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Stay in Touch With Team Digest Emails

Sep 14, 2011

by Morgan Evans

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

For as long as Etsy Teams have existed, members and leaders have been asking for communication tools. Now, anyone on a team has the option to subscribe to a daily discussion forum digest email that will deliver a summary of the team’s most recent discussion activity directly to your inbox!

The purpose of discussion digests is to allow team members to engage with one another from wherever they get email, instead of having to log in to a team’s page on Etsy to see what’s up and engage in the discussion.

This way team members who aren’t in the habit of checking the team discussion forum every day can still keep track of team happenings simply by checking their email once they opt in. Digest emails are also a foundation step towards more intelligent and flexible mass communication tools in the future.

What’s so cool about this?
Once team members subscribe to the discussion digest, posting a message to the discussion boards becomes a broadcast email to everyone on the team who has signed up for the digest. Captains and members alike can use this tool for announcements, policy changes, or to spread the word about upcoming team events.

Love it. How do I sign up?
Simply go to your team’s profile page, click the “Subscribe to email digest” link  on the left sidebar and, voilà! (You can also check out this handy instructional video we put together.) You’ll have to do this for each team individually, because each team sends out its own dedicated digest email. To manage your team digests, go to Your Account, click on Settings in the left column and then visit the Emails tab (or click here). Scroll down and you will see the “Team Digests” box. Click the checkbox next to each team for which you would like to receive a daily digest, then click Save Settings and you’re all set.

What if I’m not on an Etsy team?
What are you waiting for? Read all about Teams here and then visit the Teams homepage to browse existing teams, search for one you want to join or heck, why not create your own? Get to know more about what’s in a team by reading this blog post.

Don’t forget that these digest emails are opt-in only, so you have to sign up in order to make the magic happen! What are you waiting for? Subscribe to your team digests now and let the fun begin.

Stay in the loop with what teams are up to by signing up for the Etsy Success newsletter.

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86 comments

  • BRHDesigns

    BRHDesigns said 5 years ago

    Wow, pretty cool! Someone's always thinking at etsy. Thanks!

  • isadoraclothing

    isadoraclothing said 5 years ago

    GREAT addition!

  • satellitedaisy

    satellitedaisy said 5 years ago

    I love this idea! Thanks!

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 5 years ago

    This is a great idea. An email a day with what's being discussed in the team is a big timesaver and keeps us engaged.

  • AliKan

    AliKan said 5 years ago

    It's good that Etsy is constantly improving communication between users, it helps ideas and information flows.

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection said 5 years ago

    Good information. I'm doing it right now!

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 5 years ago

    Thanks Morgan, COOL!!!

  • forthebrand

    forthebrand said 5 years ago

    Very cool!!!!

  • empapers

    empapers said 5 years ago

    Hallelujah!!

  • lemondear

    lemondear said 5 years ago

    what a great idea! thanks so much!

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 5 years ago

    Great idea!

  • awildtonic

    awildtonic said 5 years ago

    Awesome idea!

  • artoftam

    artoftam said 5 years ago

    wonderfull idea! thank you so much ♥

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 5 years ago

    Great idea! Thanks Morgan !

  • gallery32

    gallery32 said 5 years ago

    Awesome idea! It will give me more time to make things :) Thanks.

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 5 years ago

    I love that how-to video's surprise ending! ;)

  • MarshaNealStudio

    MarshaNealStudio said 5 years ago

    Oh - YAY!!!! Have been needing this to keep our team more active - THANK YOU!!!

  • theNaughtyPenguin

    theNaughtyPenguin said 5 years ago

    Thank you Etsy! This is fantastic!!

  • nikisha

    nikisha said 5 years ago

    Wow thank you for this new feature! Very helpful!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Neat idea, great for keeping up with team activity especially if your in more than one! : )

  • minouette

    minouette said 5 years ago

    Thanks!

  • simplypaperie

    simplypaperie said 5 years ago

    Excellent, thank you!

  • livjewellery

    livjewellery said 5 years ago

    This is great, and could be a real time-saver, esp. for those on a lot of team. Thanks!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 5 years ago

    Good idea!

  • whyte

    whyte said 5 years ago

    I can't thank you enough Morgan.........seriously.......we've been waiting for this for so long, I'll have to check it out tonight!! TU TU TU!!!

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 5 years ago

    Very cool. Great idea!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 5 years ago

    yay! great tool and great instructions. thanks!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 5 years ago

    Such a great idea! Thanks!

  • kenduddle

    kenduddle said 5 years ago

    Do you want Creaky Bones for Christmas? I am selling mine as a stocking filler.

  • Visuaria

    Visuaria said 5 years ago

    Thank you! This will make teams more valuable and much easier to keep up with.

  • Alfonzi

    Alfonzi said 5 years ago

    can i like Danielle's comment and i am IN LOVE with this tool

  • MetalRocks

    MetalRocks said 5 years ago

    Like it! Great idea!! :-)

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 5 years ago

    Wonderful idea Thank you !!

