Etsy Launches Listing Variations For Sellers

    October 15, 2012
    Chris Crum
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Etsy announced today that it is rolling out Listing Variations to sellers. These, the company says, will enable sellers to highlight available options and gather requisite details from buyers at the time of purchase.

The feature should ensure prompt fulfillment and shipment of orders, Etsy says, adding, “This should also reduce the time our sellers spend on administrative tasks, like convos with buyers, and help them focus more energy on creating items and designing new products. As the holidays rapidly approach, we know this is their top priority!”

Etsy Listing Variations

This is just the latest in a series of changes Etsy is making, apparently with sellers in mind. Last week, Etsy launched new Browse Pages, designed to surface sellers’ merchandise in more places. Earlier this month, the company made its search ads available to thousands more sellers.

“Variations will be available to all Etsy sellers and can be chosen during the listing process,” Etsy says. “Sellers can add up to two properties for each listing, selecting from suggested properties like ‘size’ and ‘color,’ or entering custom ones that are relevant to their item. Before a buyer can check out, they’ll be required to select an option for each listed property, like size and color on the listing below. Sellers can view buyer’s selections in their transaction emails, Sold Orders and Receipts.”

The roll out will be taking place over the course of the next several days.

  • http://creatingawebstore.com/ Danny

    This is great but it surprises me that these online marketplaces take such a long time to implement features which are pretty much standard in most online stores these days. For instance, osCommerce has had attributes for years while many of these marketplaces are implementing such features now? They really should faster forward a bit and start innovating.

  • Seller

    Unfortunately the Etsy app does not support the new options so mobile shoppers will not see this feature.
    (Etsy’s announcement forgot to mention this.)

  • http://www.engage-2012.com/ Engage 2012 Conference

    As “seller” said, the Etsy App does not support the new options so mobile shoppers won`t be able to see the change. It`s just that sometimes, people just to forget to mention the important things.