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Tech Update: Simplifying Search

Mar 30, 2010

by TechUpdates

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Changes are afoot at Etsy. As we widen the site, refresh the look and feel and roll out new features, you’ll often notice things looking a little different. We wanted to give you a heads-up ahead of time before our next series of updates.

We are going to simplify Search on Etsy.

Many people find the search bar on Etsy confusing, and don’t realize that the search bar changes as you navigate to different areas of the site. A search from a category page will search items within that category, for example, but many buyers expect to search all of Etsy’s items there. Likewise, many members don’t realize that the main search bar can be used to search their Etsy Conversations from the Conversations page. And visitors commonly search for shop names without realizing that they should first change the dropdown menu to “Sellers.”

This week we’re beginning a series of updates to Etsy’s search bar designed to eliminate this kind of confusion. The end result will be a simple, powerful search field with a clearly labeled “Search” button.

Here are the steps we’re taking to get there.

First, we’re going to make the search dropdown menu impossible to miss. We want to make sure visitors understand the current setup.

To do this effectively at Etsy’s current width, we are going to temporarily remove the link for Alchemy (“Request”) from the header. Alchemy will return to the header as we widen the site. Alchemy will be added to the homepage under “Explore” in the lower left. This change is scheduled to take place today.

Next, we are going to streamline that search dropdown menu. Options to search the Etsy Blog and Forums will be removed from the dropdown menu and replaced with a secondary search bar on applicable pages. Members will be able to search the Etsy Forums from Forum pages, for example. The main search bar in the header will be reserved for searching items primarily, and it will serve the same purpose on every page of Etsy.

We will then remove the search dropdown menu entirely, and allow buyers to filter their results on the search results page. And rather than a separate area for searching for sellers, shops will be incorporated into item search results.

The long-term goal is to make search on Etsy simple, powerful and easy to use.

Etsy is a living, breathing entity and a vibrant community. We want to make these improvements with you and keep you informed as Etsy continues to grow and evolve. Feel free to get in touch with any of us with any questions or concerns, and join the discussion underway in this Forum thread.

 

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269 comments

  • Ayca

    Ayca said 7 years ago

    Thanks for info!

  • QuiltFinger

    QuiltFinger said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the update! I like the overall goal of eliminating the drop down. Can't wait to see all the new good changes roll out.

  • sewlola

    sewlola said 7 years ago

    I am excited about the new changes!

  • silkstory

    silkstory said 7 years ago

    Great news! Thank you!

  • KBShimmer

    KBShimmer said 7 years ago

    Thank you!

  • Thequeenofre

    Thequeenofre said 7 years ago

    Thank you!

  • Thequeenofre

    Thequeenofre said 7 years ago

    Thank you

  • Gwendolynsdesign

    Gwendolynsdesign said 7 years ago

    WOw great stuff - and happy to hear about the search improvments! ~*~ LOVE the Moroccan Acorn ring! ~*~

  • Floreal

    Floreal said 7 years ago

    awesome... simplifying search is gonna be so helpful.. thanks for all the hard work guys..:) the lapicito necklace is so unique!

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio said 7 years ago

    Thank you!

  • letterhappy

    letterhappy said 7 years ago

    thank you SO much for letting us know what's coming next! keep up the good work! :)

  • abacusbeadcreations

    abacusbeadcreations said 7 years ago

    Glad to hear about all the changes and improvements! Thanks!

  • gypsywoman

    gypsywoman said 7 years ago

    Thanks bunches.....

  • forsythecompanystore

    forsythecompanystore said 7 years ago

    happy dance!

  • dgordon

    dgordon said 7 years ago

    thanks.. It is good to hear about changes before they happen :)

  • debs1967

    debs1967 said 7 years ago

    Thank you

  • Gypsymoondesigns

    Gypsymoondesigns said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the communication!

  • debs1967

    debs1967 said 7 years ago

    Thank you

  • pasin

    pasin said 7 years ago

    Thank you

  • milkmoneyshop

    milkmoneyshop said 7 years ago

    Sounds good! I'm excited to see how the change goes.

  • squeakydingo

    squeakydingo said 7 years ago

    these sound like great improvements, thanks so much

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 7 years ago

    thanks for the update!!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 7 years ago

    Thanks a bunch!

  • kadlubik

    kadlubik said 7 years ago

    great idea, this is definitely much needed improvement. thank you!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 7 years ago

    great updates!!!

  • LuttrellStudio

    LuttrellStudio said 7 years ago

    Fingers crossed! Thanks for the update!

