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Wanted: Your Heartwarming Etsy Love Story

You know what February means — 'tis the season of love! As you're coming down from the holiday high and nestling into 2011, the Etsy blog team is all ears to hear your Etsy love story. Perhaps you made a friend or reconnected with an old high school buddy on Etsy. How about that time…

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The new Etsy Blog

Hi All, We're excited to let you know The Etsy Blog has a new, smarter style. Check it out! We've widened our pages and cleaned up the design so that stories are front and center. Out with the old, in with the new! You can see the official Storque article and enjoy the new design…

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Letter to some Etsy sellers regarding Gawker's hack

Hi! Some of you may have just received or may be about to receive an email from Bernadette, Director of Etsy's Support Team (from noreply@etsy.com) regarding the recent security issue at Gawker. We are emailing those members who have accounts associated with email addresses and passwords which the Gawker hackers made public, and recommending for…

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Networking Issues

Taken directly from:http://etsystatus.com/2010/12/16/networking-issues/ There appears to be some networking issues with some of our multiple providers, stay tuned for more information. This would affect some members trying to get to etsy.com, and possibly the Etsy API. Our Tech Team is working on this issue as we speak, and we'll update EtsyStatus and this Announcement when…

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Search your favorite items!

Hello friends, I'm happy to announce that we are rolling out the ability to search your favorite items! All you have to do is click on the button to the left of the search bar, select "Your Favorite Items," and let it know what you're looking for. This feature will search all of the active…

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Pruning the Showcase

Hi friends, We're in the process of rebuilding the Showcase here at Etsy. As part of this project, we're pruning the existing Showcase. As of today, we are no longer selling spots in the Main Showcase, or the Storque Showcase. The Category Showcases and the weekly themed Holiday Showcases will remain as they are. Why…

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A fond farewell to Etsywiki.com

Hi friends, If you arrived on Etsy when or before I did (mid 2007), you might know of the "Etsy Wiki" at etsywiki.com. Most of the information there was provided by the Etsy community and we experimented with it as a space for community members to include resources on, well, anything that might be useful…

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Issues with relisting

All, We had a brief issue with relistings process and have corrected the issue. Sorry about that!! Here is the posted on etsystatus.com http://etsystatus.com/2010/12/10/issues-with-relisting/ mcr

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New Team for CPSIA discussions

Hello makers of children's products! We have created a new team devoted to discussion about CPSIA and any children's products regulations or related issues:http://www.etsy.com/teams/6861/keeping-up-with-cpsia Please join the team and start new threads over there. We want to give you a heads up that we will be moving the archive of threads from the main forums…

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Etsy Teams – now on profiles

Hi all, Etsy Teams are now highlighted on profiles. If you're a member of any Etsy Teams — and if you're not, give it a shot — they will be highlighted on your public profile, below any recent Treasury lists you've created. I'm a member of two right now: http://www.etsy.com/people/sean11 Teams are a great place…

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New Items from Favorite Sellers, Connect with Friends, and more!

Hi everyone, We are pleased to announce a set of new features to help shoppers discover great gifts for friends and keep up with new items from their favorite sellers. Oh, and it will notify you of when your item is featured in a treasury list, as well! They’re called Activity Feeds and Circles. Here…

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Etsy & NASA Space Craft Contest update

Last week, we received reports that we had overlooked some eligible entries for the Etsy & NASA Space Craft Contest. We've spent the last few days carefully reviewing exactly how the entry data was collected to determine contest eligibility, and we have confirmed that some eligible entries were accidentally excluded due to a technical error….

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Coming Soon: Renew Sold and Copy

Here's a common scenario: a shopper finds your item on her favorite blog, and it's exactly what she's been looking for! She clicks the link, lands on a site she's never heard of (Etsy.com!), and the listing page says "Sold." None of the three listings at the top of the page are exactly what she…

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Coming Soon: Buy Page Refresh

Hi Everyone! In preparation for the rush of first time visitors that will be coming to Etsy over the holidays, we've been cleaning up our Buy page to make their first visit spectacular. We've simplified the design, so everyone can easily find great ways to start exploring Etsy and will keep coming back for more….

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Newsflash! Local Search Saves Christmas!

Last minute holiday shoppers take note, your new best friend here – Etsy local search! Local search makes it super easy to find a gift that'll arrive at your (or your loved one's) doorstep super quick. Start by searching for something you (ahem, your mother) would love, and then click the "Local items" filter in…

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Coming Soon: Gift Ideas for Facebook Friends

Hi all, We know holiday shopping can be stressful. Who do you need to shop for? What will they really like? Sometimes it's hard just to get started. Today we're starting to roll out a new tool to help you kick start your holiday shopping with gift ideas for Facebook friends. Here's how it works….

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Coming Soon: List Items and Receive Payments in Your Currency

Hi everyone, We're incredibly excited to announce the next big step towards supporting global commerce on Etsy. You will soon be able to list items and receive payments in one of 21 different currencies. This feature is starting to roll out today. Here's how it works. In the Shipping & Payment section of Shop Settings…

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Rolling out coupon codes to 5% of sellers

We are excited to announce a new shop feature: Coupon Codes. Now you can create and share a unique code with your buyers, fans and friends that applies a set discount to all the items from your shop they add to their shopping carts. This feature is not available to all sellers yet but will…

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Shipping From Japan — Japan Post Policy Changes

If you're a seller in Japan you may be aware of recent changes made to Japan Post policy. Japan Post recently announced they will no longer accept air parcels to the US over 16 ounces. We are keeping abreast of this topic and will be posting back with information relevant to our sellers as we…

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New Rules for Listing Titles

Hi There, As announced on Monday, we've made some changes to the rules around listing titles on Etsy. These changes are now live for all users. In addition to the symbols / . , ( ) and -, you are now allowed to use the symbols : % & and " (the double-quote symbol.) Double…

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