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Two-Month Roadmap: March and April

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I am happy to present our first two-month roadmap. Our goal is to give everyone better insight into what we’re building. We’ll release four more roadmaps in 2010: May 1, July 1, September 1, and November 1.

In lieu of fine print at the end, here are some caveats up front.

  • We’re sharing things we are confident we can complete inside the next two months. We won’t include precise dates for specific features in the roadmap.
  • There are things we’re working on that aren’t on the list. This can be for two reasons: to retain an element of surprise, or because a project is large and long, and while we’re working on it full time right now, it won’t be ready until later.
  • Many times we’ll show a preview of a feature before it launches, to get your feedback and input. We’re building the framework to make this happen (A/B testing and a place to see works in progress).
  • This document is not meant to provide the details about a new feature. Such details will be presented via dedicated blog and Forum posts. So, please view this as a table of contents.

Okay, on to the matter at hand.

Design

Starting today, we’re taking the first steps towards widening the site and cleaning up the design. This project will touch every single page on Etsy.

The very first step is to make a header that works at both 760px (the current width) and 980px (the wider site we’re moving towards). This is the header that we just released, which you can read more about and discuss in this Forum thread. There aren’t any 980px wide pages yet — these are on their way.

Our general goal when first widening a page is to tweak the design, while keeping the functionality largely the same. Why? Well, there’s a lot more to widening a page than meets the eye. For example, we’re properly templating the pages and getting them ready to work in multiple languages.

Improving how things work will come quickly on the heels of making everything wider. Feel free to discuss the changes to the Etsy header in this Forum thread.

Checkout

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, we’re going to require payment for an item before marking it as sold on Etsy. To do this, we’re migrating to a new payments platform at PayPal called Express Checkout (EC). 

The biggest change is that a buyer will go to PayPal and authorize the payment, then come back to Etsy in order to actually complete the transaction. For more info, see this flowchart on PayPal’s info page.

If you shop on other sites with PayPal, you’re probably used to this, because it’s how most other sites do it.

Our ideal Checkout is to have a single payment cover all purchases, even those from multiple sellers. This is on the horizon, as PayPal readies their split payments feature for Express Checkout.

Marketplace Integrity

We’re going to improve how flagging works, and allow for the flagging of shops. This is part of our overall mission to better handle shops in violation of our terms of service.

Behind the scenes, we’re working on a handful of monitoring tools that will help us identify everything from 419 scammers to resellers to sock puppet accounts.

Support

We’re in the process of doubling the size of our Support team, from 10 to 20 people. We are getting the first five folks situated and will be hiring another five shortly. Our goal is to have enough people such that all emails can be answered within two hours.

We’ll also begin to offer real-time support: first via online chat, and then on the phone. Phone support will likely be just beyond the next two months, in June. You’ll be hearing much more about this shortly.

Treasury

We’re rebuilding the Treasury outside of Flash, which means everyone will be able to have their own Treasury list. This feature will first launch in a beta called Treasury East. After we get feedback on this, we’ll work towards replacing the main Treasury.

We hope to reuse the backend infrastructure for the Treasury to provide a number of improvements anywhere there’s a list of items: your Favorites, purchases, sales, etc. All of these lists should be sortable (for example, within folders) and searchable. The timing of these improvements depends on our progress with the Lists’ infrastructure, which begins with the Treasury.

Personalization

We have heaps of data about what people like on Etsy. We’re analyzing this to help buyers discover other things they might like. Our first effort on this front will be a Suggestions tab, added to the Favorites section of Your Etsy.

Once this functionality is coupled with Lists we can start to move away from Admin-curated home pages, as well as surface items and Lists we think you’ll like on a personalized home page.

Cookies

A cookie is a small token we place on your browser that remembers who you are on Etsy. Previously, every time you closed your browser, you’d have to sign back in again the next time you visited Etsy. 

We recently improved this, allowing people to stay signed in for a single day. We’re taking this one step further, so that you’ll be able to stay signed in for a longer period of time. Important (and more secure) site features — like viewing billing information or changing your password — will require re-authentication.

One nice long-term benefit of this is a personalized home page. You’ll notice that on other sites like Amazon, they remember who you are for the sake of suggesting items. When you go to check out, they ask you to sign in again.

Search

We’re speeding up search: both the time it takes to return results, and the time it takes to index the items. (An item needs to be indexed before it will show up in search results.)

We’ll be posting our observations on the Relevancy Thursday tests we performed last month and talking with everyone about possible next steps. We’re going to proceed a bit cautiously here, since it has such a strong impact on the buying experience.

API

We’re adding OAuth to our API. This is a big step forward for us, and it’s the premise for hundreds of huge improvements to Etsy. Why? Because it empowers outside developers to build more powerful apps — apps that can write data to Etsy.

Initially, we will support an Add to Favorites method, available for interested beta testers. This means you’ll be able to heart an item from inside an external app, without having to visit Etsy. (This will be similar to how this works on Flickr: you’ll have to give such an app explicit permission to access your Favorites before it can do anything.)

This initial method will be followed by many others: Add to Cart, View Purchases, View Sales, and so forth. (These will likely be added in the next roadmap cycle.)

What’s Missing?

We’re devoting a lot of resources to improving the seller experience on Etsy. These projects are all labor intensive, and fall beyond the two-month window of this particular roadmap.

Likewise for currency conversion, language translation, and other localization efforts aimed at making Etsy a truly international marketplace.

We’ll be talking more about these things soon, we promise. I know that many people reading this are primarily interested in tools for selling, and we’ve got a lot of room for improvement here.

What’s Next?

We’ll post updates during the next couple months, to keep everyone abreast of our progress. Please keep in mind this is our first public roadmap, and as such, this roadmap itself will be improved upon. For one, we want to show who is working on what, inside of Etsy. If you have ideas for how we can make it better, we’re all ears.

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  • SteppingStones

    SteppingStones says:

    Thanks guys!!

    5 years ago

  • dbabcock

    dbabcock says:

    Thank you! I really, really appreciate being kept in the loop.

    5 years ago

  • knitrgal

    knitrgal says:

    Wow!! There's lots to look forward to :O)

    5 years ago

  • CarryTheWord

    CarryTheWord says:

    Wonderful! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • substancedesigns

    substancedesigns says:

    I love it -- as I'm working, the pages are changing. Great new streamlined look! Thank you!! Can't wait for the new treasuries!

    5 years ago

  • zuppaartista

    zuppaartista says:

    yay! thanks so much! :D

    5 years ago

  • sweetcarolinadesign

    sweetcarolinadesign says:

    Awesome. Great to have the new info!

    5 years ago

  • WildMotherArts

    WildMotherArts says:

    Wow... and yeah! Sounds good!

    5 years ago

  • malam

    malam says:

    nice, thank you!

    5 years ago

  • SimplyInvitingCards

    SimplyInvitingCards says:

    I am giddy with excitement over the upcoming changes - thank you SOOOOOO Much!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • ItzFitz

    ItzFitz says:

    looking forward to seeing the new developments & improvements..!

    5 years ago

  • Jenifersfamilyjewels

    Jenifersfamilyjewels says:

    Hooray!!!! Thank you for the update and for all of your hard work!! I'm so excited to see the changes!!

    5 years ago

  • judemcconkey

    judemcconkey says:

    Yep... saw the changes as I was listing items... I like the look so far. Excited about the upcoming payment change.

    5 years ago

  • tpursell

    tpursell says:

    Good to hear from you. Looking forward to the improvements.

    5 years ago

  • stitchntyme

    stitchntyme says:

    Thank you for posting Rob, it all sounds wonderful. Looking forward to the changes! :)

    5 years ago

  • ljlhdesigns

    ljlhdesigns says:

    Totally looking forward to the journey!!!

    5 years ago

  • judemcconkey

    judemcconkey says:

    oh, just went to the front page and the top looks SO much cleaner and more professional.. excellent :)

    5 years ago

  • sleepyking

    sleepyking says:

    woohoo! exciting news! :)

    5 years ago

  • filofashion

    filofashion says:

    I'm wonder to see new develop..

    5 years ago

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom says:

    thanks, looking forward for new changes

    5 years ago

  • WhenGuineaPigsFly

    WhenGuineaPigsFly says:

    This is going to be wonderful! I know people are going to go nuts in the forums and push back to changes but nothing is going to be 100% seamless and change is good, people! I say bring it on!! :)

    5 years ago

  • FeralGlass

    FeralGlass says:

    Thanks. I like the idea of knowing what is in the design pipeline without having you commit to specific roll-out dates. Welcome back.

    5 years ago

  • uknowuneedanother

    uknowuneedanother says:

    It's nice to see that the pace IS picking up! Communication IS improving. :) And only being a week behind the previously mentioned time frame for the first Road Map is phenominal, when you consider the scope of these endeavors! :) So, when do "we" try to knock Ebay out of the water?

    5 years ago

  • LustreBeads

    LustreBeads says:

    Glad to see the upcoming changes, I look forward to seeing them implemented! :)

    5 years ago

  • Ebruk

    Ebruk says:

    Thanks Rokali .

    5 years ago

  • desertnana

    desertnana says:

    wonderful!

    5 years ago

  • blackeyedsusan

    blackeyedsusan says:

    Yay! Thanks for all of your hard work! I am excited to see what comes next!

    5 years ago

  • BeachGlassGems

    BeachGlassGems says:

    SOunds Great!

    5 years ago

  • bythewayside

    bythewayside says:

    Thanks for the update!

    5 years ago

  • gasometri

    gasometri says:

    that'a amazing! The top menu changed right now! :)

    5 years ago

  • elSage

    elSage says:

    Can't wait to see it all happenin' Nice job!

    5 years ago

  • seamsclassic

    seamsclassic says:

    Wow, lot's of changes. I like the new payment idea.

    5 years ago

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye says:

    Sounds like lots of exciting new options are coming! Thanks for the update!

    5 years ago

  • QuercusSilver

    QuercusSilver says:

    Interesting and exciting developments - thanks for the clear and simple explanations.

    5 years ago

  • EnchantedlyYours

    EnchantedlyYours says:

    Love being kept up to date. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • ojami

    ojami says:

    Wow - it sounds wonderful! I can't wait to see it all! Its also ALOT of change - so if things don't go as fast as you want, just do your best and make sure that what's done is done right. ;)

    5 years ago

  • mythunderstood

    mythunderstood says:

    good stuff, thanks!

    5 years ago

  • dmsupply

    dmsupply says:

    Sweetness! I am totally excited about all the great changes. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • ModernMeetsWhimsy

    ModernMeetsWhimsy says:

    thanks for the roadmap!

    5 years ago

  • verityunmondoaparte

    verityunmondoaparte says:

    wow, i just see the new design!!! it's so cute and clear!! I'm very very happy for this and i hope to see other changements as soon as possible, yeahhhh ^_^

    5 years ago

  • flightfancy

    flightfancy says:

    Fantastic! These are wonderful developments in the works! Thanks for the update.

    5 years ago

  • purplelemondesigns

    purplelemondesigns says:

    Thanks so much for taking steps in the right direction. Good job!

    5 years ago

  • BaronessBijoutery

    BaronessBijoutery says:

    Fantastic..Really love all these new things you have come up with..Love the new payment idea, it works great on other sites I have been on. Thanks for all your hardwork on behalf of all the sellers and buyer here on Etsy...You guys do ROCK....

    5 years ago

  • Pirillinca

    Pirillinca says:

    Yeah, thanks for letting us know what is going to happen! Can't wait to see all this new stuff! : )

    5 years ago

  • GeneralWhimsy2

    GeneralWhimsy2 says:

    super!!!! thanks for everything!!!

    5 years ago

  • kissavintagedesign

    kissavintagedesign says:

    Good to know. I am excited to hear this!

    5 years ago

  • auntjanecan

    auntjanecan says:

    Super! I love the communication and the new ideas. Treasury front pages sounds great.

    5 years ago

  • SunnyDayVintage

    SunnyDayVintage says:

    Rob, I was wondering where you were... thanks for the news and for keeping us informed!

    5 years ago

  • AryalAmesJewelry

    AryalAmesJewelry says:

    Holy Moly!!! looking forward to it all..... thanks!

    5 years ago

  • foxpots

    foxpots says:

    I am glad you are sharing this info with us! The improvements to support sound great. Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • birchbeerboutique

    birchbeerboutique says:

    AHmazing changes going on! I'm already excited about the new look and can't wait to see more. Thanks for taking such good care of us.

    5 years ago

  • BetaBoutique

    BetaBoutique says:

    thats fantastic, i am so happy and excited! The most happy I am about that item will be marked as sold only after buyer have paid for it! it is such a great thing! I love you etsy! that is so nice that you listen to our suggestions, complaints and problems and that you are improving, developing and thinking about everyone!

    5 years ago

  • vivatregina

    vivatregina says:

    Thanks for communicating with us. I really like the ideas and I think we're heading in a very positive direction. :)

    5 years ago

  • msbelle

    msbelle says:

    Thanks for the update guys! Can't wait to have faster convos in the future too!

