AuctionBytes Blog
Covering auctions, collectibles and marketplace selling.

AuctionBytes Blog The AuctionBytes Blog has been giving a voice to online merchants since its launch in 2005. Named one of the world's top 30 blogs in 2008 by "Blogging Heroes." Weigh in with your thoughts on the joys and pitfalls of selling online.
Mon July 31 2017 21:34:27

Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search

By: Ina Steiner

Sponsored Link

Etsy will highlight certain listings in search as part of tests it's running over the next few weeks. When shoppers peruse search results, some will see new features. 

In one test, Etsy will highlight best-selling items on search results pages for certain searches - Etsy explained, "We believe that knowing those items are popular with shoppers will help new buyers feel more confident making a purchase on Etsy."

It's also testing a best-selling item badge that will appear on top-selling items. Etsy will display the badge on listings in search and on category pages.

Read the announcement for details about all the tests Etsy is running and let us know what you think of the tests to search results.




Comments (12) | Permalink

Readers Comments

Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search   Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search

by: Writings on the Wall This user has validated their user name.

Mon Jul 31 22:07:24 2017

Do I want a "Top Selling Item"????  NO! NO! NO!  I want unique, one-of- a -kind items. The Top Selling Item badges, etc will be my clue to steer away from these items. (Also hints at: "reseller"  "Ali-Express." etc etc)  May end up being one of those "Unintended Consequences" kind of things...
They have no clue.

Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search   Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search

by: papertrail This user has validated their user name.

Mon Jul 31 22:40:57 2017

"top selling items" are for commodity items that there are many of. I thought that Etsy was about one off unique and custom items?
The sellers from China will be laughing with glee - they can turn Etsy into an eBay clone!

Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search   Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search

This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Tue Aug 1 17:43:32 2017

This new hot shot CEO had better learn quickly that Etsy sellers don't want another ebafia.

Many Etsy sellers departed from ebay because of tactics like this and WILL LEAVE Etsy if it continues.

Etsy sellers should start walking away from the failing venue now to teach this guy a lesson he desperately needs to learn. He's a Ho and Wenig wannabe.

Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search   Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search

This user has validated their user name. by: iheartjacksparrow

Tue Aug 1 18:00:10 2017

It's somewhat amusing that they are adding a "countdown to zero items in stock" when the sellers who built up the site are listing unique or made-to-order items. That also makes their "best selling" badge worthless unless you are selling mass-produced items (as Writings on the Wall points out) since even if multiple sellers are making navy blue widgets, no two are going to be exactly alike.

Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search   Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search

by: Flying Childers This user has validated their user name.

Tue Aug 1 18:08:34 2017

Once again vintage and artisan sellers are getting screwed.  It's all too obvious Etsy couldn't care less.  The imbeciles who run the place really believe they can compete with Walmart.

Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search   Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search

by: Transferware Odds and Ends This user has validated their user name.

Wed Aug 2 07:07:52 2017

WOW, another brillIant move by the NEW CEO! He's worse than Chad, at least Chad ran a business and we all made sales, before they went public..........HEY, LISTEN UP JOSH, GET A CLUE.....WE THOUGHT YOU HAD OUT BEST INTEREST HERE, AFTER MOST OF US LOST ALL OUR SALES AND CUSTOMERS TO NEW CHANGES, WE WERE EXPECTING YOU TO BRING US BACK UP TO SPEED. WERE ALL DYING HERE, MAINLY THE VINTAGE SELLERS.   WE  D O N T   N E E D   ANOTHER SITE LIKE EBAY, - NO ON WANTS ''POPULAR ITEMS'',     they come to Etsy for Unique, Handmade Items and Antiques and Vintage items they cant find anywhere else, DUH!!!!!,

We don't want to become Ebay, Walmart, or anything else like it. Why the hell would you make certain Items Popular!! OMG, JUST PROMOTE, WE NEED MORE EXPOSURE AND ADVERTISING,, HOW DO YOU NOT SEE THIS......Just keeps getting worse and worse....... WE GET NO SALES BECAUSE NO ONE SEE US!!!!!. My sales were over 80 percent down in June and July was just as bad. NO ONE KNOWS WE EXIST!!!
-MORE ADVERTISING
-MORE EXPOSURE

FOR THE PRICES WE PAY IN FEES, LISTING FEES AND COMMISSION TO YOU, YOU MIGHT WANT TO GIVE US EXPOSURE SO WE CAN MAKE OUR MONTHLY FEES.....

Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search   Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search

by: Flying Childers This user has validated their user name.

Wed Aug 2 09:09:05 2017

Totally agree with all the comments so far.  Many of us had a lot of hope for the new CEO but it turns out the Josh-bot is the same as the Chad-bot.  Talk about artificial intelligence!  Just about any robot could do a better job of running Etsy than these guys.

Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search   Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search

by: SammyCat This user has validated their user name.

Wed Aug 2 09:46:10 2017

I am in full agreement with the posts above.  
No clue what on earth they are trying to accomplish with this except to give more exposure to mass-produced goods.
We need HELP and we NEED IT NOW.
Stop the BS and get to work fixing what's wrong instead of wasting precious time on this crap.  
Surely they realize by now that unique items sell.  That antique and vintage are a large part of their bottom line.
Where is the support?  Promotion? Respect?
At least I haven't gotten another infuriating email about quitting your day job and opening a shop on Etsy.
I used to freak out when I got one of those and sent 'them' emails several times about how irresponsible that was.
They are playing with our lives, our families lives ... THIS WILL NOT DO  

Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search   Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search

by: FeelingFroggy This user has validated their user name.

Wed Aug 2 12:42:06 2017

How funny is it that a few years ago all those upset sellers on ebay fled to etsy saying it won't happen there. Those are the good guys and we trust them.

We all those that fled are crying now. Those supposed good guys turned the tables. Those sellers think no one is right but them.

Wonder where they will flee to now because it is going to get worse.

Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search   Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search

by: Flying Childers This user has validated their user name.

Wed Aug 2 14:19:23 2017

Here's another reason artisan handmade sellers don't have a chance:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4754078/China-s
-largest-smart-warehouse-manned-60-robots.html

Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search   Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search

This user has validated their user name. by: The End

Thu Aug 3 06:03:48 2017

SHUCKS ! I AM the creator of the Best Selling Item (in its category) and I'm taking off 8 weeks to erase 8 YEARS of neglect (from working my Etsy Shop 24/7 365) around my home. Plastering, Painting, and detailing.
So, I've missed "the window"....
Oh Well......

Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search   Etsy Highlights Popular Listings in Search

by: maxmad This user has validated their user name.

Fri Aug 4 00:48:24 2017

This type of manipulation brings short term gain, and does real long term damage to the majority of sellers, which eventually hurts the core company.

These venues just don't get it, they operate as if they are in retail, which they are not, they can't just go out and purchase products for sale to fill their shelves, when you drive away sellers and their products, you end up lowering the variety of products.

ebay did the same, at one time they had something for everyone, you basically could not leave ebay without buying something, now it's easy to leave ebay without buying.

less variety of products = less sales

   



Login is required to post comments.
To sign in to leave a comment using your AB Verify User Name, fill in the form below. If you have not yet signed up for AB Verify, or if you'd like more information, go to the Registration Page
.

Login for AB Verify
Be sure and use your email address and password to log in.

 
Email:
Password:
 
 Forgot Your Password?
 Even though you are signed in with the AuctionBytes Blog, you will have to sign in to the EcommerceBytes blog. But you can sign in with your existing AB Verify info.