To get started with the Alura extension, download the extension from the chrome store and navigate to Etsy.com. Open the extension and go through the onboarding process:
You need to log in or sign up for Alura and connect your Etsy account. The Alura app has been approved by Etsy. It does not have to be an Etsy seller account and we do not see any personal data besides your Etsy name and email address.
After clicking the connect button you will be redirected to Etsy where you need to allow access. Alura's permissions can be revoked at any time by removing it from your apps page. Once you have allowed access to Alura you can start using the app!
Go to Etsy.com and find a page with listings that you are interested in. This could be a search page, like the listings that show on a page after you searched for a term, or a page with an individual shops listings.
Open the extension and watch the table populate with estimates for the listings on your page:
Find the best selling items in your niche and learn what types of listings sell well. Inspect them further to see which tags are relevant for your products and which photos best-selling products use.
The estimates are for sales and revenue in the past 30 days. This way, a listing that has been active for 3 years will be comparable with a listing that is 3 months old.
The estimate is based on listing information from Etsy's API such as the number of views, favorites, category, when the listing was created and more. The estimate is not 100% accurate, but it gives a good indication of which products are most popular and a reasonable estimate. The app is intended for getting insight into what is selling and what isn't. It does not give exact numbers.