Etsy Testing New, Local Browsing Experience for Shoppers in The UK

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Test Details

Test Name: Testing a new, local browsing experience for shoppers in the United Kingdom (UK)

What Etsy is Testing: Etsy is testing a new browsing experience in which UK shoppers will see more items from UK shops appearing in their search results.

Goal: To make it easier for shoppers to find local items they’re interested in.

Audience: A percentage of shoppers located in the UK

Start Date: December 2018

Our Take: A little strange to run such a test this far into the holiday season. But if it helps to narrow the focus to show more UK based products to UK shoppers, then it seems like a good idea that can help UK sellers.

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Richard has 17 plus years of eBay experience which includes tens-of-thousands of sales to buyers in over 100 countries. He even has experience with eBay's VeRO program enforcing intellectual property rights. And for about two years he sold products on Amazon using Amazon FBA. To "relax" from the business grind, on a few weekends he works for IMSA as a professional sports car race official.


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