Tuesday, August 27, 2013

More Etsy Changes for Feedback and Payment Methods

Etsy has made some major changes once again all at once. I always wonder why they do all of these major changes at once? The biggest error was obviously the test that excluded Paypal as a payment method. Thankfully they stopped that little experiment. However I do think eventually Etsy will drop Paypal as a payment method. But before they do I think they will have to actually get a working phone number.

The next change is the feedback system. I guess I must be in the minority that actually likes the new feedback. Months ago I stopped wasting my time giving buyer feedback. It was a huge time suck. I kept thinking to myself why am I spending time on this when buyer feedback can't be seen and doesn't even matter? So now I don't have to feel guilty for not doing it. The only worrisome thing to em about the new feedback is that shops that had medicore or poor feedback just got a bunch of it wiped clean. Since they only take the last 12 months this means some bad shops will actually get a boost in the ratings.

I think most don't like it because its stars and it reminds them of Ebay. Maybe Etsy should have used hearts? I will never understand the hatred of Ebay from Etsy sellers. Like I always say use both to your advantage. With the exception of the star symbol this feedback system is nothing like Ebays. Its much simpler and much better for sellers.

One thing we all know is that Etsy will constantly change things. We can't control Etsy, only our reactions. Take the changes in stride and find a way to use them to your own advantage!

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