|Wed Sept 16 2020 00:00:33|
Etsy Rolls Out Controversial Changes?
By: Ina Steiner
Etsy is making policy changes sellers are discussing, though there's no announcement on its website that we can see.
Here's a link to Etsy's "Our House Rules
" that go into effect on October 16, 2020.
One change a seller noticed was the following provision in the new Terms used as an example of "interference" not allowed:
"Creating or using an independent buyer account to maliciously upvote another shop's negative reviews in order to position those reviews more prominently."
The original poster (cindylouwho2) said that leads her to believe Etsy will be introducing a change in which people can vote on reviews.
A reader told us the fear is that a competitor could upvote bad reviews as "helpful," thereby harming the seller. They also said Etsy appears to be making changes to its payments policy.
Sellers on this thread
continue to compare the new and old terms looking for other changes.