  • jewelrybyjackie

    jewelrybyjackie said 7 years ago

    These changes sound great, and hopefully will alleviate confusion... Thanks!

  • craftscafe

    craftscafe said 7 years ago

    The only constant in life is change :-) Thank you for improving etsy!

  • HarrietsHaven

    HarrietsHaven said 7 years ago

    Sounds great! Thanks for making the needed change.

  • BeautifulPhotoProps

    BeautifulPhotoProps said 7 years ago

    Excited to see the changes!!

  • UniquelyFelt

    UniquelyFelt said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the update--sounds great!

  • beautifulbridget

    beautifulbridget said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the info Etsy :)

  • PetitPoulailler

    PetitPoulailler said 7 years ago

    thanks for the update

  • beautifulbridget

    beautifulbridget said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the info Etsy :)

  • thesistersstudio

    thesistersstudio said 7 years ago

    thank you for the update

  • lulubugjewelry

    lulubugjewelry said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the screen shot so we can see the change before it happens.

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 7 years ago

    Wonderful! thanks for keeping us updated!

  • CarryTheWord

    CarryTheWord said 7 years ago

    Thanks!

  • persuede

    persuede said 7 years ago

    fantastic...the search changes are the ones i'm most excited about! glad to learn about new things coming.

  • POSDesigns

    POSDesigns said 7 years ago

    I think this sounds wonderful!

  • FancysVintageStore

    FancysVintageStore said 7 years ago

    Boy I hope this works. Thanks much.

  • unkamengifts

    unkamengifts said 7 years ago

    Terrific! TY!

  • happyhound

    happyhound said 7 years ago

    Thank you for making this change!

  • AnnaBelleArts

    AnnaBelleArts said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the update Etsy!

  • dreamyvintage

    dreamyvintage said 7 years ago

    Good point, it will be very helpful for the new users. Thank you so much for the hard work. I still hope we can also access the current search (search within certain areas, one shop, conversations etc.), please also keep it even if it is somewhere hidden?? As a buyer/seller who knows how to use it, it is really convenient for me. I will be really sad to see it go. Thank you again.

  • tinahdee

    tinahdee said 7 years ago

    Interesting information. I am looking forward to seeing how this works.

  • BassWoodStitchery

    BassWoodStitchery said 7 years ago

    Thank You for the good changes! These changes will be a good thing.

  • CarolMai

    CarolMai said 7 years ago

    Thanks! Keep It Simple. I like that!

  • YouAreYou

    YouAreYou said 7 years ago

    Woohoo!

  • figurinesbyingrid

    figurinesbyingrid said 7 years ago

    Great improvement! Thank you!

  • Ravensmagiclantern

    Ravensmagiclantern said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much ! Keeping it simple and free of clutter/confusion is the best way :)

  • sacredsuds

    sacredsuds said 7 years ago

    Yay for filtering search results! And yay for incorporating shops into searches! I always find that cumbersome. Thanks Etsy!

  • uknowuneedanother

    uknowuneedanother said 7 years ago

    marked

  • genisepark

    genisepark said 7 years ago

    I love simple. Thanks for making this a great place for everyone.

  • LastChantsStudio

    LastChantsStudio said 7 years ago

    Excellant reporting job Admin! I expect your update will quiet some of the forum frustrations as people see this today. Good luck with all the tweaking, tinkering and timing!

  • HELENSHASSACK

    HELENSHASSACK said 7 years ago

    etsy is probably the most outreaching company i have ever worked with. great job as always in keeping the community up to date!

  • AnniesWearableArt

    AnniesWearableArt said 7 years ago

    YYAAAAYYYY!! Thank you! it's great to know our concerns are being heard and acted upon.

  • lisaroy

    lisaroy said 7 years ago

    Thanks - looking forward to a simpler way of searching! : )

  • Anjouli

    Anjouli said 7 years ago

    I love the idea of one powerful search tool. This is more inline with other shopping sites and should help. Thanks for your efforts in making these changes and communicating to us.

  • NaturalAmber

    NaturalAmber said 7 years ago

    Thank you for hte update!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 7 years ago

    i think this will b a great change...thanks...

  • WishByFelicity

    WishByFelicity said 7 years ago

    Excited about the new search bar! Thanks for keeping us up to date! :)

  • foxtailcreek

    foxtailcreek said 7 years ago

    This will be a definite improvement, thank you!

  • ChristianHayliee

    ChristianHayliee said 7 years ago

    thanks. hopefully this works out

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 7 years ago

    I appreciate the update on changes. I'm hoping it will make searching around here a lot more concise. Thanks Etsy!

