New & Undiscovered?!

9 Aug

Another interesting email that I received this morning that can be another discussion… When Etsy says “new & undiscovered” is that strictly the seller or shop?

Hello,

I am new to etsy and responded to a forum about new sellers. MaryMary said it was for a storque article. I am not mad that I wasn’t included (frankly my pics blow) but the main pic and a featured “new seller” actually has another store, selling jewelry like her new one, except the new one is in Spanish and the items look more professional with item #’s also. Related links:
———————————————————————-
Original Forum Question:
marymary says:
Hi there,

Are you a new or undiscovered seller on Etsy? Post here if you or a shop you know of and love has either:

* Only been active on Etsy for less than or equal to 3 months.
* Has under 15 sales (no limit to time on site).
* Both of the above!

Please withhold from posting shops that do not meet the above criteria at this time. We’ll be using this thread for a few upcoming features and appreciate your taking the time to let us know who you are or nominate those you love!

Thanks,
Mary
——————————————————————————————————————————

Here is a link to the forum question (btw they haven’t wasted their time to close this one, even though the storque article is done):
Here is a link to the Storque Blog post:
Here is a link to the “new seller”‘s store:
Her other store, with 97 sales since Jan 2009:
This seems misleading to make people think they were buying from a “new” not a new store from an existing seller.
___________________________________________________________
Misleading or not?
Advertisements

34 Responses to “New & Undiscovered?!”

  1. Life During Wartime August 9, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    Choosing a new shop from an established seller was a logical choice for Etsy. The new shop conforms much more to the neutral/drap Etsy look.

    Besides, all the items in her new shop seem to be “organic”. 😉

  2. Eh August 9, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    Call me stupid, but how is silver organic? When I see item numbers and letters in the listing, it’s a red flag to me.

  3. Life During Wartime August 9, 2010 at 11:07 am #

    Drab, not drap.

    Eh, I see you caught the “organic” BS, too. I think she should have changed a few items up a bit, and tagged/titled them “rustic”. The words rustic and organic mean nothing at all on Etsy because they are (ab)used for anything.

  4. Linda August 9, 2010 at 11:07 am #

    Very misleading, but typical etsy!

  5. Laura August 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    Curious. Did the seller post in that thread?

  6. groove is in da heart August 9, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    Maybe marymary also looked through Pounce to find some more shops to include in the article. Who can say whether or not she knew. I’m not going thru the 900+ pages of that thread looking to see if anyone suggested this shop ;P This doesn’t seem like a big deal, and again, seems more like a slighted etsian emailing you to get you to call someone out for them (like the photographer post below this one).

  7. Life During Wartime August 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

    There are hundreds of shops that fit the critera for being featured that are NOT second shops.

    It is a big deal, getting that kind of exposure in the Dorque. And if new shop owners — as in new to having a shop on Etsy — feel slighted, they have every reason to feel that way.

  8. Inspector Yuk August 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    It’s a big deal because it just further proves Etsy is sloppy and doesn’t check anything before featuring it. If someone doesn’t disclose a second shop, I can understand it, but it’s not like the link to her other shop isn’t right in her announcement. Is it so much to ask that they at least check?

    Kinda makes you wonder how many others slipped by unnoticed or unmentioned until now.

  9. boots August 9, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    OT

    but skinandwood in the storque today with new Jil Sanders shoes as vintage… etsy is def. reading this

  10. Eh August 9, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    Etsy is def, or etsy is DEAF?

  11. sick of cupcakes August 9, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    Deaf, dumb and blind.

    Especially DUMB.

  12. groove is in da heart August 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    Yeah but the question being asked is “When Etsy says “new & undiscovered” is that strictly the seller or shop?” and apparently it’s the shop. I guess I don’t have a problem with that. The new shop goes into Pounce just like shops all shops that are brand new, regardless of whether or not the owner has another shop. I don’t know….it seems unfair to specifically *not* feature a shop as undiscovered because the owner has another one that already has sales. Maybe I’m wrong.

