I am leaving the boosting up again of the thread regarding a petition for 'fine art' artists.
If you've read my previous blog you'll see what I am writing about.
I ran across another etsy customer, a seller, who is quite disgruntled and she wrote some valid comments in her post: I was impressed, so I requested her permission to copy and paste it here to share.
This is the question she posted:
Etsy admin, what is the seller's status/definition for you?
Just for clarification:
Are we "customers", "clients", "employees" "assets" or "commodities"?
She is asking etsy for an answer.
Etsy does reply:
Edited on Jul 24, 2011
We've referred to the people who use Etsy as 'members' for a long time. :)
I personally disagreed in this posted thread, that we are not members. Members of anything have a vote, have a say in the policies and procedures of an organization.
This does not take place on etsy . We are customers. We pay a listing fee, then pay a commission to etsy for any sales.
This original poster of this thread posted another comment. Again I was in complete agreement:
trinlayk says Edited on Jul 25, 2011Yelling, swearing and freaking out...
It's not going to happen, I have no yelling IN me at this point.
I think I've made myself free to speak lately because I JUST don't care if I'm muted or not. Heck, I'm doing better elsewhere, and soon I'll be selling in yet another location. So I don't even care if my shop is brickwalled anymore.
That's a sad thing to say, because I *used* to be ETSY's biggest cheerleader, I accepted that they were new, trying something no one had done before, and doing it better than ebay.... I knew there were flaws.
But recently the flaws and cracks have gotten so big, because there's too much new stuff in too short a time. the OLD problems have never been actually fixed... So the old problems continue to get worse as "new shiny but not really useful" get rolled out.
Old problems continue as the clicks between point A (thumbnail of item) to point B (page for the item) were increased. click on a shops icon and you land on the profile (at least for awhile I haven't kept up with that.) If people are saying: "i'm SHOPPING, I want to see the SHOP first, I'll go to the profile IF I want to..." no one cares.
So when features we desperately need are not working right after 4-5 years of us asking for them to be fixed, and we keep seeing new useless, and buggy features either being buggy or being abused... we're told to shut up.
When the MEDIA got hold of the privacy issue, Etsy's "fix" was to break the feedback system so that it's now easily used as an extortion tool on sellers.
The real privacy problem is STILL there and still not fixed and no one seems to care.
We've begged for a fully functional search since I signed up here 5 years ago, we've been begging for a direct phone number to get customer service
I think it's way too late for ETSY to fix their spreading reputation as a buggy site with random rule enforcement....
I think it's way to late for ETSY to win back my trust.
When we've said "We need this problem/bug to be fixed" and get a reply that translates to "we'll get around to it eventually"
we feel like we're just employees with a boss that doesn't care, or worse "just the temp" or "just the intern", rather than customers/clients who rely on the services to support our businesses.
Posted at 9:51 am Jul 25, 2011 EDT -
As I stated, this etsy seller makes some great points!
PLease visit http://mysticsilks.etsy.com/