Friday, February 22, 2013

Oh, Happy Day! A New Etsy Feature!

I received an email earlier this week from a captain at Etsy asking if I would like to join a team testing a new Etsy feature:  Direct download of digital files.  

Well, needless to say, I signed up right away and have been anxiously awaiting its debut.  Today, for the first time, a customer was able to successfully download one of my digital tutorials immediately upon completion of checkout.  Woo Hoo!   

I am beyond excited about this new feature.  I hope it means that it is available to all sellers at Etsy who offer digital items.  I am a buyer of digital files at Etsy images as well.  All my images I use in my work are digital images, and I sometimes have to wait 48 hours or more to receive a file.  I am a very impatient customer,  so I am doubly excited about this new feature.  

Imagine, if you purchase a tutorial, you won't have to wait any more on me, even though I try my best to deliver them within an hour or two of purchase.  I have to sleep at some point, and I have always felt guilty that someone ordering a tutorial at 1:00 in the morning had to wait until I wake up, usually around 10-ish to get it.  If I'm awake at 1:00 in the morning, I generally get it right out; but honestly, since I started working for myself full-time, I am not really the early bird any longer.  Those old worms are completely safe from me. 

And, I won't have to worry about crashing your inbox with a huge file, or having it "returned to sender!"  Yay!   Can you tell I'm amped about this?   I am doing the happy dance all over the house! 

I hope this new feature proves to be more convenient for everyone.  If you check out a tutorial and have any problems with the direct download, email me as soon as you can and I will still email it to you myself.  


Laurel said...

This really is so exciting! It doesn't appear to be available to all yet ( I tried my darndest to find it) but I am eagerly awaiting it!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Yeah, apparently I am beta testing. I hope they don't get mad that I let the cat out of the bag. I'm going to be very embarrassed if they decide to yank this feature. I'm already addicted to it!

Beadbug said...

I also have two PDF tutorials and am very excited to see this offered. I would love to be able to leave my shop open when I go camping and have no internet. Having these automatically sent to the purchaser would be heaven.