WEBSITES LIKE ETSY: INTRO
Etsy is a very popular handmade website that continues to expand rapidly. Fortunately, several Websites Like Etsy also specialize in buying/selling handmade goods, and many of them have lower fees. This post lists the Top 5 alternatives to Etsy, and I include a description of each site. I hope you enjoy!
If you would like to see a more expansive list, you should check out my Best Handmade Marketplaces post. Continue reading “Websites Like Etsy”
OPEN AN ETSY SHOP: INTRO
Many people start making handmade items, but they don’t know where to sell them. There are several handmade marketplaces where shop owners can sell their products, and buyers can purchase high quality handmade gifts. This post is dedicated to explaining the best way to Open an Etsy Shop. It includes a step-by-step guide.
You can discover other Handmade Marketplaces on my separate posts. Continue reading “Open an Etsy Shop”
SELL HANDMADE ITEMS LOCALLY: INTRO
Many handmade shop owners fall into the trap of only selling their products online. I feel that selling solely online is a mistake, and it is a better idea to Sell Handmade Items Locally as well. Don’t get me wrong, you should definitely focus on selling your handmade items online to reach more buyers. I feel that you can benefit from selling some items locally as well. I enjoy having a local presence, and I feel that my handmade items help contribute to the local community because they are unique. You can read more about choosing to Sell Handmade Items Locally in this Ultimate Guide.
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HANDMADE MARKETPLACES: INTRO
There are two primary handmade marketplaces that most people are familair with. The first is Etsy, which is the king of buying or selling handmade or craft items online. The second is Handmade at Amazon, which is a special area of the Amazon website that is dedicated to items by hand. Handmade at Amazon has not experienced the same growth as Etsy, and it has helped fuel rumors that Etsy may be a potential acquisition target for Amazon. That is yet to occur.
Many people like to look for other smaller marketplaces to sell their handmade goods. I have had several people contacting me looking for alternatives to the main handmade marketplaces. I decided to dedicate this post to listing and detailing some of the great handmade marketplaces.
Learn more about which items to sell on my post about Best Selling Handmade Items.
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