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  • How to sell your crafts online

    If you are interested in selling your crafts online, there are some websites that allows you to set-up your own shop. The best ones at this moment are:
    Etsy
    Artesanum
    Dawanda

    They all charge you a commission between 3%-5% per sold product.

    Another website for selling craft is 'Things and Hands', this one differs from the others in that they do all the shop management for you (craft catalog, order, shipping,...), giving you more time to focus in elaborating your crafts. Commision here is 15%, higher than the others I mentioned above, but they do all the online shop work for you instead.

    Best regards.

  • #2
    Never heard of it.... Can't find it on google either is it new? 15% is very high in my opinion... Even amazon doesn't charge that %
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    • #3
      It is quite new.

      The difference with other online shops is that they do all the shop management for you. You just send them your photos, description and so on and they notify you when you have an order and send a carrier to your address to pick it up and deliver to the final client.

      I think it's a good way to save time, isn't it?
      Last edited by macalic; 16-01-2013, 04:48 PM.

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      • #4
        You forgot folksy.com the home of British handmade.

        They all let you know when something has been sold from your shop you just have to go to the post office which is far cheaper than paying 15% I would have thought.

        As said by previous poster 15% is a bit high.
        So many projects, so little time

        http://folksy.com/shops/eileenscraftstudio

        http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Fol...92535377497013

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        • #5
          I've found it on google finally but it doesn't really tell me how as a crafter I would get paid for my items. Am I not looking properly. I notice it's all in euro's so I'd have to work out the exchange rate into sterling.
          So many projects, so little time

          http://folksy.com/shops/eileenscraftstudio

          http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Fol...92535377497013

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          • #6
            Originally posted by macalic View Post
            Another website for selling craft is 'Things and Hands', this one differs from the others in that they do all the shop management for you (craft catalog, order, shipping,...), giving you more time to focus in elaborating your crafts. Commision here is 15%, higher than the others I mentioned above, but they do all the online shop work for you instead.
            I wouldn't use it, I couldn't find a contact address.
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            • #7
              No physical address - not on your nelly would I give it even a first look, never mind a second.


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              • #8
                Well I'm a bit worried as it might be seen as me being negative but I've now had a longer look at the site and I notice it's going against all the Distance Selling Regulations and it doesn't tell me how I'd be paid so IMHO I wouldn't touch it with a barge pool.
                So many projects, so little time

                http://folksy.com/shops/eileenscraftstudio

                http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Fol...92535377497013

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                • #9
                  I also had a look but nothing, how are we paid, where is this site agree avoid at all costs.

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                  • #10
                    I may be quite wrong and if I am I apoogise but I think the first post was placed by someone associated with the site but wanted it to look like a crafter's independent suggestion

                    There are an awful lot of selling sites popping up which end in tears (owners tears as well as users, they are not all dodgy) CAUTION is certainly the name of the game, ask around. Otherwise you spend lots of time and energy with no sales.
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                    • #11
                      as it was posted along time ago, these three i think you wasnt talking about so are they any good:
                      Etsy
                      Artesanum
                      Dawanda
                      https://www.facebook.com/jewellery.ms

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                      • #12
                        The first post in this thread wasn't posted a long time ago - at least in my world, four days ago isn't "along time ago".


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                        • #13
                          They now have an address but it is a virtual office on Regent Street. I hope anyone thinking of using them does a simple search on the address details! Below is a quote from the site that came up in my search for the address.

                          BCR Virtual Office can provide you with a prestigious address in the UK.
                          No matter where you are in the world, BCR Virtual Office can provide you with affordable office support services including;

                          >Mail receiving
                          >Mail forwarding
                          >Full telephone answering services
                          >Meeting room hire


                          The advantage of this is that your clients and suppliers are given the impression that you have a professionally run organisation.



                          Do not watch this space

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by StefC View Post
                            The advantage of this is that your clients and suppliers are given the impression that you have a professionally run organisation.

                            Originally posted by StefC View Post
                            This just about says it all.....
                            Sarah x

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                            • #15
                              The site is very clearly written by someone whose mother-tongue is not English; the original site is in Spanish.

                              NOT that there is anything wrong with that, but we already have access to UK-(Folksy), US-(Etsy) and European mainland-(DaWanda) based selling sites, as well as several other selling sites offering a wide range of service and commission levels, based in various places, all of which are well-established and 'known quantities'.


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