Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Selling Your Crafts Online - A List of Online Selling Venues

SELLING YOUR CRAFTS ONLINE
A List of Online Selling Venues

There are so many places online to sell your crafts. The problem is you either don't know what they are, who they are, or more importantly where they are. I've compiled a list of just a handful. I hope these help you on your journey to being a successful crafter AND seller. I'm on a few of these, but I will make no claims as to which are best for you. I've also included their alexa rank. That should at least help you as to what kind of traffic each site receives. They are listed in random order, but I did do Etsy first because I believe this is the best site for handmade goods.

Good Luck!

Etsy Snippet From Website: Etsy is an online marketplace for buying & selling all things handmade. Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers. Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice: Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.Auction Site: No Store Fee: None Hosting Fee: N/A Listing Fee: $.20 per item Transaction Fee: 3.5% Type Of Products Accepted: Handmade, Vintage, Supplies Alexa Rank: 1157 Url: http://www.etsy.com/

Dawanda Snippet From Website: Unique Things & Creative People DaWanda is the place for unique and individual products and people. Buy handmade and hard to find goods, share your discoveries with your friends and create your own collections.Auction Site: No Store Fee: None Hosting Fee: N/A Listing Fee: None (May change in future.) Transaction Fee: 5% Type Of Products Accepted: Handmade Alexa Rank: 24,182 Url: en.dawanda.com

Lov.li Snippet From Website: What is lov.li? lov.li is a community of people who make art and crafts. Share your art, make friends, and buy things you love. What can you do on lov.li? # Share your art # Sell your art # Create Groups # Promote Events # Share Video # Make Friends Auction Site: No Store Fee: None Hosting Fee: N/A Listing Fee: None Transaction Fee: 3.5% Type Of Products Accepted: Handmade Alexa Rank: 465,548 Url: lov.li

Mintd Snippet From Website: Buy unique independent goods - direct from the artist. Sell what you make, for free, in a true global marketplace. Show the world your style and make friends. See what's hot, as chosen by you, the Community. Auction Site: No Store Fee: $20 - $100 Hosting Fee: N/A Listing Fee: None Transaction Fee: 3% - 5% Type Of Products Accepted: Not clear from FAQs but from viewing the products - Handmade Alexa Rank: 409,5267 Url: http://www.mintd.com/

ArtsEFest Snippet From Website: Our mission is to celebrate the creativity of artists and crafters, through a community, by providing services, information and education. We strive to enrich and promote the livelihood of talented artists and crafters to those who appreciate hand-made goods.Auction Site: No Store Fee: $14 - $18/Month Hosting Fee: $8.00/Month (Link to your website) Listing Fee: $40/Year (Unlimited) Transaction Fee: 2.9% Plus $.30 per order Type Of Products Accepted: Handmade Alexa Rank: 793,835 Url: artsefest.com

Craft Mall Snippet From Website: CraftMall.com offers a fun and creative craft mall that features unique arts and crafts from crafters around the world. Browse our wide selection of craft categories and enjoy safe and secure online shopping. CraftMall.com is your one stop shop for the best arts and crafts!Auction Site: No Store Fee: $7.95 - $54.95/Month Hosting Fee: N/A Listing Fee: None Transaction Fee: None Type Of Products Accepted: Handmade Alexa Rank: 453,477

eBay Snippet From Website: eBay is The World's Online Marketplace®, enabling trade on a local, national and international basis. With a diverse and passionate community of individuals and small businesses, eBay offers an online platform where millions of items are traded each day.Auction Site: Yes Store Fee: $15.95 - $299.95 Hosting Fee: N/A Listing Fee: $.10 and up Transaction Fee: 8.75% and up Type Of Products Accepted: Pretty Much Anything Alexa Rank: 18

Trunkt Snippet From Website: We're a trusted resource for forward-thinking merchandising professionals at department stores, design stores, fashion boutiques, art galleries, hotel gift shops, spa gift shops, museum gift shops and other specialty retailers. We're also a popular destination for fashion editors, interior designers and other creative professionals on the lookout for amazing new artists. Far from mass market, our audience is style-conscious, international, affluent, urban and influential.Auction Site: No Store Fee (Application Applies): Basic is Free. One Time Charge For Upgrade Hosting Fee: N/A Listing Fee: None Transaction Fee: ? Type Of Products Accepted: Handmade (Not OOAK) Alexa Rank: 190,332

Big Cartel Snippet From Website: Big Cartel helps you create a shop to sell your goods online with as little fuss as possible.Auction Site: NO Store Fee: $0 - $19.95/Month Hosting Fee: N/A Listing Fee: None Transaction Fee: NOne Type Of Products Accepted: Handmade, DIY Alexa Rank: 11,244

