Etsy Testing Gathering Data From Buyers to Help Sellers Improve Their Listings

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Test Details

Test Name: Testing a feedback pop up on the listing page

What Etsy is Testing: Etsy is showing a pop up on the listing page for shoppers to leave feedback about items they’re viewing. The company will ask for specific feedback about the listing’s shipping price, photo quality, and more.

Goal: Better understand shopper preferences to give sellers helpful and accurate recommendations for their shop.

Audience: A percentage of buyers on Etsy

Start Date: August 2018

Our Take: This appears to be a test to gather data about a seller’s listings and shop practices and then parse that information to provide a seller some tips to improve their listings. With the right backend functions, this could be very useful for some sellers.

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