Etsy has taken their ‘shop local’ mantra to a new level, recently introducing Etsy Local. The idea behind Etsy Local is that you can shop Etsy offline. Etsy now allows sellers to list by location any physical markets they are selling at or attending. If a seller creates a new market entry, it also appears on their shop page… so buyers have the option to come and see their shop goodies in person!
Buyers can visit Etsy Local and see what upcoming markets featuring Etsy sellers are happening near them. Etsy Local can be seen and searched here: www.etsy.com/local – entering your city lets you see what is happening nearby.
When you enter a new listing make sure you are on EtsyAU to avoid confusion (some of the timezone information is automatic and it can cause a few hiccups if you try and enter start and finish times when you’re not on the Australia site). You can also add yourself to a preexisting event so that buyers and sellers can see a nice list of who (else) to expect at the event.
If you don’t find any local events you want to attend, never fear! The local ‘offline’ page also links back into etsy local online – containing a link to allow you to shop local on the Etsy website and buy from sellers located near to you. It’s really nice that Etsy has found a way to emphasise buying locally,
just in time for Christmas.
Have a go and add any events that you’ll be making your mark at before the end of the year, it’ll give team members a great idea of what busy little bees we are!
Etsy announcement: http://www.etsy.com/teams/7716/announcements/discuss/13309545/
FAQ (lots of ‘how to’ here… but remember to use EtsyAU when listing your event – https://www.etsy.com/au/local): http://www.etsy.com/au/help/article/4822
Discussion and other people’s questions answered: http://www.etsy.com/au/teams/7722/discussions/discuss/13312674/