  • archaicdesign

    archaicdesign said 7 years ago

    thanks.

  • trendyknitting

    trendyknitting said 7 years ago

    Thanks a lot for the info :)

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much! I second Dreamyvintage's point re: keeping the search within a shop, etc. Keep it intuitive. Will Etsy return the old logo: 'the place to buy and sell Handmade' or something similar? Currently, a first time visitor may be confused about Etsy's id and what's sold here. It's too generic now.

  • CraftsbyCayleigh

    CraftsbyCayleigh said 7 years ago

    This will be SO much easier for people that are new to etsy. Thank you!

  • 2TrickPony

    2TrickPony said 7 years ago

    thanks for the update!

  • beadinbythesea

    beadinbythesea said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the update!

  • patspottery

    patspottery said 7 years ago

    Sounds good to me!

  • happywhosits

    happywhosits said 7 years ago

    Some of this sounds great, like the drop down & having a button that says Search instead of the magnifying glass that is there now. Some not so great, like mixing in the seller search with items. If I know I want to search for a seller, then all I want returned is sellers. There are some sellers I may never find again if their shop name is also a term used in many listings. I know I can put the shop name in the url, but I don't remember the exact name or exact spelling. I don't know where our shop will show, for example. Eileen...

  • econica

    econica said 7 years ago

    thank you! I actually like the one that's on now, it's neat and clean-looking, but I guess majority rules..:)

  • CricketCreekDesigns

    CricketCreekDesigns said 7 years ago

    Thank you!

  • StichesInTime

    StichesInTime said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the heads up. Its great to know what to expect before it happens.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Thanks for making things easier for searching!

  • cindylouwho2

    cindylouwho2 said 7 years ago

    a lot of people will be happy!

  • TessaKim

    TessaKim said 7 years ago

    Thanks! That should help

  • ABoxForMyTreasure

    ABoxForMyTreasure said 7 years ago

    This sounds good - particularly helpful to those who are brand new to Etsy.

  • Ebruk

    Ebruk said 7 years ago

    Great news, thank you.

  • TheBrassHussy

    TheBrassHussy said 7 years ago

    Looking forward to a less complicated search. One thing I would like to see is when I'm in someones shop looking at an item of theirs, I would love for the search to be just in that shop. I am often on an item I like and decide to search for it in another color and find I am out looking at all of etsy again.

  • BobbiThisnThat

    BobbiThisnThat said 7 years ago

    I'd be a lot happier if the default were all, but I guess we supply and vintage sellers will continue to be second class Etsians........

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the info.

  • silvermooncrafts

    silvermooncrafts said 7 years ago

    Yay!! Thank you!

  • HighRidgeRockNbeads

    HighRidgeRockNbeads said 7 years ago

    Just love great updates! Thx:)

  • PravinaStudio

    PravinaStudio said 7 years ago

    that does seem more straightforward. i'm sure shoppers will appreciate it!

  • foxpots

    foxpots said 7 years ago

    I'm in favor of simplification. I hope the eventual inclusion of sellers in the same search as products doesn't cause product searches to contain irrelevant items because the seller name happened to match the search criteria. I would not want to have to figure out how to further refine a search to remove those unwanted results.

  • nomadcraftsetc

    nomadcraftsetc said 7 years ago

    sweet! Thanks for the heads up.

  • megscreations

    megscreations said 7 years ago

    thanks for the update.

  • NatureVisions

    NatureVisions said 7 years ago

    Thanks for letting us know in advance, and for hearing all of the forum voices:-) Also thanks for your hard work!

  • IvieRidge

    IvieRidge said 7 years ago

    Thanks for keeping us informed. The updates to the search bar will be a welcome change. I know how it works now but I catch myself all the time not changing the drop down bar when I trying to find a particular seller or supply. I know it must be confusing to first time etsy visitors.

  • Sammis2shoes

    Sammis2shoes said 7 years ago

    Change is coming America!

  • 2VirgosDesigns

    2VirgosDesigns said 7 years ago

    thanks for the heads up and screen shot

  • ReclaimedObjects

    ReclaimedObjects said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the update! cant wait to try it all out!!

  • twiddletoes

    twiddletoes said 7 years ago

    I didn't have an issue with the current bar, but I think the updates definitely make it much more intuitive and much more user friendly. Thanks for keeping us updated!

  • KnitzAndFeltz

    KnitzAndFeltz said 7 years ago

    Thank You for the update!

