Online sellers are always adapting to marketplace changes, and Etsy sellers are no exception.
First the good news - Etsy has finally changed its multi-shop checkout launched in January after 5 months of complaints from buyers and sellers. When it added the ability for buyers to purchase from multiple shops in a single transaction in January, it took away the ability for shoppers to purchase just one item unless they removed all the other items stored in their cart. (Many have stocked it full of listings they are not yet prepared to purchase but wish to easily see shipping info.)
"Back in January, we launched multi-shop check out which makes it possible for buyers to check out from more than one shop with a single payment.
"Since then we've been listening to your feedback and have heard that while buyers love the ability to check out from multiple shops in one transaction, sometimes they want to just purchase one of the items in their cart at a time. We've made some adjustments so now buyers will be able to select "Check out only from this shop" in the cart. This new option is now available to all buyers. Buyers are also still able to check out from all shops in one purchase by clicking the orange "Proceed to checkout" button in the cart.
"Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and for being an active part of the Etsy community!"
- Megan L from meganinhudson 2:09pm Jun 2, 2017 EDT
Now for the bad news: Etsy has proceeded with its plan to suspend sellers who don't comply with new requirements that they sign up for Etsy Payments (formerly called Direct Checkout) by May 31st.
On Thursday, Etsy announced it was proceeding to suspend
sellers' listings if they hadn't added Etsy payments - citing "thousands of sellers and listings" that faced suspensions, so many that it would take its system a few days to complete the process.
Some sellers reviewed data and pegged the number as "tens of thousands" rather than "thousands."
Etsy declined to provide exact figures of shops suspended but a company spokesperson said they were very pleased with the number of shops who had set up Etsy Payments since the requirement was announced.