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.