  • azulado

    azulado said 7 years ago

    Thank you!

  • idlehandsdesigns

    idlehandsdesigns said 7 years ago

    That is great news! Thanks for the helping hand...

  • madamtartarsauce

    madamtartarsauce said 7 years ago

    oh, rad! i was rather hoping for something like that--so much more more intuitive. nice job. :)

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 7 years ago

    As Always---thank you ETSY for supporting us by ever improving this site!!!

  • ShopAtGeris

    ShopAtGeris said 7 years ago

    Thank you! Excellent news.

  • seaglassvintage

    seaglassvintage said 7 years ago

    I love Etsy, you guys rock!

  • stockannette

    stockannette said 7 years ago

    Great news - you all are doing a wonderful job and I appreciate you!

  • tomokotaharatoy

    tomokotaharatoy said 7 years ago

    thanks!

  • RedBracelet

    RedBracelet said 7 years ago

    Good to know that ETSY is thinking all the time about the community of sellers and buyers ~~@

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 7 years ago

    This is great! Thank you for continuing to improve Etsy for us & for our buyers - and for keeping us aware of all the great updates!!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 7 years ago

    You guys are amazing! Thanks for all your hard work to improve Etsy for us all & for being community minded enough to keep us informed.

  • peacesofindigo

    peacesofindigo said 7 years ago

    That DOES sound simple! Thank you for doing this and keeping us updated on what's changing~ :)

  • lterrill9

    lterrill9 said 7 years ago

    Fantastic news, thanks for the update!

  • jayval

    jayval said 7 years ago

    Sounds great! Awesome!

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 7 years ago

    I'm really a fan of this. I have so many people search for BambuEarth and they can't seem to find me because they don't know about the "seller" option in the drop down. I'm loving the new changes!

  • BellaLunaCrafts

    BellaLunaCrafts said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the update!

  • threelittlepearls

    threelittlepearls said 7 years ago

    Etsy is getting dangerously close to perfection.

  • MyGemstoneDesigns

    MyGemstoneDesigns said 7 years ago

    Thank you !!

  • ConcordSoap

    ConcordSoap said 7 years ago

    I forget to switch to 'seller' when I am trying to find a shop, too. I can see how it would be frustrating for shoppers new to Etsy.

  • PaperAffection

    PaperAffection said 7 years ago

    thank you guys for all your hard work!

  • AshleyPahl

    AshleyPahl said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for the update, it is appreciated. I think I like the new search bar.

  • heartworksbylori

    heartworksbylori said 7 years ago

    Looking forward to a positive change!

  • VeronicaRStudio

    VeronicaRStudio said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for the changes. I just looked at the new search box and it looks great, a lot better than before, and I'm sure new people to etsy will have a lot less trouble with it! keep up the good work!

  • BizzieBeeButtons

    BizzieBeeButtons said 7 years ago

    Hoping it will be better.

  • mysticwynd

    mysticwynd said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the update! This definitely appears to be a positive move forward!

  • graphidesign

    graphidesign said 7 years ago

    Wonderful, hope to see great changes based off this!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the update

  • jenscloset

    jenscloset said 7 years ago

    Sounds good!

  • MyCuteBoutique

    MyCuteBoutique said 7 years ago

    Etsy is always improving and looking for ways to help us sellers as well as our buyers. Thank you, thank you.

  • TheMusesCall

    TheMusesCall said 7 years ago

    I LOVE the new search bar and the flexibility of it. It took me a few minutes to figure what it all does but it's great now that I know how to maneuver around. Thanks for making Etsy life a little easier!

  • hawaiibeads

    hawaiibeads said 7 years ago

    Great! Now if you can just fix the Your Etsy button so that I don't go to Blog I will be happy!

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 7 years ago

    thanks!

  • VintageStarrBeads

    VintageStarrBeads said 7 years ago

    if only there was a way to search in SOLD ITEMS!!!

  • StacyBayless

    StacyBayless said 7 years ago

    This is one change I love to see. Thank you Etsy for listening to us and responding with positive change!

  • lindakirstencole

    lindakirstencole said 7 years ago

    "Everything handmade" is a great header, but how about including the "Fine Arts" in a header too.......There are so many fine works of art on etsy but not many people know that....Thanks for listening.......Linda

  • jenniebgoode

    jenniebgoode said 7 years ago

    How exciting! I love good change.

  • moosomething

    moosomething said 7 years ago

    THANK YOU!!! :) I hate when I search for a seller in the wrong search box...so hopefully that will get resolved?!

