Thursday, February 10, 2011

Is Your Head Spinning From all the Changes at Etsy?

Change is good.

I don't know about you, but my head is spinning with all the new changes at Etsy. Here are a few changes and how you can "adjust"

FORUMS -  Forums are now in Teams. How do you find a team that's right for you? You have to spend days wading through all the teams that have been set up now, like Mom's Basement, Team Bacon, or My Cat Controls Me or maybe you can just go to Team Finder to help you find teams.

WHERE ARE ETSY ANNOUNCEMENTS? they are now in the Team Announcements. Look, they've even announced that they are making free shipping codes. Guess thy realized that they get more money if you give away free shipping than if you give a discount an merchandise. They're might be a little slow sometimes, but they're not dumb.

POSTER SKETCH - Crud, now how am I supposed to make my Treasuries ahead of time. Just click Privacy "only you" instead of for "everyone" at the top of the page. Save if you have to leave. When you come back click edit. When you're ready to share, select "everyone" and save. Voila! A little getting used to, but when hasn't Etsy been a little getting used to.


TREASURY - Well, it's just that that new page is hard to get used to. And WHERE is my big create a list button. Darn, now I have to make the first 4 images look so good that people will want to click on them. Come on guys, make the WHOLE treasury look good will ya? If you want to get on the Front Page you need to make consistently lovely treasuries anyhow. But then again, will treasuries be on the Front Page when Etsy makes their new FP format? Coming Soon!

And those are just a few of the recent changes. Etsy could keep me in new posting tips for quite a while I think. Next Week? Who knows?

5 comments:

Pili said...

Wow... half the changes I had no idea! I guess that's cause I'm just a buyer and not a seller, but that forums change I don't really like...

alexkeller said...

i need to pay more attention - what new front page format? didn't we just do that with the wider page?
and i don't know if it matters to you, but when you save your treasury like you described, it still time stamps it to when you created it, even privately. so i don't know how that relates to hotness (whatever the heck THAT is) and getting to the FP.

and they took away the big blue button? i better go check this out!

Lori's Glassworks said...

Thanks for the heads-up!

Waterrose said...

If you use the real treasury as your poster sketch you also need to start a new one and transfer all of the items over to the new one. The clock starts ticking immediately when you make a treasury, so if you just switch it from private to public and you made it hours ago, it will be difficult to get it up to the first page. Or, even to page 5...lol

akaCINDERS said...

Thanks Alex and Rose! Ah life is so complicated. I stopped using Poster Sketch a long time ago and just tough it out myself :)

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