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  1. Crowdfunding some apps

    As we've all been told over and over folksy can't afford to fund the making of apps for smartphones, so why don't we crowdfund (is that a word?) them instead. Most of us know just how important apps are for sellers and shoppers, so we should put our money where our mouth is and chip in part of the cost.
    I'm not saying we should pay for it all but maybe if we could come up with part of the money Folksy could come up with the rest??
    This really is something we need to get the folksy brand out…

    37 votes
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    • Membership only by Approval

      I have written to the Folksy operators to suggest that membership of Folksy should be "juried" or, perhaps a more appropriate term, "following approval". Folksy has a clear and serious problem dealing with the removal of unsuitable shops, products and applicants from the listings. This is primarily due to the easy, more-or-less-instant application process that is currently used.

      Applications should include not only the person's UK address details but also a general description of the goods to be sold, along with actual images of a few products. It does mean that Folksy staff would have to manually check and approve…

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      • Shopkeeping

        Please please can we have the Shopkeeping page on separate pages (like the listings page). I have over 900 items and my ipad crashes when I try to load the page to move my newest listings to the top. Alternatively why on earth aren't the newest items automatically shown first anyway!!

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        • Make it more obvious that sellers should fill in their Profile (Meet the maker info)

          Many new shops don't have the 'meet the maker' info filled in. I looked for mine just now and it took me ages to find it - it's in My Profile way down on my dashboard menu. And it is not at all obvious that the info you enter here is displayed to vistors when they click your name at the top of your shop.

          Suggest that this is moved into the 'Shop Settings' page, and an explanation of how it is used to be added. Prompt people to say how long they have been crafting for, what techniques they…

          24 votes
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          • Flagging when shop owners are listing something that could be potentially not allowed on Folksy

            There has been a bit of a debate on the Folksy forum about some of the new shops selling items that we believe aren't allowed on Folksy. They could be items that aren't really handmade or could have been made outside the UK, they could be items that are being resold, they could be items infringing copyright etc etc.

            http://talk.folksy.com/t/time-for-a-crackdown-folksy/9285/467

            I'm suggesting that Folksy write something in to the computer program both to let sellers know when they are listing something that might be deemed in appropriate to sell and to trawl through all the existing listings too.

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            • Larger area for description & bulk upload photos

              When listing a product can the description area be bigger so I can see all I am writing and can I upload all my 5 photos at once instead of one at a time.

              I have just joined and can add products twice as fast on my own website and three times on E*sy and Eb*y. I love the idea of a British craft site but am dissapointed by the backend set up.

              I dont really expect to get some interest in my Folksy site untill I have at least 50 products listed but at this rate it will be…

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              • Misleading "Search" button

                Last year a shop which wanted to sell my items decided not to do so because they couldn't find my shop on Folksy. They presumably thought that my business card could not be trusted and therefore neither could I!

                It appears that this is because the search box does not make it clear that you can change it from searching for items to searching for shops.

                I doubt if I am alone in this experience and of all the websites I use Folksy has the least user-friendly search box.

                My experience of human nature is that very few people persevere…

                9 votes
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                • May I suggest that when listing a newly crafted Item,that the Photo upload part be after the Title ,as it helps to describe if your photo is

                  Place photo upload part of listing, up near the top of the page,as when describing an item it helps to see the photo as well as the real thing.

                  4 votes
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                  • streamline the relisting

                    Stream-line the relisting process

                    Currently, to relist your items you have to resort the items by the date, then click on all of the items, then relist, then wait for the next page to load - to then click confirm relist and then finally, it is relisted. Then you have to do the same thing over and over.

                    Please can we stream line the process so we dont have to click, I would love if the confirm page could be removed or if there was a "Relist all" option so we dont have to go page by page to relist.

                    5 votes
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                    • Autocorrect feature in the search bar

                      Hello Folksy
                      I was having trouble looking for an item because I kept misspelling it, so my search was coming up with 0 results every time.

                      I ended up googling the word in the end but most search bars correct you or make a suggestion such as ''Did you mean...'' I was wondering if we could have this as a feature in our search bar?

                      23 votes
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                      • Please can we have a change of policy?

                        Instead of sellers having to get hot under the collar when a new shop infringes Folksy's terms and conditions of what can be sold, wouldn't it be easier if new shops were vetted by Folksy before they were published. It would save a lot of trouble, use of the report button (does it work?) and mildly annoyed emails when we spot these things. This would also give a new seller the chance to set up their shop properly before it goes public. At present they have to publish before they can see whether it looks right and has all the…

                        4 votes
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                        • WE NEED A FOLKSY APP!!!For both facebook and mobile devices!

                          We need a folksy app for mobile devices and for our facebook pages. To keep up with other selling sites we need to have similar options for potential customers. They are not going to buy from us if there is a simpler way to go through an etsy/ebay app and find things from their phones etc It is really falling behind not having this option, these days its strange there's not an app for it! Folksy should be a bigger name within the uk than other selling sites as it is uk based and this would help toward that! Ease…

                          283 votes
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                          • HIde or Delete item from item page rather than dashboard listings

                            Please can we have an option to hide or delete an item from the item page rather than having to go to the dashboard listings. If a shop has several pages of items it can be hard to find the item you want to hide or delete from the dashboard.

                            45 votes
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                            • Easier editing of prices

                              Can we please have the price of each item on the 'manage listings' display - so we can alter the price as well as the stock level easily. At the moment we have to edit each item which is much more time consuming - as well as it increasing our views ! (why do views have to go up when we view our own items ???)
                              It would be EXTREMELY helpful to be able to edit the price of an item as quickly and easily as we can edit the stock level- please add it to the manage lisntings editable…

                              7 votes
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                              • start an affiliate program

                                start an affiliate program in order to encourage others to help market this site and the craft producers on it.

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                                  • sold items - multiple items not showing.

                                    Would it be possible to show multiples of items sold please - at the moment if lots of people buy the same item, only the latest sale shows. Therefore it looks like you only ever sell one of each type of item.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • New Category / Sub Section: DIY Kits

                                      Hi there,
                                      I would love if we could have a DIY Kits section. All of us that sell on Folksy are crafters and interested in craft so it makes sense to have a craft making section! I would love to buy DIY kits however I find it difficult to search for them as they get mixed up with ready made items.

                                      This subsection would also help when listing as it differentiates your kit from being a piece of jewellery etc.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • ability to add notes about an order

                                        I'd like to be able to add notes about an order that are just for me as the seller to see. e.g. when I make a wedding invitation order, I'd like to be able to add what type of card I used, the code number for the ribbon I used etc so that when the customer comes back a few months later to order their 'on the day' stationery like menus and place cards, I can look up to see what card & ribbon etc I used. We have this feature on etsy and I use it ALL the time.…

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Allow shop owners to put active links in product descriptions

                                          Allowing shop owners to place active links in their product descriptions increases the shop/product visibility within search engines.
                                          It makes a better experience for customers - being able to find what they want without switching between tabs or hitting the back icon on their browser.

                                          The only problem would be policing as you could link to external items rather than just |folksy addresses.

                                          Something to think on.

                                          3 votes
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