Remember when you got your first cell phone? Or maybe it wasn’t even a cell phone, but a car phone. In those early days, the ability to make a call on the go seemed like a miracle. As soon as we could call and share this miracle with friends, the innovation continued with texting, photos, email, video, face-timing, and finding just about anything by typing (or even talking to!) our phones. As mobile innovation continues to explode, we’ve been working on making Etsy as awesome on the go as it is on your desktop.
As you may have noticed, we have been working on optimizing the Etsy mobile website for your smartphone. We hope you’ll find that shopping on Etsy on your phone looks great, and we’ll continue to make it even better. In addition, today we’re excited to announce that we’ve just launched Etsy for iPhone, available for free download from the App Store!
Etsy for iPhone makes it easier than ever to search and shop on Etsy while you’re out and about. As we jump into the busiest shopping season of the year, we want to make sure you can find the unique gifts you’re looking for, whether you’re in front of your computer, iPad or phone; at work, home or somewhere in-between. Many times it’s seeing something out in the world that inspires a purchase: someone wearing a cool scarf on the bus; a piece of jewelry in a shop window; or a vase at a friend’s dinner party. Now you can hop on Etsy for iPhone wherever you are and do a quick search to find something similar.
And if you’re selling in addition to shopping this holiday season, you’ll find the app to be a useful tool for on-the-go management of your Etsy shop. Sellers can use the app to view and manage shop orders, make quick updates and receive alerts when a buyer makes a purchase.
Furthermore, sharing is always in season, and Etsy for iPhone makes it easy to show off your favorite items. Maybe you want to confer with your sister on a gift for mom or match the color of a recently purchased wall hanging while you shop for a rug — either way, its nice to have eleven million Etsy items in your pocket.
Happy (mobile) shopping!
Questions or comments on these updates? We’ll be responding to feedback in this forum thread.