    5 years ago

  • esdesigns

    esdesigns says:

    i love the direction things are going in. thanks!!

    5 years ago

  • OddgirlCreates

    OddgirlCreates says:

    thanks so much for the update :) im really excited about where Etsy is heading!

    5 years ago

  • sleepymoondesign

    sleepymoondesign says:

    Yay can't wait for the list organizing stuff! :)

    5 years ago

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations says:

    I'm so excited!!!

    5 years ago

  • MerCurios

    MerCurios says:

    Thanks for the info. looking forward to the journey. ; )

    5 years ago

  • lilcoop1

    lilcoop1 says:

    That's awesome!! I love the idea about the personal home page. Thanks

    5 years ago

  • NorthernGirlJewelry

    NorthernGirlJewelry says:

    This is great! Thanks for keeping us informed.

    5 years ago

  • birdie1

    birdie1 says:

    Here we gooo - Weee!

    5 years ago

  • StichesInTime

    StichesInTime says:

    Wow, I'm excited about all the new changes coming! When I refreshed my page the header went all funny and I thought there was something wrong with my computer. I followed the threads here and find all this new stuff about to happen. Awesome, can't wait!

    5 years ago

  • EGVintage

    EGVintage says:

    Thanks for your hard work. Looking foward to the improvements!

    5 years ago

  • ButterflyBayDesign

    ButterflyBayDesign says:

    I'm glad to see that you have a roadmap and are moving forward in a planned manner, but 'surprises'? No. Have the decency to roll out changes during planned maintenance windows instead of surprising your buyers and sellers. When suddenly things like the header quit working because you've rolled out a change in an unannounced, unplanned window, it causes issues for buyers and sellers both. This is a part of the planning and rollout process that Etsy seems to continually fail to grasp.

    5 years ago

  • SuperflyLullabies

    SuperflyLullabies says:

    Thanks for the info... so far so good! xx

    5 years ago

  • hartleystudio

    hartleystudio says:

    Ummm, this is great but my forum wrangler isn't working and I"m wondering about other etsyhacks....just me???

    5 years ago

  • 3DCranes

    3DCranes says:

    Thanks for the info! One thing, though, about what was said about the checkout changes: Does this mean that PayPal will be the only payment method we can use now?

    5 years ago

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage says:

    Looking forward to all the new changes!

    5 years ago

  • warmnfuzzies

    warmnfuzzies says:

    Yippee!!!

    5 years ago

  • jayval

    jayval says:

    Its great, but honestly your new search bar will not be user friendly at all to anyone new to etsy.

    5 years ago

  • BellaPuzzles

    BellaPuzzles says:

    I look forward to the changes you're making, especially to the Treasuries. Today's change was seamless...a good omen.

    5 years ago

  • KOALACaddie

    KOALACaddie says:

    HOLY KOALA!!!! I am so impressed with Etsy's administrative and technical support. Bravo and thanks from one of the "joeys."

    5 years ago

  • TheVintageCabin

    TheVintageCabin says:

    awesome! especially excited about the new treasury system. :)

    5 years ago

  • TheWhimsicalMuse

    TheWhimsicalMuse says:

    Thanks so much for the update! I'm looking forward to these upcoming changes (esp. the changes to checkout!).

    5 years ago

  • mysticwynd

    mysticwynd says:

    Sounds like some really positive improvements! Thanks for all of the hard work in response to some very important issues!

    5 years ago

  • tinahdee

    tinahdee says:

    Interesting info!

    5 years ago

  • sweettidings

    sweettidings says:

    So exciting!

    5 years ago

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose says:

    It looks very clean and nice...the header. Did you change the color of blue on the front page? Under categories it seems more difficult to read, maybe more difficult for older eyes? The bolded blue here is much easier.

    5 years ago

  • jewelzodonnell

    jewelzodonnell says:

    Thank you for the updates! Sounds like there is some exciting times ahead for all of us :)

    5 years ago

  • BellaLunaCrafts

    BellaLunaCrafts says:

    Thanks for the update and all the hard work. I appreciate it!

    5 years ago

  • ElisabethSpace

    ElisabethSpace says:

    Good things are on the horizon and that gets me excited to do more with Etsy again! The fact that an item will only be considered "sold" once the buyer has actually paid for the item is much appreciated. I'm curious how the Treasury will work, if anyone and everyone can make them. Will each buyer and seller have that as part of their profile? Iiiinteresting....

    5 years ago

  • thelightningbolts

    thelightningbolts says:

    this all sounds mighty exiting!

    5 years ago

  • MTcoffinzUnderground

    MTcoffinzUnderground says:

    I love the new look so far and all the new stuff is exiting!

    5 years ago

  • quirkybags

    quirkybags says:

    I appreciate this article, but if you check the forum thread, you'll see you've introduced some interesting bugs and from the looks of it, negatively impacted usability, as well.

    5 years ago

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm says:

    Like your road map clever~ lots for da brain to absorb in one reading~ thanks for keeping us all in the loop and on the right road, not lost in the woods. :)

    5 years ago

  • ShadowCutter

    ShadowCutter says:

    yay good stuff, I especially like the checkout changes what about the shop name thing? I still haven't seen where/how to change that, is it up yet?

    5 years ago

  • bethtastic

    bethtastic says:

    Holy Cow! Crazy town. :) Loving the checkout changes. SOOOO much easier, and hopefully no more canceled sales. Confused as to how treasuries will work, but we shall seee, eh?

    5 years ago

  • DonnasFancies

    DonnasFancies says:

    Like the new look. Thanks for the updates.

    5 years ago

  • karenmeyers
  • MetamorphDesigns

    MetamorphDesigns says:

    Yay this is sooo exciting I cannot wait :) and things are looking pretty good, yay for Etsy!

    5 years ago

  • karuski

    karuski says:

    Good news, you guys are such a hard working bunch! Now, as I'm reading this I just noticed the following on your new design: On the left side of this page you see 'top posts this week'. The very first letters are not showing in that particular column.

    5 years ago

  • Nomsa

    Nomsa says:

    Not that I didn't love etsy before, but all of these changes are getting me so excited! You guys are doing things I never even thought of!

    5 years ago

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou says:

    WOW! GREAT CHANGES!

    5 years ago

  • walkonthemoon

    walkonthemoon says:

    eep! so looking forward to many of these changes! thanks everyone for all of your hard work :) xo

    5 years ago

  • smashgirl

    smashgirl says:

    NICE!!! Looks so sleek, I like it!

    5 years ago

  • anakim

    anakim says:

    I like the checkout changes and the new neat look. Thanks for the update.

    5 years ago

  • HollyyS

    HollyyS says:

    Thanks Guys! Can't wait.

    5 years ago

  • craftscafe

    craftscafe says:

    I personally can't wait to be able to split my shop into three separate shops under one user name/one log in page. Realizing this is a goal for 2010 (if memory serves well) & not within this quarter - still it's exciting to be in th eknow about your current work. Thank you & best of luck!

    5 years ago

  • tomokotahara

    tomokotahara says:

    Thank you, it is great to see all new things.

    5 years ago

  • missindie

    missindie says:

    This is really incredible! I am so excited for all of the upcoming awesomeness for Etsy. And I looove the new look so far! :]

    5 years ago

  • MarKhed

    MarKhed says:

    wow sounds like you are guys are really working hard! nice!

    5 years ago

  • Minxshop

    Minxshop says:

    You guys are amazing. This list goes above and beyond anything I ever expected.

    5 years ago

  • juliesadorabowls

    juliesadorabowls says:

    Thanks for the great communication! Look forward to what's in store!

    5 years ago

  • beachyrustica

    beachyrustica says:

    Excellent, thanks for filling us in!

    5 years ago

  • thecraftpantry

    thecraftpantry says:

    So HAPPY!!! Thank you all for your hard work!!!

    5 years ago

  • cutiepiecompany

    cutiepiecompany says:

    wowee! THANKS so much!

    5 years ago

  • lindab142

    lindab142 says:

    Pretty exciting.

    5 years ago

  • 2VirgosDesigns

    2VirgosDesigns says:

    thanks so much for the roadmap, very exciting! Checkout changes welcome!

    5 years ago

  • JoyScebold

    JoyScebold says:

    Good to hear what's coming and what the benefits will be -- thanks!

    5 years ago

  • anniejacks

    anniejacks says:

    Thanks for keeping us in the loop, I'm excited to see the changes that are forthcoming!

    5 years ago

  • RockisSupplies

    RockisSupplies says:

    Looking forward to seeing how this all plays out and what all is in store for the future. Thanks Admin!

    5 years ago

  • iragrant

    iragrant says:

    fantastic!

    5 years ago

  • BragAboutIt

    BragAboutIt says:

    Sounds Exciting ... A lot to look forward to ... Thank You !!!! :)

    5 years ago

  • urbanfusions

    urbanfusions says:

    Very exciting!

    5 years ago

  • IngoDesign

    IngoDesign says:

    looks really clean. well done

    5 years ago

  • pancakeandlulu

    pancakeandlulu says:

    Thanks for the great info--so interesting to see what you are working on--sounds excellent--go etsy!!

    5 years ago

  • jmayoriginals

    jmayoriginals says:

    Thanks for the information.

    5 years ago

  • econica

    econica says:

    these are good changes! wonderful!

    5 years ago

  • madamtartarsauce

    madamtartarsauce says:

    incredible work. can't wait to see the results of all your efforts--thank you for being so conscientious, today and every day. :)

    5 years ago

  • feltonthefly

    feltonthefly says:

    Change is a good thing.

    5 years ago

  • OpulentOddities

    OpulentOddities says:

    Sounds like you thoughtfully picked out some things to work on and are going at it. Way to go guys!

    5 years ago

  • ladaworks

    ladaworks says:

    You are really working hard. Thank you.

    5 years ago

  • HeathensHearth

    HeathensHearth says:

    Oh that explains a lot!!! Thanks for the updates. But can I please pretty please request a slightly darker version? just a little? Some of us with vision problems are going to have our eyes bleeding straining to see the new colors. Other than that, I'm sure once the bugs are worked out it will be fabulous!

    5 years ago

  • perebags

    perebags says:

    This sounds pretty good so far! Thanks for info :)

    5 years ago

  • 1dream

    1dream says:

    It is really great to hear it..

    5 years ago

  • byemma

    byemma says:

    Sound good (*^ -^*)!

    5 years ago

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy says:

    Sounds like exciting times ahead. But I prefer a "heads up" notice to "surprises". I always think I'm going nuts or my computer is wonky when these design changes take place without any notice.

    5 years ago

  • inkadinkadoodle

    inkadinkadoodle says:

    Thank you for all the updates, sounds like good things to come!

    5 years ago

  • craftscafe

    craftscafe says:

    & I'm totally psyched that etsy will allow everyone to create their own treasury!

    5 years ago

  • kippyssomature

    kippyssomature says:

    Sounds great! Thanks for the clean update!

    5 years ago

  • kippyssomature

    kippyssomature says:

    Thanks for the clean and clear update!

    5 years ago

  • GeeZees

    GeeZees says:

    well done ... so excited about the check out change, loks great so far!

    5 years ago

  • heartworksbylori

    heartworksbylori says:

    I'm thrilled to know that Etsy continues to move forward to make the buying and selling experience fabulous here! We work so hard, and so do you! I love our community :)

    5 years ago

  • heronkate

    heronkate says:

    It all sounds great ! Thanks for all the hard work and new staff.

    5 years ago

  • magickalrealism

    magickalrealism says:

    I'm happy to see these steps taken. Just please - be QUICK to communicate and take responsibility when the inevitable bugs come up!

    5 years ago

  • Alighting

    Alighting says:

    I'm happy to see that Etsy keeps improving and excited to see the changes! (: Just a little regret though - I did prefer the cute little shop icon (that you click to navigate to your shop) to the grey 'shop' sign that has replaced it...

    5 years ago

  • Luncheonettevintage

    Luncheonettevintage says:

    hey this sounds great. you are listening -- and it shows! keep up the good work. very much looking forward to seeing how the improvements work!

    5 years ago

  • LoveJaneJewelry

    LoveJaneJewelry says:

    I'm all for change that works and only time will tell. The biggest missing link that I would love to hear you describe is an advertising campaign for Etsy. I can not tell you how many times I've told people that my jewelry is listed on Etsy and they say "what's Etsy?" I'm talking about young, artistic, aware people living in Los Angeles. It's pretty shocking. So I say "Show me the Ads and I'll show you the money!"

    5 years ago

  • bertiescloset

    bertiescloset says:

    great news. thank you

    5 years ago

  • CameraforKitty

    CameraforKitty says:

    it's nice to know what's happening, but it would have been SO much more helpful if you had, oh, i don't know, *said something before changing things*. changing things without telling your users is just bad business, i'm sorry. suprises are NOT how you want to do business, it's a bad practice, and confuses people.

