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Tech Update: Beta Release of Seller Stats with Google Analytics

Tom Kutter, aka Kutty, is a new product manager at Etsy and focuses on building products for Etsy sellers and developers.  Welcome Tom! Etsy is currently conducting a beta test with Google Analytics to enable Etsy sellers to track metrics such as pageviews, site visits, popular content and page referrals.   We have contacted a small… Continue reading

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Etsy Alert: Site Maintenance November 21, 2008 from 4-5 am EST

UPDATE: Success! Tomorrow morning from 4-5 am EST (Friday, November 21, 2008), we will be performing emergency network maintenance that should not interrupt service to the web site; however, we wanted to let you know in case you experience any issues during that time.   We will be posting updates to fix.etsy.com during this maintenance window. … Continue reading

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Tech Updates: Freshening Up the Front Page

We’re excited to announce that enhancements to the front page are now live! We’ve freshened things up a bit and rearranged some things but no major functionality has changed. The enhancements were mentioned recently in CEO Maria Thomas’s article. What’s new? Categories are now higher up on the left side of the page to help… Continue reading

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Tech Updates: Tell a Friend

Now it’s easier than ever to spread the word about cool items you find on Etsy. When you find an item that you can’t resist sharing with friends, make sure you’re signed in to Etsy and then click the ‘Tell a friend’ link under ‘page tools’ on the right of any listing page. You’ll be… Continue reading

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Tech Updates: Bringing Favorites to the Forefront

You may have noticed some small changes to Etsy’s header (also known as the global navigation) at the top of every page. As mentioned in CEO Maria Thomas’s article yesterday, we’ve been making some adjustments: The link for Alchemy, the space on Etsy where buyers can post requests for custom items, has been changed to… Continue reading

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A Fresh Face for the Gift Guides

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and with that in mind, you may have noticed the Etsy Gift Guides just got a makeover!  Finding great gift ideas this season just got that much easier, so dive in and take a peek at what we’ve done! We’ve revamped the face page of the Gift Guide… Continue reading

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Tech Update: Holiday Gift Guides Launch!

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and with that in mind we’ve added a brand spankin’ new Holiday section to the Gift Guides. Do the right thing and support indie artists this holiday season! The Holiday section of the Gift Guides will include the following exciting categories to shop from: Entertaining and Decor: The… Continue reading

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Etsy Alert: Scheduled Storque Maintenance

On October 7, 2008, Tuesday morning at 1:00am ET, the Storque database will be going down for five minutes of necessary maintenance. This should be just enough time for you to make a cup of tea (or for those of you in Australia, have an afternoon beer), listen to a favorite song, or read a… Continue reading

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Tech Update: Vacation Mode for Sellers now live!

UPDATE: To find more up-to-date directions regarding Vacation Mode, check out the Help section. We’re thrilled to announce today that we’ve just launched two new helpful tools for Etsy sellers to manage their shops: Vacation Mode and Batch Deactivate. These features provide different solutions for sellers to quickly and temporarily “close” a shop or make… Continue reading

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Tech Update: An Honest Beginning for Etsy’s New CTO

Chad Dickerson joined the Etsy team on September 2, 2008 as our first CTO (Chief Technology Officer). Below Chad shares his personal account of his first two weeks at Etsy as well as some important information about the site, search functionality, and looking to the future. Welcome to Etsy … Now Get to Work! I… Continue reading