The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and On-Line by Kari ChapinTurn your craft into a successful business! Even the most expert crafters may find it challenging to market and sell their wares, but with Kari Chapin you have an experienced guide at your side. Learn to determine your cost of goods, set prices, identify the competition, and understand the ins and outs of wholesale and retail sales. Explore the various sales venues available, including independent craft fairs, Web sites such as Etsy, and traditional stores, and learn to maximize your visibility and sales in each one. Want to start your own website? Chapin shows you how to style and prop your crafts for photography and explains how the most popular Web marketplaces operate. You’ll find everything you need to turn your talent into profits.
10 Places to Sell Handmade Items Online
Some of the links included in this post are from our sponsors. Read about how we make money. Here is a list of some of the more popular craft selling sites, along with what they might charge if anything — some are completely free to allow you to advertise your handmade crafts for sale online. Handmade at Amazon is a sub-store of the wildly popular Amazon site. The site allows crafters to create a personalized storefront for showcasing their items.
2. Amazon Handmade
Earlier this summer, I mentioned some cool niche sites serving the artisan community in my 19 new additions to a large ecommerce list. Amazon and eBay are certainly well known marketplaces among those looking to sell just about anything, but niche marketplaces and communities are growing quickly. These 29 Marketplaces offer a way to buy and sell handmade goods. Etsy is probably one of the best-known marketplaces for artisans and craftpeople of all types. You will find curated lists by category or topic as well as a directory of local shops in your area. They have an excellent blog with deeper topics, such as The Value of Home Economics and other topics you might not expect to find in an online marketplace. ArtFire is a well-known indie marketplace with a great community feel to it.
Marketplaces Jami DeLoe Feb 12, The craft and handmade items community has grown from a relatively small niche to a full-grown online industry in the past several years. This online marketplace is ideal for artists who want to sell their unique artwork, including sculptures and paintings. All you have to do is register as an artist and list up to 20 masterpieces for free or choose from other available plans to list more items. Aftcra is an online marketplace for American crafters. They do not accept vintage items or any resellers.
First launched in , Etsy rose as the leading ecommerce website for people looking to buy or sell unique handmade items, including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, and knick-knacks. With the potential to sell to over 50 million customers, Etsy has been able to gather over 1. All Etsy sellers are looking to make it big — like top sellers BohemianFindings and Clbeads, who boast over , and , sales, respectively. However, sellers of handiwork are savvy to avoid locking themselves to Etsy. Take action and list your items somewhere else. There is a plethora of places to showcase your wares, after all. In alphabetical order, here are 20 places besides Etsy to sell your handiwork.