    5 years ago

  • GreenHeathTreasures
  • That70sShoppe

    That70sShoppe says:

    Thanks for all the effort and keeping us informed.

    5 years ago

  • BranchandBirdie

    BranchandBirdie says:

    Very exciting!

    5 years ago

  • JeansVintageCloset

    JeansVintageCloset says:

    Congratulations on such dilligence Etsy Teams, such a wonderful, rewarding project to contemplate. Steady Welcomed Success has been a monumental part of the equasion for this art students shop, One remembers child hood vacations, the maps that were in the glove box, the fun family get togethers at road side souvenir shops, parks, reminiscing through photo albums. Look forward to more News and Articles, Love Vintage Map Gift Tags

    5 years ago

  • dayslonggone

    dayslonggone says:

    Great roadmap, Rob! Thanks for the update! It is going to be a great 2010!

    5 years ago

  • Antiquebasketlady

    Antiquebasketlady says:

    Thanks so much appreciate the hard work and changes

    5 years ago

  • RogueCollars

    RogueCollars says:

    So excited about the new payment options! Hoping this means no more sales without payment!! Yay!!

    5 years ago

  • ConcordSoap

    ConcordSoap says:

    We're ready......bring..it..on..Etsy!!

    5 years ago

  • LastChantsStudio

    LastChantsStudio says:

    Admin, I'm not psychic, but I could feel from all the snooping I did way back when, at your profiles, favorites & shops of those of you have them, that things were on the upswing. You've proved me right and each and everyone of you is a real individual to me. And congrats on the progress made! Thanks and smooth sailing to all ongoing team efforts with all of your to-do lists. (P.S. Take your vitamins)

    5 years ago

  • minouette

    minouette says:

    That's wonderful! Checkout and treasury improvements sound great. BTW, your "Top Posts This Week" sidebar is cutting off the first letter of each line - at least on my (Firefox) browser.

    5 years ago

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna says:

    so exciting! these changes sound great so far. thanks for the post and taking the time to really explain what's coming next too. stoked!

    5 years ago

  • noogal

    noogal says:

    Fantastic! Great to see the improvements that we suggested happening! Thanks

    5 years ago

  • RAGGEDedgeGear

    RAGGEDedgeGear says:

    Wow. Your awesomeness as a growing company never ceases to impress me.

    5 years ago

  • elanvitalanthology

    elanvitalanthology says:

    thank you SO very much! this all sounds fabulous. best, tara

    5 years ago

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel says:

    you've been busy little bee's... so stoked about all the upcoming improvements. thanks!

    5 years ago

  • Mindielee

    Mindielee says:

    So glad to see you're on the ball and moving quickly with these changes, thanks!

    5 years ago

  • redbirdroaddesign

    redbirdroaddesign says:

    I'm so excited for these changes! Thanks for the hard work!

    5 years ago

  • MySweetSpot2

    MySweetSpot2 says:

    Change is good, growing is good, improvements are good and you are GREAT!! Thanks for making it all possible!

    5 years ago

  • julieandco

    julieandco says:

    Fabulous! Can't wait to explore all the new design elements! Yay Etsy!!

    5 years ago

  • citydetails

    citydetails says:

    Thanks for the update. I love the changes for the checkout!! Yay!!

    5 years ago

  • twolefthands

    twolefthands says:

    Wow, it all sounds wonderful! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio says:

    WOW! I can't believe the changes already in place! great work Etsy and welcome to the new up and coming Admin!

    5 years ago

  • menzocollection

    menzocollection says:

    Everything about this is fantastic! Thanks so much to all of you!! : )

    5 years ago

  • decoratethediva

    decoratethediva says:

    I'm excited about the changes!!!

    5 years ago

  • iheartnorwegianwood

    iheartnorwegianwood says:

    I'm feeling the love guys...really, really feeling the love!

    5 years ago

  • HancoxHomestead

    HancoxHomestead says:

    Thanks for keeping in the loop, new improvements look great so far can't wait to see the rest! :)

    5 years ago

  • crochetgal

    crochetgal says:

    Thanks for the update. But PLEAAAASE ensure that appropriate testing is done before you roll out these features! I'm looking forward to the fixes but lets keep the site functional at the same time.

    5 years ago

  • Feille

    Feille says:

    No wonder it was so nice in Brooklyn today! I kid, I kid :) Thanks for the hard work and listening to us!

    5 years ago

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry says:

    Wow, can't wait to see the new design elements!!! Great work Etsy!!!!

    5 years ago

  • atomicblue

    atomicblue says:

    Yay on the improved not marking something sold unless it's truly paid for! Re: The new graphics launched today. Love the new cart logo, and the improved search bar. Though, honestly the Etsy logo is *very small*. I have a large monitor, and it reads the size of a postage stamp. Old graphics seemed fluffier, softer. New ones are harder, harsher. I can't put my finger on it.

    5 years ago

  • CrossExtreme

    CrossExtreme says:

    I thought things looked a little different! Keep up the good work, guys. Thanks so much for the site. :3

    5 years ago

  • CarriersCozyCottage

    CarriersCozyCottage says:

    Wow...this all sounds wonderful! I look forward to seeing the changes as they roll out. Thanks for keeping us informed.

    5 years ago

  • earlybirdcreations

    earlybirdcreations says:

    Sounds like some exciting changes ahead! I look forward to them, and thanks for keeping us in the loop! :)

    5 years ago

  • thecleverkitty

    thecleverkitty says:

    Thanks so much for the update, and for all of your hard work! I'm really looking forward to all of the new features. :)

    5 years ago

  • seaglassvintage

    seaglassvintage says:

    Wonderful!

    5 years ago

  • BotanicalBead

    BotanicalBead says:

    These changes all sound fabulous! Can't wait, thanks.

    5 years ago

  • Ebrown2503

    Ebrown2503 says:

    Thank you all for the work that will lead to an improved buying environment for our customers!

    5 years ago

  • lyptis

    lyptis says:

    Thanks for letting us know! It all sounds awesome, very helpful.

    5 years ago

  • monsterbugblankets

    monsterbugblankets says:

    wow! thanks!

    5 years ago

  • strandsoflight

    strandsoflight says:

    Thanks so much! I love watching the changes roll out. So far, so good!

    5 years ago

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie says:

    I am glad that improving checkout was top priority. All the changes sound great. Thank you.

    5 years ago

  • LastAmericanHippies

    LastAmericanHippies says:

    love the change about checkout, thay always seems to be a problem. it will also stop people from buying and changing their minds before they pay.

    5 years ago

  • LeftoverFishStikks

    LeftoverFishStikks says:

    WOW! You guys certainly have been BUSY! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • nikid

    nikid says:

    A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!! Looking good already! Keep up the great work! Thank You!

    5 years ago

  • scribblingclub

    scribblingclub says:

    Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • MRSBAUBLES

    MRSBAUBLES says:

    Wow! I don't know what else to say! Sounds like wonderful and exciting changes!

    5 years ago

  • marybeadz

    marybeadz says:

    this sounds great thank you

    5 years ago

  • Slowshirts

    Slowshirts says:

    This all sounds very exciting, but still no mention of a clearer place for CUSTOMERS to give SELLERS a message during checkout. The current "message to seller" is overlooked by customers and isn't serving it's purpose. Here is a link to a forum thread, with 8 pages of sellers hoping to have this problem resolved! PLEASE PLEASE READ! thanks etsy! http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6359790

    5 years ago

  • polkadile

    polkadile says:

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Great improvements! Good job! THANK YOU!

    5 years ago

  • TheApple

    TheApple says:

    Looks great so far! Keep up the good work!

    5 years ago

  • KayLynnStudio

    KayLynnStudio says:

    Thank you for some insight into the behind the scenes of what is making Etsy better and better each day! We appreciate all the coming improvements and extra features! Great job! ~Lynn

    5 years ago

  • ArletteMichelle

    ArletteMichelle says:

    Working hard on improvments...Sounds good to me..Thanks!!

    5 years ago

  • SimplyWired

    SimplyWired says:

    Exciting! Looking forward to the coming months.

    5 years ago

  • twoknit

    twoknit says:

    Thanks, sounds great !!!!

    5 years ago

  • brianarose

    brianarose says:

    ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • kimwestad

    kimwestad says:

    thank you! especially excited about the new checkout

    5 years ago

  • bedouin

    bedouin says:

    an evolution revolution ~ is in the air @ etsy YaY!

    5 years ago

  • iktomi

    iktomi says:

    I appreciate the update and look forward to the changes. Simplifying checkout will really help a lot.

    5 years ago

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka says:

    Cool!

    5 years ago

  • MarilyndaGallery

    MarilyndaGallery says:

    Wow, can't wait-I feel lucky we have such dedicated people behind us individual sellers-thanx!

    5 years ago

  • BeadsInTheBelfry

    BeadsInTheBelfry says:

    I like the sound of these things. Thank you for communicating with us.

    5 years ago

  • RoughMagicCreations

    RoughMagicCreations says:

    Yay! Yay and YAY! Many thanks for the roadmap!!!

    5 years ago

  • iheartcharlie

    iheartcharlie says:

    whoo hoo... thanks for the update Rob. Can't wait tho hear and see more as plans progress

    5 years ago

  • SweetHeartStudio

    SweetHeartStudio says:

    I am so excited about what's coming our way! Good work ETSY, and thanks for listening :o) ETSY is the BESTY!

    5 years ago

  • dragonsmoon

    dragonsmoon says:

    Looking forward to it all. Thanks.

    5 years ago

  • tapestry316

    tapestry316 says:

    Looks like lots of great things are in the works - thanks for the heads up!

    5 years ago

  • mksupplies

    mksupplies says:

    I am so excited about the future PayPal Express checkout! I don't know how many sales we have yet to cancel that have not been paid. Thank you!! I hope one day there will be better shipping options as well! Like the ability to add different shipping methods for the buyer to choose their preference upon check out...and coupon codes!

    5 years ago

  • NoDuplicates

    NoDuplicates says:

    Sounds like a great plan of action! Will be waiting with baited breath for all the changes. Thanks so much for the communication!

    5 years ago

  • rockfern

    rockfern says:

    This is so great - thank you for the update! I am excited about the new 'Treasury East' and the PayPal Express Checkout!

    5 years ago

  • 2BellesBeads

    2BellesBeads says:

    Fabulous!!

    5 years ago

  • kadlubik

    kadlubik says:

    spring is here! thanks for your hard work!

    5 years ago

  • fosterbk

    fosterbk says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I feel loved!

    5 years ago

  • StarletGlamBathBody

    StarletGlamBathBody says:

    Thanks for the update! I love the new payment process having to require payment before it's sold!

    5 years ago

  • oakstudiosofdesign

    oakstudiosofdesign says:

    Wow! Excited about the changes happening! Thanks, Etsy, for listening and implementing these changes!

    5 years ago

  • autumnray09

    autumnray09 says:

    Sounds wonderful and looking forward to it!

    5 years ago

  • CheekyVintageCloset

    CheekyVintageCloset says:

    Cheer, great work!

    5 years ago

  • AllAboutTheButtons

    AllAboutTheButtons says:

    Thanks for the exciting update.

    5 years ago

  • Salzanos

    Salzanos says:

    Yes, thank you ETSY! I don't comment too much, or do the forums too often. But I am very happy with all your hard work for us. I still find Etsy the place to be for my original art! Can't wait to see all the good changes ahead.

    5 years ago

  • ohbuckets

    ohbuckets says:

    wow - you folks are BUSY! as always, thank you for the HARD work!

    5 years ago

  • zamgoods

    zamgoods says:

    Sounds great. Thanks...

    5 years ago

  • SYHOcustoms

    SYHOcustoms says:

    You guys are awesome. While features useful to sellers are important, I think it would be more useful to focus on making it a very buyer friendly experience. Because none of us can succeed without the buyer. I do love that "custom" was changed to request.

    5 years ago

  • uncljohn

    uncljohn says:

    Thank you for the information

    5 years ago

  • bradleybeads

    bradleybeads says:

    Thank you for letting us know and for putting the payment process changes in the near future!

    5 years ago

  • corrnucopia

    corrnucopia says:

    Very Very excited to hear about all these great changes coming our way ~ Your hard work is very much appreciated!

    5 years ago

  • VintageSams

    VintageSams says:

    Ooooh, it all sounds great! Thanks for the info and all your hard work!

    5 years ago

  • SWANclothing
  • DogGoneKnitting

    DogGoneKnitting says:

    Wow! This is all so fantastic!

    5 years ago

  • moonlightbeadworks

    moonlightbeadworks says:

    Change is good!

    5 years ago

  • PUREnaturalMinerals

    PUREnaturalMinerals says:

    Thanks Etsy! Sounds like good things are to come! Change is good! :)

    5 years ago

  • CasePhile

    CasePhile says:

    Hooray! So excited about the flash-free treasury! I'll be able to surf on my iphone :)

    5 years ago

  • DiemDesignsJewelry

    DiemDesignsJewelry says:

    Looking forward to the changes!

