Suggested Features

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. Please can you remove the 'gold stars'.

    Featured sellers now have gold stars against every item listed for sale. Gold stars, by their very nature, indicate to buyers and browsers that those sellers' items and shops are better than the competition's, and therefore gives them an unfair advantage. Featured sellers are already on a special list, and will be there forever, so this further boost is not only unfair, it's unnecessary.

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    18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your contribution to this feature request.

    We have no plans for removing the marker for Featured Sellers.

    However we are planning to introduce other ways for Folksy designer-makers to be featured and promoted on the site (other than editorial ones).

    Folksy Support

  2. Tick Box for Yes or No to pinning an item to Pinterest

    A box for yes or no you can add this item to pinterest - I have come across some sellers who don't want their items pinned because of concerns regarding copying from pinterest. If there is a 'yes you can' or 'no you can't' pin this item ready to be ticked on listing the item & then visible for anyone to see, this would avoid inadvertently pinning an item against the wishes of the copyright owner.

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    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re not convinced that developing this feature would restrict the sharing of work across social networks. We do monitor the Pinterest debates, their revised terms of use are much improved. Also the Folksy Terms of Use allow Folksy to reproduce your work for the purposes of marketing and one of our marketing channels, along with Twitter, Svpply and Facebook is Pinterest.
    If there continues to be concern over the use of Pinterest for our sellers then we may look alternatives for communicating non-particpation in sharing images.

  3. Allow sellers to choose whether to pay for the plus account with paypal OR gocardless?

    Many sellers like myself are holding back from the new plus account because we don't want our personal bank details to be held by gocardless.

    I believe that we all already have a paypal account - can you change the system so that we can pay for the plus account with paypal?

    If it comes down to how much paypal charge folsky vs how much gocardless charge folksy, I would be willing to pay a bit extra for the peace of mind to use paypal - which in my case feeds from my credit card, not my current account.

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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Sorry, we’re can only accept payments for the Plus account through GoCardless. Please note that the payment is a one-off and you will need to reauthorise any new payments (e.g. if you want to renew at the end of 12 months), so no payments will be taken automatically. There is more information about the Security of GoCardless here: https://gocardless.com/security

  4. select no of items to view per page

    give options like show 'all' or '50' '100' etc when viewing items for sale per page.

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  5. 10 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We already have many ways to search for, browse and filter items, including the categories, price, colours and materials, listed date, and so on. We’ll continue to evolve these features into the future in response to feedback and usability research.

    As this isn’t a specific suggestion I’m closing this idea.

  6. 8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The bestseller list shows the top sellers by revenue over the last 7 days, so it is possible to make the list with 2 large sales. We are however thinking about more ways to display activity on the site as well as the bestseller list.

  7. Independent label music

    Hi there,
    Have you considered including a section for selling independent label music CDs on your website?
    I think your market would be interested in this type of thing.
    I'm thinking original roots music and also traditional music.
    I would certainly like to sell my music on your site.
    I think it would fit in well with your ideology.
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Shelagh

    Shelagh McKay Jones
    Unbroken

    7 votes
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  8. Featured sellers

    I'm always interested in the featured sellers displayed on the homepage however I have one or two 'issues':
    1. The shop is on holiday. I realise sellers cannot be available all the time but it would be nice if they were whilst their shop is on the front page.
    2. Very small selection of products. Over the 18 pages of featured sellers there is one shop with no products listed, one shop with one product listed and two shops with two products listed. I often pop back to a shop I liked to see if they have listed anything so…

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We try to ensure that the currently featured seller (on the homepage) has items available for sale. The list of previous featured sellers is provided as an archive however, and we can’t control whether these shops still have items for sale.

  9. Have a longer listing period for example 'until sold'

    The 120 days option doesn't allow shops to list a product and not worry when it ends if not sold but having an 'until sold' option would allow shops to run smoother especially if you have lots of products.

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  10. Improve website

    Have more search filters i.e price, words in title,.
    Have a button called return to search page because if you click the favourite button etc then you have to press the back button a few times till you get back to search page.
    When you go back to the search/display page go back to the item you were viewing not the top of the page.
    Have the facility so that you can view more than 20 items per page!
    Get a faster server.
    This has all been said previously and so dont really know why this has not changed yet?…

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Closing this suggestion, not because we’re declining the idea to improve the website, but because it is made up of a number of ideas which are duplicated elsewhere in Suggested Features. Could you please vote on individual ideas. Thanks!

