Do you have a hard time finding exactly what you’re looking for? Here are a couple of tips on how to use two of the tools that Etsy gives us.
1. Search box:
2. Sort by:
You can find both tools on every shop page, below the shop’s banner and welcome message – and above the actual listings. The “search box” is on the left side. “Sort by” is on the same line as the search box, on the right side of the page.
1. Search Box
Are you looking for a specific color? Do you want a “wrap” bracelet? How about a specific type of leather (for example: 10mm flat, 5mm flat, 5mm round)? Are you looking for a Regaliz® leather bracelet? Do you want a magnetic clasp? All of that can be found by using the search box.
Just type what you’re looking for in the search box and click on “Search”.
If you’d like a red bracelet, type “red”. If you’re looking for a wrap bracelet, type “wrap”. Do you want a magnetic clasp? Type “magnetic clasp”. Easy breezy!
If you’re having trouble, try being less specific. For example, if you can’t find what you’re looking for by typing: “Black 10mm flat double strand wrap bracelet”, try less words. For example, type “black” or “wrap” or “flat” or “10mm”. That will narrow the results closer to what you’re looking for.
2. Sort by:
There are 4 choices for “sort” options:
1. The first choice (and default choice) is “custom“. Next to the word “custom” are two icons – one is for “gallery” view” and one is for “list” view. Unless you change the choice, the shop will display in “gallery” view (which, of course, is prettier).
2. The 2nd choice is “most recent“. If you visit the shop regularly, you might just want to look at the new things. “Mos recent” will put the listings in order from the most recent to the oldest.
3. The 3rd choice is “lowest price“. This option will sort the listings from lowest price to highest price so that you can look in a specific price range if you’d like.
4. The 4th choice is “highest price“. This option will sort the listings from highest price to lowest price so that you can look in a specific price range if you’d like.