Shop Stats Improvements What is categories?

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Original Post

Under the stats, what is categories? Does anyone know?

Posted at 10:19pm Apr 10, 2012 EDT


Hi Cindy, I always assumed that they were the sections... maybe i was assuming too much?

Posted at 10:52pm Apr 10, 2012 EDT

crochetgal says

"Categories" are the sections that you place your work in when you list an item.

When you list an item, in the 'about this item' you select the category that you are placing the item from the drop down box. That could be 'accessories', candles, pottery, etc.

The complete list of categories is on the left side of the Etsy home page as shown here.

Posted at 1:50am Apr 11, 2012 EDT

I was thinking it was the ones we create.
Is this new?
I love that the shop stats page is becoming more detailed!

Posted at 7:00am Apr 11, 2012 EDT

crochetgal says
Edited on Apr 12, 2012

Cindy, the categories are NOT new. They have been there since the very early days of Etsy!

This is what the 'buy' page used to look like

Posted at 2:21am Apr 12, 2012 EDT

Is there a way to see which categories that you are seeing stats from? For example, I have products in different categories and I'd like to see which categories folks are coming from.

Posted at 9:39pm May 30, 2012 EDT