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Test Name: Testing a “Quick view” option for listings in search
What Etsy is Testing: Etsy is adding a “Quick view” button on the listing image when a shopper hovers over a listing in search. When the shopper clicks the button, they’ll see a pop-up with the listing’s photos, title, price, review rating, and processing time.
Goal: Make it easier for shoppers to see information about items and multiple photos, and see other items from the same shop in search.
Audience: A percentage of buyers on Etsy
Start Date: August 2018
Our Take: Pop-Ups work but can also become annoying. This test does require a shopper to perform an action (click on button), so hopefully that will be less intrusive.
We would love to hear your feedback on this test. Please use the comments section below or head over to our Facebook Group for Small Business Sellers and interact with other small business owners.