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  1. 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…

    8 votes
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  2. 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!!

    10 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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…

    4 votes
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  5. 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…

    10 votes
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  6. 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.

    5 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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…

    4 votes
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  9. 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.

    54 votes
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  10. Easier editing of prices

    Can we please have the price of each item on the 'manage listings' display - so we can alter the price as well as the stock level easily. At the moment we have to edit each item which is much more time consuming - as well as it increasing our views ! (why do views have to go up when we view our own items ???)
    It would be EXTREMELY helpful to be able to edit the price of an item as quickly and easily as we can edit the stock level- please add it to the manage lisntings editable…

    7 votes
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  11. Allow shop owners to put active links in product descriptions

    Allowing shop owners to place active links in their product descriptions increases the shop/product visibility within search engines.
    It makes a better experience for customers - being able to find what they want without switching between tabs or hitting the back icon on their browser.

    The only problem would be policing as you could link to external items rather than just |folksy addresses.

    Something to think on.

    5 votes
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  12. New Category / Sub Section: DIY Kits

    Hi there,
    I would love if we could have a DIY Kits section. All of us that sell on Folksy are crafters and interested in craft so it makes sense to have a craft making section! I would love to buy DIY kits however I find it difficult to search for them as they get mixed up with ready made items.

    This subsection would also help when listing as it differentiates your kit from being a piece of jewellery etc.

    7 votes
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  13. Targeted discount codes - BOGOF and multi purchase options?

    Can we have the option for targeted discounts rather than discounts applying to the whole of a store.
    The ability to tag individual listings would be an easy fix and would be quicker and more professional than editing listings with separate write downs etc.

    Folksy should also implement codes for BOGOF and multi purchase discounts.

    3 votes
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  14. ability to add notes about an order

    I'd like to be able to add notes about an order that are just for me as the seller to see. e.g. when I make a wedding invitation order, I'd like to be able to add what type of card I used, the code number for the ribbon I used etc so that when the customer comes back a few months later to order their 'on the day' stationery like menus and place cards, I can look up to see what card & ribbon etc I used. We have this feature on etsy and I use it ALL the time.…

    2 votes
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  15. Different delivery options for individual listings

    It would be really useful if for each listing customers could choose between different postage options. For example, guaranteed, first class or second class. Not everyone needs their orders immediately, so customers can save money on delivery costs.

    11 votes
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  16. list new items first not last

    Why are new listings added to the end of my shops items? Surely it makes sense for new items to appear first, not last. I know I can change this in my dashboard but with over 700 items it takes forever to load up everytime I add a new item, and my ipad can't even manage it! It crashes! Please list new items first NOT last

    11 votes
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  17. Adjustable thumbnail images

    It's not always possible to crop an image to be square. So it would be great if you could allow us to move/resize the thumbnail, so that if the item is not exactly in the centre of your image or it's not possible to make the image square, you can adjust the thumbnail so that it doesn't look badly cropped and messy.
    Currently I'm having to constantly re-crop my image to try and make sure the thumbnail is centered which is very fiddly. Shop images don't need to be square so seems weird the thumbnail is a forced, un-customisable crop…

    15 votes
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  18. Easier way to re-arrange items in shop

    I would love if there was an easier way to rearrange photos/items in your shop.

    The current method is very laborious and time-consuming. (especially with over 200 listings!) Having to individually move these items up a list in the shopkeeping settings is just not working.

    I would love a user-friendly way of organising photos/items within collections. I envision being able to view images of items in the 'collections' in a grid format and then being able to swap and change which position the items will be shown in your shop.

    9 votes
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  19. Fixed postage costs for postal region no matter how much or how little someone buys in your entire store.

    Items less than 2kg are all the same price for shipping to the U.K. mainland with Royal Mail. So therefore, people should be able to order what they want from the entire store and just pay the fixed price posting of 2.99 for everything. Would be great if I could apply a different fixed price posting for everything for Europe, etc.

    6 votes
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  20. Folksy to run an ad, print, tv campaign

    Hi there,
    Although not a direct feature for folksy users, it would improve folksy life! I've seen etsy advertised online, over the radio, on tv, in magazines, blogs etc. I would love to see Folksy make a commitment to advertising themselves, in turn helping sellers to reach more audiences.

    13 votes
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