Tuesday, April 5, 2016

New Etsy Shop Layout gone live on April 5, 2016

Etsy has been warning us of the new Etsy shop layout and requesting that we check out the new format and optimize our shops for it. I'm always game to try new things, especially if it will help make the Etsy shopping experience better and easier for potential buyers.

It's gone live today, April 5th, and I'm not sure if I should go with the layout that includes a big huge banner or no banner for a more simplified look. Here's the big huge banner screen shot:

Here's the no banner screen shot:
Here's the shop layout before the changes:
Here's a link if you want to check it out:


What do you think?

If you are an Etsy shop owner, what do you think of the changes? How does your shop look? Feel free to leave a link in the comments so I can check it out!


Cheryl Cavell said...

Hi Sue, Always a pleasure to read Your thoughts. ;-) I have decided for the moment to go with no banner and no featured listings. I do realize more and more Folks are doing things mobile so hopefully that particular layout optimizes that experience. Funny artfire did this same roll out a year and a half ago and got all kinds of grief from everyone. ;-)Any thoughts on the mirror site of etsy's - Pattern? I still see Your original layout on etsy and to my knowledge mine has not changed yet either. I was all excited yesterday morning to wake up and see and found nothing. LOL Gotta get used to the new Paypal layout also. ;-) Sigh it is what it is...Take Care My Dear...
Sincerely, Cheryl

Sue Faunt said...

Hi Cheryl,

We have been through it all together, haven't we? eBay, Etsy, oh my. I kept the simplified format for the same reasons you did. I did setup a Pattern site for the free 30 day trial, just to try it out.

I like your simplified look:

You take care too!!