  11. Bring back the old 'Recently listed' page format please!

    I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but since the 'recently listed' page has changed from a scroll down option to view everything, to a click on the next page facility, sales have gone down. I know that i can't be bothered to make the effort to click on numerous pages and found it far easier to view recently listed items with the old format. I have noticed a significant drop on both shops i have on here. Just wondered if anyone has experienced the same. When your paying £45 for a years listing, you'd like to know…

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Unfortunately the pagination of the gallery pages (including recently listed) was the original format – the introduction of continuous scroll was very unpopular and so we reverted back to pagination. There are no plans to re-introduce continuous scrolling.

  12. More Craft Catagories

    There dosn't seem to be many craft catagories on this site. I make wooden Nativer American style flutes, but there dosn't seem to be any catagorie that they would fit into. Can we have more craft ones, like woodworking, to better fit the many different artisan crafts being made in the uk?
    Thanks

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  13. Short term listings

    Although you have shortened the listing time to 4 months it would be helpful if there were some extra short term listings for specific celebrations such as Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, Olympics etc so that items for Christmas, say, are 'extinct' by New Year.

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The new interface for managing items will make it a lot easier to de-list items after a certain event (e.g. Christmas or Valentines), so we don’t think there will be a need to specify the listing length up front when first listing the items.

  14. What happened to the 'continue shopping' button? Can we have it back please?

    I have just purchased some items and nowhere could I see 'continue shopping' so had to keep pressing the back button instead. Not very professional.

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve removed this link as it was confusing some buyers (it always linked to the homepage, rather than the category or shop you’d arrived from).

    In the future we may offer buyers additional links or suggested items after adding an item to the basket.

  15. I have a craft supply that I sell on E-Bay and Etsy and have many UK buyers and would love to sell on here, Please your change policy.

    Have many uses for many of your buyers, artists doll makers, etc. Please let me know when you change your policy it would be beneficial to many who need my product and do not know where to get it!
    Thanks

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  16. Contact buyer button

    I'm sure most sellers like to contact buyers to acknowledge/discuss their order. Expecting sellers to contact buyers through an external email address without a Folksy reference must surely be confusing for buyers. I simply can't understand why you don't want messages to remain within the folksy site as this must encourage customers to come back to folksy. As a seller it is really frustrating to have to email customers separately.

    Please bring back one click messaging!!!!

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Following the launch of the Guest Checkout feature (where buyers are no longer required to register an account on Folksy to complete a purchase), buyers who don’t open an account won’t be able to use the Folksy messaging system. You should be able to contact buyers who have a Folksy account as that feature hasn’t changed.

  17. Facebook

    Please can you re-instate the 'share' on Facebook box rather than the 'like' option. I much prefer advertising my shop to my friends instead of telling everyone I like my own stuff!

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    Unfortunately Facebook no longer support the Share button.

    From, http://developers.facebook.com/docs/share/

    Facebook make this announcement:

    “The Share button has been deprecated in favor of the Like button, and will no longer be supported.
    Please use the Like button whenever possible to drive maximum traffic to your apps.”

    These are now the only Social Plugins websites are able to use: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

  18. spellckeck

    check your spelling before listing is complete

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m afraid this isn’t something we’ll be developing for Folksy. However, there is a solution for this – some browsers will automatically spell check your text for you as you type (e.g. Google Chrome). Or you could use a wordprocessing program to type your text into to check before you copy and paste it into Folksy.

  19. Please can we make prices of sold items invisible?

    Please could it be possible to hide the prices paid for items once they are viewed in the 'sold items' section? This has been an issue when things are bought as gifts, and also when I need to put the prices up (or down)!

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With the new system of re-stocking listings and permanent URL’s for items it’s possible for you to have a item appearing on the sold screen and, because you’ve re-stocked the listing, appearing in your shop. If you want to change the price of an old listing that you aren’t using any more you could edit that listing to reflect a different price.

  20. Multi-edit

    It would be extremely useful (and time saving) if multiple items could be edited at the same time, e.g I have just changed the price of some items (the same item, listed in different colours). This could've been done much quicker if I could highlight the items I wanted to edit and edit all at once.

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We can add a ‘bulk change’ feature for some actions to update listings. For example you can now re-list, delete and hide multiple listings. Together with a bulk action to change the sections of the shop your listings appear. However more detailed editing of listing content isn’t an easy action to create a ‘bulk edit’ feature for.

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