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 use, and why they enjoy hand crafting/designing, even rename the box to 'meet the maker', to reinforce the message about the aims of the site.
You might even make it mandatory to fill this in.
Miranda Davey commented
I joined a few days ago, and although I have now filled the "meet the maker" in, it wasn't immediately obvious to me that it needed doing when I was setting up my shop.
this sort of links to the idea posted here
james alden commented
Good idea,customers want to know about the maker.
I would make it mandatory as I can't see any reason why someone wouldn't want to complete it unless they were;t really making the items themselves
margaret english commented
A great idea. It gives more room to expand on your craft.
Lois Beesandblossoms commented
Fully support this. And now I'm off to check I've filled mine in.....
I couldn't agree more!!! I always read this page before buying and it does put me off if not filled in. I like to know peoples story.