Etsy just announced the launch of a new iPhone app specifically for sellers called (appropriately) Sell on Etsy. An Android version will come later this year.
"Etsy sellers are conducting more business from their mobile devices than ever before, and we’re focused on making it easier, faster and more efficient for our sellers to run their shops from wherever they are," a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. "Etsy sellers are not the typical mobile user. They’re multitasking at home, teaching in a classroom, working in studios, picking up kids from school -- not tethered to a desktop. They rely heavily on mobile devices to manage their Etsy shops. Dedicated solely to the needs of sellers, Sell on Etsy makes it easier for sellers to live their lives and run their businesses with the flexibility, independence and autonomy that they want."
The app enables sellers to manage their shop activity feed with purchases, feedback and favorites. They can also manage open orders and review completed ones, as well as create, edit, and publish listings, communicate with buyers, access shop stats, and receive notifications on sales and feedback.
"With Sell on Etsy, sellers now have an additional tool to help grow their Etsy shops and ensure their Etsy business fits seamlessly into their lives," the spokesperson says.
The app has five main sections: Dashboard, Your Items, Orders, Conversations, and Accounts & Settings. There's also a handy link to switch to the Etsy app.
The dashboard is divided into Shop Activity and Shop Stats.
Your Items lets you add and manage listings, renew expired listings, and search your items by keywords or filters. Listing variations aren't supported for now. You'll have to manage those through the desktop.
The Orders section is divided into Open Orders and Completed Orders, where you can mark them as shipped, add tracking details, print receipts, and contact the buyer.
Conversations lets you read, respond, or create new conversations with members. There's a "Snippets" feature, which lets you save commonly used phrases for your communications (also handy).
Accounts & Settings is pretty self-explanatory. It's divided into Info & Appearance, Shop Policies & Shop Reviews.
The app is available in the App Store. It works on iOS 6 and above. There isn't a native iPad app, but you can download it on your iPad, and tap the 2x on the bottom right of the app window to magnify it.
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