • classabags

    classabags said 7 years ago

    Sounds like a great idea!

  • girlscantell

    girlscantell said 7 years ago

    it's really nice to see something like this finally put into place. i hope it goes well, it's a fantastic idea!

  • twigsandheather

    twigsandheather said 7 years ago

    I would love to be part of this process. Being part of this council would be wicked awesome.

  • melaniesOriginals

    melaniesOriginals said 7 years ago

    as good of an idea as this is I for see some "favoritism" happening even if not intentional and a lot of "complaining" threads about it going on as this new feature evolves. good luck

  • Leelinau

    Leelinau said 7 years ago

    Sounds like a very interesting idea, can't wait to see how it all works out! ^__^

  • Karmacrochet

    Karmacrochet said 7 years ago

    This is a great idea! Thank you! I can't wait to apply :-)

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 7 years ago

    Great idea! Would love to be part of.

  • BeckyJoyArtist

    BeckyJoyArtist said 7 years ago

    This sounds like a great idea. I would love to be a part of it.

  • uknowuneedanother

    uknowuneedanother said 7 years ago

    OKAY! I knew that there was something brewing in my brain. Are any representitives behind the $27,000,000 going to be included? I would like to see some input from this area. What are the goals of this investment? What are the investors hoping to see happen? How much behind the scenes say is allocated to this "entity"?

  • Tumus

    Tumus said 7 years ago

    Very intriguing.

  • babook

    babook said 7 years ago

    Sounds good of this project . http://www.babook.etsy.com

  • acageybee

    acageybee said 7 years ago

    Interesting! Wish I hadn't missed the application form, but I'll keep posted. Sounds like a great idea.

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 7 years ago

    ooh I hope that shop lists more of that delicious looking jam... and oh yeah good idea!

  • boygirlparty

    boygirlparty said 7 years ago

    this is a FANTASTIC idea!

  • picklevalentine

    picklevalentine said 7 years ago

    Great idea to go directly to us, your customers. Nordstrom has succeeded for years and continues to succeed because it listens to the people who are directly in contact with the customers. They then get or adapt to what the customers want.

  • cgstudio

    cgstudio said 7 years ago

    I guess I dont understand how this information could be different from what is already offered in the forums-- particularly the Ideas forum.

  • beautifulbridget

    beautifulbridget said 7 years ago

    Excellent! I am ready to help in any way I can!

  • SanDesign

    SanDesign said 7 years ago

    cgstudio I guess I dont understand how this information could be different from what is already offered in the forums-- particularly the Ideas forum. --------------------- Agreed.

  • PhineasandLou

    PhineasandLou said 7 years ago

    This looks really great!

  • DragonRags

    DragonRags said 7 years ago

    I agree with Uknowuneedanother. I would LOVE to see what the investors have to say. I also want to see all sellers included, not just artists. Vintage and supplies have a presence here, too, so they should be included in this process. This is a great idea!

  • vintagetakeout

    vintagetakeout said 7 years ago

    Great idea. Please include vintage sellers as well!

  • crochetgal

    crochetgal said 7 years ago

    I think this is a wonderful way to get some valuable input from the Etsy community. I love the idea of rotation of members as well, as this should help the group from getting 'stale'. Great idea Etsy!

  • CutieDynamite

    CutieDynamite said 7 years ago

    LOVE. The sellers input really needs to be implemented! Thanks Etsy!

  • LaCometaLab

    LaCometaLab said 7 years ago

    What an excellent idea!!!

  • kristensteinfineart

    kristensteinfineart said 7 years ago

    Great idea!

  • mannequinreject

    mannequinreject said 7 years ago

    I applied too, I can always request a day off for days where I need to be present in the virtual labs since I'm on call per diem.

  • erinkeys

    erinkeys said 7 years ago

    What a great opportunity for us sellers! I have submitted and am anxiously awaiting!

  • TrilliumArtisans

    TrilliumArtisans said 7 years ago

    This is a great idea - thank you Etsy!

  • OverTheTop

    OverTheTop said 7 years ago

    Let's hope that all age demographics will be well represented.