  • BarnFly

    BarnFly said 5 years ago

    Thank you for the communication tool! This will make communicating with a team very useful. However, I do wish we had a choice for it to be sent in convo form. I have no reason to check my shop email unless I have a sale. Sales for me have been slow lately. Thank-you again for supporting the team captains and leaders. ps - I do hope leaders have the ability to send this email also. There are certain teams whose captains are missing in action. Thank-you again!

  • auntemilie

    auntemilie said 5 years ago

    I don’t quite understand, if all the team members do not opt in, how is this feature going to be an effective tool to inform team members about policy changes or to spread the word about upcoming events ? Isn’t there a way for Etsy to empower the team leaders to send short convos to team members en masse ? I get too many emails, I don’t need another piece of email. In my opinion, it is a matter of time management. There are just so many hours in the day … to take photos, crop and fix photos, write listing titles that are seo, write descriptions, calculate domestic and international postage, participate in team discussions, keep up with changes that Etsy implements etc. Maybe for shops that have listings that are not constantly changing, but for vintage shops, every listing is different. I love Etsy for offering this wonderful venue for selling. Meanwhile, I do hope that Etsy will come up with some tools to empower team leaders.

  • efinegifts

    efinegifts said 5 years ago

    I don't understand. How will Etsy send out daily digests of over 400 different teams whose activities are very different without some input from an active leader or captain of each team? The news and interests of a team focusing on handmade jewelry will be very different from a team that is focused on vintage items. And the things that are being discussed on a team whose members are from Minnesota will probably be quite different from a team whose members are from the UK.

  • neonmorgan Admin

    neonmorgan said 5 years ago

    @auntiemille ---- The tool is more about communication within your team than for Etsy to broadcast policy changes. The idea with this daily digest email is so that you get a summary of what has been discussed by your team within the last 24 hours - and we're hoping that this will help you save time while staying in the loop. We are always working on more tools to empower team leaders, though, so thanks for the feedback. Oh, and also, be sure to sign up for the weekly Teams newsletter, as that's a great way to get the latest information about team opportunities and updates. (Visit this page to sign up: https://www.etsy.com/your/account/email?action=edit_lists )

  • neonmorgan Admin

    neonmorgan said 5 years ago

    @efinegifts ---- Good question! The story is that each team has its own, dedicated digest email and you need to opt in to separately to receive each digest. Then, each one will arrive in your inbox as a separate email. Hope that makes sense, though please feel free to get in touch if you have any other questions or concerns.

  • novaofsweden

    novaofsweden said 5 years ago

    In order for this to be more efficient I wish that the team captain could select which threads were included in the digest email.

  • ennadoolf

    ennadoolf said 5 years ago

    I love LOVE ♥LOVE♥ this!!!! I signed up last night and today got a few digests in my Inbox! I could scroll through and see what topics had new posts!! It's great! ....only suggestion would be that when I click on the particular Discussion, that it takes me to the most recent page and not page 1. :) Thanks!!!

  • MissToryDesigns

    MissToryDesigns said 5 years ago

    That would be perfect! Then we could post/email a dedicated thread for important topics.

  • stonz

    stonz said 5 years ago

    I agree with nova!

  • stonz

    stonz said 5 years ago

    I agree with novaofsweden...

  • bellabijoujewellery

    bellabijoujewellery said 5 years ago

    Couldn't agree more with Nova - as team captains we should be able to decide which thread gets digested.

  • JillianReneDecor

    JillianReneDecor said 5 years ago

    This is great news! Interaction is key for a successful team... Anything that can make that easier to achieve is definitely a positive!

  • MySweetieBean

    MySweetieBean said 5 years ago

    Excellent! Now all Etsy needs to do is make team tags separate from the regular 13 tags and we're golden!

  • cindylouwho2

    cindylouwho2 said 5 years ago

    we've been testing this on a few of my teams & it does work well. We still need a way to send messages directly to multiple teammates, though.

  • VintageAndSuch

    VintageAndSuch said 5 years ago

    daniellexo says: I love that how-to video's surprise ending! ;) LOL - I hadn't noticed the link to the video - love that ending too!! :) great video too.

  • acacheofjewels

    acacheofjewels said 5 years ago

    None of my teams are listed anywhere on the page. What am I doing wrong or has it not fully rolled out to everyone yet?

  • FantasticDIY

    FantasticDIY said 5 years ago

    hmm, let me try.

  • decoratethediva

    decoratethediva said 5 years ago

    AWESOME!!!

  • VillaParkHearts

    VillaParkHearts said 5 years ago

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! <3 --Angela

  • museumshop

    museumshop said 5 years ago

    I like it & going to give it a try. HOLIDAY SEASON coming AreU Ready.

  • rubyjo

    rubyjo said 5 years ago

    I am really NOT happy with this daily email digest. It's an extremely crude communication tool if you can call it that. My team has a chat thread where we talk about our personal lives and what we get up to during the day. It's a private chat and now snippets of it are being sent to people's email address every day! We see this as an invasion of privacy. Can captains turn the digest off or make sure certain threads aren't included in the digest? Wouldn't the ability to send out newsletters to the team have been a better feature?

