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I think shop sections are ok, but it mostly useful to the shop owner. People are searching either for something specific, OR browsing by categories. That's everybody, including me and you and everybody else. Even when a customer inside your shop looking at your items or at something specific she/he were searching for, I don't think he/she will go clicking thru the shop sections. Even if she/he really likes your items, still, the customer always prefers to browse.
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That is one of my complaints about the current programming. I have 3 sites with hats (and no way to tell what is different between them) but I have items that are in no category because there is a limit of 7, I think.
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I think shop sections are ok, but it mostly useful to the shop owner. People are searching either for something specific, OR browsing by categories. That's everybody, including me and you and everybody else. Even when a customer inside your shop looking at your items or at something specific she/he were searching for, I don't think he/she will go clicking thru the shop sections. Even if she/he really likes your items, still, the customer always prefers to browse.


Hi Zeep! I used the shop sections a lot.  For instance, I usually carried upwards of 300 listings.  If a buyer came to my shop by searching vintage dresses, they were far more likely to select my section "Vintage Dresses" than to browse through my entire shop.

Currently we have 7 Gallery Categories.  I had 10 in-shop sections on Etsy.  I can live with 7, but need control over what they are.


I know different sellers need different things.  And it's going to take Craig a while to get things all situated.  [smile]


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Hi Zeep! I used the shop sections a lot.  For instance, I usually carried upwards of 300 listings.  If a buyer came to my shop by searching vintage dresses, they were far more likely to select my section "Vintage Dresses" than to browse through my entire shop.

Currently we have 7 Gallery Categories.  I had 10 in-shop sections on Etsy.  I can live with 7, but need control over what they are.


I know different sellers need different things.  And it's going to take Craig a while to get things all situated.  [smile]



You see, you're saying "they were likely to select my section...".
You're not sure that visitors to your shop looked even at your sections.
Ask yourself what would YOU do if you visit some other shops, especially when you are not looking something specific ? most probably just browse the first page.
Sections are I'd say helpful for shop owners, to keep thing organized, and maybe to a small part of visitors.




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You see, you're saying "they were likely to select my section...".
You're not sure that visitors to your shop looked even at your sections.
Ask yourself what would YOU do if you visit some other shops, especially when you are not looking something specific ? most probably just browse the first page.
Sections are I'd say helpful for shop owners, to keep thing organized, and maybe to a small part of visitors.





You seem to be upset with me.  It's okay if we disagree.  I know for a fact that a lot of customers shopped via my shop sections because they told me so.  When I shop for myself, I also use the shop sections.  I don't usually want to look through the whole shop when I am looking for something specific.  As I said, different sellers need different things.  I need shop sections, should Craig decide to add them.  I hope you have a nice week!

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You seem to be upset with me.  It's okay if we disagree.  I know for a fact that a lot of customers shopped via my shop sections because they told me so.  When I shop for myself, I also use the shop sections.  I don't usually want to look through the whole shop when I am looking for something specific.  As I said, different sellers need different things.  I need shop sections, should Craig decide to add them.  I hope you have a nice week!



LOL, no no not upset at all, just expressing my opinion. I do want shop sections, no doubt, to organize better my shop. If it helps the shoppers, ok.

What I'd like to see is Pricing for diff. VARIATIONS. Variations do exist, but there is no way to apply a price to each variation ??? what's the point of having them then ? 

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I think shop sections are ok, but it mostly useful to the shop owner. People are searching either for something specific, OR browsing by categories. That's everybody, including me and you and everybody else. Even when a customer inside your shop looking at your items or at something specific she/he were searching for, I don't think he/she will go clicking thru the shop sections. Even if she/he really likes your items, still, the customer always prefers to browse.


Shop sections are categories too, and they also allow the customers to browse via a more specific filter. For instance, when I visit a shop and am searching for bracelets or keychains or bookmarks, it helps me a lot to be able to click on a shop category like that, or similar. I am always pressed for time, as most people are today, and I don't want to browse or shift through all of the shops products to pick out a bracelet. Especially with shops that have a large inventory I just don't have time to browse page after page of products when I'm seeking only a specific type. I will leave after the 2nd or 3rd page.

It's not critical, but having the shop categories feature helps to greatly reduce the bounce rate of visitors. If the bounce rate is high, sales are being lost.

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Hi Zeep! I used the shop sections a lot.  For instance, I usually carried upwards of 300 listings.  If a buyer came to my shop by searching vintage dresses, they were far more likely to select my section "Vintage Dresses" than to browse through my entire shop.

Currently we have 7 Gallery Categories.  I had 10 in-shop sections on Etsy.  I can live with 7, but need control over what they are.


I know different sellers need different things.  And it's going to take Craig a while to get things all situated.  [smile]



For instance, I usually carried upwards of 300 listings.  If a buyer came to my shop by searching vintage dresses, they were far more likely to select my section "Vintage Dresses" than to browse through my entire shop.

This is also my point also. Mostly everyone is too busy nowadays to browse through a variety of 300 listings when seeking specific types of products. Especially sellers and others involved in commerce are pressed for time. There are times when general browsing can be done. For me, that is not often at all. Maybe once per year I can casually browse through any and everything. If I go to a papercrafting shop seeking invitations, that is what I want to go to. If the sellers has a category like that, I am happy. I may use the search feature for that shop, if there is one, or I may not have time to do that. Shop categories that are easy to see and that cannot be confused with the site categories, are a great help!

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You see, you're saying "they were likely to select my section...".
You're not sure that visitors to your shop looked even at your sections.
Ask yourself what would YOU do if you visit some other shops, especially when you are not looking something specific ? most probably just browse the first page.
Sections are I'd say helpful for shop owners, to keep thing organized, and maybe to a small part of visitors.





You just said yourself, most probably just browse the first page.So if what they are seeking is on the 5th or 10th page, they will never see it. If they look for some shop categories, and there are none, they leave probably after the 2nd page, with a small number going on to the 3-4-5 pages. Again, if what they would buy today is on the 10-12-15th page, they won't see it and a sale(s) is lost.

It's better to have shop categories for those shoppers who always look for them to aid in their shopping, rather than not have them because some shoppers wouldn't use them. The whole point is to increase sales, in any way that it would be done.

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LOL, no no not upset at all, just expressing my opinion. I do want shop sections, no doubt, to organize better my shop. If it helps the shoppers, ok.

What I'd like to see is Pricing for diff. VARIATIONS. Variations do exist, but there is no way to apply a price to each variation ??? what's the point of having them then ? 


Well, variations can be other than just different prices. Variations can be priced the same, but offer customers a selection of sizes, colors, a variety of embellishments and designs, etc.

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