EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2959 - December 18, 2012     2 of 4

Etsy Sellers Can List on iPads - Cha-Ching

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Etsy sellers can now manage their Etsy shop from their iPads. Etsy spokesperson Adam Brown said the Etsy for iPad now includes the ability to create new listings, access Shop Stats, and access all the seller tools currently available on Etsy for iPhone.

Many Etsy Shop owners have face-to-face transactions, at craft fairs and collectibles shows, for example, and were early adapters of card readers from companies such as Square. Whimsically, the Etsy for iPad app now includes a "cha-ching" cash register noise when a sale is made - a favorite and highly requested feature, Brown said.

Etsy launched the iPad app a few weeks ago - the new version includes more holiday shopping options. "Mobile shoppers looking for last-minute holiday gifts can now order and send Etsy Gift Cards (US only), and recipients can redeem and apply gift card balance to purchases," Brown said. And any user can now access translated versions for Dutch, French, German, and British English.

When asked how many times Etsy mobile apps have been downloaded, Brown said there were no updates at present about total downloads.

The Etsy for iPad update is available in the iTunes App Store. Etsy sellers are commenting about the announcement on the Etsy boards. Someone already posted, "I updated and just sold an item. There is a cha-ching! :)"


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