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« on: August 11, 2011 07:10:49 AM »

So I just joined and started an Etsy shop recently.  I'm trying to understand all of the extra stuff in Etsy, but am still confused by what "circles" actually are, how they help me.. or what exactly they do (if anything?).  I've had some people add me, which I think is a good sign?  

Forgive me if this is really obvious, sometimes I complicate things more than necessary which just confuses me. ^_^  

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011 05:36:04 AM »

I have some of the same questions.  Not sure what the advantage of circles, teams, and treasuary is.  Can someone explain all this in simple language - not the geek-ism that I feel some of the explanations on ETSY tends to be.  Thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011 09:40:33 PM »

Etsy has recently added an "Activity" section (the icon that looks like a spiral) so you can see when someone favorites one of your items, you favorite someone else's, and purchases.  Basically, it lets you know what is going on.  Now when someone is in your circle, you see what they are doing.  Like "hey, look, my favorite seller just added a new item!"  Other than this, I am not really sure what else they are for.

I hope someone else is more knowledgeable!

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011 05:18:44 AM »

You also get to see when people in your circle add items or shops to their favorites. It's another networking tool, IMO. I don't always have time to browse Etsy, but, because I see what my circle is looking at, I see all sorts of cool new items/shops. I visit those shops, maybe I find something I like, maybe I buy it. It's possible I never would have known that store/item existed if my circle hadn't brought it to my attention. I've seen more traffic through my store because of this new feature, too.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011 08:21:20 AM »

Okay, so I guess circles "act" how I suspected they did (I also didn't know that the "activity" section was new).. I guess its just the facebook-ization of everything kicking in though.  I do think that the activity is very helpful, and I do like seeing what other people favourite and the like (I think that its good for market research, as well as personal shopping Wink ).
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