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the 411.

  • Mod3rnArt

    Mod3rnArt said 7 years ago

    Great news! Thanks for the improvements and keep up the good work! :)

  • Simag

    Simag said 7 years ago

    THANK YOU!!! I am excited about the new changes!

  • AlishasCreations

    AlishasCreations said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the update!

  • ZenBrush

    ZenBrush said 7 years ago

    Just tried it and it works like a charm.

  • HeatherLairDesigns

    HeatherLairDesigns said 7 years ago

    Thank You for this improvement! As a new seller at Etsy I would continually get caught up in the wrong box on a search.

  • CherylHowes

    CherylHowes said 7 years ago

    Thanks for looking out for us.

  • FavreBijoux

    FavreBijoux said 7 years ago

    Yeah! Thanks for the updates and emails.

  • LeftandRightCreate

    LeftandRightCreate said 7 years ago

    The improved search bar is great! I think it will make things a lot smoother.

  • offthehookphotoprops

    offthehookphotoprops said 7 years ago

    Excellent - thank you!!! Always improving - Etsy is a class act!

  • TheSewingBag

    TheSewingBag said 7 years ago

    Thank you Etsy - Sounds Great!

  • countryhomedesigns

    countryhomedesigns said 7 years ago

    Looking forward to the changes. Thanks

  • trinityrocks

    trinityrocks said 7 years ago

    Great News!

  • MarKhed

    MarKhed said 7 years ago

    I've already notices some great changes in search! Thanks!

  • AlyTheRed

    AlyTheRed said 7 years ago

    I appreciate this. I feel like our local spokes person for Etsy, here in Eugene Oregon, and more times than not, when I'm talking about the site, I EXPLAIN the drop down bar. It has been confusing for newbies and shoppers. Yey!!!

  • peaceableempire

    peaceableempire said 7 years ago

    Looks great so far. Will we be notified if have to change our banner sizes?

  • lifeofcolors

    lifeofcolors said 7 years ago

    Thanks!

  • OddgirlCreates

    OddgirlCreates said 7 years ago

    thanks for keeping us informed :)

  • TheJulReeBox

    TheJulReeBox said 7 years ago

    Yea! thank you!

  • anakim

    anakim said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the update!

  • TheJulReeBox

    TheJulReeBox said 7 years ago

    Yea! Thank you!!

  • DyNaModuo

    DyNaModuo said 7 years ago

    Interesting...

  • RichardandMelissa

    RichardandMelissa said 7 years ago

    Great work! Thanks!

  • VitalTemptation

    VitalTemptation said 7 years ago

    Thank you!

  • WeeBindery

    WeeBindery said 7 years ago

    Thank you! Grazie! Merci!....

  • treasurefield

    treasurefield said 7 years ago

    Sounds good. Are we EVER going to be able to search our Favorites? Thanks!

  • 2Hens

    2Hens said 7 years ago

    thanks for the info

  • 2Hens

    2Hens said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the info

  • posiesforlulu

    posiesforlulu said 7 years ago

    Great! BUT as a VINTAGE seller, It would be nice if the search button was NOT always set on "HANDMADE". I think this is confusing for new members! :) Thank you for all your great changes and help!!! ~Raina

  • LoveErica

    LoveErica said 7 years ago

    This is awful exciting news! Thank you for the update (:

  • NinaMarieDesigns

    NinaMarieDesigns said 7 years ago

    Looking forward to the changes (and getting to know how to get around Etsy since I'm new) :) Thanks!

  • HauteAprons

    HauteAprons said 7 years ago

    Appreciate the heads up!!!

  • josoriginals

    josoriginals said 7 years ago

    Thanks, anything that helps buyers find us is great!

  • CarolynKillingsworth

    CarolynKillingsworth said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the info.

  • aaa777

    aaa777 said 7 years ago

    Thanks very much!!! And when the Spanish Blog International Edition????

  • tricia16

    tricia16 said 7 years ago

    Doesn't anyone else think this is the biggest "DUH!" in the world - "The long term goal is to make search on Etsy simple, powerful and easy to use." Just pointing out some irony, folks. Seems etsy has plenty of sellers, but could use some more buyers. Maybe a better way to search will assist those potential buyers.

  • DesignsbyLeahBest

    DesignsbyLeahBest said 7 years ago

    Much better I like it now the customer can tell if they are in my shop or not. Good Job

  • mariantonieta

    mariantonieta said 7 years ago

    Thanks!!!!! It seems very interesting

  • MidwestFinds

    MidwestFinds said 7 years ago

    and hey, what a great picture!! Thanks Etsy. :)

  • mariantonieta

    mariantonieta said 7 years ago

    Thank!!! Good Job !!

