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Please add any suggestions for site features here. There’s no guarantee we will be able to implement your idea, but we welcome your thoughts!

  1. More images per item, image linking and captions.

    I am finding it difficult to feature item details as well as colour options due to limited per item images. I have had to split some of my products to allow for the variations.
    Some of the items are very similar in colour and hard to discern without either the ability to caption images or better still, link an image to a variation as we do in Etsy.

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  3. "save as draft" option any time soon?

    Do you have any intention of introducing a "save as draft" option any time soon? I see this request goes back quite some time. It would make the process of uploading new listings much easier.

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  4. New category under office for pens/ biros/ball points

    Could be have a category for pens under office? The pens used for artwork are not the same and people looking for a pen to buy as a gift are more likely to look under office. Artists will look for special pens used to create art under art.

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  5. Shop Noticeboard needed on every page, shop front and individual listing pages.

    There is currently no facility to post a shop notice - the only options if

    a. I need to say - "I'm going away in a week, please order now"

    is to fiddle with my shop banner and stick a message onto there....(I do do this) ..
    but... even then that is only visible to people coming in via my shop front and not on the individual listing pages.
    or

    b. "My shop is closed but only for today, I'm going to a wedding / funeral / Xmas fair / psychiatrist / dentist etc etc - and I will be…

    157 votes
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    Sorry for the delayed update! There is now a Shop Noticeboard (‘Your shop announcement’) feature on Folksy. If you haven’t used it yet, you can find it at the bottom of the Shop Settings section of your Dashboard. We hope you find this useful.

  6. Can we remove the price from sold items?

    I know this has been asked before and was declined with the suggestion that we edit the listing to remove the price or change the price. One little problem, I don't seem to have the ability to edit the listing once it has been sold. I make one of a kind items mostly and over the years my pricing structure has changed so that I now make a profit. If I remake something that I made 3 years ago and sold for £35 but using different yarn and with my new pricing structure I decide to price at £80, customers…

    7 votes
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  7. Please can the Front Page "unsigned" revert to the same interesting display as the "signed in" version

    In the forum at the moment there is a thread about sales picking up http://talk.folksy.com/t/are-your-sales-picking-up/3275.

    There have been strong suggestions that some shops have seen a decline in views since the Front page was split (in September ?) between the signed in (Good) and Unsigned in (Boring) versions.

    I added this comment to the forum post after reading yet another remark about the front screen.

    "I do agree though that the unsigned in Front Page does absolutely nothing to entice potential customers who have come in to Folksy via that route to linger or even explore further.

    There has…

    100 votes
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    While we do still have a signed in and signed out front page (usertesting suggested that new/guest buyers needed slightly different signposting on the front page), the two views are now more in line with each other and hopefully the signed out page is more interesting without being too confusing. We’re continuing to test this and will review/make changes accordingly.

  8. Please can we have a sub section in Dolls & Collectibles called Dolls House Miniatures

    The Collectors market for Dolls House Miniatures is very large with lots of people with plenty of money to spend in this area.
    There are now more people listing dolls house miniatures on Folksy and as sellers we would like a specific category for them in the Dolls & Collectibles Section.

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  9. Can we have a Mono Print section under Printmaking?

    There is presently no area for such prints and placing them in 'Other Prints' would immediately see them sink without trace.
    As Mono prints are high end art it would seem appropriate they had their own section.Until a section is offered we will have to hold back listing them here on Folksy and instead list them elsewhere, such a shame as they would add another dimension to both our shop and to Folksy.

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  10. Confirmation email

    Would be really useful to have a confirmation email sent automatically to a custom when they place an order.

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    All buyers are already sent an automatic confirmation email when they place an order. This email goes to their registered email address if they are a registered Folksy user, or the email address they stated at checkout if they are a guest buyer

  11. If a user searches on multiple words, then only items that match all of those words are returned

    If a user searches on multiple words, then only items that match all of those words are returned

    Please add this facility. In a previous comment you say that this has been done. However, it's just not working. If I type into the search area "Long red necklace", I do not get results that match all that criteria at all. I seem to get everything that has either "long", "red" or "necklace" in its description. I can't see how buyers are going to find my items like this. It is terribly frustrating and seems such a basic function of a…

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  12. Adding an alternative to Paypal as a Payment Method

    Is it possible to expand the payment options to include something other than Paypal? I know of a lot of people who aren't comfortable using Paypal and it would be good to have a choice of methods rather than just one. I know that we can accept cheques/bank drafts etc and then contact folksy to mark them as paid, but it would be good to offer a different method that was just a couple of clicks rather than a long winded conversation . Since I've been able to accept cards as well as paypal elsewhere, I've found most sales are…

    19 votes
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  13. The ability to have the name of your town name appear underneath your name

    If there was an option to add the name of your town followed by UK instead of just United Kingdom and have it appear under your name in your shop.

    Buyers would stand a better chance of finding local shops and would be able to opt for collection and save the cost of postage.

    Sometimes the cost of postage can be more than the cost of the actual item.

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  14. why can't you copy a listing so you can sell similar items and list them quickly?

    why can't you copy a listing so you can post similar items to ones you have already for sale in your shop without having to do every listing from scratch? saves A LOT OF TIME

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    Hi there

    It is possible to copy listings. To do this, go to your Dashboard, click on ‘Listings’ on the left hand side and then click the ‘Copy’ button alongside the item you wish to copy.

  15. New links to facebook/ twitter/ blog etc. to open in a new window/ tab

    The new links to our individual facebook and other social media profiles are great - thank you. But could they please open in a new window or a new tab as it takes the viewer right out of Folksy and away from the shop where we want them to stay! It's great for people to be able look into us and our work before buying but it would be good if they remained on site as well. Thanks.

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  16. Search by categories, as well as key words

    When searching for products I would like to be able to search by category, as well as key word. For example, I wanted to return to a product I had seen earlier, 'lime green....' and had to trawl all through every and any item to get to the baby cardi I was searching for. This would also help to find items as currently I have to guess exact descriptions, ie did seller type cardi or cardigan (or cardigen in some cases).

    20 votes
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    You can now refine any search by category, which should resolve this problem. Also search has been improved so that small spelling errors are taken into account.

  17. 5 votes
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    Hi there

    It is possible to do this already. Edit your items using the ‘edit this item’ link on the right hand side of the item page, or by going to the ‘Listings’ section of your Dashboard and clicking ‘edit’ alongside the item. Simply drag and drop the images into the order you want them in.

  18. being able to attach images in messages

    When customers have messaged you and are interested in commissioning a piece from you, it would be great if you could be able to attach a photo or image of your proposed design in your message, so it keeps you and your customer in Folksy and not have get them to give you their email address.
    Thank you

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  19. Can we have a 'view your posts' feature on the forum please.

    As above really, most forums have this and I find it useful to keep track of my posts.

    15 votes
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  20. Featured Items

    Something I like about Etsy is that you can select a number of 'featured' items, which will appear at the top of the page and will be the first items your customer is greeted with when visiting your shop. I think this would be a great idea for Folksy, as currently I have no way of arranging the order of my listings unless I delete them and relist them in the preferred order - which would take a while!

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    Featured items are now available for Plus sellers. You will need a Plus account and update to the ‘new look’ shopfronts to enable this


    Good news! We’re making your shop better. This work will be released over the next few weeks and will include bring able to feature items (Plus accounts only). The latest seller email contains more information:

    http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=3d1c6a149b4d82013b3fd0b15&id=8d98b11d56&e=020a45cb1f

    We’ll be updating you on the shop work in a separate email soon and also talking about the work on the Folksy blog.

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