|Etsy Plus is now available to sellers|
I have... I cannot say that it is worth $20/month for me. The discounted subscription fee of $10/ month until the end of 2017 is reasonable... With a cost to my shop of $2/month with the credits, it is worth a try.
The banner features are of questionable value. But hey, why not try them out, right?
I already purchased my domain name (for this blog in fact). So I am not in need of that feature.
I am most interested in the restock request. According to Etsy's promotional information, "When an item sells out, shoppers can sign up to be automatically alerted when it’s back in stock. See which sold out listings are most popular so you can plan your inventory."
|Restock request as seen on the item sold page|
Restock request setup
(You will want to do this for your sold items as well.)
|Setting up the restock request in your sold items using Etsy's bulk editor|
Using restock request
Now comes the coolness. Go back to your Shop Manager, listings page.
|It is simple to view how many items have restock requests|
My shop has yet to receive a real restock request. Sellers have this trial period from now until the end of the year. That will be enough to tell me if this feature is alone worth the price.
It is possible that like some other features, Etsy Plus is better suited to handmade shops. Time will tell... I will let you know here!
(Here is Etsy's tutorial on how to use the Restocking feature.)