Well, they were rolled out a few days ago and most of the sellers are still reeling from the shock of so much newness confronting them all at once: new shop looks and now "Pattern," a previously un-announced "stand-alone" website being offered, for a monthly fee, to sync in with each seller's Etsy shop.
To Pattern or not to Pattern: that has been, and continues to be, the question sellers have to grapple with individually.
Will it help, will it hurt? Is it worth the $15 a month or isn't it?
After my own grappling, I decided to jump in and give it a try.
So not only do I have a new cover photo in my shop (looks huge on pcs, looks ok on mobile devices), but I now have my own (kind of) website. It's still tied into Etsy, but it's a place where shoppers seeking a certain vintage this or that can possibly (the operative word) find me when plugging search words into their browser outside of Etsy.
Will it be worth the $15 a month? Will people find me?
Here I am--what do you think?