Sunday, December 30, 2012

All Etsy Apps are Not Equal

Just over a year ago, I was excited to tell everyone about how Etsy had this amazing app. My only experience was with the iPhone and the iPhone app for Etsy. I loved it and used it a lot when I needed to manage my shop on the go. It made it possible for me to continue selling online when I set up at boutiques. If an item sold, I could quickly deactivate it in my Etsy shop. Without this app people had to either put their shop on vacation or hope that they didn't ended up double selling something.

This week, I tried the Etsy app made for Android. It's definitely for buyers only. There are no options there for managing your shop. I don't understand why the iPhone and Android versions are so completely different. One of the highlights of the Christmas shopping season was hearing that "cha-ching" cash register sound on my iPhone every time I made a sale.

Have you tried any of the Etsy apps? Any favorites?

2 mad comments:

The Lovely Adventurerers said...

yes! I noticed this, I have an android and was excited to get an Etsy app... I was really disappointed. I just have to get on the web and go directly to the website if I want to do anything. I would love to know if there are any better apps out there! Bummed the Android app is so terrible for sellers.

Karen T said...

From what I see on the Etsy forums, it looks like Etsy plans to make the Android app more seller friendly in the future. I just hope they don't wait too long to accomplish it. The tech world is always changing, so who knows what's next...

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