Then Etsy changed (again) how customers search for items; they now call it “Browse”.
One problem, which is admittedly an ongoing problem, is people teaming to artificially boost the statistics for other members of the team. I despise people who game the system like this, not only because I don’t think it is ethical, but also because it radically affects the visibility given to non-members.
Case in point are my own statistics:
|Statistical Pool||After Rehab||After Browse||Change|
|# of Orders||6||3||-50%|
Admittedly the month of October isn’t quite over, but I don’t expect these numbers to change much.
I really, truly hate the process of selling stuff. IMO, marketing is mostly targeted fibbing and if I could have marketing outlawed, I would. I would also require that raising children be added to in-school driver’s education, rounding up prices. Pricing something as $49.99 is a psychological attempt to encourage people to think the price is $49; just price it at $50 and quit playing games with pennies, and WTF is up with gas being priced down to a percentage of a penny?
Best not go there tonight; I’m far too discouraged.