TreasuryBox – Etsy Treasuries Made Easy

Treasuries can no longer be created on Etsy as of October 5th, 2016. Thank you to everyone who used and supported TreasuryBox during the past few years.

TreasuryBox is a free extension for the Google Chrome web browser that allows you to build a treasury as you browse the Etsy site and easily notify featured shops when you’re done.

TreasuryBox adds a button to items on Etsy’s search, browse, activity and listing pages. It’s never been easier to build a treasury – add and remove items with one click, drag to rearrange, then click Create Treasury when you’re ready.

 

If you’ve ever lost an in-progress treasury by accidentally clicking away from Etsy’s new treasury page, you’ll love TreasuryBox’s auto-save feature. It stores the in-progress treasury automatically – you can navigate anywhere, close the browser and even reboot your computer. The treasury will still be there next time you open Chrome.

TreasuryBox adds a Send Notifications action to the curator tools on any treasury you’ve created. Type in a subject and message to quickly convo every featured shop with a link to the treasury and the item that was featured.

The Save Image tool is added to the curator tools on every Etsy treasury; save a copy of any treasury to easily share on Facebook. Pinterest, or your blog.

Install TreasuryBox

How to use TreasuryBox

Note: TreasuryBox only works in the Google Chrome web browser. Check which browser you’re using at the What Browser? site.

  • listing-collectionInstall TreasuryBox using the button above; this will direct you to the TreasuryBox page on the Google Chrome web store.
  • TreasuryBox appears as a red treasure chest button next to the address bar, in the upper-right corner of the browser.
  • Click the TreasuryBox treasure chest to see what’s currently in your treasury; a number overlaid on the button also shows you the current number of items in a treasury (Etsy allows 16 total items).
  • Browse around on the Etsy site; items can be added to the treasury by clicking the treasure chest button next to Etsy’s own “Favorite” button. For pages with multiple items, these buttons appear when you hover your mouse over a listing photo.

 

If you have any trouble using TreasuryBox – or if you want to suggest an improvement – leave a comment on this post or send me an email.

TreasuryBox and Brittany’s Best are not affiliated with Etsy.

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256 Responses

  1. Brittany, as Etsy is killing treasuries on October 5…. will your treasury box app still work. Many of us use this to create beautiful tweet collections.

    • Brittany says:

      Frances, unfortunately, because TreasuryBox relies on Etsy to complete the treasury making process, after October 5th it will not work for creating treasuries.

      If curators like you find creative ways to keep the spirit of the treasury alive – I would love to hear about them!

      • Debra Boudreau says:

        Brittany, first let me thanks you for Treasury Box..it has saved all of us so much precious time. I use the ” save image function” to save the “Collage of merchandise” and then post to my Facebook page with the link to the Etsy marketplace. I know for a fact that this has sold items form Etsy sellers in this Treasury.
        I do so hope that you will not pull your site down…it is a great selling tool for Etsy shops
        Thanks again
        Debra

        • Brittany says:

          Debra, I’m so glad TreasuryBox was helpful for you. Unfortunately, the extension will not work without Etsy treasuries. I look forward to seeing the creative ways that sellers will come up with now to promote themselves and their fellow Etsy sellers. Best of luck to you!

      • Suzanne says:

        Can you find another place for us to do treasuries.? Thank you for developing this wonderful outlet! YOU ROCK!!!!

        • Brittany says:

          Suzanne, I have spent some time on Polyvore recently and think that it might be a good fit for those folks still interested in curating. Let me know what you think if you check it out. Thanks!

    • Betsy Keep says:

      I agree Brittany. I used t-box to make collections of my new listings that I posted to Facebook rather than do one at a time – sort of a shopping page. I’d love to be able to still do this.

      • Brittany says:

        Betsy, Etsy treasuries could be used in so many ways to promote. I will miss them for sure. One idea I had after reading your comment was to create a collection in Canva and post on Facebook with a link to your shop. I’ve found Canva to be really user friendly. If you give it a try, I hope you’ll let me know how it worked for you. All the best!

        • Betsy Keep says:

          Thanks so musch Brittany! I had never heard of the site and think I may like it (I’d love it right now except I cannot figure how to put a link into each item. I didn’t see “collections” as an option so I am using a 4 place grid on the facebook setting. Have to go cook dog food now and then process tomatoes and pears so will try again tomorrow

  2. Carol says:

    Brittany,
    Google chrome is no longer available to be supported with my computer. Is there another way to get the treasury box if you can’t get chrome?

    • Brittany says:

      TreasuryBox is only available for Chrome, so unfortunately there is no way to use it without the Chrome browser.

  3. Betsy Keep says:

    Wondering what I am doing wrong …. it used to show when I had a repeat shop and it stopped doing this. How do I make it come back? Thanks!

