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Etsy Redesign (Ashley Ganahl)

In Uncategorized on January 20, 2010 by art325b

I want to redesign the Etsy website. Etsy is “Your place to buy and sell all things handmade.” On this site, users are charged a very minimal fee and can create their own online “boutique” or “shop.” It gives sellers that may not have large amounts of things to sell or that cannot afford to rent out a store in a shopping center the chance and place to sell their products and goods.

Other sites like Etsy are:

I think that Ebay and Amazon are the two competitors that work the best out of the group, mainly due to the reliability instilled in them because of their larger names. But I feel like they lack a feeling of personal relationship between buyer and seller. There are so many things to buy on Ebay, Amazon, and Craigslist that finding what you need can sometimes feel daunting. Also, the search engines within the websites should be made easier to navigate and more specific to the user. Recently, I searched for a pair of shoes on Ebay but ads for comforters, books, and Hot Wheels cars also popped up. This can be really frustrating for a potential customer.

I really like the way the Etsy website flows and how user friendly it is, but I feel like it needs a bit of a facelift, especially to draw in more potential customers. I want to redesign the Home page, the Front page of an average “shop”, the Search page, and possibly a few other pages. 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