  • mybabygiggles

    mybabygiggles said 7 years ago

    Thank you!!! If I would change anything, that's it! :)

  • BlacknickSculpture

    BlacknickSculpture said 7 years ago

    I look forward to seeing the new search feature. Thanks!

  • ClayLickCreekPottery

    ClayLickCreekPottery said 7 years ago

    Good-- Simpler is better for buyers--Wish for the best.

  • WhimsyHouse

    WhimsyHouse said 7 years ago

    Many many heartfelt thanks for the changes... and for including my ring in this article :)

  • LoveRachael

    LoveRachael said 7 years ago

    Thank you for keeping us updated! Simple is better.

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the info! Wishing they could make a "Baby" section and... wishing I could change my "Categories" when I'd like too, instead of them being written in stone!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    Appreciate the update~Keep it simple stupid is always wise, way to continue to be leader of the pack.

  • AudreyGardenLady

    AudreyGardenLady said 7 years ago

    Thank you for all you do to make Etsy the great place that is!

  • SwingStationStudio

    SwingStationStudio said 7 years ago

    I really like the idea of incorporating searching for Sellers with items! Great idea! Looking forward to all the updates and changes!! Anything that helps the customer helps the seller!

  • sesiber

    sesiber said 7 years ago

    Thanks for news.

  • DoodlebugAccessories

    DoodlebugAccessories said 7 years ago

    This is fantastic! Now if the Feedback was much easier to find as I have had several customers send me a convo on how to do it.

  • CindyEllison

    CindyEllison said 7 years ago

    A big thank you for doing such a great job! Apprecicate the update, too.

  • surfandsand

    surfandsand said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for listening to us and our customers!

  • saturdayfinds

    saturdayfinds said 7 years ago

    Very good, I think this will really help new users.

  • JewelleryDesignByM

    JewelleryDesignByM said 7 years ago

    Hey, this sounds great. It constantly astounds me how Etsy is changing, all the really positive things that are happening, and how easy it will be once these new changes are up and running. I can't wait to see what is next!

  • ahdQuiltsAndSuch

    ahdQuiltsAndSuch said 7 years ago

    Etsy, thanks so much for all the great changes!!!

  • PensOfDistinction

    PensOfDistinction said 7 years ago

    Recently joined and find Etsy the place to be...thanks for continuous improvements, that's how one becomes the best.

  • miliaart

    miliaart said 7 years ago

    Thanks, guys, sounds goooooooooood ! I was looking for my art items or my favorites for hours.... Now,we got a 'GREAT' news !

  • VisCrafts

    VisCrafts said 7 years ago

    Sounds good. . . Thanks so much for being there for us. . . Have a Happy Day!

  • EmmieBean

    EmmieBean said 7 years ago

    super smart idea to simplify the search bar! i like how prominent the new one is on the home page.

  • polkadotrabbitdotcom

    polkadotrabbitdotcom said 7 years ago

    Will you be making it possible at some stage to search for specific items locally?

  • foxpots

    foxpots said 7 years ago

    Suggest you check the appearance of the search bar - mine says "Forum tit"

  • OhFaro

    OhFaro said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for the notice Sean and the gang! We appreciate the Heads-Up!

  • RoughMagicHolidays

    RoughMagicHolidays said 7 years ago

    So glad you're incorporating shops into the item search results. Many thanks!

  • alittleVintageShop

    alittleVintageShop said 7 years ago

    Two thumbs up on the new search ♥

  • theglasschick

    theglasschick said 7 years ago

    The only complaint I have ever heard about Etsy from potential customers was the way the search works. They're going to love this. Thanks!

  • Royalpaca

    Royalpaca said 7 years ago

    I figured the search out, but have to admit,I'm on etsy everyday! And it took me a little while... At first I was like hey ... where's my shop!!! ;)

  • starrydeborah

    starrydeborah said 7 years ago

    yeahhhh, just like a good marriage, communication is the key!

  • janellehaskin

    janellehaskin said 7 years ago

    Yes! Thank you! :)

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 7 years ago

    Salute to positive changes

  • GoodGriefGlass

    GoodGriefGlass said 7 years ago

    Appreciate the changes!

  • MyeDeRatch

    MyeDeRatch said 7 years ago

    Thank you!