    • Brittany says:

      Betsy, I’ve heard reports of Repeat Shop not working but haven’t been able to see the problem myself. Is there a particular place you’re adding items from when this problem occurs (e.g. from search, favorites, individual listing pages, the feed)?

  4. Dianne says:

    I am very new to this! I am wondering about the color dots, can I assign names to what the colors mean? And if not, what are they for?

    • Brittany says:

      Dianne, the color dots were originally intended to mark items from different treasury teams. Treasury teams would often have requirements like including 3 team members in the top two rows of a treasury. Some people like to have items from a variety of price points in a treasury and use the dots to mark the price range of an item. The TreasuryBox options screen has a ‘Show item markers’ checkbox to turn them off, if you don’t have a need for them!

  5. Nancy says:

    how do I create a new treasury when my treasury box is full?

    • Brittany says:

      Nancy, after you’ve used the ‘Create Treasury’ button and saved the treasury on Etsy, you can use the ‘Clear’ button in the TreasuryBox browser popup to remove the items and start fresh. It must be cleared manually since TreasuryBox doesn’t know when you save the treasury on Etsy. Hope that helps!

  6. Kelly says:

    Can you use this app from an android phone? Or only PC?

  7. When we make the treasuries using this site, https://brittanysbest.com/treasurybox-chrome-extension/
    the treasury box gets filled .

    Q1.) I am curious to know, how does the the promotion happens for the listings ?

    Q2.) Treasuries made by this link shows that the treasury box is filled , but when I try to create a new treasury , I have to clear the treasury box before I can create the new one. Does it mean that the old treasury is permanantly deleted and would not show up in the google searches ? Is there is any way to save old treasuries for google searches ?

    Thanks
    Sukanya

    • Brittany says:

      Hi Sukanya! Treasuries made with TreasuryBox can be promoted using the “Send Notifications” feature. See my 5 Ways to Save Time with TreasuryBox article for instructions.

      TreasuryBox does not delete treasuries from Etsy, this is only clearing the browser extension “scratch pad”. If you have clicked “Create Treasury” and saved the treasury on Etsy, it won’t be removed from there. Hope that helps!

  8. Sharon Curtis says:

    I LOVE TreasuryBox!!! Sometimes when I send acknowledgments, only the top 4 or 5 are sent, the others show as {“error”:”invalid recaptcha”,”error_code”:107,”error_message”:”Verification was empty or incorrect.”}

    I think I have isolated that this occurs if I try to make 2 treasuries in a row. Is there a time limit imposed between sending acknowledgments? If so, what is it?

    • Brittany says:

      Thanks for reporting the problem sending notifications, Sharon. Etsy does throttle conversations to prevent spam, but TreasuryBox tries to avoid this with a delay between notifications. I’m working on a change that may help prevent this error. If you are able to reproduce it regularly, I’d love to have you try a new version with the change once it’s available.

      • Sharon Curtis says:

        Thanks for your help. I’ll be happy to help. Just let me know when it is available.

        What is the time of the delay – and I can easily work around that as well.

        • Brittany says:

          Thanks Sharon, I’ll let you know when I have a new version to try. Etsy throttles notifications at around 5 per second.

        • Brittany says:

          Sharon, I’ve just released TreasuryBox 1.7.11 with an update to Send Notifications. Let me know if this version works any better! TreasuryBox should update on its own shortly; you can check the version by clicking on the cog in the TreasuryBox pop-up and going to the Help page.

          • Sharon Curtis says:

            Brittany – I have 1.7.11, but sorry it didn’t fix the problem. The only time I have had this problem (only sending the first 4 or 5 notifications) is when I have tried to create more than one treasury and send the notifications in a short period of time. I’ll try waiting an hour between treasuries.

  9. Nancy says:

    How do you name the treasury?

    • Brittany says:

      Nancy, once you fill in the 16 spaces in TreasuryBox and press the ‘Create Treasury’ button, a tab will be opened with your treasury. You will fill in your title, add tags and then save your treasury by clicking the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the treasury. You might want to check out this helpful video to make sure you are getting the most out of the TreasuryBox extension.

  10. Hi Brittany,

    I am still having issues with the duplicate entry not working. I’ve removed the add-on and added it again Any suggestions?
    Thanks for your time.

    Cathy

    • Brittany says:

      Cathy, is there a specific page on Etsy’s site that you’re adding listings to TreasuryBox from? I’ve tested TreasuryBox when adding listings from the feed, favorites, search page, item page and individual shop pages. It works in my testing from all of these places.

      I’m wondering if there’s another place you’re adding from that has the listing set up slightly different. If you’re able to find a pattern with duplicate shop not working, let me know!

  11. Mirella says:

    È possibile utilizzarlo con il Tablet.?

  12. Nancy says:

    Hi,
    When I use the save image option, the images are now suddenly saved as PNG files rather than JPEG. How can I get back to having treasuries saved in JPEG format? It’s very difficult to share PNG files on social media.

    Thanks,
    Nancy

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