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You ASKED for it! You GOT it!! No Quantity Fees UpFRONT!

www.etsy.com/blog/news/2012/no-longer-pay-for-quantity-up-front/


Let's see how many can find fault with this!

(Just kidding! I hope it's a good thing!!)

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Lisa K avatar Admin
We're pretty excited about this one too! Let me try and answer a few of the questions that have come up.

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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?
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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.
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Jane Duke from janedukeartist says

I hope it also removes the 'only one available' thing - which I hated as it was basically lying to my customers!

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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.
Hi everyone. I'm happy to see that so many sellers (and even buyers!) are looking forward to the benefits of this change.

I just wanted to pop in quick and clarify one thing.

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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.
I've seen a few general questions about how auto-renewing will work and what happens when a listing completely sells out. Please check out this FAQ, which has several illustrated examples that should answer many questions: www.etsy.com/help/article/2552
Terri from Untwistedsister says

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...

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Yes!

There is currently a quantity option in the cart if a listing has a quantity greater than one.
Hi all,

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:
www.etsy.com/help/article/2552

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I totally LOVE this! Here's my question though - 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? I hope that made sense.
I think it's great! It gives people two features in 1 - not paying for multiple quantities all at once and auto-renewing upon sale.

I'll love this for my items that sell over night that I want to renew every time they sell!
Finally, they listened! Yay!
oh my woo hoo!!!
Don't worry Anita, SOMEONE will find fault with this, have you ever NOT seen a complaint about a new Feature on Etsy? LOL
This is great!!!

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