  • BlueSinSupplies

    BlueSinSupplies said 5 years ago

    I have a question can the team captain see who has subscribed to the team digest?

  • fringeandflourish

    fringeandflourish said 5 years ago

    I think this could be wonderful, but I am wondering the following: -any way to see (as a leader/capt) who signed up and who didn't? -any way to make it only broadcast leaders' posts?

  • PLJohnsonGlassArt

    PLJohnsonGlassArt said 5 years ago

    I think it's a good idea...makes it easier to stay on top of things.

  • GemBijouterie

    GemBijouterie said 5 years ago

    A great offering to keep up with everyone. However I check my mail less than I do Etsy. Also have privacy concerns. Not so much from Etsy volunteer captains, than from hidden code put into a post that could carry a virus or worm. Sorry.

  • CheyneSews Admin

    CheyneSews said 5 years ago

    Rubyjo - only members of a team can subscribe to a digest of discussions for that specific team. Your discussions are still only seen by the same members viewing your discussion on the team page. fringeandflourish - Team captains can view if a member has subscribed to their digest. To view this, go to the Team profile page, click members, then click "manage" on the member. On the next page, you'll see "subscribed to digest" under their name if they're signed up.

  • gbsupplies

    gbsupplies said 5 years ago

    Thanxxx

  • fringeandflourish

    fringeandflourish said 5 years ago

    THANKS CHEYNE!

  • freyagushi

    freyagushi said 5 years ago

    wonderful ! I never manage to follow all the teams everyday. That will really help :).

  • frawn

    frawn said 5 years ago

    Excellent ideas, thank you!!!

  • Seemart

    Seemart said 5 years ago

    A great idea!

  • headchange

    headchange said 5 years ago

    wonderful!! this could save a lot of time

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 5 years ago

    I like this idea and I wil use it, but the team digest option is not showing up in my email tab. I belong to 12 teams.

  • rayela

    rayela said 5 years ago

    Finally!

  • miniink

    miniink said 5 years ago

    Thank goodness, teams always baffled me in their usefulness...

  • esther2u2

    esther2u2 said 5 years ago

    I for one don't have time to go to the team boards, I rarely even remember they are there, but when I do it is always very interesting and fun. So I think it is a great idea and look forward to the emails.

  • bobetsy

    bobetsy said 5 years ago

    thank you! i finally joined a team recently, but haven't figured out what i'm supposed to be doing day to day to stay involved... here it is -- a connection! thanks tons for the perfect solution.

  • HighPriestess

    HighPriestess said 5 years ago

    Thanks Morgan, what a tool for time management. Great idea. Cathy

  • AlteredStateofTin

    AlteredStateofTin said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the handy tool. I love it !

  • BlackberryHillDesign

    BlackberryHillDesign said 5 years ago

    Great!

  • melissabastian

    melissabastian said 5 years ago

    This is going to make it WAY easier to keep up with what's happening on my teams pages. Thus far, I really haven't been able to keep tabs on it! It's enough just keeping up with our private message boards, blog, and three Facebook pages...

  • patroot

    patroot said 5 years ago

    This is awesome keep up the good work!!

  • mysassyglass

    mysassyglass said 5 years ago

    i agree with novaofsweden

  • Tkruenty

    Tkruenty said 5 years ago

    i also agree. http://hcgslender.org/

  • littlepinksugarshop

    littlepinksugarshop said 5 years ago

    This will be very helpful for me....thank you!!

  • JTCS

    JTCS said 5 years ago

    I'm so going off to do this right NOW:-)

  • KingMtnTreasures

    KingMtnTreasures said 5 years ago

    Awesome! This will same me lots of time and keep me in the loop.

  • MonaTunas

    MonaTunas said 5 years ago

    Great idea

  • SailingOilPaintings

    SailingOilPaintings said 5 years ago

    This sounds like a great idea. Lets continue improving. Any ideas as to how to get any sales? I have not received any sales this Christmas period.

  • allie26

    Connie Baldino from QBeeds said 5 years ago

    I have not had a sale for some time. I tried revamping my shop and lowering my shipping cost. Also opened it up to "Everywhere". Also offered a spring cleaning sale where I reduced several items by up to 50%. We will see what happens. Connie

  • DreamsAndConflicts

    Dreams And Conflicts from DreamsAndConflicts said 4 years ago

    sounds good, by the way, Connie thanks for the suggests.. I'm a bit disappointed about visibility (I am a new one)...

  • johneprem

    john eprem from finaltouchjewelers said 4 years ago

    am new on this can anyone give me some pointers how to sell. i have viewers and admires but nothing happening can any one help me out with some pointers? thank you

  • magyartist

    Magdalena Rendula from magyartist said 3 years ago

    Hi, I have the same "problem" like john eprem. I wish more comunication and sharing ideas, helping to promote one another, advertising... For now I get only favoring and views..hoping for your help, thank you!

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