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You ASKED for it! You GOT it!! No Quantity Fees UpFRONT!
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StellasKnits from StellasKnits says
if I list say a quantity of 5 items and one sells, does my listing keep moving down by date or does it go back to the "newly listed" like it does now when I manually renew?
When you sell an item that still has quantity remaining, your listing is renewed, the same way as if you had renewed an item with a quantity of one. All the benefits of renewing still apply.
I hope it also removes the 'only one available' thing - which I hated as it was basically lying to my customers!
Once this takes effect you can list the actual quantity you have available without incurring fees for items that may not sell. If you have more than 1 quantity of an item listed, your buyers will not see the 'only one available' message. They'll instead have the option to select the quantity they'd like to purchase as they checkout.
I just wanted to pop in quick and clarify one thing.
Wanda from VintageAndVictorian said on page 8: "Oh - so then I can do one listing with a collage of photos that shows 15 different vintage brooches, and just ask the buyer to tell me which one they want? Cool!"
A multiple quantity listing should only be used if the items in the listing are all alike.
If you have several different items (for example: unique one-of-a-kind items each with their own design) those should still be listed separately in individual listings.
This is so the buyer knows exactly what to expect when they place an order. The photos and info in the listing should only pertain to the item the buyer should expect to receive.
Am I correct that there will be a quantity option in the cart for the buyer?
I think this will be a big help to alot of sellers.
It may even put resellers at a disadvantage when they list many of the itentical item claiming it to be handmade it could look even fishier to a potential customer. Just a thought...
There is currently a quantity option in the cart if a listing has a quantity greater than one.
We're rolling this change out shop by shop over the course of this week. We plan to have everyone switched over to the new fee structure for listings with a quantity great than one by Friday (May 25th).
We started the roll out this morning. When the change is live for your shop you'll see a notice on www.etsy.com/your/listings
The following help doc details how the change will affect your shop fees:
Maybe its me but what's so great about this feature? You're still paying the fees just not upfront. There's no cost savings for listing multiples unless you do not sell all of your items...so why overlist anyway?
The new tool is not a cost saving mechanism, but a multiple listing tool that sellers will actually use. This is a wonderful new tool for sellers whose items are mainly multiples, such as supply shops. Many customers walk away or don't bother to convo for increased quantities and now we will be able to catch those people in our nets. If I had a nickel for every customer who told me that she wished I had more in the listing, I'd be a millionaire.
If I was able to list an unlimited amount of quantity with just a single listing fee, that would save me time to focus more on business developement and bringing more products to the table. Instead, I spend a good portion of my time creating reserved listings because our customers do not want to pay $.20 per item item when they are purchasing 10 seperate items. I wouldn't either but as a seller I am forced to do so as the listing fee per item is a pass through cost.
For me, it's a time-saver, esp when I don't have access to a computer. I was out and about when my last sale email came through. I remembered I changed the available already and did a mini happy dance at the store (which got me a couple of looks) because I realized it was automatically relisted :)
When they buy more then 1 qty are they getting the additional shipping per item cost, or just that shipping cost of that item... This will effect what I list for qty in one listing if it only charges for the listing and not total # of items sold, as this is how I made up for listing fees...
But I hope I am worrying about nothing and it charges that additional item cost!