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 of use is everything for customers, i think we need the app options to provide a simple way for customers to view our products
We need to be an equal marketplace to others and this would help make that so
We are currently creating an API for Folksy listings which will allow us to launch an app for sellers. Sellers would then be able to use this on their mobile devices and tablets to list and manage their Folksy orders on Folksy. At this stage the app will be for sellers rather than customers, but all the development work we are doing on Folksy is now in an app-friendly format so that it can be used by app technology in the future.
You can now add Folksy listings to your Facebook page by creating a catalogue on Facebook. We have set up a new data feed page to make this easier. Just add .rss to your whole shop URL (eg https://folksy.com/shops/claregetscrafty.rss) and follow the instructions here https://www.facebook.com/business/help/384041892421495?id=725943027795860
There's another "we need an app" post here too:
Definitely need to develop an app. Please can Folksy get the crowdfunding started?
Anne McArdle commented
Folksy definitely need to develop an App sooner rather than later otherwise they will be left behind other handmade online selling organisations and potentially loose their own online shopkeepers. An app makes life so much easier! Folksy has been around a long time and need to keep up with trends. It's 2017 for goodness sake.
I'd like to llink this shop to my Facebook page so people can buy from my page? Is this possible?
Andy Downs commented
I have just joined Folksy as an addition to Etsy. I love the idea of an English shop for our crafts. Like others though, I am amazed that there is no App and see this as a major flaw.
I have added three votes to try and lift its priority, but I'm concerned there has been no reply.
Come on Folksy, how about giving us an update. Is an App being considered or not?
Amanda Crago commented
Maybe a Folksy seller knows someone who designs apps?
Donna Owen commented
I liked the idea that was suggested on the forums of crowdfunding an app. As folksy cannot afford it why don't we all chip in and get one made?
It would extend our reach and as many people download the app store's suggested apps, it would introduce us to many people who've never heard of folksy.
Let's do this!!!!
Sue Ford commented
I'm new to Folksy and just listed a couple of things. Decided to install the app only to find there isn't one. How on earth are potential customers going to find me if they don't have an app installed. Virtually nobody searches from laptops & PC's anymore. Folksy is dead in the water without one, as are my listings !!!
Julia Blakeman commented
I am so close to closing my Folksy shop because Folksy are just not keeping up with stuff that other selling sites have had for 2 years or more. It took about 5 years of asking just to get discount codes. I suspect that asking for something as important as a mobile app is going to take another 5 years, which quite frankly I am not prepared to hang around for. I have given up even sending my customers to my Folksy shop and send them to Etsy all the time as conversations are linked to the items on there, not here, we don't even have copies of e-mails on here. The kind of app I would be looking for is like the Etsy one, so you go straight to the activity/manage listings but can quickly flick to the shopping side of things. Good luck to everyone who is voting for this, I have added my weight of votes for you, but don't expect anything to happen within the next 2 years.
Not sure how to vote, but an app is essential marketing. The App ikon would appear on the phone screen as a permanent advertisement, a bit like the Amazon app...so easy. No signing in, no filling in forms.
oh and by the way, it's really irritating when you are trying to write a listing and press the 'back' button and everything you have added disappears. I find it so irritating that i just don't bother retyping and leave the web page. the sellers need to be as engaged with the process as the buyers to keep the turnover fresh and lively.
The Fernery commented
I can't believe we even need to ask for this! I love the ethos behind a fully British site, but i go to Etsy to list my products because of the massive benefits there are with them - an app and all sorts of amazing related features being the main reason. Come on Folksy, i can't believe there's not even an official reply from you on this, it would be so simple and SO beneficial!
Sarah Cryer commented
I'm not clear whether people want a buyers app, or a sellers app, or both? As a buyer, what does an app offer you that a mobile optimised site (which Folksy have) doesn't? Or is it that the seller element isn't mobile optimised and is very tricky to use on a mobile? I don't have a view personally by the way, and there is a view that apps, once downloaded drive loyalty in buyers, but you do need to get that all important download.......
We need an App!!!
Helene Glass Art commented
Hello - Folksy sounds brilliant and as a Glass Artist living and working out of rural Wiltshire I can fully support the Made in Britain ethos. But I have a shop on Etsy and regularly sell at craft fayres where the Etsy App is invaluable for instantly keeping stock updated to prevent duplicate sales of "unique hand-made glass" that I can't replicate. It also ensures I can respond to customers quickly and give them the very best service. PLEASE, PLEASE create a Folksy App for smartphones so I can join this lovely community.
I totally agree
As an avid FOLKSY buyer I couldn't agree more, I now buy hardly nothing on FOLKSY but buy heaps on the far less good ETSY, all because of the ease of the app. Get with the gig Folksy.
I'm really sorry I did spend my money on folksy. You should have an app AGES AGO! You can find every single website has already except you. Why?
Totally agree! I'd love an app as a seller, so I can easily edit my items too!
yes need to get with the times etsy have an app why not folksy makes it a lot easier
Anything to make the shopping experience easier will help. An app will certainly improve reach and shows Folksy as a serious shopping platform