We’re rolling out some changes today so keep your eyes peeled for the following developments. Do let us know what you think!
Facebook is so popular we want to make it easier for buyers and sellers to share their favourite items there. So we’ve added:
- a ‘Like’ button on each listing (look below the photo!) so you can give items you like a thumbs-up and post them to your Facebook wall
- a ‘Share this item on Facebook’ option for sellers to share new listings – look for this at the last stage of the listing process
We’re also working on a Folksy Facebook shop, which should be ready shortly. Remember we have a new Folksy Facebook page, so please come and join us.
Most of the categories we’ve been asked for are now being added. We’re still mulling over some of the more complicated ones, so will continue to work on this and keep you posted on developments on the Folksy blog.
A simplified sign-up page
We got the feedback that our sign-up page was off-putting for some folks, so we’ve simplified it as much as we can. We’ll monitor the difference that this makes and will continue to work on making Folksy more user-friendly.
New team members
The good news is we’ve found our new developer (at last!). He will be joining the team in Sheffield shortly to work through a wishlist of new developments including shop sections, shipping profiles. search improvements and improved performance. We’ll introduce him when he joins us properly in a few weeks.
We can also report a huge increase in traffic to the Folksy blog since Hilary started. Thank you Hilary! The feedback we’ve had on the craft fair secrets series and Folksy Fridays has been fantastic. We’re really interested in your comments and ideas so please keep them coming.
Promotion and PR
We’ve been working with some consultants over the past few weeks and are now making progress on SEO (search engine optimisation) and PR. This all takes time to put in place but we’ll share our progress with you as it goes along.
A big thank you!
We’ve had a really busy, interesting few months and as always are really grateful for the visits, orders, tweets, ‘likes’ and all other forms of support. Thanks for helping us to keep Folksy buzzing along!
The Folksy Team.