A selection of Christmas themed items from some of our Supplies sellers.
Hello, we’re back with another round-up of Folksy news and stats. This month we have some important news about additions to Categories and changes to the information about What you can’t sell on Folksy.
- November saw a 46% increase in sales compared to October
- The most viewed categories are Jewellery, Homeware and Accessories.
- Folksy had visits from 287,351 different people in November, this is 31% up on October and a 114% increase on November 2009.
- The largest number of visitors come came from the following UK cities; London, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Edinburgh (Sheffield sneaks in at no’ 6)
We’ve seen record levels of visitors to folksy in the last week, which has been wonderful, however we’ve also experienced slowdowns to the service as a result of this. We’ve been working on removing the bottlenecks for the last week and we’ll be continuing to improve the site responsiveness over the course of the next week.
Changes to Knowledge Base
We’ve made some changes to the What can’t I sell on Folksy? information on the knowledge base to make it a little clearer. There are also important ammendments to the Soaps and Oils policy, these items must abide by The Cosmetic Products Safety Regulations. We understand that this will affect a number of our sellers so if you have items listed that are subject to these regulations then we will be giving you time to get your items tested and update your listing (until January 2011). If you have any concerns then please contact Support.
One of the first jobs for our new manager Sarah has been a category review, this is something we’d like to assess on a regular basis. The additions below are now live on the site so please adjust your listings accordingly. We also have a new category, Books and Zines which has it’s own sub categories of Books, Zines and Comics.
Books and Zines
Toys and dolls
- Doll accessories
- Sock animals
Gadgets and geekery
- Laptop accessories
- Mobile phone accessories
- ipod accessories
In this category we have removed laptop covers and mobilephone covers as these are also listed in the Cases, purses and wallets section.
Cases, purses, wallets and bags
- laptop sleeve instead of laptop covers
- ipad sleeve
- mobile phone case instead of phone covers
- ipod case instead of ipodcase and ipodcover
Soaps and Oils
Lightshade and placemat have been removed as these are very close to other sub categories in this section.
Art and photography
- Stained glass
Zines have been removed from this category as we have a new category especially for Books and Zines.
A selection of Snow themed items available at www.folksy.com.
How are we doing?
We’d like to know if this sort of update is useful, so do give us your feedback on how we could improve. See you next month!
:) The Folksy Team – James, Rob, Sarah, Doug, Andrew, Toni and Hilary.