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Etsy Waves $500 at Users to Get Them to Download Its App

Etsy Waves $500 at Users to Get Them to Download Its App

Etsy is enticing users to download its mobile app by offering them a chance to win $500. A marketing email sent last week teased, “Get the app, get $500 – Download the app to track your orders, chat with sellers, and enter for a chance to win a $500 Etsy gift card.”

Only customers who download the mobile app for the first time are eligible for the promotion, which kicked off on August 9 and runs through August 23, 2021.

Etsy will hold a random drawing on Tuesday August 17, 2021 and Tuesday August 24, 2021, and it will give away a total of four $500 gift cards.

US Etsy.com buyer account holders are eligible. To enter, entrants must download and sign in to the Etsy App for buying via Etsy during the promotional period. (If your Etsy account was previously used to download the app and you redownload it, this will not constitute a valid entry.)

Read more details and restrictions in the fine print on the Etsy website.

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3 thoughts on “Etsy Waves $500 at Users to Get Them to Download Its App”

  1. PPPFFFTTT ! ! !
    Stop it.
    Etsy needs to go back to being NORMAL.
    Just once I’d like to sit down to a meal with Josh and have a nice discussion……

  2. Well hopefully they will improve the operational functions of the app as they want to pull more into using it?? It has some missing key elements (like shop section when listing) and doesn’t seem to track listing status accurately! Just to mention a few.

  3. This is like…get the vaccine and stand a chance to win $1 million in a vaccine lottery…which by the way, pretty much failed in it’s attempt to gain attention. This is pretty much another “dire” attempt at gaining customers while not spending the money or resources, to fix their crappy technology. Everyday is another “bug fest” on Etsy, with new problems that will indeed lose buyers. I’m concerned that Etsy is “on the slide” as many Stock Market analysts are staying clear of Etsy investments. Having said that, I’m sure Etsy will have a good holiday season as consumers flood into Etsy to “check off” their gift lists. Anymore, the holiday season will be the only relevant quarter for Etsy. I’ve always said, that Etsy should have promoted higher end art products to attract the affluent buyer who has the capital to “spend”. But now, Etsy is stuck with a customer base that has no money and cannot afford any products outside of necessities. Etsy has dug it’s own grave.

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