Relevancy is clearly a stronger experience for Etsy buyers
A few weeks back Etsy announced that they were making sort by relevancy the default for searching for items on Etsy. Chad Dickerson , Etsy’s new CEO announced today that the new search has been working and is a stronger experience for buyers.
We have been watching the site while listening to your reactions and suggestions in the Forums and on the Blog. As I write this, search sorted by relevancy has been the default for less than 48 hours, but we’re pleased to share some early data that supports what we learned in testing.
- The total number of shops with a sale was higher in the past two days than any other days this year.
- The past two days saw more favoriting activity than any other other days this year. More individual sellers had an item favorited and more individual items were favorited than any other days in 2011.
- Two of the four biggest overall sales days on Etsy in 2011 were the past two days.
- Two of the four days with most individual items sold in 2011 were the past two days
Read the rest of Chads letter HERE.