    5 years ago

  • LoveOwlEyes

    LoveOwlEyes says:

    I'm so excited about these changes!

    5 years ago

  • lifeofcolors

    lifeofcolors says:

    Thanks for the updated info. Much appreciated. :-)

    5 years ago

  • VerreDesign

    VerreDesign says:

    You rock!!

    5 years ago

  • TwinDreamCreations

    TwinDreamCreations says:

    Awesome! Thank you for the updates - it's really appreciated. Things are looking good!

    5 years ago

  • PrairieMoonJewelry

    PrairieMoonJewelry says:

    I'm really excited to hear this. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • togs4tots

    togs4tots says:

    I love all the new ideas. Does this mean we will have random search or will it still be lates listed is always the first ones shown. I like the random idea best

    5 years ago

  • pixiebell

    pixiebell says:

    Fantastic! I am so looking forward to the upcoming changes!

    5 years ago

  • BlueKimonoStudio

    BlueKimonoStudio says:

    Thank you so much--for all your hard work behind the scenes, for your responsiveness, and for keeping us posted. Good work! We do appreciate you.

    5 years ago

  • maxandchichi

    maxandchichi says:

    YAY!!!!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • acrylicimpressions

    acrylicimpressions says:

    Looks great so far!

    5 years ago

  • LibertyImages

    LibertyImages says:

    Thank you for the update, it's good to hear what is being planned and worked on. Streamlined checkout, paying all at once, and sortable favourites will be marvellous. Thanks again!

    5 years ago

  • beadgoddess61

    beadgoddess61 says:

    I love all the changes that are coming - Thanks Etsy!!!

    5 years ago

  • allisajacobs

    allisajacobs says:

    wonderful news, thank you so much for sharing! i heart etsy. xo

    5 years ago

  • ThisCharmingCandy

    ThisCharmingCandy says:

    This sounds wonderful! I'm particularly excited/nervous about the possibilities around personalization. It could be a great way to make it easier to find things that I as a customer would like, but I worry about the Harry Potter problem if one particular shop gets too popular.

    5 years ago

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives says:

    Very exciting! Thank you for updating us.

    5 years ago

  • paperinstyle

    paperinstyle says:

    Great projects for next couple of months. Looking forward to see a longer term (2-5yr) strategy.

    5 years ago

  • BonTons

    BonTons says:

    thanks for the update, some great changes

    5 years ago

  • Vidals

    Vidals says:

    This is great! i love the idea so the Paypal express checkout because I had already like 3 customers that click checkout in Etsy and either end up not sure and emailing me or not paying at all :( I am glad not that this will be taken care of! :D

    5 years ago

  • GreenPost

    GreenPost says:

    Thank you! I am really looking forward to the changes- sounds great!

    5 years ago

  • FamaraDesigns

    FamaraDesigns says:

    Great. Thank you :)

    5 years ago

  • kristincoffin

    kristincoffin says:

    I'm beyond excited, on so many levels. Thank you for taking the time to write a brief message to all of us, and with such clarity. I look forward to seeing changes as they come...

    5 years ago

  • FloweryDeer

    FloweryDeer says:

    Exciting news! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • GrannyBJ

    GrannyBJ says:

    Love the way my pages look now. More up to date. Wondreful.

    5 years ago

  • modmomME

    modmomME says:

    I am excited about the changes! Thank you for the update.

    5 years ago

  • TheDogCookie

    TheDogCookie says:

    thanks :)

    5 years ago

  • FiberArtsy

    FiberArtsy says:

    Thank you so much. It's exciting to see the changes.

    5 years ago

  • seaofbees

    seaofbees says:

    looking forward to it, can't wait to see everything!

    5 years ago

  • annieWHERE

    annieWHERE says:

    Some great changes...looking forward to seeing it all take shape. Thank you for detailed update and all of your hard work :)

    5 years ago

  • Vanillaknitsandbits
  • LaJubilee

    LaJubilee says:

    Thanks! Onward and upward to exciting changes!

    5 years ago

  • theweddingcontessa

    theweddingcontessa says:

    It's awesome that you continue to try and improve Etsy! We are all a team and trying to succeed and you do so much to try and help everyone be successful!

    5 years ago

  • Laurasbox

    Laurasbox says:

    Thank you so much :)

    5 years ago

  • vintagehomerecycled

    vintagehomerecycled says:

    Thank you, I can't wait to see all of this in action. It sounds like it is going to be wonderful progress.

    5 years ago

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice says:

    you guys over there are busy busy! good luck over the next two months!

    5 years ago

  • HoneysuckleLane

    HoneysuckleLane says:

    Wow, so much going on behind the scenes! I already see a change at the top of the page ~ nice, clean look! I'm looking forward to seeing more improvements as you get them ready. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • BlondiesVintage

    BlondiesVintage says:

    Thanks for the update!

    5 years ago

  • galit

    galit says:

    Good to know, good luck with that!

    5 years ago

  • originalsbyannemarie

    originalsbyannemarie says:

    Thank you for letting us know what is ahead!

    5 years ago

  • tracyhibsman

    tracyhibsman says:

    Yay! Thanks for the roadmap! One request on search...please have the same team do SEO and internal site search. They can really tread on each other and having one team do both would provide a consistent search experience whether via Internet or etsy.

    5 years ago

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage says:

    wow that's a lot of change - I guess the only thing that concerns me is the checkout and I hope it'll be easier than the one we have while allowing customers to pay not only through paypal. I'll have to find some forum thread to ask about that.

    5 years ago

  • berrybluecreations

    berrybluecreations says:

    Woohoo!!! I'm very excited!

    5 years ago

  • crescentwench

    crescentwench says:

    thanks for the update. I'm glad you're working to improve the site, but I'm sorry to hear none of the improvements includes the use of coupon codes for sellers. We've been asking for years for it, any idea when it'll make the list?

    5 years ago

  • StephenEdwardGraphic

    StephenEdwardGraphic says:

    Interesting article. I'm excited about the changes. I'm looking forward to a better checkout for customers. I would also like to see Feedback that is searchable. Thanks for the great info.

    5 years ago

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie says:

    You've certainly got a lot on your plate. Expanding support staff I think is most important. When a buyer or a seller has a problem...it's so important to respond in a timely manner. All the best!

    5 years ago

  • allisonmooney

    allisonmooney says:

    Thank you for all of the info. It sounds like some really great changes are on the way. Very cool!

    5 years ago

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy says:

    I'm super stoked to hear about all the stuff up and coming....the Treasury, the payment/checkout......all awesome. Thank you. Heidi

    5 years ago

  • petitefish

    petitefish says:

    Thanks to everyone for the efforts - I trust you all know what you're doing since you built a truly amazing platform already!

    5 years ago

  • barbedlotus

    barbedlotus says:

    So excited for all the new changes, but please say favorites will be search-able soon. I think we all lose a lot of potential sales from heavy hearters not being able to find us again.

    5 years ago

  • Sacheen

    Sacheen says:

    Yay! A great list. Thank you.

    5 years ago

  • rainpeople

    rainpeople says:

    rainpeople appreciate the fine details...thank you etsy!!!

    5 years ago

  • bonfires

    bonfires says:

    so cool, Etsy is fantastic. Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • GracefullyGirly
  • silentgoddess

    silentgoddess says:

    I <3 Etsy and all the effort that is put into making it the best handmade venue! Thanks ya'll!!

    5 years ago

  • LoveJaneJewelry

    LoveJaneJewelry says:

    can you say battle ship grey? heavy beyond belief, man your battle stations.

    5 years ago

  • StelmaDesigns

    StelmaDesigns says:

    I'm so happy for the update; thanks a bunch!

    5 years ago

  • woodtoyz

    woodtoyz says:

    Great information, thank you for the update and great effort!

    5 years ago

  • ArtMind

    ArtMind says:

    I love it how Etsy keeps communication. That is fantastic! Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • evihan

    evihan says:

    wowww what a change...thanx for sharing...

    5 years ago

  • persimmonjewelry

    persimmonjewelry says:

    This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing and for making it so easy to understand. Yay Etsy!

    5 years ago

  • BlueTerracotta

    BlueTerracotta says:

    Thanks for keeping us updated! I love the idea of a personalized home page.

    5 years ago

  • oceloteyes

    oceloteyes says:

    Thank you!! This all sounds wonderful, and thank you so much for listening to us and keeping us in the loop with these posts! It's much appreciated :)

    5 years ago

  • Gewwybeans

    Gewwybeans says:

    Yayy!! :)

    5 years ago

  • fairyberry

    fairyberry says:

    I'm all excited! All those changes sound like a lot of fun. I agree, thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • raisinlike

    raisinlike says:

    What can I say but "go Etsy"!!!

    5 years ago

  • BeaG

    BeaG says:

    Seems that things at Etsy are finally moving. Great news! Thanks Rob! Glad you're back.

    5 years ago

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew says:

    Wow, lots of things going on! I am especially excited about Treasury East and can't wait to see it!

    5 years ago

  • RosemaryManufacture

    RosemaryManufacture says:

    Lots of good news. Thank you for informing! Good luck with those.

    5 years ago

  • ingermaaike

    ingermaaike says:

    Wayyyy many things going on which make me very happy. Now just a standard button option for non paypal payments (PayPal is very non US unfriendly) and I will be a very happy seller :-D

    5 years ago

  • redeemdesigns

    redeemdesigns says:

    These sound like great changes. Can't wait to see them, thanks for giving us a detailed plan upfront.

    5 years ago

  • TanyaMac

    TanyaMac says:

    good work everyone! I appreciate it! ;)

    5 years ago

  • catesemporium

    catesemporium says:

    Thank you for your hard work.

    5 years ago

  • lolaAlexander
  • trinketsncharms

    trinketsncharms says:

    Really nice to see what's coming in the future, thank you!

    5 years ago

  • lolaAlexander
  • TataniaRosa

    TataniaRosa says:

    Thanks for the info. Sounds great!

    5 years ago

  • hulagirlsoapco

    hulagirlsoapco says:

    destination unknown...I love maps.

    5 years ago

  • sesiber

    sesiber says:

    Thanks for informations.

    5 years ago

  • HandmadeHandsome

    HandmadeHandsome says:

    Thanks for keeping us informed.

    5 years ago

  • ffflowers

    ffflowers says:

    Thank you - it's so great to see things moving on!

    5 years ago

  • anemonecomms

    anemonecomms says:

    all sounds great, especially being able to use folders within lists ie: favourites. thanks team xoxo

    5 years ago

  • glamasaurus

    glamasaurus says:

    Yay for more powerful apps!

    5 years ago

  • lindabutterfly

    lindabutterfly says:

    Most appreciated. In some senses I feel I've been waiting for two years for these improvements. However, I do know lots of good "stuff" has happened on the way to these important changes.

    5 years ago

  • memoriesforlifesb

    memoriesforlifesb says:

    I have a quick comment on the plans for Checkout. As a seller I like that they will be paying right away. But as a buyer, some sellers offer a discount and will send you a revised invoice rather than a refund. Won't this cause problems with this process???

    5 years ago

  • StarAniseRecipes

    StarAniseRecipes says:

    I really like the changes planned, especially the language and currency conversions. thanks for keeping us up to date!

    5 years ago

  • lazydayz

    lazydayz says:

    Wonderful! Looking forward to all of the above!

    5 years ago

  • AMIdesigns

    AMIdesigns says:

    Wow! sounds fantastic. Looking forward to seeing these all implemented

    5 years ago

  • HazelFisherCreations

    HazelFisherCreations says:

    Thanks - it's great to know what's being planned for the next few months. I look forward to see all the changes happening! :)

    5 years ago

  • GraGra33

    GraGra33 says:

    Look forward to the changes :)

    5 years ago

  • KrissysWonders

    KrissysWonders says:

    Thank you! Much needed improvements seem to be on the way. Knowing that you all are working in the checkout process, and the communication response, time makes me so happy!

    5 years ago

  • bluewhitejewelrywear

    bluewhitejewelrywear says:

    Lovin' the changes! Thanks Etsy!

    5 years ago

  • HempWhatNot

    HempWhatNot says:

    Thanks a bunch a bunch a bunch!

    5 years ago

  • KnitStorm

    KnitStorm says:

    Sounds like you're making a lot of great improvements! I look forward to seeing them implemented in the near future!

    5 years ago

  • yifatiii

    yifatiii says:

    Wow! everything spund great. What’s Missing in my opinion? I wish I can *Duplicate one of my list* and than change & edit some small details. Sometimes it can be so much easier than create a new list from zero. It will be comfortable for sellers who have similar items with small changes (like color or size for example). Thanks ♥

    5 years ago

  • kalliART

    kalliART says:

    thank you SO MUCH for finally planning to require payment before marking an item sold - I've had far too many non-payers, resulting in disappointment and hassle to cancel sales and worst of all losing all the hearts on those items so you have to start from square one to promote it, all because of a flaky buyer or one who doesn't understand the process. These modifications should help a lot, thanks as always for listening to Etsy users and working hard to adapt the site as needed for the best shopping/selling experience possible.

