I was hoping that everyone could help me out. My partners and I have been selling jewelry at our local fairs and farmer market for the past year but wanted to start selling online.
Before we start, however, we wanted to try and find the best fit for us. Do y'all have any alternatives to Etsy & Artfire that you would recommend we look at - or any you would recommend we stay away from?
Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.
Zibbet has a free version that allows up to 50 listings for no monthly charge, so you could give it a try to see how you like it. Also Meylah only charges fees for sales, not for listing or monthly membership. Same with WePay. I'm not sure what StoreEnvy charges, but they have a lot of options for customizing your own storefront.
Goodsmiths is a free website icraftgifts has a small fee very interactive
Silkfair is an online selling venue. I have a shop on their site and find the support at Silkfair to be awesome. Frequently I see my items on the front page of the site! Silkfair has a variety of hand made categories. Their system of rotated front page exposure shows my pieces to jewelry searchers and non jewelry searchers. This exposure increases my potential for sales.
Good luck with your online venture!
Peace and love,
If you and your partners make and sell ‘only’ handmade then HandmadeArtists’ is the place to be > https://handmadeartists.com This site is unlike any other marketplace:
Another way to sell online is your own website/blog, using PayPal ‘buy now’ buttons. Having your own site, gives you total control. Lastly, I have a few friends that use FaceBook to sell their wares, and have had some success. I personally have not tried but it’s an option.
Good Luck & may you have a successful business!
Handmade Artists’ Shop
Handmade Artists’ https://handmadeartists.com
I sell on Handmade Artists, the site is wonderful, staff is quick to respond, pricing is terrific, there is a blog and forum which to meet and share with other artists.
Handmadeology is growing in popularity (from what I hear) worth looking into.
Good Luck with your new adventures!