The skill to create handmade goods is an art in itself. However, to blossom this art into an opportunity of employment may seem daunting at first. There’s a ton of different approaches to marketing your handmade creations online and we’ll take a look at the best options out there. .
1. Etsy Without a doubt, Etsy is the first website to come to mind when it comes to selling arts and crafts online. Being one of the most popular websites for DIY marketing, Etsy welcomes anything you can offer, be it t-shirts, mugs, or phone cases. It’s straightforward and easy to set up a shop on Etsy, where there’s no joining fee but instead a small listing fee that you need to pay when your item is sold. Etsy is easily accessible by anyone, making your merchandise widely available to be checked out, however, there’s tough competition on the website to stay relevant so that your products remain visible. etsy.com
2. Storenvy If your handmade products are targeted to a younger demographic, Storenvy might be the place you want to consider. Teen-centric clothing and jewelry are the main drivers of Storenvy. However, a downside to Storenvy is its high-priced and complex fee structure. It also favours mass-produced merchandise, but that isn’t to say that it isn’t worth independent sellers’ time. Kids and Jewelry are two categories that are trending on the website, and offer extensive scope in comparison to the others. Storenvy is a growing and expansive e-commerce website that might definitely be worth giving a shot. storenvy.com
3. Shop Handmade Shop Handmade is a rising e-marketplace for buying and selling handmade goods. It is a rather new website, unlike Etsy which has been around for 13 years now. Shop Handmade is slowly and steadily rising to popularity, mainly because of its 100% free policy. It does not charge any joining fees or listing fees, and instead runs on donations, which makes it a secure, reliable and risk-free means of merchandise sale. Since it’s still quite a fresh competitor in the e-commerce field, you might experience less buyer traffic than you would on a popular website like Etsy, but Shop Handmade has a large buyer-base to cherish your products nonetheless. shophandmade.com
4. Artfire Artfire is an e-commerce website that’s great for people selling handmade goods online. It is esteemed for its promotional tools, convenient pricing models, and an amiable community of creators. There are no listing fees on Artfire, however, there is a fixed monthly fee (usually $20), which is subject to promotions and offers that always help make selling more affordable for you. Artfire is a popular buying/selling website, and it unquestionably has great potential for beginners in this field. artfire.com
5. Zibbet Zibbet offers a free selling platform, wide exposure for your product through Google product search listings, and an overall authentic experience for beginner online sellers. With over a million shoppers on the website, your product is sure to receive unmatched exposure to your potential buyers. Setting up your Zibbet shop is easy and doesn’t require any fees. Zibbet does not charge any listing fees either, and additionally, it offers search-engine optimization. It also offers a tool for previous Etsy users to transfer their items from the Etsy store into Zibbet. All of these features make Zibbet a very potent e-commerce website for independent sellers. zibbet.com
The plunge into the world of selling handmade products can be intimidating, but with the right platform and guidance, anything is possible. Turning the love for arts and crafts into a full-fledged occupation is a total achievement in today’s era. Whatever you do, you’re bound to create an experience in this tender and young field that will shape the face of your independent business.
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