    5 years ago

  • WingsDove

    WingsDove says:

    I love all the transparency and the changes that are in process and those that will take place soon. My personal favorite in these plans is the added support staff who will hopefully respond in a timely manner as promised in the above article. Awesome!

    5 years ago

  • memoriesforlifesb

    memoriesforlifesb says:

    I didn't see anything about getting to change our shop name. Is this still in the plans?

    5 years ago

  • luvncrafts

    luvncrafts says:

    Sounds good. Thank you for all your hard work!

    5 years ago

  • quirkybeauty

    quirkybeauty says:

    This sounds great! Looking forward to all the changes and thank you. I love Etsy!

    5 years ago

  • myeuropeantouch

    myeuropeantouch says:

    So exciting...fabulous...thans for all the work you do... ;o)

    5 years ago

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign says:

    WOW, so many changes, will hav to get oust to it, but I am really looking Forward to all this and thank you all very much for your Work!

    5 years ago

  • handjstarcreations

    handjstarcreations says:

    wow, you've been busy, and will keep being busy- interested to see how the treasury will work...

    5 years ago

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry says:

    Wow!!! Sounds like Etsy will become even greater than it already is! Really looking forward to the changes in the checkout process. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar says:

    Thanks for the update.

    5 years ago

  • posypower

    posypower says:

    Sounds like the changes to the payment method will really help. Thanks for the updates. I can't imagine a better place to sell than Etsy.

    5 years ago

  • ABoxForMyTreasure

    ABoxForMyTreasure says:

    I'm really excited about all of these changes and look forward to seeing them all rolling out - thanks for all the hard work everyone at Etsy HQ.

    5 years ago

  • QuiltFinger

    QuiltFinger says:

    WOW, sounds like a lot of stuff is happening. I can't wait. I'm excited but a little nervous!

    5 years ago

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago says:

    I always have room for a good map in my library, and these ones are great!

    5 years ago

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts says:

    Sounds great! Looking forward to the new improvements.

    5 years ago

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses says:

    I've been trying to stay abreast w/ changes to the Checkout process but so far haven't noticed any mention of how this will effect sellers who use alternative payment options, i.e.: Google Checkout, RE and/or other online payment processing services + mailed money order/cashier's checks, etc. Will sales orders be blocked? This is a real concern to a small but significant minority of sellers. How will alternative payment orders be processed in the Etsy checkout if not paid by Paypal? Need answers asap on this critical issue.

    5 years ago

  • cathystotes

    cathystotes says:

    Looking forward to these new improvements!

    5 years ago

  • ColoursandTextures

    ColoursandTextures says:

    You're adding Oauth to your API, I haven't a clue what this means.

    5 years ago

  • HandKnitHugs

    HandKnitHugs says:

    Thanks so much for making more great changing to this already amazing site. I LOVE ETSY!

    5 years ago

  • StrapsByLeslie

    StrapsByLeslie says:

    Looking forward to the new changes!!!

    5 years ago

  • PunkUpBettie

    PunkUpBettie says:

    Bookmarking so I can read later. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • ZenHen

    ZenHen says:

    I appreciate the communication and look forward to see where this road map takes us...

    5 years ago

  • Morado

    Morado says:

    SUper awesome! I love you guys so much...lol specially for the payment before being sold feature!!! YAHOOOOO

    5 years ago

  • nowonder

    nowonder says:

    Interesting! Thank you for th updat.Hopfully everything will work out for the best. I like the suggestion button- clever!

    5 years ago

  • IslaNewYork

    IslaNewYork says:

    When I saw the picture and read the title of this forum post, I thought the article was going to be about Etsy taking a road trip! Oops :) Great information! Thanks for being transparent and open about the changes!

    5 years ago

  • madison817

    madison817 says:

    can you work on the search feature - i'd really like to see a way to organize searches so that they are in order of stores that sell alot (and thus are reliable, lots of positive feedback) to smaller stores or search filter in order of distance (for shipping purposes). thank you!

    5 years ago

  • urbanknitfits

    urbanknitfits says:

    Dang you all have been busy! Thanks so much for keeping us in the know! May I repeat a suggestion? Being able to categorize our favorites!? into- home, vintage, knit goods... etc! thanks again!

    5 years ago

  • SonoraKaysCreations

    SonoraKaysCreations says:

    I noticed the new layout yesterday... I also noticed that I am no longer able to connect to facebook and share my favorited items there.... am I just missing the link to connect or is this no longer a feature offered?

    5 years ago

  • MomNMiaQuilts

    MomNMiaQuilts says:

    These all sound like great steps in the direction Etsy needs to go! Thank you for keeping us all updated and for your hard work behind the scenes!

    5 years ago

  • redsofa

    redsofa says:

    you guys rock! these are huge projects indeed, I am really impressed with how driven the etsy team is...and how creative! thank you for sharing it with us

    5 years ago

  • yarncoture

    yarncoture says:

    Yay! Finally the changes that we have been asking for including the CHECKOUT PROCESS!! WOOT!

    5 years ago

  • MonikaDesign

    MonikaDesign says:

    Thanks so much for new informations....I really like that!

    5 years ago

  • wickedlymodpendants

    wickedlymodpendants says:

    Thanks for the update. Nice to see the roadmap so we have an understanding of Etsy's future.

    5 years ago

  • wilsons

    wilsons says:

    Wonderful! I'm especially glad to hear about the changes in checkout - buyer frequently have trouble with this. And the addition of the lists sounds great, too. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit says:

    I ADORE THE LITTLE HEART CARDS I AM SO GLAD ETSY KEEPS UP WITH CHANGES TO MAKE THIS OUR SHOPPERS HAPPY

    5 years ago

  • MonEsperance

    MonEsperance says:

    Thanks Etsy! It is really good to know where you are going. I love the transparency :)

    5 years ago

  • futurowoman

    futurowoman says:

    I have expressed this in the Community Council, but I'd like to express it here as well. I hope that, when you change the checkout process, you make it so you will not have multiple people buying the same one-of-a-kind item. Let me give an example: If you've ever tried to buy an original piece from Emily Martin, or a OOAK piece from some of the major Blythe fashion sellers, you know that there are literally hundreds--sometimes thousands!--of people trying to buy the same piece at once. If you don't hold that item for the first person to get it into her/his cart during the checkout process, you will have multiple people buying the same OOAK item. This is a MAJOR problem for the seller, if it happens. PLEASE make it so that the item will not be sold to multiple people. I know that most of us who sell would love to have a war over our items with buyers. However, if it actually happens to you (as a seller or a buyer), you quickly learn that this is a headache! thanks!

    5 years ago

  • FancysVintageStore

    FancysVintageStore says:

    Thank you for the information. I guess I will have to wait and see how it all plays out before I get too overly excited. Heaven knows last nights color fiasco was a disaster. But, at least you listened and changed it back to something readable.

    5 years ago

  • AnnaStarJewelry

    AnnaStarJewelry says:

    a suggestions tab sounds great!

    5 years ago

  • riorita

    riorita says:

    Am waiting to find out how things may be improved (I've had no complaints anyway)!

    5 years ago

  • Gypsymoondesigns

    Gypsymoondesigns says:

    Way cool, thanks!

    5 years ago

  • UNAshop

    UNAshop says:

    WOW! so excited with all this new improvements! Hope everything works out OK :)

    5 years ago

  • postroadvintage

    postroadvintage says:

    Thanks so much for keeping us posted! I am glad that the most important things (buying and checkout process) are being prioritized for improvement. Thanks! Keep up the great work :)

    5 years ago

  • CLineCreations

    CLineCreations says:

    This is great, thank you for the update, Rob. I'm especially looking forward to the integration of PayPal express checkout. I personally have not had many issues with non-paying buyers, but this should improve the overall experience for buyers and sellers alike, by eliminating confusion. Also, I am very glad that the flagging process is being overhauled, as that will hopefully improve the integrity (and thus reputation) of Etsy as a whole, as well as cut down on inefficiencies. I'm definitely excited to see how all of this progresses. Good luck! Jess

    5 years ago

  • art2theextreme

    art2theextreme says:

    I am excited to see all the changes taking place. Change is good!

    5 years ago

  • qwynwyn

    qwynwyn says:

    How exciting! I can't wait to see the improvements!

    5 years ago

  • girlindustries

    girlindustries says:

    Exciting times! Thank you for all this hard work, and also for keeping us informed.

    5 years ago

  • ModernNeedlepoint

    ModernNeedlepoint says:

    Fantastic! I have been very satisfied here on Etsy and welcome any and all enhancements to the experience.

    5 years ago

  • babyjewlz

    babyjewlz says:

    This is a great article. I really appreciate all the information included in this article. Cannot wait for all the changes to take place.

    5 years ago

  • pinkyfingerfabrics

    pinkyfingerfabrics says:

    Thanks for letting us know and for all the work you guys do!!

    5 years ago

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle says:

    Sounds great!!!

    5 years ago

  • BonnieJones

    BonnieJones says:

    Looking forward to these changes, especially the checkout change!

    5 years ago

  • lilyja

    lilyja says:

    Thanks for the update!

    5 years ago

  • mfmapparel

    mfmapparel says:

    Woooo! Thanks for the detailed plan!

    5 years ago

  • thebeersoapcompany

    thebeersoapcompany says:

    The multiple shops under one login is not in there. I was hoping to see that one, but great to see the new changes. My site uses Paypal Express Checkout and I think it would be a great change to our current platform her eon Etsy. It will eliminate the non-paying shoppers.

    5 years ago

  • RainyPenguinVintage

    RainyPenguinVintage says:

    Rokali, Wow, thanks so much for the updates! I'm especially excited about the changes to the Treasury and the new Suggestions tab is going to be amazing. I've always felt that there are so many items on Etsy that buyers get lost and give up. I think this will really help. Thanks again! Jeanne RainyPenguinVintage

    5 years ago

  • CandyCaeks

    CandyCaeks says:

    Upates are so exciting! I'm especially excited for wider banner space.

    5 years ago

  • CuteJewels

    CuteJewels says:

    The checkout change sounds great! So happy we wont have any more non-payment issues. Good job!

    5 years ago

  • jessiemccann

    jessiemccann says:

    Thank you! Can not wait!

    5 years ago

  • wanderingmoon

    wanderingmoon says:

    Great stuff! Thanks so much for the update!

    5 years ago

  • MysticSilks

    MysticSilks says:

    Thank you for updating the community!--:)

    5 years ago

  • starryeyedbowtique

    starryeyedbowtique says:

    Can't wait for the new updates! Especially the new check out option, I think it's going to help so much.

    5 years ago

  • murdockdesign

    murdockdesign says:

    This is all wonderful news! It seems to me like you are intuiting our needs before we've even realized them! Thank you so much for your continued support!!

    5 years ago

  • JoshUrsoDesign

    JoshUrsoDesign says:

    Phew! Sounds good!

    5 years ago

  • kathiroussel

    kathiroussel says:

    WOW-- lots of positive changes-- etsy is a super site for this reason. many thanks for the updates and the ongoing work in advancing etsy toward future improvements!

    5 years ago

  • YellowViolet

    YellowViolet says:

    Wow you guys are going to be busy, busy, BUSY! Good luck and let me know if you need any testing. That's what I do in my day job!

    5 years ago

  • PaganGypsy

    PaganGypsy says:

    I like the ideas already. Great job guys!!!!

    5 years ago

  • munieca

    munieca says:

    OMG Rokali!! you just woke up a day and your brain exploded with all these ideas!!! I think you gonna make me crazy when I see all this running hehehe

    5 years ago

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat says:

    You guys are sooo hardworking... thank you! I DO miss the colourful little shop logo at the top of the page though, it was so much nicer than the grey "shop" sign.

    5 years ago

  • mariansmale

    mariansmale says:

    It sounds like you are going to be busy busy busy, but am so glad of the positive outlook! Keep up the good work.

    5 years ago

  • tuskandweave

    tuskandweave says:

    SO EXCITING and wonderful... strong work!

    5 years ago

  • CeliaSews

    CeliaSews says:

    That sounds brilliant - especially about the paypal transaction process - I have heard so many scare stories about buyers not paying! Good stuff : )

    5 years ago

  • gallery32

    gallery32 says:

    Love the new banner! The changes that are coming sound great! I like the progress so far :)

    5 years ago

  • earthnskystudio

    earthnskystudio says:

    Thank you for all your hard work in keeping the site relevant and focused ^_^

    5 years ago

  • acanthusjd

    acanthusjd says:

    I'm dazzled!! Going back to read through again, with a wee Laphraoig malt.

    5 years ago

  • Lambsears

    Lambsears says:

    Oh, when I think about all these wonderful improvements, I just love Etsy all the more. Thank you for making Etsy even better for the sellers and buyers! Now the hard part, getting all this done without a lot of problems! Change is hard sometimes, but necessary. Thank you for all the hard work.

