Etsy Announces Removal of Handpicked Items from the Front Page

Ironically, just after I posted tips for creating front page treasuries, Etsy announced that it is doing away with treasuries on the front page. This has left many Etsy sellers in shock and dismay. They do not like the layout that is replacing the old front page layout because it is too cluttered, messy, and not aesthetically appealing. They also don’t like that it doesn’t feature treasuries (a core staple and trademark of Etsy) enough. Below, I am posting two mock up suggestion layouts for a new front page and a new handpicked items page that I think may help resolve both issues.

Front Page Suggested Layout:


Handpicked Items Page Suggested Layout  (accessed via a link from the front page):