Too little too late? Too little, too half-assed? In typical Etsy fashion, they roll out a fucked up widget just before the Holidays. Obviously, they don't remember moving out of Beta two years ago and the fuckery that happened with that
Etsy rolled out COUPON CODES (gasp!) to 5% of shops in this Announcement:
and in that unique Etsy-Way, what did Etsy not do? THINK IT THROUGH!
Sellers were quick to point out the obvious flaws in this thread:
... including one big huge Coupon Code must — to be able to set up a "ONE USE PER CUSTOMER" option. Or to include at least 2 basic options for setting Coupon Code amounts by either percentage-off and/or dollars-off.
This was Etsy’s response in the thread:
Each coupon code you create will be reusable by anyone for as long as the code itself is active. You may want to create one or a few coupons for seasonal/holiday specials for anyone, and then another few separate coupons for individual buyers whom you'd like to reward with an occasional discount. We will take your suggestions and the suggestions of others about this feature as we work to improve it.
Hey ho! It looks like Etsy forgot to check out its competition and see they way they’ve set up Coupon Codes that sellers find easy and quick to use------but it’s probably the same old same old at Etsy with the recent list of half-assed, never-tested rollouts, they never think it through like any seller would! They never take the perspective of the seller! They never think about the bottom line benefits to the seller!
Too little, too late? Too half-assed, too sloppy and too damn fail.
ADDED: In Three lightening phases of 15% 50% and 100% all sellers should now bave too0litle/toolate coupons codes that compete with no one but Fail.