    5 years ago

  • javagirls

    javagirls says:

    Nice. I'm looking forward to all of the improvements.

    5 years ago

  • emmarts

    emmarts says:

    Sounds promising!

    5 years ago

  • EchidnaDesigns

    EchidnaDesigns says:

    How fun! Thanks guys! Treasury East sounds great. Good luck with all the work and effort that comes with these improvments!

    5 years ago

  • UniquelyYouByKZ

    UniquelyYouByKZ says:

    good stuff!

    5 years ago

  • BargainBoutique

    BargainBoutique says:

    Thanks for the update - looking forward to all the changes!!

    5 years ago

  • jadewicks

    jadewicks says:

    Wow! A lot in the works and from what I've read - simple, but effective changes to keep the site up to date with current technology. I'm excited!

    5 years ago

  • sofisticata

    sofisticata says:

    Thank you for all your work and for keeping us informed :)

    5 years ago

  • emmjeyessvintage

    emmjeyessvintage says:

    Wonderful news! So glad to see many of the changes being implemented to improve the buying and selling experience!

    5 years ago

  • vintagegirldezigns

    vintagegirldezigns says:

    change and progress are good...nice job!

    5 years ago

  • JoannasPhotography

    JoannasPhotography says:

    All these changes look very promising! Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • stonz

    stonz says:

    Exciting changes afoot.... thanks for making Etsy better and better!

    5 years ago

  • riricreations

    riricreations says:

    Will be nice to eliminate the non-paying sales. Thanks for keeping us posted on all that you're doing. I still wish we had a way to list U.S. shipping prices by zones, as the shipping price always varies greatly from east coast to west coast, and we have to list one price. Keep up the good work!

    5 years ago

  • justicejewelry

    justicejewelry says:

    Wondering what will happen if buyers want to pay with a check, money order or e-check? How will their items be marked as sold, if their payment is in transit?

    5 years ago

  • ZenAndCoffee

    ZenAndCoffee says:

    I really like all the new changes, and they are exciting! I'm so glad that all of us get to be a part of this process! Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • ZenAndCoffee

    ZenAndCoffee says:

    As justicejewelty said above, I just read the new checkout outline, and I don't see a way for buyers to checkout without paypal. I know quite a few people who don't have a paypal, and don't want one. Will there be the option still? Without it, I am slightly worried about the impact it will have on sales. I might have just read it wrong, which is what I am hoping and if so, please disregard this comment :P

    5 years ago

  • CuriousSparrow

    CuriousSparrow says:

    Sound great and exciting! Thanks!!!

    5 years ago

  • MadameKoiteh

    MadameKoiteh says:

    Thanks for sharing this roadmap. It's very exciting. I think you are going to make a terrific impact on the buying and selling experience on Etsy! Good luck.

    5 years ago

  • WeddingFlowersAndHom

    WeddingFlowersAndHom says:

    Glad to see I'm not the only one trying to make improvements. Ya'll are really doing GREAT!

    5 years ago

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist says:

    great work going on here for us! thanks for keeping us in the loop :)

    5 years ago

  • nowonder

    nowonder says:

    What about changes in the Explore features? There should be more options to direct customers to shops or items. Treasury (takes a lot of time to upload) and shop local are good but shop by color doesn't work and Editors' Picks is repetative. What is replacing the Gift Gides?

    5 years ago

  • pearlsquiltedcrafts

    pearlsquiltedcrafts says:

    Keep up the great work, guys! I hope these changes will bring more sales!

    5 years ago

  • CandyTheArtist

    CandyTheArtist says:

    I'm for anything that works better!!!

    5 years ago

  • SundanceSupplies

    SundanceSupplies says:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the change you will be making to require a purchase to be paid for before it is "sold." That will make it soooo much nicer for me. I spend a lot of time in convo with people asking them, conjoling them, explaining to them, etc.....that they actually have to pay for my supplies before I will ship them. And...the multiple checkout for multiple sites together is AWESOME!!! thanks for all the great works, you guys rock!

    5 years ago

  • SundanceSupplies

    SundanceSupplies says:

    Thank you!!! These updates will make things so much better.

    5 years ago

  • teaforthoughts

    teaforthoughts says:

    It sounds great and I look forward to seeing all the changes! I am especially curious to see how the new Treasury/Favorite system will work. Can't wait to be able to categorise my favorites and make my own treasuries!! :) Good job, guys! And if you ever need a translator in Swedish, I would be happy to help! :)

    5 years ago

  • farandtwee

    farandtwee says:

    sound great. I had a number of people who were confused with the checking out process and didn't know how to pay? Not everyone is computer savvy. Hope it is easier for them...

    5 years ago

  • TheShutterbugEye

    TheShutterbugEye says:

    Sounds like some great changes! Thanks for all the hard work.

    5 years ago

  • Piggy

    Piggy says:

    I am so excited! This is great! I look forward to the Express checkout with Paypal. It will save me alot of pain. :)

    5 years ago

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy says:

    Very exciting to read about this!

    5 years ago

  • yayabun

    yayabun says:

    Thank you

    5 years ago

  • fantasybeader

    fantasybeader says:

    I'm mostly thrilled about the paid order before it says sold. I've had way to many non payment orders. :-)

    5 years ago

  • pulpandpaisley

    pulpandpaisley says:

    Hooray for Etsy admin!

    5 years ago

  • OhFaro

    OhFaro says:

    Looks like a lot of great chages are coming our way, thanks! It would be nice though, if we were to receive sufficient advance notice, with dates, of when to expect these changes. Maybe an itinerary to go with this road map? It would be good for us to know how/if the implementation of these changes will affect our daily business.

    5 years ago

  • 2TrickPony

    2TrickPony says:

    the new header looks great with my banner:) I like hearing about the changes, and improvements. Especially express checkout, and more support.

    5 years ago

  • laraandmedolls

    laraandmedolls says:

    I can not wait to stay signed in longer :) wo-hoo thank you to all for your efforts :)

    5 years ago

  • colbyjune

    colbyjune says:

    Sound like some great improvments. I can't wait to test them out! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • Melindamilkshake

    Melindamilkshake says:

    Exciting stuff! Relevancy Thursday has been great, by the way!

    5 years ago

  • louielouiebebe

    louielouiebebe says:

    Good news. I would also like to suggest displaying bigger pics for an item view. My work has a lot of details that are invisible in these small images. Not everyone has the patience to enlarge images and wait for them to load.. Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • iKnitQuiltSew

    iKnitQuiltSew says:

    Thanks for keeping us posted Admin!

    5 years ago

  • JiSTglass

    JiSTglass says:

    thank you for all keeping us informed of the updates!

    5 years ago

  • CowgirlSnaps

    CowgirlSnaps says:

    having information is so great! wonderful to know about the exciting improvements ahead. my other shop has been around since beta, and it's exciting to see the organization behind etsy grow and change. :-)

    5 years ago

  • gemandicollection

    gemandicollection says:

    Thank you for sharing our future it looks bright!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • lterrill9

    lterrill9 says:

    Thank you so much for sharing, so exciting to see all of the improvements!

    5 years ago

  • RachellesJewelryBox

    RachellesJewelryBox says:

    wow Thanks guys for letting us know what is happening behind the scene. I am so excited

    5 years ago

  • ZurDesigns

    ZurDesigns says:

    Thanks for all your hard work! :)

    5 years ago

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares says:

    wow, lots of stuff to look forward to. did you get rid of the handmade tag for sellers? now I only have the option of choosing supply and vintage when i'm listing something? a bit confusing, but i'm getting used to it.

    5 years ago

  • FabricFascination

    FabricFascination says:

    Love the Micro bus map, reminds me of my VW bus - red with curtains!

    5 years ago

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage says:

    Looking forward to it and thanks for all the work!

    5 years ago

  • TheSucculentGarden

    TheSucculentGarden says:

    sounds great, thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • ForeverInStyle

    ForeverInStyle says:

    I really like the little 'shop' icon on the upper right of your pages! Very easy now to get back to the main site!

    5 years ago

  • KayLynnStudio

    KayLynnStudio says:

    I love the whole concept of the Roadmap and that you are sharing it with us. It makes it a true team effort! Kudos to you! Thanks for the info! ~Lynn

    5 years ago

  • CloudLoveBaby

    CloudLoveBaby says:

    It all sounds great and very exciting. I like that we are finally getting the heads up about stuff and that it's not a big mystery

    5 years ago

  • PurePalette

    PurePalette says:

    I notice the change on Etsy prior reading this article. I'm glad to be part of Etsy and look forward to a big success on your Etsy site.

    5 years ago

  • 6catsart

    6catsart says:

    Sounds like you guys will be busy thanks for the update.

    5 years ago

  • JoshuaByOak

    JoshuaByOak says:

    Thanks for the heads up and insight to all the changes being made. Sounds great!

    5 years ago

  • 100PercentSoyMilk

    100PercentSoyMilk says:

    I can't wait =)

    5 years ago

  • LittleSnowflakes

    LittleSnowflakes says:

    So far so good. Thanks for keeping us in the loop!

    5 years ago

  • Gamut

    Gamut says:

    Good ideas-looking forward to the changes.

    5 years ago

  • angelstuff

    angelstuff says:

    Can you please test the changes you're proposing in a separate test environment before making them go live?

    5 years ago

  • dolcechic

    dolcechic says:

    I cannot wait for the changes! :)

    5 years ago

  • TheStubbyElephant

    TheStubbyElephant says:

    This is great! Thanks so much for keeping everyone updated. Its so great knowing how hard you guys work to keep this site usable for both buyers and sellers. Thanks again!

    5 years ago

  • anothertimeantiques

    anothertimeantiques says:

    Good ideas but I am deeply concerned you are upsetting the shopping flow and shop visibily. Since early March my shop hits have gradually decreased and continue downward. Sales have mysteriously halted. :(

    5 years ago

  • unemployeddesigner

    unemployeddesigner says:

    Loving the proposed changes - can't wait to see them all implemented and for you guys to keep 'em coming! Thanks guys!

    5 years ago

  • FavreBijoux

    FavreBijoux says:

    Thanks for the update. Improved Treasury, Personalization (like Pandora?), Apps for better shopping! Good start.

    5 years ago

  • gogobadger

    gogobadger says:

    Every day I discover a new feature, as a new seller, that's available to me on etsy to help my shop grow ... and it's impressive to know there are even more good things coming. Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • ElenaMary

    ElenaMary says:

    Please let us know when all our suggestions about changes to categories and sub-categories will be addressed??? Hope it will not be much longer now! Great news about the new and improved checkout!! No more incomplete/bogus sales..YEA!

    5 years ago

  • bonspielcreation

    bonspielcreation says:

    This all looks very good to me :D I love that the new (old) feeling of openness is back.

    5 years ago

  • bonspielcreation

    bonspielcreation says:

    This all looks good to me. I love that the sense of openness is back, too!

    5 years ago

  • somethingwicked

    somethingwicked says:

    Thank you, it is so nice to be kept in the loop on the next stage improvements. It really feels like we (the sellers) are making an impact on our future with you. Well done.:)

    5 years ago

  • stephanielevy

    stephanielevy says:

    I really like the new cleaner look! Good job :)

    5 years ago

  • UnkamenSupplies

    UnkamenSupplies says:

    TY! I appreciate everything that you are doing!

    5 years ago

  • naughteebits

    naughteebits says:

    ooooh *squeal* so excited about all the new changes to come! WOOT!

    5 years ago

  • titchables

    titchables says:

    Excited about the new checkout feature. Growing very tired of non-paying buyers. Looking forward to seeing all the improvements.

    5 years ago

  • theenchantedcupboard

    theenchantedcupboard says:

    Very Exciting!

    5 years ago

  • TheJoyofColor

    TheJoyofColor says:

    Thank especially waiting that the sold item will appear only after payment because i had some issues with people don't paying and i'm stucked with sole . Some times these items were in treasury so it was a double loss. Speaking of treasuries. I'm confused are you going to use members treasuries at all? today most of the day was Admin's FP can you give a direction? i love doing treausries but if you are not going to use them its a time spent for nothign. Thanks

    5 years ago

  • LANCERIKA

    LANCERIKA says:

    So glad to hear about all these positive changes, it sounds very promising!

    5 years ago

  • katsinthebelfry

    katsinthebelfry says:

    thank you for working so hard to improve etsy.

    5 years ago

  • bellacruz

    bellacruz says:

    Looking forward to some of these, although I reiterate the "No!" to surprises as that's just not good business. All the best!

    5 years ago

  • greatestfriend

    greatestfriend says:

    bravo all at etsy for your tremendous brain stormings and actions, sounds like we are all in for fun trip in a well oiled machine!