  • vsimonds

    vsimonds said 7 years ago

    Is this where buyers apply or will there be a separate application/Storque article for that? You may have said already--I apologize if so! :) It would be an honor for any of us to be included in such an interesting (and I'm sure *FUN*) process. Definitely on the "wish list"!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 7 years ago

    Yes, supplies and vintage sellers will be included. Tara and Eric (who make videos) would love to go to S. Korea, but that would be so expensive unfortunately! We currently have a Shopper survey open (for just a few more days!) http://www.etsy.com/storque/etsy-news/etsy-shopper-survey-getting-to-know-you-3767/ This is the first step in getting to know our buyers better at this juncture. Please take the survey if you're a buyer and want to be involved. If/when we form a Shopper Community Council, you'll find out about it here on the blog.

  • dayslonggone

    dayslonggone said 7 years ago

    I would love to be a part of the council! I think this is a great idea!

  • littlemoandfriends

    littlemoandfriends said 7 years ago

    this really is a GREAT idea and i think it's great that you have rotations too!

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful step to take to include the ideas and views of so many other people. Thank you for implementing this!

  • BeaG

    BeaG said 7 years ago

    Better late then never!

  • laralewis

    laralewis said 7 years ago

    what a great opportunity, thanks!

  • VintageDress

    VintageDress said 7 years ago

    i'm so glad etsy is catering to sellers now! :)

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree said 7 years ago

    fingers crossed!

  • KnitzyBlonde

    KnitzyBlonde said 7 years ago

    Fabulous idea - I just applied for the Community Council! I would love to serve the Etsy community!! Sandie

  • vaeda

    vaeda said 7 years ago

    count me in!

  • ajn9848

    ajn9848 said 7 years ago

    Great idea, I have been interested in getting more involved. I would be happy to further serve the Etsy community.

  • ajn9848

    ajn9848 said 7 years ago

    Great idea,I have been interested in getting more involved. I would be happy to further serve the Etsy community.

  • Mymothersgarden

    Mymothersgarden said 7 years ago

    Oooh! This sounds great! I'm off to apply and hope to be a part of the Etsy Community Council someday!

  • amberdark

    amberdark said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the opportunity for us to help out. I've applied.

  • SweetPeaFabrications

    SweetPeaFabrications said 7 years ago

    would love to participate! I already applied!

  • dandelionland

    dandelionland said 7 years ago

    Wonderful idea! I just applied too.

  • SWANclothing

    SWANclothing said 7 years ago

    i'm interested! nice idea.

  • justlouisdesigns

    justlouisdesigns said 7 years ago

    Would love to participate! Thanks!

  • dangerousmezzo

    dangerousmezzo said 7 years ago

    Great idea. I'll reserve my judgement until I see how well (or poorly) Etsy implements it.

  • LindaCaterpillar

    LindaCaterpillar said 7 years ago

    Good good good good good. Hopefully.....

  • clodaghmolloy

    clodaghmolloy said 7 years ago

    Love the idea and the execution. Bravo!!!

  • PrayableArtRosaries

    PrayableArtRosaries said 7 years ago

    just joined yesterday; love to see all the beauty you artisans bring to the world! focus group a good idea. like the rotations bc it fosters varying points of view. ciao now!

  • mybeadboutique

    mybeadboutique said 7 years ago

    super, excellent idea, looking forward seeing it.

  • foxandmoon

    foxandmoon said 7 years ago

    I'm intered in seeing how this will play out. I'm also interested in how these ideas will fuction and work in the etsy community.

  • alex31

    alex31 said 7 years ago

    Fantastic great idea , Cant wait for it to start ,

  • MooBeeTees

    MooBeeTees said 7 years ago

    It's great to see so many members of the Etsy community wanting to take an active part in how it works - I love accountability!!

  • art2theextreme

    art2theextreme said 7 years ago

    This is wonderful and such a great idea. Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Teaontheveranda

    Teaontheveranda said 7 years ago

    I'm very new to Etsy, having listed my first item last week and my second one today. Etsy seems to be the most popular art site and with intentions like those mentioned above-I can see why. As I get more experienced I would love to help also. Who thinks more outside of boxes than we artists?

  • PoshMommaStore

    PoshMommaStore said 7 years ago

    I have walked around all day saying "Too whit, too whoo". Thanks. :-D

  • signsofmylife

    signsofmylife said 7 years ago

    right on!

