|Tue May 1 2012 12:20:03|
Etsy Seller's Sales Plummet in Wake of Wedding Category Changes
By: Ina Steiner
Regarding "Etsy Opens Wedding Shopping Hub and Registry"
I would love for you to read some of the forums under the Community Forums on Etsy. Try this one. There are many, many more.
Etsy has alienated their sellers. The registry is great. WE have no problems with that but eCommerce is no longer. Etsy has turned into a site that picks and chooses winners and losers in the Wedding category.
Take a look at a different category and then go to the Wedding category and see how very different it is. By changing to this format and placing it incorrectly on the site buyers no longer have the option of browsing through the categories of their choosing. Etsy has chosen what the brides will see by blocking out 99% of the sellers.
My sales have plummeted! Before BLACK SATURDAY (when they changed the site) I was averaging 75 favorites daily. I have had only 10% of the favorites since the change. My sales were doing so well I had a meeting this week with an insurance person to see if I would be able to make Etsy my full time job. Etsy is my husband's full time job.
This is disastrous! It's pretty if you like the Pinterest knock off look but disastrous to the seller's who ARE Etsy's customers. The buyer's are the seller's customers.
I hope you are able to take a look at some of the forums. Thanks so much for your time.
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