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Etsy’s Latest Updates to Categories and Attributes

Etsy Updates Categories and Attributes

Etsy is making some changes to categories and attributes in April. Without further ado, here’s the March 28th announcement of forthcoming changes.

Announcement follows:

Updates to Listing Categories and Attributes on Etsy
There’s a ton of special items on Etsy, and categories help shoppers find just the thing they’re looking for. When you’re creating a listing, you assign it to the most specific category that fits your item. Shoppers can use categories to filter searches on Etsy and when they’re shopping using Etsy’s navigation menu. Categories also act as tags, helping us match your items with more relevant searches. You should select the categories that describe what your item is, not how it’s used or what it’s made for.

The category and subcategories you choose also determine which attributes you can add to your listing. You’ll have access to different attributes based on the category you choose. Attributes work in tandem with your tags and can affect your item’s placement in Etsy search.

We make regular updates to categories based on your feedback, changes on Etsy, and research on buyer and seller behavior. You can explore all of the categories on Etsy in this category list.

Going forward, we’ll update this article when we make any updates to listing categories on Etsy. If you don’t see a category that you think best describes your product, send us a suggestion via our feedback form.

April 2019 updates

New categories
We’ve added a specific subcategory for Purse Straps in the Bags & Purses category. We’ve also added a subcategory for Highlighters & Luminizers to the Bath & Beauty category.

Bags & Purses>Handbags

  • Purse Straps

Bath & Beauty>Makeup & Cosmetics>Face

Highlighters & Luminizers

New dimension attributes for Home & Living
Now you can add dimensions like height, width, and depth to major categories in Home & Living, including Furniture, Home Decor, Lighting, and Storage & Organization.

We’ve also added dimensions to Art subcategories in addition to image size and overall size for Frames in the Home Decor, Weddings, and Craft Supplies categories.

SOURCE: Etsy Announcement

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3 thoughts on “Etsy’s Latest Updates to Categories and Attributes”

    (Napoleon Dynamite) : SHEEZ !
    It’s just all futile crap ’til we find Real World Employment.

  2. Well Well,
    Etsy is attracting STUPID buyers again.
    This is getting monotonous.
    I could go back to painting foundations and make Way more money.

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