|Thu Apr 27 2017 22:24:49|
What Do You Think of Etsy Changes to Checkout?
By: Ina Steiner
Etsy made some changes to Checkout
, announcing today it will offer Guest Checkout and Buy It Now for all sellers.
With guest checkout, anyone can browse, add items to their cart, and make purchases on Etsy without creating an account
The Buy It Now button takes shoppers straight to checkout so they can complete their purchase immediately, without having to add items to their cart first.
Many sellers left positive comments in the announcement, but some sellers were concerned because shoppers who use Guest Checkout are unable to leave a review, which is very important to sellers.
Some sellers were also concerned about the Buy It Now feature - as one seller explained, "I have the same customer purchasing multiple items from my shop and paying shipping multiple times when they use buy it now. I then have to combine and refund multiple shipping. Customers will not understand this concept."
Making it easier for shoppers to buy is a good thing - do the advantages of the new features outweigh these concerns? Let us know what you think of these features.