Borrowing a page out of eBay's playbook, Etsy will begin placing ads for "recommended items" inside sellers' listings. "Similar items from other shops may also appear on your listing pages during the experiment," Etsy informed sellers. Read more about it here
"One final reminder that if you're in an eligible country and don't set up Etsy Payments by the end of the day today, May 31, your listings will no longer be visible to buyers and you won't be able to make sales. You can still access your shop, listing information, and Conversations, and you can still make purchases on Etsy as a buyer. You can re-activate your shop at any time by setting up Etsy Payments."
Let us know what you think and if you're affected by these and other changes. Is Etsy going down a similar road as eBay?