Thursday, September 18

Handmade Review #5

Timothy's Handmade Review #5 (9.18.08)

Ok it is time for the Handmade Review #4. I got my kitty magnet i bought last week! I have received my cool robot notebook i bought in the 2nd review. Review #4 i found a great gift for my wife....That review will be up soon!....In the meantime you can check out the first review...I bought some great hair clips From the ClippyHut. HERE is the full review...video included



I love everything about the indie world of handmade. Etsy has changed my life.... and i would love to give back to the Etsy community.
Near the end of every week I will be purchasing one item from one Etsy shop. Once I receive the item i will feature that shop and their item on my blog.
If you are an Etsy shop owner I would love to consider your shop for the Handmade Review.
This week i will be looking again at items less than $20.

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One..... Leave a comment on this blog post...tell me one thing you would like changed about Etsy.

Two..... Show me what you GOT on the forum thread HERE



I will be making my purchase on Monday night...9.22.08

39 comments:

Dafni said...

Hello! Well one thing i'd like to change about Etsy, that i know it's not possible, is to be in Greek language so i can understand eveything! :)

sammyrams/Windy City Soaps said...

I would like actual shipping charge option in shipping.

timothy said...

dafni.... i never thought about the language barrier before... i can see how that will help a ton

Lin said...

Hmmm....I would like to be able to batch upload photos and batch edit listings - would save me sooo much time!

http://www.ljfuller.etsy.com

JoannaGoldman said...

Hello!

I love etsy,
but... i'd love to batch list items!

blest said...

Stats. Stats. Stats.

And lots of 'em.

SkinzNHydez said...

Etsy is Great!
One thing i would change would have to be, an option to customize your shop more.

Thanks!
-Ian
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6171192

timothy said...

yeah batch loading..and stats are on my list too

plumstars said...

I would love to be able to upload photos and post listings in batch form...save us all time!!

LeaKarts said...

Timothy, you are a genius. Did you know?

What I would change about Etsy...Put a big bright neon flashing unavoidable overly gaudy sign that flashes, "You're not quite finished yet!" after people hit that little "Pay with PayPal" button :)

TimesToRemember said...

One thing I would like to change on Etsy is for sellers with more than one shop to be able to link those two shops together so all items for sale would be shown to the seller at once and everything could be updated or listed on the same page.

S T E P P I E said...

Great blog!

I would love to be able to batch EDIT items... would save so much time!

afinedistraction said...

The thing I would love to change about Etsy is the way batches are loading right now. Views and sales are both hard to come by when new items are buried as soon as they are listed.

rockcreekcreations said...

I would like even the most basic stats. Even just hits to your main shop page and top referrer. I don't need to know operating system or browser. I want to know if all this promoting and blogging etc is actually working.

LoriP said...

First I'd like to say I really like your blog!
What I would like to change on ETSY is the ability to view how many hearts each of your items has with out having to go through each item one at a time..

Nancy McNally said...

Etsy needs to advertise in the New Yorker Magazine. In a statistic review regarding listeners of NPR (National Public Radio) 356 % of NPR listeners read The New Yorker Magazine, which is read internationally and is one of the lowest cost advertising rates in the magazine industry.

Soov said...

I really love Etsy. What I would like to see is more advertising. The link you posted to CNN today was wonderful and one I forwarded to some friends that adore indie.

What would I like? More variety on the front page and a better weekend policy. Nuff said on that one....

Lisa

missindie said...

hey Tim! :]

I would love it if there was an easier way to tell if you are in a treasury or not. I'm slightly impatient and hate having to look through every page to see if someone included me or not.

Also, like everyone else, would love more stats! :]

Thanks!
Mandy
http://missindie.etsy.com

Betwinkled said...

I would love to be able to follow-up with responses to my forum posts without having to be chasing them all over the place.

I hope that's not possible and I am living under a rock. ;)

Ok8e said...

Let's see as a new seller (and buyer) very-much-in-love-with-etsy person but still stymied by the morass of it all, I would love it if somehow a blog feature could be integrated better into etsy, i.e. there would be the option to very easily create a go-along blog(I think I have a blog I started somewhere sometime but I have no idea where). I'm a creative but disorganized person and I need the promotional organizational type of help, etsy! thanks!

