Hello to the lovely Etsy community! My name’s Brittany. I’m the newest member of our Product Team, and I’ve been known to eat bangers and mash on occasion. We have some big news today for all our Etsians with those beautiful accents from the Australian Outback, Canadian Rockies, and British Isles. We’re excited to continue expanding our language capabilities to include British English, making Etsy more comfortable for our English-speaking members from outside the U.S. This is just one more step in our commitment towards making Etsy a truly global marketplace.
How will this language update improve your day to day on Etsy? Sellers can now tag listings in their native English and have them show up in search results for both the British and American words. Likewise, buyers are able to search for items using their native tongue and see more relevant results. Tag that “watercolour” painting you just finished and rest assured it’ll automatically pop up in search results for “watercolor” as well. With easier-to-find listings, we think the whole community will be even happier come tea time.
We’re growing leaps and bounds in Australia, Canada, and the UK and are busy helping you build up those markets. Come spend time with us at our Seller Symposium in Sydney, our Community Meetup in Vancouver, and at the Queen’s Jubilee Festival and Clerkenwell Design Week in London. And make sure to get to know our fabulous community managers: Angela in Australia, Nada in Canada, and Amity in the UK.
It’s all cracking news. We agree!