Saturday, March 23, 2013

Etsy Apps and Widgets part 1

All of us Etsians that have poked around the app gallery know there are a ton to choose from and knowing what to use without going over board and choosing them all might be intimidating at first. Note all links are found below for any of the mention apps and widgets.
What I want to share are some of the fun and easy to use ones I have found and or use myself.

To be honest I've only started using them seriously. I was already using a couple but never really paid much attention to them. Which could be bad for your Etsy shop depending on which ones you are using.

For starters if you look to the left on this blog you can see that I have been using a widget by the lovely people over at Craft Cult. It instantly shows the listed items in your Etsy shop. Viewers can choose a slide show or scroll manually. Looks lovely now doesn't it?
It is fairly simple to upload just insert you shops name, the one shown in the url and not the one you may call it. ;) Then all you have to do is decide were you would like it to be on your blog.

Next....

Is one called PicClick. Not really an app if you ask me but whatever it still fun to use as a personal tool rather than a shop specific tool.
PicClick is sort of like Pinterest were you have a ton of fun images thrown at you all at once. But in PicClick's case it is meant for shopping. In general it makes finding Etsy items much easier.

Lastly...

This is an app called Etsy-fu. This app is great for those who have twitter account. Just sign up, add your shop name, and then your twitter account. All following the simple instructions. Then after all that it will prompt you to choose the amount of time your would like it to auto post your listing onto twitter! Super great!

Hope the info given was of use and as stated the needed links are just below. P.S. would have loved to have added pics or quick links. But I am having issues with blogger. Please take the time to look through all of the apps and see is they are truely right for you and your Etsy shop. Regards and Happy Saturday!



http://www.craftcult.com/shop

http://picclick.com/

http://etsy-fu.herokuapp.com/