  • Enuwbe

    Enuwbe said 7 years ago

    This sounds like a wonderful way to become even more active on Etsy.

  • nightcloud

    nightcloud said 7 years ago

    acting and interacting in this community council will certainly strengthen the whole Etsy globe -- positive snowball effect, letting all involved grow and support each other!

  • bazketmakr

    bazketmakr said 7 years ago

    wow, great idea! I cannot wait to hear how this turns out!

  • kokicreations

    kokicreations said 7 years ago

    Exciting idea! Etsy is kind of like a small vitual city already so having a community council is a natural step. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

  • mwolfdesigns

    mwolfdesigns said 7 years ago

    I appreciate that Etsy strives to be an inclusive organization, recognizing that Etsians not only have talent, but something to offer in terms of leadership and business expertise.

  • studiolara316

    studiolara316 said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful idea!I am really excited to be a part of Etsy!This company really seems to care about their sellers unlike another site I had been a member of for over 3 years!

  • MaryBethsArt

    MaryBethsArt said 7 years ago

    Wonderful to get sellers involved with the etsy community... So Star Wars Like- the Jedi council!

  • animadesign

    animadesign said 7 years ago

    Great idea! Teamwork is always better.

  • ThingsUnseen

    ThingsUnseen said 7 years ago

    Yes please, make it work!

  • DoolittleJewelry

    DoolittleJewelry said 7 years ago

    Fantastic idea. Can't wait to read the results and see the improvements.

  • Swooziestuff

    Swooziestuff said 7 years ago

    There is no I in team!

  • kareys

    kareys said 7 years ago

    Can't wait to see how this unfolds!! Great idea.

  • sweet100s

    sweet100s said 7 years ago

    This sounds like a great idea for everyone, especially new sellers and buyers! Go etsy!

  • Jillie07

    Jillie07 said 7 years ago

    I would love to be part of this. I hope that I am chosen. Good luck to all! It would be great to give back to the community.

  • capitalcitycrafts

    capitalcitycrafts said 7 years ago

    I think everyone will benefit from having input from the various points of view

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  • blumenkind

    blumenkind said 7 years ago

    This is really a great idea! I love it!

  • WickedDarling

    WickedDarling said 7 years ago

    I love the idea!

  • nauli

    nauli said 7 years ago

    Great idea! Is there any report about the results?

  • bstrung

    bstrung said 7 years ago

    Great to hear that you are listening to sellers advice. It makes esty a better place for all of us. Love the new improvements that you have made and looking forward to more.

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 7 years ago

    Count me in! Member input and rotating sounds very fair. Super idea.

  • archaicdesign

    archaicdesign said 7 years ago

    I would also love to be in on this one :) thanks.

  • strawberryona

    strawberryona said 7 years ago

    Great idea! Let me know how I can participate!

  • Jerseydoodles

    Jerseydoodles said 7 years ago

    Why not include buyers that may not be sellers...aren't we too an important part of the etsy community?

  • PhatGrrl

    PhatGrrl said 7 years ago

    Where we can we read the results so far from the first council and future councils? Will you be writing an update about what was discussed or are there minutes available to the wider community?

  • ficklefaerie

    ficklefaerie said 7 years ago

    Good luck to those of you that get picked this time around. I was on the first council and it was a great experience. You really do learn that etsy does listen to us as a whole, and they are interested in ideas from everyone.

  • Littlebirdie75

    Littlebirdie75 said 7 years ago

    Sounds great, if this is open to international sellers, I'd like to be considered for the second council please :-)

  • goddessinthemirror

    goddessinthemirror said 7 years ago

    As a newcomer I'm excited to see this type of pioneering that is bound to benefit so many. Next time around I'll be signing up to see what I can bring into the circle.

  • squigglefactory

    squigglefactory said 7 years ago

    I am very impressed with the dedication that Etsy has to its buyers and sellers. When someone cares about what happens and is always ready to hear what the community has to say then you know that you have found the right venue! Great job! Just wish I had discovered Etsy earlier so that I could have been on the first community council!

  • classicnotebooks

    Wasinee Cherklintaste from ClassicNotebook said 4 years ago

    I like your idea and I am a new candidate. Thanks for the idea.

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