    5 years ago

  • sallyillustration

    sallyillustration says:

    sounds awesome- fantastic stuff!x

    5 years ago

  • englishmuffinshop

    englishmuffinshop says:

    it's great to hear how you are working to expand both the shopping and selling experiences here on Etsy. I'm excited to see what you guys have in store, it all sounds great! thanks for keeping us informed :)

    5 years ago

  • jaffajaf

    jaffajaf says:

    Sounds very exciting. I can't wait to watch all the changes coming up in the next 2 months. And am really excited to hear that currency conversion is on the books for the future as well :)

    5 years ago

  • VALLEYGIRLBEADS

    VALLEYGIRLBEADS says:

    Lots of changes coming... sounds exciting and positive for all shops, sellers and buyers!

    5 years ago

  • usnavyretiredvet

    usnavyretiredvet says:

    Thanks for being a "forward looking" company. You're doing a great job. I want in...Where can I buy stock in Etsy???

    5 years ago

  • SherryDoleArt

    SherryDoleArt says:

    Thanks so much for constantly working to make this such a great site for sellers and buyers!

    5 years ago

  • rule42

    rule42 says:

    Great! I'm so glad you are working to address the problems we have. I'd really like to see calculated shipping options in the future. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • JewelBoxTreasures

    JewelBoxTreasures says:

    Awe... I'm super stoked that Etsy will require payment for an item before marking it as sold~this is an answer to prayer!!! THANKS for LISTENING! Truely thankful! :) Lisa

    5 years ago

  • nicepackage

    nicepackage says:

    So fantastic! Thank you for the hard work going into making etsy an even better place to shop and sell!

    5 years ago

  • AudreyGardenLady

    AudreyGardenLady says:

    The best Etsy ever made, just got better! Thanks for taking such good care of us by constantly working to make Etsy and better, friendlier, easier, faster place for our customers and we sellers to use.

    5 years ago

  • JKistlerStudios

    JKistlerStudios says:

    Thanks for sharing what's going on. Sounds great! Especially requiring payment before the item is "sold".

    5 years ago

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar says:

    looking forward to all of these changes and improvements

    5 years ago

  • PunkyJane

    PunkyJane says:

    Looking forward to these great updates and seeing what's next!

    5 years ago

  • Gingeroni1

    Gingeroni1 says:

    Fantastic !

    5 years ago

  • moonula

    moonula says:

    So excited about all of these changes and very much looking forward to the checkout improvements. Thanks Etsy!

    5 years ago

  • adVintagous

    adVintagous says:

    I am so excited! Especially about the part about payment first, before an item is sold!

    5 years ago

  • dibabeads

    dibabeads says:

    Great! Look forward to the changes and improvements .. Always inspiring to read what Etsy is up to ..

    5 years ago

  • MelanieMiljan

    MelanieMiljan says:

    thanks for keeping us up to date. Can't wait to see the new design layout!

    5 years ago

  • RightAsRainCreations

    RightAsRainCreations says:

    This: "We hope to reuse the backend infrastructure for the Treasury to provide a number of improvements anywhere there’s a list of items: your Favorites, purchases, sales, etc. All of these lists should be sortable (for example, within folders) and searchable." made me very very happy! :D

    5 years ago

  • josoriginals

    josoriginals says:

    Looking forward to the new layout.

    5 years ago

  • MockaMooseMarket

    MockaMooseMarket says:

    Thank you for all the blood, sweat and tears you put into making Etsy an amazing place to be!

    5 years ago

  • BSBoutique

    BSBoutique says:

    Sounds wonderful!! I love the idea you are going to improve support..Etsy is wonderfully easy to set up and then the challenges begin. I have waited days for support to get back with answers to questions that were affecting my shop. Two hours sounds fabulous!!! Thank you for striving to improve on a "good" thing!

    5 years ago

  • McCoyToys

    McCoyToys says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for streamlining the checkout and payment process.....this is a source of complaints that we receive from our customers. Great Job! Keep up the good work!

    5 years ago

  • 88Links

    88Links says:

    Thanks to Etsy, I have been able to keep my sanity in the shrinking job market. The improvements you keep making are just a bonus. Great job.

    5 years ago

  • rachellucie

    rachellucie says:

    there's some really exciting stuff in the pipeline. thanks etsy for listening striving to maintain your dominance in the handmade community :)

    5 years ago

  • HydrangeaRow

    HydrangeaRow says:

    Keep up the good work! I'm looking forward to a bigger and better Etsy!

    5 years ago

  • anidar

    anidar says:

    Items being marked "sold" only after payment - priceless! Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • 5seed

    5seed says:

    Thrilled to hear items won't be marked sold until payment arrives! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • AleBremerJewelry

    AleBremerJewelry says:

    that's great! thank you !

    5 years ago

  • gnormyle

    gnormyle says:

    Great ideas and some of them have already been implemented. Love it!!!!!! Thanks for all you do.......

    5 years ago

  • starslikejoe

    starslikejoe says:

    Wonderful news! I especially love the suggested items idea. This is really exciting.

    5 years ago

  • orsinimedici1951

    orsinimedici1951 says:

    We love improvements! Just promise you won't change the good stuff that already works just fine! Technology changes so fast that sometimes it's an extra daily chore just to keep up with it! Keep it simple and ever so user friendly, PLEASE!!!!

    5 years ago

  • squij

    squij says:

    thank you - its exciting to see things evolving, and i really like the overall feeling of being in on this as it develops!

    5 years ago

  • beckykazana

    beckykazana says:

    Wowie zowie. I CANNOT wait for the changes to the treasury you mentioned above. And a way to categorize my favorites too? Well, I've been praying for that ever since my favorites list topped 100 pages. Exciting stuff- thanks for keeping us informed.

    5 years ago

  • artbymahats

    artbymahats says:

    As a Newbie, I'm especially escited about your improvement and movement in the Support area. Great work on the whole concept, guyz!!! Congrats! xoxo M.A. @ artbymahats

    5 years ago

  • serenasgifts

    serenasgifts says:

    Wow keep up the good work! What a great plan.

    5 years ago

  • CommonThreadCottage

    CommonThreadCottage says:

    Thanks! I appreciate being kept in the loop with the "roadmap". It's exciting to be a part of Etsy while it's growing and improving.

    5 years ago

  • seedsandcharms

    seedsandcharms says:

    Thanks for all the work!

    5 years ago

  • QuiltSewCover

    QuiltSewCover says:

    This roadmap is a great idea. Thanks for sharing with us.

    5 years ago

  • seedsandcharms

    seedsandcharms says:

    Thanks for all the hard work at trying to improve Etsy!

    5 years ago

  • heathermaizy

    heathermaizy says:

    Can't wait to see the changes. Especially to paying and to the treasury. Thanks for your hard work!!!!

    5 years ago

  • ModernNatureJewelry

    ModernNatureJewelry says:

    These improvements and updates sound great. I am looking forward to them, especially the new treasury idea enabling everyone to have their own! It is really wonderful to see how successful Etsy has become. Together, we all make Etsy a great place to shop, sell and be inspired, and it is comforting to know that the people behind the scenes have our back. Keep up the good work and thank you!

    5 years ago

  • mbunderwood

    mbunderwood says:

    Thank you for wanting to have the best, most updated site. Too often people rest on their laurels and forget that the sellers need to be competitive with other site sellers and you are helping us on every level.

    5 years ago

  • misohappi

    misohappi says:

    thanks so much for making etsy a great place to shop, chat, sell & much much more! it's a vital part of my daily life.

    5 years ago

  • needlemelater

    needlemelater says:

    Thanks for the update. Looking forward to the new improvements. Every little bit helps!

    5 years ago

  • TabbyL

    TabbyL says:

    Sounds awesome, thank you so much for keeping us updated.

    5 years ago

  • pangeastore

    pangeastore says:

    i like the new payment method change, and the site layout being wider... and though i do like the idea of the personal homepage & everyone being able to have their own treasuries--what worries me is that this will definitely take away from the excitement of being featured in a treasury or showing up on the front page. these will be much more common experiences if everyone is allowed to have their own treasury, and there won't be as much excitement attached to it like there is with being included in one of a limited number of treasuries. & with the front page being personalized, that would mean front page exposure actually would reach less people....though i guess i like that the front page exposure would reach the people more likely to purchase those things... i don't know. i have mixed feelings about those two things. the rest of it is very exciting though! bring it on!

    5 years ago

  • animadesign

    animadesign says:

    Good news! I'm looking forward the upcoming payment change.

    5 years ago

  • IshkasBody

    IshkasBody says:

    GO TEAM! sounds like the wizards behind the scenes are busy, but i appreciate being informed of all the things in the works. Although, I have to say i feel the same about the treasuries as pangeastore... I think that as a seller, our favorites serve a similar purpose to what you propose. Will our treasuries get the same exposure that the limited number of treasuries get presently? I dont think that is possible.. ~sincerely

    5 years ago

  • sunshynesilverwear

    sunshynesilverwear says:

    Thank you for the support.

    5 years ago

  • SewEnglish

    SewEnglish says:

    Terrific!! - Thank you. I've been on the developers side, so TOTALLY understand, how time consuming and complex 'a tiny change' can be! Sew a huge thank you to all your techinical staff--YOU ALL R-O-C-K!!

    5 years ago

  • Whimsywares

    Whimsywares says:

    We LOVE etsy! You guys are great. We are so very excited about the coming improvements.

    5 years ago

  • InformalElegance

    InformalElegance says:

    I love that the transactions has to be completed before it shows up as a sale! Thanks for updating us and making improvements. I would love to see a spell check program in the item descriptions sections when adding items-that would be wonderful.

    5 years ago

  • StudioHaus

    StudioHaus says:

    thanks for the updates... I thought one neat new feature (in regards to the sorting of lists and such) would be that when you are searching to buy items it would be nice to have a drop down selection of sort by most viewed..in addition to the most expensive, least expensive..etc.

    5 years ago

  • TheLeftBank

    TheLeftBank says:

    marking-- thank you!!

    5 years ago

  • charisg08

    charisg08 says:

    Thanks, Guys! I'm really excited about some of these changes!

    5 years ago

  • BreeLeeD

    BreeLeeD says:

    Fantastic, thanks!

    5 years ago

  • KathrynGreenwald

    KathrynGreenwald says:

    Thank you for all the updates. Very exciting!

    5 years ago

  • KathrynGreenwald

    KathrynGreenwald says:

    Thank you! Very exciting indeed !!

    5 years ago

  • digiprintskishowen

    digiprintskishowen says:

    Thank you! I've only been open for a month, and was just composing an email asking for many of the things you are working on. Almost instant gratification!

    5 years ago

  • sewgracious

    sewgracious says:

    Thanks for the info. So glad to see positive changes; especially the checkout improvement.

    5 years ago

  • woollymagic

    woollymagic says:

    Thanks Roakli. As a newbie to Etsy it is fantastic to be updated and involved. I love the community atmosphere of Etsy and am looking forward to the new things to make Etsy even better.

    5 years ago

  • Beaky

    Beaky says:

    Thank you! You guys are really working hard. Also really liking the checkout thingy. B x

    5 years ago

  • Anjouli

    Anjouli says:

    Thanks for the roadmap. Access to this information makes me feel part of the Etsy team. I know it's on a later timeframe, but I'm really looking forward to the international changes ahead. Yeay! Good going!

    5 years ago

  • KissingStrings

    KissingStrings says:

    Just wanted to thank you for this WONDERFUL site. I'm new to Etsy, but have been selling online for a few years. Clean, well-structured, so so so easy to use. Can't thank you enough for what you are offering!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • littlebyrdvintage

    littlebyrdvintage says:

    This is really wonderful! So happy about requiring payment to mark an item as sold. Yay! I appreciate so much all the work you guys are doing to make Etsy bigger/better/easier/etc. Thanks :)

    5 years ago

  • OrdinaryMommy

    OrdinaryMommy says:

    Really, really appreciate all the hard work you guys are doing to make Etsy even better!

    5 years ago

  • sweetsmilesbaby

    sweetsmilesbaby says:

    Sounds great, love that I won't have to spend time sending reminders to slow-to-pay customers.

    5 years ago

  • sockmonkeycards

    sockmonkeycards says:

    What's a sock puppet account!

    5 years ago

  • ebbtides

    ebbtides says:

    thanks for the update, thought i was losing it, since i was having trouble finding the sellers list, still think it's a bit hard to find....am i the only one?

    5 years ago

  • ahdQuiltsAndSuch

    ahdQuiltsAndSuch says:

    Thanks for the roadmap Etsy!!! Lovin it :)

    5 years ago

  • zephyrvintage

    zephyrvintage says:

    These changes sound fantastic! I especially am looking forward to the "automatic payment" change! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • AraneidaStudios

    AraneidaStudios says:

    Really appreciate the updates! Keep up the great work!

    5 years ago

  • CabinLil

    CabinLil says:

    Thanks for the update-looking forward to the new, improved Etsy.

    5 years ago

  • ecodog

    ecodog says:

    Good to have a update & keep us all in the loop :) I'm sure everyone appreciates it - also, good way to get feedback, Etsy - the more user-friendly it is for us, the better it is for you too :)

    5 years ago

  • SHAbang

    SHAbang says:

    I''ve said it before & I'll say it again: I really hope there is some revamp of the forums. A separate search function from the rest of the site, a list/search of members & their posts, new expanded categories, "have to read" rules (first 10 pages or last 10 or whatever) etc. etc. In other words, just like all the other forums I've seen on the web.

