Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thursday Etsy Tips: Listings Manager Part 1 Active Listings

As the name suggests, your Etsy Listings Manager helps you keep tabs on your listings. This includes both active and various forms of inactive listings.

You can find the Listings Manager by hovering over "Your Shop:" which is found in the top right corner of any Etsy page.

The first page that will be visible is the Active listings. Other than stating the obvious, the Active page lets you perform a lot of editing without the need to go through each individual item's page.

When you hover over the item, pencil icons will appear to the right of the information that can be edited right in the listing manager. These include quantities (In Stock), Price, and Shipping Profile. Click the "pencil" to edit and then the check to save.

You can also bulk edit by checking the corresponding box to the listings you want to edit.

Bulk editing can be applied to "Renew," "Deactivate," or "Delete" multiple listings, or to apply Shipping Profiles or Listing Variations

Editing Shipping Profiles will appear in a pop up window specific to the items selected. To edit multiple listings with multiple profiles, see our Etsy Tips: Shipping Profiles.

Editing the Listing Variations will bring you to a new screen. Here you can add the items selected to a different category. (If you've found a certain category more appropriate for your items.) Or you can add Variations to certain items. (For example if I started offering lined pages of the same books and wanted to have both blank and lined in the same listing).

You have the option of applying the above changes to either all your active listings or all listings in a certain Shop Selection (even if you hadn't selected each of the items) or only to the listings you originally selected.

From the Active Listings tab, you can also view when each of your listings will expire. You can click the Expires link to sort your listing by date. Select the items you with to renew and click renew. You will then be asked clarify if you indeed do want to renew, or you can cancel. Each renewal is $0.20, just as when the item was first listed.

If you do not renew before the listing expires - that's okay! Expired listings will not be deleted, they will simply be removed to the Expired tab.

More on that next time! Tune in later for Thursday Etsy Tips: Listings Manager Part 2

For more Etsy tips see;

Getting Started (Opening a shop)
Setting up Shop (About Page)
Info and Appearance Section
List an Item
Shop Policies 
Shipping Profiles
Shop Selections 

Andrea Davis resides in Winnipeg. A proud member of WEST for 2 years and the owner of "We Are Bound Together", a shop where 100% of the proceeds go to charities. Check out her shop, or blog.

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