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Shop Sections Revealed

by Folksy Support

Hello. I’m pleased to announce that a feature that we’ve been working on for the past few weeks has been launched on Folksy today – Shop Sections.

As a guide to creating shop sections we’ve made a screencast for you watch below. It runs for about four minutes and shows the whole process of creating sections for a shop.

Folksy – Shop Sections Preview from Folksy on Vimeo.

Shop sections gives you more control over your shop allowing you to easily create categories for your items and provides a meaningful navigation for buyers looking through your items. It also allows buyers to quickly scan your shop to understand what you make and have available for sale.

We’re really happy the way this, much anticipated feature, looks and works. Accessed through the Your Account navigation you manage your shop sections on just two screens. Ease of use has been at the core of the design and we’ve spent a while making the tasks of adding sections, editing their labels, ordering the sections and sorting your items as intuitive and responsive as possible.

For example, you can order your sections by simply clicking and dragging them into a new position and you change their label by clicking on the text. All the changes you make on the page update immediately.

To sort your items you can either work through your list individually selecting the relevant section or use the handy ‘bulk sort’ feature by clicking on several checkboxes and using the drop down menu above the table to move the selected items into a single section. You have up to ten sections to create and manage your items, which will then be displayed on your shop page.

Creating an intelligible category management is good practice and avoids any confusion for the buyer so we’ve made each section exclusive. That means each item you have listed can only be placed in a single section.

When you create your shop sections they will be displayed straight away on your shop. Keywords will remain on your shop until you create your shop sections. However, all shops on Folksy will migrate to Shop Section on the 1st December, so you have until then to create your own. After the 1st December any shop without bespoke Shop Sections will be use the default shop section of “All Items”, until you create your own.

This new feature have been extensively tested in different browsers, however, as we have previously stated Internet Explorer 6 is no longer supported (by us or any of the major online services, for example eBay, Yahoo). If you are still using Internet Explorer 6 then we suggest you upgrade to a more modern browser like IE 9 (preview), Firefox or Google Chrome.

I hope you enjoy using this new feature do let us have any feedback through the comments on this post. In the meantime we’re going to get started on the next round of updates and additions to Folksy.

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DIddybears/PussyGalore/Feltique November 12, 2010 - 6:34 am

Saw the tweet, got on the case!
Took literally seconds to re-organise each shop. Works really fast and very intuitive to use – BRILLIANT – thank you!

Lynsey aka Swirlyarts November 12, 2010 - 7:03 am

Yeah!!!! Thats going on my to to list for today :)

Chiyo November 12, 2010 - 7:04 am

Yay thank you, just re- organised my shop, very quick and easy to do, very happy! :) x

Wenona (Nithria) November 12, 2010 - 7:13 am

Fantastic so glad didnt list anyting in my new shop

Carolyn - CeeGee Jewellery November 12, 2010 - 7:18 am

LOVE IT! So impressed with how easy it was to sort out my shop. Took about a minute. Thank you :)

fairlygirly November 12, 2010 - 8:11 am

Looks great, off to do mine now!

Lynwoodcrafts November 12, 2010 - 8:19 am

Brilliant – and thank you so much for the video – even I should be able to sort this out – Off to try!

Gemma November 12, 2010 - 9:08 am

Thank you so much. Watched the fab video and it looks easy. Need to decide on my sections now!

Blue Forest Jewellery November 12, 2010 - 9:58 am

Great feature – thank you!


Suzanne Allison November 12, 2010 - 10:11 am

I know what I’m going to be do this weekend now – thanks Folksy

Ruby & Dig November 12, 2010 - 10:52 am

Yay for sections! That was so easy to use, now I just need to list all the other lovely supplies we’ve got…
Cheers Folksy, this is a huge step forward!
Tracy xx

Sarah (aprilisforever) November 12, 2010 - 11:34 am

So easy to do, thank you! The hardest part was deciding what categories to have.Seein the stock in the individual categories has given a good idea of what stock I need to focus on making to fill in the gaps too, so an added bonus!


Victoria November 12, 2010 - 11:35 am

Great addition loving the shop sections! Much easier way to browse.

Miquette (Strawberry Anarchy) November 12, 2010 - 11:52 am

Oh yipppeee nice one! so happy you got it sorted before Christmas :) good on you Folksy love Strawberry Anarchy xx

heather aka NiftyKnits November 12, 2010 - 12:03 pm

yeehaa! thanks folksy – very clear vid – a curious mind wants to know WHO is doing the voiceover? is it hilary?

Sarah November 12, 2010 - 12:07 pm

That’s wonderful, I’m all organised now!

(I’m eagerly awaiting shipping profiles as the next massive advance ;-)

Hilary November 12, 2010 - 12:55 pm

Nope heather it isn’t me it’s Andrew’s wife, she sounds very professional doesn’t she. I think I would have had to have a giggling fit!

erin November 12, 2010 - 2:28 pm

Couldn’t be easier! Makes a big difference.

Jane November 12, 2010 - 2:53 pm

Brilliant news! Have been looking forward to this for a while ;-)

Kate Kett November 12, 2010 - 3:20 pm

This is brilliant, thanks so much Folksy for all your hard work! Just got my sections sorted – I love the fact that you can choose your own names :)

Kate aka DeviantPanda

Shaz from Oddsox November 12, 2010 - 3:38 pm

This is marvellous – so easy too! Thanks.

Print for love of wood November 12, 2010 - 5:06 pm

Fantastic and so easy!!
Thanks Folksy ;D

Andrew November 12, 2010 - 7:07 pm

Thank you for all your feedback. We’ve enjoyed putting this feature together for all the Folksy sellers and I’m relieved to see that it’s easy for you to use.

Helen My Heart Exposed Yarns November 12, 2010 - 9:56 pm

Love it! works effortlessly in Safari 5.0.2 web browser too :)

Molly November 13, 2010 - 1:18 am

Simple to use and enhances the look and buyer-friendliness of the site.
Did mine with no problems at all.
Well done and thank you!

Kirsten aka Quernus Crafts November 13, 2010 - 8:12 am

This is great! Thanks, Folksy – it really helps to be able to sort stock into sections! Next on the wish list is a chance to rearrange the shop so we can control in what order stock shows up in!

Glassprimitif November 13, 2010 - 10:25 pm

Brilliant! So pleased to have this feature.

blissknits November 14, 2010 - 2:26 pm

Yay, for sections! And so easy to use! Thanks Folksy.

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