    5 years ago

  • littlefishbigpond

    littlefishbigpond says:

    Thank you, I am so excited about the future of etsy :)

    5 years ago

  • Paddywackles

    Paddywackles says:

    You guys are great! It's so nice to know how hard you are working for us sellers, we really appreciate the continued improvements.

    5 years ago

  • Paddywackles

    Paddywackles says:

    Really appreciate how hard you work to keep improving things. We are looking forward to all the new changes! Thanks for continuing to make Etsy such a wonderful place for people to sell handmade and vintage goods.

    5 years ago

  • DanyB

    DanyB says:

    thank you etsyan admin team.you are really great!i appreciate your hard work.

    5 years ago

  • om23photography

    om23photography says:

    Thanks for sharing some of the upcoming changes with us! One I was wondering about was if y'all could give us a place to put links/badges from other websites (i.e. "Find Me on Facebook" or blog sites) on our shop home page?

    5 years ago

  • SavageArtworks

    SavageArtworks says:

    These changes sound just peachy!! Especially the new checkout.

    5 years ago

  • woodwings

    woodwings says:

    I love Etsy. I'm so happy I found Etsy. Etsy is the cutting edge.

    5 years ago

  • ERMoriginals

    ERMoriginals says:

    YEA ETSY!!!

    5 years ago

  • oliverhenry

    oliverhenry says:

    Thanks for working so hard. The site is already great and it is nice to know that it is always being improved! I am especially happy about the checkout and items have to be paid for before listing as sold. Good idea! Melissa

    5 years ago

  • BukiBuki

    BukiBuki says:

    Guys, you are working hard, but Can I please ask you to make something here which would be sooo handy? I wish on Custom wanted list there was a button something like "add to my thinking list", so that if there is an item i could make, but before bidding i need to make some photos or drawing, i could save it in my profile somewhere... There are about 100 new requests a day, by the time i'm ready to bid i can hardly find it again! Please, please, pretty please!

    5 years ago

  • BukiBuki

    BukiBuki says:

    Can I please ask you to make something here which would be sooo handy? I wish on Custom wanted list there was a button something like "add to my thinking list", so that if there is an item i could make, but before bidding i need to make some photos or drawing... and there are about 100 new requests a day, by the time i'm ready to bud i can hardly find it again! Please, please, pretty please!

    5 years ago

  • LotusStone

    LotusStone says:

    Wow! That is a ton of work, and I'm really excited to see it in action. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • RebeccaBarfoot

    RebeccaBarfoot says:

    yeah, thanks for making etsy sparkle and shine. i'm still kind of new here, and extremely impressed!

    5 years ago

  • TheWillowsNest

    TheWillowsNest says:

    Brilliant! You guys are busy bees there 'behind the scenes'!!! It all sounds great!!

    5 years ago

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance says:

    I do like the new banner, but having the API info up for grabs by third party developers is not my favorite. I would appreciate if we could have OPT IN/OPT OUT for these sites. I HAVE ALREADY had to ask one site to remove my info.

    5 years ago

  • Glassimo

    Glassimo says:

    Thank you so much!

    5 years ago

  • marbled

    marbled says:

    Thanks

    5 years ago

  • ArtmakersWorldsAlpha

    ArtmakersWorldsAlpha says:

    This all sounds wonderful! Thank you.

    5 years ago

  • stockintrade

    stockintrade says:

    wonder if you can also work on something that ebay does (bad word ) like if you are selling something similar....it brings up the other item so you can just twick it a bit to list???? helps in getting things on quicker also glad to hear they have to pay first....i get buyers who window shop and then i have to nag them into paying....it all sounds wonderful thanks

    5 years ago

  • thesittingtree

    thesittingtree says:

    Love the idea of being able to check out muli purchases at once!

    5 years ago

  • BearDaisy

    BearDaisy says:

    Sounds Great! So far I love the new webpage!!

    5 years ago

  • TheStraightStitch

    TheStraightStitch says:

    Awesome. Thanks for sharing the plan and explaining what the changes mean and how they will help us all do better business.

    5 years ago

  • walkinthewoodsllc

    walkinthewoodsllc says:

    Change is growth and growth is good - even when "imperfect." :) Looking for forward to it all!

    5 years ago

  • bwithu

    bwithu says:

    Great!! Thank you so much.

    5 years ago

  • SimplYouDesign

    SimplYouDesign says:

    Thanks for all your hard work! I look forward to seeing whats on the horizon!

    5 years ago

  • siefert2

    siefert2 says:

    I am going to love paying for everything in one payment instead of the way it is now! Thank you so much for making Etsy so great!

    5 years ago

  • jewelsbyjaime

    jewelsbyjaime says:

    Love these changes! Support staff being able to answer emails quickly and phone support will be SUPER helpful. Thanks for changing the payment methods too. All sounds great, thanks!!

    5 years ago

  • Vintagecritter

    Vintagecritter says:

    Many new changes in store! Sounds great!

    5 years ago

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio says:

    This is wonderful... you asked about advice on how to make it better...it is the best but... It would be ever so lovely to be able to upload the photos at once! :) pretty please!

    5 years ago

  • ChatterBoxArt

    ChatterBoxArt says:

    Really appreciate the intense hard work. I'm looking forward to the improvements. You're the best!

    5 years ago

  • ChatterBoxArt

    ChatterBoxArt says:

    Appreciate the intense work. Looking forward to the improvements. Thanks etsy.

    5 years ago

  • YANDEBRIDAL

    YANDEBRIDAL says:

    I am soooo excited! Can't wait to see all the new improvements! =)

    5 years ago

  • LovelandShadeTree

    LovelandShadeTree says:

    It all sounds great, can't wait to see the new improvements. Thanks

    5 years ago

  • Artuit

    Artuit says:

    The changes sound great!

    5 years ago

  • lostdreammachine
  • CarolinaComforts

    CarolinaComforts says:

    All sounds good...now just figure out how to add shipping calculators like eBay so we don't have to guess on how much to charge. Buyer punches in their zip code and knows exact charges for shipping on any item. Better yet, if sellers want to offer free shipping on orders over a certain amount, to have the capabilities of setting that up for buyers would be awesome.

    5 years ago

  • CozyExpressions

    CozyExpressions says:

    I love the idea of being informed as to what changes will be made in the future. Thank you for not being content with the way things are and I look forward to the improvements. Happy Spring everyone!

    5 years ago

  • BEADAZZAL

    BEADAZZAL says:

    Thank you for the information and the ongoing updates.

    5 years ago

  • MySelvagedLife

    MySelvagedLife says:

    Yay! It's so great that you update us on these things! As a stay-at-home mom and Etsy seller, I sometimes miss the workplace "team" feel and lose sight of a company "goal" - this post makes me feel a little like part of a TEAM again! Thanks for all the info and for working so hard to make Etsy a spectacular experience for buyers, sellers, and employees!

    5 years ago

  • WiseEarthHerbs

    WiseEarthHerbs says:

    Thanks for the preview!

    5 years ago

  • Donauluft

    Donauluft says:

    great infos! I am looking forward to all you have planned, especially the treasury..I love that feature! Thanks and happy working!

    5 years ago

  • mleefipps

    mleefipps says:

    I'm also hoping that the shipping choices are improved. Ebay lets you ship according to weight and location, and gives the buyer options between shipping methods. I would love to be able to give international buyers the choice between First Class and Priority, instead of setting up reserved listings every time. It is tough to charge for shipping, so you don't lose money across country... but I have to overcharge more local people. Thanks so much for the NEWS- great info and looking forward to watching our site grow!! Etsy has changed my life!

    5 years ago

  • sharilynn1999

    sharilynn1999 says:

    glad to have you back Rokali!!!! Looking forward to seeing and the new updates! Welcome back :)

    5 years ago

  • gochacreative

    gochacreative says:

    Wow -etsy is so big and you are so young! I look forward to any currency converter, especially for shipping profiles. Thanks for showing yourself - Im suprised!

    5 years ago

  • gochacreative

    gochacreative says:

    Wow - Etsy is so big and you are so young! I look forward to a currency converter and better ways to adjust shipping profiles. Thanks for the information. I wonder what happened to the cats.

    5 years ago

  • photographicamy

    photographicamy says:

    The improvements sound great especially the way the purchase is made!

    5 years ago

  • eurolenscape

    eurolenscape says:

    Love the improvement for showing an item as "sold" only after having payment received!

    5 years ago

  • jkiki

    jkiki says:

    Great news! Thank you.

    5 years ago

  • HiBird

    HiBird says:

    Lots of great improvements! Thanks for the hard word and dedication to help me in my little nest one the web.

    5 years ago

  • ThisOnes4theGirls

    ThisOnes4theGirls says:

    Sounds really great! I'm excited to see it all happen!

    5 years ago

  • michon

    michon says:

    Yay! I see some of these improvements have already been made & am looking forward to the others over the next few weeks.

    5 years ago

  • FlowersFromFatima

    FlowersFromFatima says:

    All great news! Can't wait! Thank you.

    5 years ago

  • forrestinavintage

    forrestinavintage says:

    Thanks for making changes that are overdue, and for letting us know what's in the works. Hope your hiring blitz goes great and you bring on super new people to make all these new ideas a reality! :)

    5 years ago

  • milkmoneyshop

    milkmoneyshop says:

    This sounds great. Thanks for keeping us updated. I'm excited!

    5 years ago

  • LILGIRLCA

    LILGIRLCA says:

    Thanks for the update. I don't really know what '980px wide pages' are but if it means that the page will be wider than the screen and I'll have to scroll from side to side I DON'T LIKE IT! Please consdier that many sellers target buyers are seniors and we don't like side to side scrolling - we miss too much on the right hand side of the screen

    5 years ago

  • rochepapierciseaux

    rochepapierciseaux says:

    Thank-you for creating such a great marketplace!

    5 years ago

  • PreciousKnits

    PreciousKnits says:

    All great things! Thanks for the update and looking forward to the changes

    5 years ago

  • Simag

    Simag says:

    Awesome. Great to have the new info!

    5 years ago

  • Iovelycrochet

    Iovelycrochet says:

    this all sounds mighty exiting!

    5 years ago

  • GracensDesigns

    GracensDesigns says:

    Awesome. Im excited to see what happens with all this. Improvements are wonderful. Thank You for creating the place that has opened up a whole new world for my family and I. We were barely making it until I opened my shop, now I can cover some of the bills and take a load of my hubby.!!. www.gracensdesigns.etsy.com

    5 years ago

  • VintageLegacyStudio

    VintageLegacyStudio says:

    Thanks for the updates -- and for the progress you are making. One that is still outstanding is the check-out system overhaul. It would be helpful to get an update on where you are in that process.

    5 years ago

  • CordovaStudios

    CordovaStudios says:

    What happened to the "copy" feature by a listing that was enabled by Greasemonkey? I loved it.

    5 years ago

  • ThatSomething

    ThatSomething says:

    Thanks for the info and all the improvements underway, looking forward to seeing all the developments unfold!

    5 years ago

  • gabeadz

    gabeadz says:

    This for the updated. I guess the only thing is missing for now is a bottom or sections that say "list a similar item" beside each item. But I am pretty sure you will improve it later :) Thanks for everything Gaby

    5 years ago

  • paperinstyle

    paperinstyle says:

    Looking forward to see the next 2-month roadmap today.

    5 years ago

  • gemheaven

    gemheaven says:

    Looking forward to all the changes :) Still hoping for coupon codes lol!!

    5 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:

    Rokali merci :))))))) Awesome. Great to have the new info! Looking forward to all the changes :)

    5 years ago

  • PetrinaCaseStudio

    PetrinaCaseStudio says:

    Thank you for the update. I am thrilled about the new things to come. The significant changes sure will help sales and service. Wow, doubling staff.

    5 years ago

  • customcreative

    customcreative says:

    Very exciting changes, indeed! Thanks for the update. I look forward to the new features!

    5 years ago

  • hipsoul

    hipsoul says:

    Quit breaking the Greasemonkey EtsyHacks every week (particularly 'relisted items'). Or better yet, include that basic functionality so we can better list our items without having to GUESS!! The "treasury" is completely insignificant to the problems with Etsy's core functionality... make it easier to list, and manage, and checkout... then worry about the rest. If you can't do that, then at the very least be aware that third party developers are doing it FOR YOU... and us customers are relying on those third party tools... so when you break them, and they don't get fixed for a week... guess who looks bad? *Making the item photos smaller on the "Orders (sold)" page is less useful than the EtsyHack you broke in the process.

    4 years ago

  • FeltedFriends

    FeltedFriends says:

    I haven't seen any more roadmaps (such as the ones supposed to be released on May 1 and July 1). And according to this post, the "payment before purchase" checkout function was supposed to be implemented within two months? This is one of the most critical things Etsy needs to work on.

    4 years ago