  13. etsycallout August 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm #

    But it does say “Are you a new or undiscovered seller on Etsy?” Not “Are you a new or undiscovered SHOP on Etsy?” No??

  14. mosquitoebites August 9, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    I noticed this before and considered sending Marymary a convo to see if she was aware, but I thought, what was the point? Have they ever done retractions when they make a mistake anyway? I don’t think it is the sellers fault unless they posted in the forum though. Too bad we can’t search through them, because 900+ posts is a lot to sort through.

  15. Eh August 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    I dare you to email her. IF she responds, it will be sterilized.

  16. weak August 9, 2010 at 7:38 pm #

    wow. another very lame post. I am going to stop reading this bullshit. Can you please find another blatant reseller to toast?

    I feel like I am at the nail salon with a bunch of gobbling turkeys over this bull shit. “Oh yeah Rita, they said they were new but they actually have another shop, and they just opened up this shop so she isn’t really a virgin, oh no.”

    NEXT!!!!!

  17. JK August 9, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    So, Weak — you got anything better? Tips, links, anything? Or do you just feel like complaining?

  18. mosquitoebites August 9, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    I don’t know Eh, I’m kinda a wuss, I don’t want to get on their radar. I hear they take revenge on those who speak their minds and let resellers slip by.

    Really, weak. If it was so trivial to you, why join the “gobbling”? I am sure there is a lot of work that goes into coming across a reseller and finding out where they get their wares, if you expect a new blatant reseller every day why not help find one?

  19. Life During Wartime August 9, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    Weak, dissing this post is…well, weak. The opportunity for a decent promotional push should have been limited to new sellers SINCE THAT’S WHAT ETSY SAID THEY WERE LOOKING FOR.

    If the criteria really were: we’d like to promote new sellers if they fit in with the Etsy trends; otherwise, we’ll choose new shops from experienced sellers that fit our trend list better.

    This is a big deal because it shows how important fitting in with the Etsy “look” is for visibility on the site.

    Or in plain-spoken hating bitch language — if the second shop had been full of elaborate bead woven art jewelry (because the seller does do beadwork!) with no metal findings, she never would have been chosen.

    I have to thank Etsy in a way for cutting down my expenses for buying beading magazines. More than half of them now are nothing but projects and techniques for chopping up vintage and loading up chains with clanking found objects. Pass!

  20. Inspector Yuk August 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    Weak, I can safely say I won’t miss you if you choose not to read this blog anymore. It will be refreshing not having to read your incessant whining. If you want to toast resellers so badly, why don’t you go and look for some and email them to ECO.

    This blog is for “Calling out blatant mistaggers, resellers, and other hot topics since admin won’t let us.” and I know this topic would not be allowed on Etsy because it’s……..wait for it………CALLING OUT!!!!!!!!

    So it’s a totally appropriate subject to discuss here. The fact that you aren’t interested is not really a concern we need to consider., no matter what little tantrums you display.

    Resellers are not the only problem Etsy has.

  21. weak August 9, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    Oh so we can’t have blatant resellers everyday so we are gonna hen peck stupid bullshit instead.

    Shocker! Etsy promotes the “etsy” look and this is your place to be bitter and whimsy about it or what?

  22. Life During Wartime August 9, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    Yeah, okay weak…how many pair of spats you gonna buy this year? Or maybe you make spats and sell them?

  23. mosquitoebites August 10, 2010 at 2:26 am #

    don’t you realize you are contradicting yourself weak? Aren’t you hen pecking what you consider to be stupid bullshit? Aren’t you “gobbling”? BTW maybe you should see your psych about your preoccupation with farm poultry. I don’t think it’s healthy.

  24. sick of cupcakes August 10, 2010 at 4:29 am #

    “whimsy about it”? What does that even mean?

  25. Disgusted August 10, 2010 at 5:34 am #

    What about a whimsical cowl with an owl with matching spats?