  • littlechloesmom

    littlechloesmom said 7 years ago

    Something else to consider would be to eliminate the need for the seller's name to be all one word. First time users don't know that they have to enter in a sellers name this way and it make it hard for them to get to where they want to go.

  • Toodiestreasures

    Toodiestreasures said 7 years ago

    Great news!

  • anne4bags

    anne4bags said 7 years ago

    This seems to be such a good move. I really appreciate how you have been making the tool bars easier to use. Thanks and keep up the good work!

  • tansycreek

    tansycreek said 7 years ago

    Great ideas! Good to know!

  • CatherinetteRings

    CatherinetteRings said 7 years ago

    Thank you !

  • mybedlinen

    mybedlinen said 7 years ago

    Good to know !

  • simpledream2

    simpledream2 said 7 years ago

    Wonderful, Wonderful. Simple is GREAT!! I've found the current search somewhat confusing and was disappointed to see that it doesn't keep a history of what I've view/searched for in the past. The previous way to search was great because I would type in a letter and a drop-down would show me all the recent shops and searches. I've since lost ALL the shops I would frequently view and searches for items for my family so I find I spend less time and less money shopping on Etsy. I feel others may have lost my shop also :(. Hope this new search brings back the history. Thanks, Lisa

  • uncljohn

    uncljohn said 7 years ago

    We will then remove the search dropdown menu entirely, and allow buyers to filter their results on the search results page. And rather than a separate area for searching for sellers, shops will be incorporated into item search results. ========================== I know people are working hard to create something useful and good, but what is a search results page? Or am I just dense. I do appreciate the heads up!

  • WildAppleDesign

    WildAppleDesign said 7 years ago

    Super terrific awesome!! Lots of my visitors have wondered about trying to search for my shop name with spaces between the words Wild_Apple_Design, found nothing and left Etsy. Can't wait to see what the new and improved features will offer and hopefully make this issue more streamlined. Keep up the good work everyone! =)

  • lizardsplay

    lizardsplay said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much!

  • smashgirl

    smashgirl said 7 years ago

    Sounds great!

  • Iovelycrochet

    Iovelycrochet said 7 years ago

    A big thank you for doing such a great job!

  • WickedDarling

    WickedDarling said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the info!

  • mariposavintage

    mariposavintage said 7 years ago

    Woop woop my mom has been frying my head saying she cant find my shop! She is not the most computer literate person bless.

  • tizzalicious

    tizzalicious said 7 years ago

    Sounds great!

  • BayMoonDesign

    BayMoonDesign said 7 years ago

    I am looking forward to the changes. Thanks for the hard work.

  • sunshynesilverwear

    sunshynesilverwear said 7 years ago

    Great news, thank you!

  • PillowSewCute

    PillowSewCute said 7 years ago

    Most of it sounds pretty good, but If customers are having a hard time finding shops now, won't it be harder to find us if we're mixed in with all items? Thanks for listening :-)

  • ForeverInStyle

    ForeverInStyle said 7 years ago

    Wonderful! Thanks for the update and hope this indeed helps to simplify searches!

  • logospilgrim

    logospilgrim said 7 years ago

    Thank you for all that you do :-)

  • TheVintageZone

    TheVintageZone said 7 years ago

    Thanks a *million* for the search improvements...the first thing so many people say to me when I tell them I sell on Etsy is..."Nice site but I can't find things on there" Ya know, if they can't find what they want or a seller they are looking for they wouldn't buy...which is what *WE* are looking for! :)

  • Morado

    Morado said 7 years ago

    i actually liked the new search bar...i thought it was very sleak and cool. But this one works too :o) Thanks!

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 7 years ago

    Thanks for all the improvements-they were needed as I have had people ask me how they can easily find me on Etsy-now they will be able to do that! Have you ever considered instead of a dropdown just listing them right out in the open in full view and visibility? Sometimes viewers need things in plan view I think!

  • pickleberries

    pickleberries said 7 years ago

    Thank you!

  • DigitalCupcake

    DigitalCupcake said 7 years ago

    Yay! Thanks etsy!

  • AnfreeArt

    AnfreeArt said 7 years ago

    Simplicity is the keyword in most life areas, and it works best! Thank you for your ambition to improve your site and by that halping all parties involved!

  • AnthroPoMorphCo

    AnthroPoMorphCo said 7 years ago

    thank you for this fabulous improvement!

  • MyVintageAddiction

    MyVintageAddiction said 7 years ago

    thanks

  • jessedirk

    jessedirk said 7 years ago

    The request link is missing on the top. Are you putting it back? Noticed no new requests today.

