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I needed some advice for a silly problem. When I first started my account on Etsy I only sold art. My shop was called 'Olda art+design' (sounds like a lame bourgeoise graphic design firm). I decided now to only sell zines in my shop. I want to change my shop name to Footnote* Press but Etsy won't allow you to change your username. My only options seem to be to keep my dumb name 'Olda art+design' or open a new shop. The only problem is that if I start a new shop I'll lose all of my feedback. Is that a big deal? Is it worth it for the name change? Thanks!

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from what i've seen when you open a new shop, you have to link to your old shop anyway. what i've seen people with a new shop and no feedback do is direct people to look at their feedback at the other shop. it seems like it's worth it, if only cause you sound like you really don't like your current name.
I've seen sellers change their shop names but keep their old account names... one example is Steph of forknspoon.etsy.com. Her shop was originally called Fork 'n' Spoon, but now she calls it Pantherkraft & has just changed the shop title/announcement to reflect that.

I have also seen sellers change shops totally and link back to their old feedback. I think both ways can work!
So I started my new zine shop at footnotepress.etsy.com and I'm starting to think I shoulda been happy with what I had. For the month of November I only sold 7 zines (compared to last month's 24). Though this last one was to Abu Dhabi which was cool. Anyhow also, I just realized that as soon as I got approved for Etsy team zine, I changed the shop I sell my zines at! How dumb am I?! I should have been content. Oh well. I'm sure things will improve from here. Thanks for your advice, though. It seems to be pulling me out of this mild and melodramatic etsy hole.

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