Etsy News Blog

New Checkout improvements rolling out

Hello Etsy friends, We just rolled out a modification to Checkout to 10% of our traffic. This improvement simplifies Checkout, making it easier for shoppers to complete the process. We're rolling it out to only 10% so we can monitor it to make sure it does enhance the shopping experience. We wanted to give you… Continue reading

SEO Improvements are now live

We're please to announce that the SEO improvements outlined on the Storque on September 1 are now live. Our Product and Engineering Teams also came up with a cool preview function so sellers can see what their Google results will look like. Please see this updated Storque post for the details: * * * *… Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

About Us: Adrian a.k.a. adrian1

Adrian, a.k.a. adrian1, has been a steady member of the Support Team since November of 2006, one of the first Admin to be hired. He’s always worked part time, and so he is a bit of a mysterious, though charming, figure around the Etsy offices. His fingernails often caked with paint, this artist/Etsy Admin moonlighter… Continue reading

Site Maintenance Change

There's been a slight shift in plans — but it's good news, really. The next site maintenance has been canceled (Monday, September 21, 2009). The next site maintenance will be the scheduled date of October 5, 2009. Please mark your calendars! See the details and the schedule for the rest of 2009 here: Continue reading handmade and vintage goods

Happy Two Year Anniversary, Storque-lings

The Storque, Etsy’s blog, is turning two-years-old this week. We, the Etsy Admin who fluff the Storque’s feathers and keep her flying (Alison, Tara, EricB, our intern MichelleT and myself), celebrated today by munching on a plum torte I baked last night. We’re still settling into our new nest; the new Etsy office in DUMBO… Continue reading

Rearrange Your Shop is Rolling Out to All Sellers

We have started rolling out the Rearrange Your Shop tool to all sellers. Happy day! You may not see this tool immediately — but don't worry! It will be there soon. It is just taking some time as we roll it out. Please see the details here on how to enable the new feature and how… Continue reading

Upcoming Changes for Shop and Item Page SEO

Eric S, an Etsy Admin on the Product Team, just posted this article about upcoming SEO updates to Shop and Item pages on Etsy. We wanted to give you a heads up about these upcoming changes. You do not have to change anything you're doing — we just want you to be informed about… Continue reading

New Shipping Tool Available

We are happy to let our sellers know that we completed our beta test of a new shipping regions tool. Sellers will now have the option to use the existing Shipping Profile page or the new Shipping Profile page that includes the option to ship to the geographic regions of the European Union and Europe… Continue reading

In-line Registration rolled out to 100% of first-time shoppers

We have just updated a Storque post with the details on in-line registration: For the last few weeks, we've been testing in-line registration, which enables first-time buyers to register as a part of Checkout instead of having to leave Checkout to complete registration. We're happy to announce that our tests showed that in-line registration resulted… Continue reading

Heads up! Scheduled Site Maintenance on 8/24/09

Hello Etsians! This is just a reminder that we will be performing site maintenance on Monday 8/24 from 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. ET. If you've purchased a Showcase spot set to be live during that period, not to worry. Your Etsy bill we be reimbursed the pro-rated amount. For details and for the rest… Continue reading