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  1. Billing information split

    I have a plus account and re list some items every day. When I get my bill there are hundreds of entries to go through to check it, particularly when my bill has rolled over 2 or 3 months, because orders are mixed in with the listings. If possible could the bill have 2 sections...one showing listing fees, and a separate section listing orders?

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    • Search facility within listings

      Hello, I have brought this up before, but it was a good while back. I really think a search facility is needed when we are managing our listings.

      I currently have three pages of listings, and although archaic it is possible to use CTRL &F to try to search, but it isn't possible from a mobile.

      I have closed my shop previously due to the unmanageable dashboard/clumsy workarounds, and hoped it had been resolved, especially as a decent Stats system had been recently given a facelift.

      Also the option to delete/hide a listing when viewing the item would be very…

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      • Collection Descriptions

        It would be great if there could be a format where we could add a description at the top of each Collection page.

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        • 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…

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          • A category for leathercrafts

            A category for Leather, leather crafts, tools etc.

            As this is becoming a very popular craft, but there is no real provision within the categories.

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            • A channel to reply to enquiries through Folksy rather than through own email. I had an enquiry from a buyer through Folksy las week w

              I had an enquiry from a buyer through Folksy las week wanting to know if I could supply an item that she thought was the perfect item in time for an anniversary gift. I replied immediately. And was surprised that someone so keen did not come back so I emailed another 2 times .....apologising in case she had changed her mind and wondering if my reply had arrived.
              She replied yesterday saying that she had only just seen my reply in her spam folder........she thought I had not replied and had bought elsewhere.
              One, this makes me look like I…

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              • Collections Menu at the side on product pages

                It would be really great if there could be a side menu of our collections when customers click on individual product pages. It would make navigation much easier for them, as they could go back into the collection they were in to look at more products, or switch categories. It saves them time when ordering multiple items, and makes our stores much more user friendly.

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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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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.

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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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                                  • 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…

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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…

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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.

                                        16 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.

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