  26. mosquitoebites August 10, 2010 at 5:37 am #

    lol. Today the new store from the seller in question has an item on the front page. I just thought that was interesting. It doesn’t look very unique or handmade with the title “T12 Little Bubbles Orga…” The product number looks really bad on the Front Page.

  27. Inspector Yuk August 10, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    I think those are sizes not inventory numbers, those are at the end. And I agree it doesn’t look very attractive. But more than that, it isn’t good use of your title. It should be in the title, after the actual title of the listing. The inventory number should probably go in the description somewhere, although I imagine having all that info in the title is so that she doesn’t have to open each listing to find it.

    And I just don’t get it, her jewelry takes very basic skills, is boring, uninspired and bland. And I’ll give you a big clue, the term ‘organic’ is often used when something is a new skill and not made very well, especially in jewelry. Not that it isn’t made well, it appears to be. Just that it’s a word used to imply that all marks and imperfections are intentional rather than a by-product of the learning process.

  28. Inspector Yuk August 10, 2010 at 7:12 am #

    Yes Weak, this is our place to be ‘bitter and whimsy’ about the stupid shit on Etsy. We are a bunch of hen peckers and gobblers, will you go away now?

    LDW, spats? where did that come from?

  29. Life During Wartime August 10, 2010 at 10:24 am #

    Yuk, last fall and winter spats were the featured accessory on Etsy. Featured as often as cowls and fingerless gloves. So far this week I’ve seen spats twice in Etsy features.

    I have no idea who wears spats? If you are doing active things wearing practical footwear, they would be annoying. If you’re dressed to impress, they cover up your nice shoes that you want people to see and envy. So spats, WTF? Maybe to cover up the used shoes you bought on Etsy?

  30. mosquitoebites August 10, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    I didn’t even consider that the name looked terrible until I saw it on the FP, maybe she will notice it looks out of place too. Yuk It makes sense what you said about using the term “organic”, I didn’t think of that. I also just looked up “spats”. Maybe I am not so fashion forward but they are just as unattractive as cowls, who does wear these things? I could see some of my aunts in a cowl, but spats?!!!! why?

  31. weak again August 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    sorry that was supposed to be whiny but my phone changed it to whimsy. Obviously, it made no sense.

    No I do not wear spats but obviously somebody does.

  32. Posh August 11, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    Nobody wears spats. Show me the people wearing spats….most people have no idea what spats are. The more you say it the stranger it sounds, like spit.
    Spats are a type of shoe accessory worn in the late 19th and early 20th century. They were stiff fabric covers attached to the top of the shoe and extending up the lower part of the leg. Spats, especially white ones on highly-polished black shoes, form part of the stereotype dress of a wealthy young man of the era, along with a top hat and a cane. Similar (but strictly practical rather than decorative) articles known as gaiters are still worn today, to prevent mud getting into walking boots.
    So who wears decorative spats? Actors in costume?

  33. detroit August 12, 2010 at 4:46 am #

    weak Says:
    August 9, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    wow. another very lame post. I am going to stop reading this bullshit.
    ______________________________________________________________________

    Ooooh nooooo! Please don’t go! Come baaaack! (no, not really)
    ______________________________________________________________________

    Posh Says:
    August 11, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Nobody wears spats.

    _____________________________________________________________________

    Ummm. (embarrassed) Raises hand. I have a couple pairs of spats (or gaiters?) Though, they were all acquired many years ago. Not bc I was jumping on some current trend.

    One pair are canvas military spats that I got at a junk store. The other pair are Burberrry (in the plaid) that I got at a Barney’s warehouse sale a zillion years ago for super cheap. Prolly b/c anyone else in their right mind was like ‘what the hell would I do with these?’. While I was like ‘Burberry spats! Awesome!!” lol.

    Needless to say, my spats don’t see light of day much.But, hey, now that they’re ‘on trend’ I should dig them out to wear with my flip flops! lol.

  34. eyefortineye August 13, 2010 at 6:51 am #

    I like the idea of spats 🙂 always have. They’re practical and I especially think the plaids are attractive!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: