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Upcoming changes to listing titles

Hi all, We're making some small changes to listing titles on Etsy — specifically to the characters that are allowed in listing titles. First, we're allowing some extra symbols in listing titles. You'll be allowed to use the characters "%" and ":" in your listing titles one time each. This will allow you to edit…

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My Etsy app for Facebook – just for Pages

Hi all, The My Etsy app for Facebook has been updated and improved for the holidays and is available for your Facebook Page here: http://apps.facebook.com/myetsy Use it to show off your Etsy shop items and favorites with your Facebook fans. If you don't have a Facebook Page, you can create one here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php Installation instructions…

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Brief Your Etsy Glitch

Hi all, You may have experienced a bit of a glitch using Your Etsy this afternoon for approximately 15 minutes around the 1 o'clock hour. We detected a bug related to a small code push. We quickly identified the issue and have fixed the problem. Please let us know in the Bugs Forum if you…

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Thanksgiving Meals Gone Wrong…

Growing up, I used to hear my mom reminisce about the most disastrous Thanksgiving meal she ever had. She was a junior in college, studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh and living in a flat with two other Americans and an English girl. They boldly set out to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner, but all…

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New Team for users of Etsy Apps

Hi Everyone, Since we relaunched our API with new features a few months ago, the number of people using and building Etsy Apps has increased. There's been some forum threads scattered throughout the Site Help and Business Topics forums about specific apps, but no central place for people to talk about the apps in general….

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I Heart Art: Baltimore

Hello friends, We are announcing the second city in our I Heart Art initiative: Baltimore, Maryland! Morgan and I will be traveling down to Baltimore for a kick off meet-n-greet on November 19. It would be great to meet up with any of you who will be in the area. In partnership with our local…

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New Etsy App Gallery is live!

Hi Everyone, We're excited to announce that our new Etsy App gallery is now live for all members! This is a place where developers can show off their Etsy Apps to the rest of the Etsy community. If you're unfamiliar with Etsy Apps, check out our Handmade Code series of blog posts: http://www.etsy.com/storque/search/title/handmade-code/. We're hoping…

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Why you may see a "Configure APIs" notification in PayPal and what it means

Hi all, A number of sellers were alarmed when they saw a "Configure APIs" notification when they signed in to PayPal. The good news is you can safely ignore that message. If you're curious as to why the message appears, read on. By default, PayPal accounts are set up to accept Express Checkout payments. In…

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New Etsy Teams Site Feature Is Now Live!

Hi there, We're excited to announce that the new Teams site feature is now live for all Etsy members! You can create a team on Etsy and once you do so, you can edit your team's profile, upload a logo image, invite new members and even host your own team discussions. Check out the Teams…

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We are migrating current Teams to the new Etsy Teams site feature!

Hi everyone, I am pleased to announce that the beta testing phase of the site feature that will be the new home for Etsy Teams has been very successful. We are now ready to open up the tool to all existing Etsy Team leaders! What this means: Team leaders of existing teams now have access…

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Etsy and HGTV: Nominate Gift Ideas

Etsy is pleased to announce our partnership with HGTV, the destination for home and garden do-it-yourselfers and design inspiration. Check out Etsy sellers featured by HGTV for holiday gift-giving and DIY ideas by going to their Handmade Holidays hub: http://www.hgtv.com/handmade-holidays/package/index.html If you'd like to participate by suggesting great gifts for HGTV, we welcome you to…

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New Profile Pages

Hi all, People are behind everything that happens on Etsy, and we're making that much more apparent. Profile pages are becoming a better place for you to be yourself and connect with other Etsy members. Now, in addition to your bio, and your name if you've chosen to display it, your Etsy profile will feature…

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Search Pagination Update

Hi all, We've made some minor adjustments to our search functionality to make it more user-friendly and to help keep our search results returning quickly. – Due to technical limitations, we’re capping the number of items returned in a given search to 50,000. Our research indicates that clickthroughs drop to less than .001% and purchases…

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Shop Announcement update

Hi all, We just rolled out a few small updates to the Shop Announcement preview area on shop pages. This is the area below shop banners which visitors can click to read further. – The word "Announcement:" has been removed.- Line breaks are now taken into account. Use this space well! If you have questions,…

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Edit Expired Listings Before You Renew Them

Hi all, When a listing expired, there was no way to edit it before renewing. We know this frustrated many sellers who wanted to update their listing and make sure it was perfect before renewing. I'm happy to report this is no longer the case. We just released the ability to edit expired listings before…

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Chat, Virtual Labs, Etsy Voter – planned maintenance October 21

From 4-7 AM Eastern US time on October 21, we will be taking Chat, the Virtual Labs and the Etsy Voter down for maintenance. You'll see a screen kind of like this one when you visit: http://www.etsy.com/forums_down.php They'll be happy to see when you when they come back up!

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Updated Shop Heart Counts

Hi Everyone! Just wanted to let y'all know that we are in the process of releasing some changes to the way we calculate shop hearts. Over the past weeks, we've been busy moving favorites data to a new data storage architecture to ensure that we can continue to handle its ginormous growth. (and boy is…

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Etsy's Blog and the Coral Article

Hi everyone, I'm Etsy's editorial director and I want you to know that I and all the blog editors have been carefully reading and discussing your feedback on the coral preservation article. Our aim in publishing this blog post was to raise awareness and provoke reflection about an under-recognized issue. It was absolutely not our…

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Email notifications issue – October 16

We're currently experiencing an issue with the server responsible for sending email notifications for Etsy (which you receive when transactions occur, when you have a receive a convo and are set to be notified about it, when you register for an account and should receive a confirmation email, etc). We're actively working on the fix…

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Note: My Etsy Facebook application

Hi all, Facebook recently announced that application tabs will no longer be available on Facebook Profiles. Beginning November 3, any application tabs you have on your Facebook Profile (including My Etsy) will be removed. Application tabs will continue to work on Facebook Pages. If you have a Page for your Etsy shop, you can add…

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