Newsflash! Local Search Saves Christmas!

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Original Post

Sahadeva says

Last minute holiday shoppers take note, your new best friend here - Etsy local search! Local search makes it super easy to find a gift that'll arrive at your (or your loved one's) doorstep super quick.

Start by searching for something you (ahem, your mother) would love, and then click the "Local items" filter in the search sidebar. Etsy will narrow your search results to items near you.

How'd we work this magic? Local search guesstimates your location based on your computer's IP address, so all you should need to do is click the "Local items" link. If it doesn't get your location just right, you can always type in your city or country. We don't store you location in any way, and we only narrow your location down to a square mile or more.

Local search is also a great way to browse search results from cities around the globe.

Check out these scaves from Berlin:

Or these necklaces from Paris:

Try out local search and let us know what you think with a comment in this thread: We've rolled local search out to about 20% of you, so if you don't see the local filter in your searches give us a few days. Thanks for your patience.

A note to sellers:

The location of your items is based on the Google map pin in your public profile: Make sure the pin on your map is accurate to ensure your items show up in the correct location searches. Your exact location is never displayed publicly, only to the nearest square mile, so don't hesitate to zoom in and drop the map pin onto your backyard pool.

Happy Holidays!

Saha & The Search Team

Posted at 7:31pm Nov 18, 2010 EST