Stella & Sugar said...

Nice blog! And nice items! I would love to rearrange items in my shop!

beautiful.bridget said...

I would like Etsy to change the forum posts so that when you post a comment it stops jumping you back to the first page in the thread. That drives me crazy!!

sue said...

I would love to be able to sort our items and not have them in date order. That way when I am promoting a group of items they would all be at the top and not just on the featured section.

Samantha said...

I'd really like to see them improve the convo system, folders, etc! I want a better way of organizing individual convos besides tags!

southerncreations said...

Hmm...I really like the idea of the big gaudy flashy sign telling buyers that they have not finished paying, but I would have had to have a sale first to be bothered by that! So, I'll stick with my original idea of being able to rearrange items in my shop without having to relist them. I realize that it only costs 20 cents to relist, but it can add up quickly and for those of us who have yet to make our first sale, every penny counts!

This is a great idea for a contest! Thanks for listening!!

snazz said...

Hey there,
I will add my voice to the desire to rearrange items without relisting.

VieiraGirl said...

I would want Etsy to make a wishlist. Plus make items we buy as presents kept private if we wanted too.
Batch uploading items would be great too.

Mel said...

Hmm, I'd love for Etsy to have more tag spaces available, and to better refine the list of acceptable tags.

_Mel
worldofmoments.etsy.com

meral said...

timothy,
you are a blog pro i must say, i enjoy them every time i log on...

i would like etsy to separate supplies vendors, vintage and handmade sellers.
the time machine is too crowded, so we get buried quickly, but if there was a separate time machine just for supplies and vintage, maybe we would be more visible.

my only item under $20.00 is :

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9391249.

thanks for all you do.

Kerstin said...

Hi there -
I think it's very wonderful that you are supportive of other artists...thanks :) One thing I would like changed (or added, I guess), is the ability to see how much traffic I get each day and when - it would be really nice to get help figuring out peak 'visiting' hours :)
Kerstin
http://kerstinhanson.etsy.com

kimforbeads said...

I would love to be able to arrange my items in my shop- so that certain things are together, matching earrings to necklaces etc. without haveing to relist both - that can add up.

kimforbeads said...

I would also like a way to get to know the teams, I want to be on a beading team or such, but there are too many to choose from.

Krista said...

OK, I'm a dork. :-) I left my comment on the forum and not here.

What I would really like to change on Etsy is the checkout process. It has too many steps and needs to be streamlined.

http://IllusionFusion.etsy.com

NoraAnne said...

I'm new to Etsy and so far I LOVE IT! can't wait to do my holiday shopping here.
One thing I would change is a lot of the negativity I have been seeing in the forums, I feel that is a turn off to potential buyers and it's a turn off to me as a seller. There is a nicer way to say things :)

Anonymous said...

Hiya again Timothy. First, I have to say that I look forward to your reviews and reading everyone's comments on your blog, can never get enough info! Secondly, I really get into viewing everyone's suggestions on your handmade review thread.
Now, one thing I would like to be able to do on etsy is arrange my shop pages with items that go together instead of relying on relisting to keep them together. Thanks! Michele from Michigan from www.amorevivo.etsy.com

trentongal said...

I would like to see Jewelry to be listed as separate categories, ie necklaces, earrings, etc. There has been much controversy about items being to hard to find and searches being too slow.

aquamarine said...

Hey Timothy you are definitely a wealth of knowledge! As a begginner I truly appreciate all of the support you give other artists and crafters!

As for things I would change about Etsy: I would love all the above mentioned changed but in addition, I have noticed that the ity bity thumbnails that are supposed to show off our work are extremely ineffective. I know that it would be ineffective to also make them any bigger on a permanent basis but a zoom feature would be fantastic. The buyer could hover their mouse over said item and it would become big, like they do for showcases. This change would make me very happy!

http://alwaysadorabe.etsy.com

tmassucci said...

I would love to be able to personalize my shop a bit more

Tina said...

I would like to get an email or some notification when I get a heart on my site or on a single item. And I would like one click to know which items have hearts rather than have to go through all the items one by one. :)

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