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch said 7 years ago

    great idea's

  • FableBay

    FableBay said 7 years ago

    I was glad to see the search bar updated to be less confusing. Although many of Etsy's sellers and users are quite computer savvy, we do not want to make the search process difficult for those who are less experienced. Thanks for identifying this and correcting it!

  • holdentees

    holdentees said 7 years ago

    Yep, that's impossible to miss! I love it!! Thank you.

  • ArtworkzByCheri

    ArtworkzByCheri said 7 years ago

    I have been impressed with the Etsy site since my niece first told me about it and now being a seller even more so! Keep up the good work and know that we do appreciate it! May God bless! Cheri

  • ORTworks

    ORTworks said 7 years ago

    Yes! I have had several people tell me they found the search confusing.

  • BHBKidstyle

    BHBKidstyle said 7 years ago

    Thank you! I think it will make a difference!

  • marykerran

    marykerran said 7 years ago

    Thanks. I was getting a little confused. Best to all of you.

  • j4kcarter

    j4kcarter said 7 years ago

    Now if we could only get our customer service emails answered, Etsy would be perfect.

  • KisforCalligraphy

    KisforCalligraphy said 7 years ago

    Is the "search this shop" now searching our tags too? If yes......yipppee yie yay! This is so flippin' awesome! And if this is not new, then you can just call me crazy! :) But I think this is a substantial improvement. Thank you! And I can't wait for the day when we can "search this shop" from a shop's individual product page! It is a bummer to get redirected to the main Etsy search. But each improvement is gold so thank you!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 7 years ago

    wow, this will be much better. I was having problems with the search bar myself and i've been selling on here for over a year.

  • DELiciousDesignz

    DELiciousDesignz said 7 years ago

    Thanks

  • flutesandfabric

    flutesandfabric said 7 years ago

    This will be a great improvement! Thanks!

  • carleeglass

    carleeglass said 7 years ago

    Love all the new stuff coming. Thanks for keeping me informed.

  • OrientalCultureHmong

    OrientalCultureHmong said 7 years ago

    Such sweet items. Thanks for giving the new idea!

  • OrientalCultureHmong

    OrientalCultureHmong said 7 years ago

    Thank you! I think it will make a difference!

  • OrientalCultureHmong

    OrientalCultureHmong said 7 years ago

    Thank you! I think it will make a difference!

  • JeansVintageCloset

    JeansVintageCloset said 7 years ago

    Love Vintage clocks So much, Did notice the change for the search bar while listing some of my items, Appreciate Etsy Teams working for best goals for the Etsy community

  • FAVE123

    FAVE123 said 7 years ago

    Thank You.

  • mariadiana

    mariadiana said 7 years ago

    I thought the search bar was pretty easy to navigate already. I looking forward to an even better shopping experience.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 7 years ago

    I think being able to search for a specific item locally is a very good idea. Thank you and do keep us posted

  • RebekahJewellery

    RebekahJewellery said 7 years ago

    Woohoo!

  • WimseyJewelry

    WimseyJewelry said 7 years ago

    Surprise me!

  • deepfried

    deepfried said 7 years ago

    Agree with mariadia but look forward to it!

  • metroretrovintage

    metroretrovintage said 7 years ago

    Thank you for this update. I think that we are all very exciting about and looking forward to the changes.

  • Whimsywares

    Whimsywares said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much! We have amazing admins. Beautiful items btw!

  • PinkGlassPalace

    PinkGlassPalace said 7 years ago

    As an etsy newbie, I appreciate all the help I can get!

  • afox11111

    afox11111 said 7 years ago

    Thanks, it is great very impressed with how you are always updating.

  • earthnskystudio

    earthnskystudio said 7 years ago

    Thank you etsy! You are a great umbrella to be under in the cyber-world of selling.

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine said 7 years ago

    Changes sound good, I hope "handmade" won't be the default setting any more, "all items" would be better.

  • bluegrassbead

    bluegrassbead said 7 years ago

    I did notice the change in the search bar a while back and I also found it very confusing! I have sent people to etsy and told them to search for me in "sellers" and they could never find the dropdown! I think it's great it will be updated!

  • Clutterbags

    Clutterbags said 7 years ago

    Thank you!

  • elemegibere

    elemegibere said 7 years ago

    Thanks You!

  • BagsPlusMore

    BagsPlusMore said 7 years ago

    Great - thanks

  • HillTribeCulture

    HillTribeCulture said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for this! I am inspired by corazondegalleta.(^-^)

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