Hiding Etsy Sales History

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In today’s Youtube video, we are going to be talking about hiding your sold listings history of your Etsy shop and why you should care to hide them?

Many Etsy Sellers don’t know that they can actually hide sold listings. If you want to learn more click that play button now! or continue reading.

Let’s first discuss why I think you should turn off your sales history. There are two main reasons why I have mine turned off on all of my Etsy shops. The first main reason is that I don’t want anyone to know how much income I have made. This should be an option that I choose to disclose with others if I want too.
So, if you don’t opt-out and hide your sales history, people can be noisy and see all the listings that actually sold and have a good idea of your income. I don’t like that at all. I rather turn it off and not disclosed this with others it feels very intrusive and nobody business.
The second reason why I have my sales history turned off is I don’t want my competitors to see what exactly is selling in my shop because you will get copy cats who see the success of others and be like hey I can do that too and then you have a whole bunch of people who say they got “inspired” by your shop and now are selling the same exact items like your shop. This is the main reason why you see so many shops selling similar or exact products and services on Etsy.
I am sure there are many other reasons why showing your history sales is not an effective strategy as an Etsy Seller but these are the two main reasons why I choose to opt-out for mine.
I am sure there are many other reasons why showing your history sales is not an effective strategy as an Etsy Seller but these are the two main reasons why I choose to opt-out for mine, turn it off, and not disclosed this with others it feels very intrusive and nobody business.
Do you plan to turn off your Etsy listing sold history? If so, let me know in the comments below.
Here are the breadcrumbs to turn them off: Etsy Dashboard > Settings > Option > Sold Listings




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