Ever wondered what interesting new features Etsy is currently working on that might impact on your shop?
Etsy maintains a page called Information for Sellers: Buyer Marketplace Tests that they update regularily with details of the current experiments they are running and the reasons why:
On the Etsy Tests page, they detail any new ideas that they are currently testing and any previous experiments that have already completed. For each test, they also indicate if this experiment ended up as a permanent change or if it was stopped prematurely.
They note that the tests listed on this page are not necessarily shown or provided to all sellers / customers as some tests are randomly applied to user accounts.
One other important note is that they advise to not make any changes to your shop based on the current tests running - this is mainly because most tests are short-lived and often do not result in a permanent change to functionality.