Silkfair Auction Site: NO Store Fee: None Hosting Fee: N/A Listing Fee: None Transaction Fee: 3% Type Of Products Accepted: Pretty Much Anything minus the usual prohibited online items Alexa Rank: 64,931

ECrater Snippet From Website: What is eCRATER? eCRATER.com is both a free web store builder and a free online marketplace. Sellers can easily create their own free online store in minutes. Buyers can easily browse and compare between thousands of products.Auction Site: NO Store Fee: None Hosting Fee: N/A Listing Fee: None Transaction Fee: None Type Of Products Accepted: Anything (No illegal items allowed) Alexa Rank: 8,569

UShops Snippet From Website: uShops is the online channel for individuals and businesses who want to increase their profits, reach new customers and speed business growth.Auction Site: NO Store Fee: None (May Change In Future) Hosting Fee: N/A Listing Fee: None (May Change In Future) Transaction Fee: None (May Change In Future) Type Of Products Accepted: Anything (No illegal items) Alexa Rank: 902,611

Main Street Mall Online Snippet From Website: Our Sellers Are Important! MSMO Sellers are independent store owners, free to run their own businesses and deal directly with their own customers. We provide support to make it easier for them but we don't interfere in their business. We believe independent sellers know more about their own businesses than we ever could. We are glad to support them, not hinder them, in that endevor. Click the "sign up for your own store" button to the left to find out more.Auction Site: No Store Fee: $30/Month Hosting Fee: N/A Listing Fee: None Transaction Fee: None Type Of Products Accepted: All (no illegal Items) Alexa Rank: 263,207

iCraft.ca Snippet From Website: Express who you are! Everyone has a creative side - we help you showcase it. Artists, designers and craftspeople are encouraged to submit their unique, one-of-a-kind items and make them available for purchase by those who appreciate your work. Each unique product featured is made by independent creators from around the globe. Be part of our community!Auction Site: No Store Fee: $0 - $35/Month Registration Fee: $25 Listing Fee: None Transaction Fee: None Type Of Products Accepted: Handmade Alexa Rank: 387,731

Pink Doodle Snippet From Website: Pinkdoodle is an online marketplace to buy and sell creative goods and services. We provide an online platform for Creative Professionals ranging from Artists, Designers, to Crafters to expose their talent and be able to market their products and services internationally, offering buyers products and services that are rarely found in the high street.Auction Site: No Store Fee: None Hosting Fee: N/A Listing Fee: None Transaction Fee: 3% Type Of Products Accepted: Handmade Alexa Rank: 1766,234

RubyLane Snippet From Website: Welcome to Ruby Lane Stroll through the cobblestone streets of Ruby Lane and discover hundreds of independent shops showcasing quality Antiques, Collectibles, Fine Art and Jewelry items from around the world.Auction Site: No Store Fee: $20/Month (For Advertising And Marketing) Set Up Fee: $75 (Refunded If Shop Not Approved) Listing Fee: $.30 per item Transaction Fee: None Maintenance Fees: After an item has been listed, from the next month on, Maintenance fees are: o The first 150 items is 30 cents for each item, and then each item over 150 is 20 cents per item Minimum charge of 50 items, or $15 per month Calculated and charged on the 1st of every month o First month's Maintenance fee waived for new shops o All items are counted, including Backroom, Sold, Sale Pending, etc. o Dealers with multiple shops are combined for accounting purposes Type Of Products Accepted: Antiques, Collectibles, Fine Art, Jewelry Alexa Rank: 17,940

My Art Plot Snippet From Website: MyArtPlot (MAP) is a global community and movement of artists, artisans, enthusiasts, and buyers, fighting to create a united, supportive, and non-elitist arts and crafts world. Social, professional, and commercial tools thrive here. No more isolation and starvation.Auction Site: No Store Fee: None Hosting Fee: N/A Listing Fee: None Transaction Fee: ? Type Of Products Accepted: Handmade Alexa Rank: 344,921

Good Luck! Happy Crafting And Selling!

8 comments:

Alicia Istanbul said...

Wow, that's a lot of good information. Thanks for sharing.

RhiannonSTR said...

I haven't heard of any of these, accept etsy. I'll have to check them out - thanks for all that work!
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Mandy said...

Thanks for the list~ Fantastic!

Kunklebaby said...

Your baskets are wonderful!

Peebs And Roo said...

Thanks for the list. I've heard of most of them, but some I'll have to look into. Thanks for sharing!

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SB said...

Great post with lots of helpful info!! *bookmarking*!

missknits said...

wow thanks for all the info!! gonna really look into these! i had only heard of about half of them! thanks!

oh and thanks for stopping by my blog too! :)

Anonymous said...

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Im a part time librarian, love baking and my wesie Daisy. I also am way too excited about Christmas for words!!
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