Sunday, October 21, 2012

Etsy Listing Variations

Some people struggle with any type of change and get stressed out over it. A good example of that is how so many people freak out every time Facebook makes a change. Even when the changes are good ones, whining commences. Fortunately, I'm not one of those people who automatically sees change as a bad thing.

I'm so excited to see another wonderful change in how Etsy lets us list our product offerings. You can now add variations that the buyer will be able to select.  You can choose up to two different properties from Etsy's list or you can add a property of your own:
  • Color
  • Dimensions
  • Diameter
  • Fabric
  • Finish
  • Flavor
  • Height
  • Length
  • Material
  • Pattern
  • Scent
  • Size
  • Style
  • Weight
  • Width
  • add your own property
Of course I needed to give it a try myself, so I edited my tatted baby booties listing. It was great to be able to allow the customer to choose what color of booties they wanted without creating two different listings or having to rely on the customer to send me a note to tell me the color choice. I also played with it on one of my supplies listings (leather cord).  Read more about Etsy's new way of listing and let me know how you plan to use it.

3 mad comments:

Melobeau said...

I'm relatively new to Etsy and was wondering about this feature and how it worked. Thanks for sharing your expertise. Not sure if it's right for me to use, but now I have more of an idea how it works. Thanks1

Amit Misra said...

I want to put variations as Size then i want to add multiple recipient. Any option for that? I found only one option I can choose.

Karen T said...

Amit,
Because this feature is still relatively new, the options seem to be pretty limited. Your customer will probably have to buy items one at a time so they can select the size for each one.

I wish that I could say how many I have of an item in a particular size or color. That doesn't seem to be possible yet.

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