Folksy Ltd

Newly listed items

(Thedotterypotter) #1

I haven’t quite got to grips with the “new” (I know it’s been there for ages) Folksy Home page. The old layout had quite a big section for newly listed items and top sellers but I cant see how to find them anymore.

Also, on the new page layout, I can only see where one or two newly listed items are shown at a time.

As a plus shop, I used to re-list 4 or 5 items at a time in the hope of getting a few things noticed on the newly listed items. Is it worth re-listing more than 1 item at a time now?

(Kim Blythe) #2

If you go to the not signed in home page there is a ‘recently listed’ button, but it isn’t on the signed in page.

(Roz) #3

The newly listed spots on the signed in front page no longer pick up re-lists so unless its a genuine new listing your items won’t show there. They do still appear in the list on the unsigned in page though.

(Joanne Joyce) #4

I have still not got used to it either, like you I am a plus seller and on the old layout I used to get 20 - 30 sales a month but with the new one I am lucky if I am getting 1 - 2.
My plus account is due for renewal soon and I haven’t decided if I will be renewing, the sad fact is folksy just doesn’t work for me anymore.
I find the front page to be very ‘samey’ and sometimes one seller can take up 4 spaces if they have been lucky enough to be chosen to be there.

(Thedotterypotter) #5

Thanks everyone - I forgot that there is slightly different content if you are not signed in (not sure why there is!)

I just went onto newly listed items and scrolled through the first 6-7 pages and it was just whole re-listed shops. It looked a bit dull.

I used to like having it scrolling along the bottom of the homepage as you quite often used to find something that you probably wouldn’t have made a search for.

I must admit that my sales have really dropped lately - Folksy used to be my biggest selling platform but now it seems that most of my Folksy sales are generated when I do a lot of promotion through social media.

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(Deborah Jones) #6

relisting still boosts the items to the top of the category pages - briefly.
And you can still see the best sellers here it still works ,but there is no access to it on the Folksy site itself anymore.So there is no longer any potential benefit from a customer perspective, just a personal one.

(Sasha Garrett) #7

Crikey I’ve just found myself at No 32 in the best sellers list with 1 sale in the last week. Now I want to know how many sales the people further up the list have made in the last week.

(Roz) #8

Sasha @SashaGarrett - I don’t think its the number of sales, rather the total value so one high value item would put you higher up the list than 100 low value items.

(Sasha Garrett) #9

Thanks @Rozcraftz I was wondering that, it was an expensive item that got sold. (still want to know how many more I need to get to number 1 - got to have something to aim for)

(Deborah Jones) #10

it varies massivly at different times or year. You can be at nr 1 with quite low sales at this time of year say£200 /£300, but at Christmas it will be £1000 pounds a week or more.

(Jan Ellen Johnson) #11

I too liked to see new items scrolling along the bottom of the page too. Since that has stopped I haven’t purchased as much as I used to. Since all that has changed I hardly get any sales. I no longer pay for being a plus seller as it has not increased my sales at all and the cost jumped up too much I think. Most of my sales come from social media as well. Sadly Folksy has in my opinion made a big mistake with this new look, I think a lot of people will agree with me. Not too sure if I will continue with Folky.

(Christine E.) #12

I used to regularly be in the best sellers list. Since the Folksy “improvements” it’s rare that I get a sale, which means half the time I can’t be bothered trying, so sales are even rarer. I love your work @thedotterypotter ! My daughter has one of your owls hanging in her kitchen (bought by me). Apparently they’re re-doing the front page again, so who knows…

(Thedotterypotter) #13

OOh - I’ve just had a look at the front page and it’s all changed again! I saw items from my favourite sellers and a big block of newly listed items at the bottom of the page. I’m sure I was logged in, so I guess this must be the new front page…there is hope after all - lol!

(Thedotterypotter) #14

Thanks for the link to the best sellers page @DeborahJonesJewellery I’ve just found myself at number 32 :slight_smile:

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