February 7, 2011

Etsy Treasury How-To: A Mini Tutorial

Have you ever created a Treasury on Etsy!? I never paid the idea much thought...until this weekend. I listed our new Shamrock Onesie and thought, "Hmmm, I wonder what other St. Patty's Day goodies are out there in Etsy-land." That's when the idea of making a Treasury came to mind!

And just in case you are wondering, "What the heck is a Treasury?!" Let me pause and provide this description straight from the Etsy website:

"Treasury is an ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery comprised of lists of items. Lists contain 16 items. Members can feature their favorite items, items selected on a theme or whatever they like. Any Etsy member can create a Treasury list, and there is no limit to the number of lists you can create. "

So, whenever you go to the main Etsy page, someone's Treasury (or Handpicked Items) is shown on the front page. Etsy refers to a Treasury as a "shopping gallery." I've seen another blogger refer to it as "paying it forward" since Etsy recommends against including your own items in your Treasury. And the best part? Sellers included in your Treasury are automatically notified! The only other advice Etsy gives is, "Be diverse. Make it beautiful." LOVE that!

Okay, enough rambling...here is the very first Treasury from Three Sisterz!

The Treasuries are super easy to make - here are some brief instructions to get you started!
1. Log in to Etsy
2. Click on "Buy"
3. Click on "Explore Treasury"
4. Click on "Create a List"
5. Start creating (add title, description, URLs, tags, etc.)!

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