I Took the Etsy Taste Test

Have you done it? Have you heard of it? The Etsy taste test- a site built for you to shop Etsy. Or rather, for Etsy to shop for you. If you haven't done it yet, I'll give you a rundown. You start with two rows of three items on your screen and you need to pick which row you like best. From there you get a bunch of screens, each with six items where you have to pick your favorite item. Once you are through it, you get a massive treasury, basically, of either items you picked or items related to it for you to browse. Fun, right?

Well, kind of. I admit, I took it a few times. I liked to see what it came up with for me. The first time through, I just went through what they gave me and made my picks. I didn't realize that at the top was a link that said, "Nothing You Like? Refresh All Items." Uh, oh. This gave me license to refresh, and refresh, and refresh until I was totally happy. It probably took me at least 10 minutes to get through it one time (it can take you like 30 seconds to get through it if you don't refresh).

Results? I found some really neat items, but it took awhile for the taste test to produce a list that was really me. Here's what I learned about me: I'm really, really picky, but I already knew that. I like scarves. I like knitted things. I like paper goods. I like neutrals and pretty shades of blue, teal, and aqua. I like bread. I like bags. However, I would know that about myself just from looking at my own favorites list that I am very slowly curating. Today's daily treasury shows the results of my "best" taste test results.

What I want to know is, who gets to be featured in the taste test? There are so many sellers and items- does everyone get a fair shake at being featured? Could one of my items become a taste test participant? Now that would be fun.

7 comments

  1. I did take it, and it was so much fun! Most of the picks were to my liking, but definitely not all of them. It was very enjoyable though. Like you, I'd love to know how the sellers are picked and how to get! :)

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  2. I have not heard of this but it sounds like fun. Your treasury is beautiful!

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  3. this definitely seems like another tool I'm going to lose my paycheck to.

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  4. I've done the taste test a bunch of times, with mixed results. Sometimes, it's fabulous, exactly what I like. And other times, the results are slightly bizarre. Either way, I think it's a great addition to Etsy, and the results are almost always better than the "You might like" feature on the front page.

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  5. I did it once a while ago now . . . it was a fun exercise.

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  6. I Just looked at that app the other day. Looks so cool. Thanks for the post!

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  7. Thanks everyone! It is pretty fun to get to see everything, even if it doesn't necessarily suit your taste. I think I may go and try it again!

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