Whether you’re looking for places to sell your handmade goods or to branch into other marketplaces, there are several great ecommerce sites to help gain you exposure.
From big-name sites to smaller, niche-focused platforms, we’ve got 7 great places to sell your crafts and handmade products online.
The Pitch: “Join a creative marketplace where more than 33 million buyers around the world spent more than $3 billion last year.”
Who it’s good for: Whether you’re a small- or large-scale creator, you’ve probably heard of Etsy. Home to over 1.6 million sellers, Etsy’s creative marketplace is good for artisans who may not have their own website or are more interested in controlling the number of sales they do each month.
With Etsy’s “vacation mode,” sellers also have full control over when and how often customers can purchase from their store.
Tip: See how starting a subscription box could drive up your Etsy sales with Cratejoy’s Etsy Calculator.
The Pitch: “Sell your unique, handcrafted goods to our hundreds of millions of customers worldwide.”
Who it’s good for: Artists who already sell on Amazon will have a particularly easy transition to the Handmade platform. For those who don’t already sell on the mega-site, though, there’s still an opportunity to get your products in front of a large audience.
With over 250 million customers worldwide, it’s hard to beat Amazon’s reach. Artists who ultimately choose Handmade Amazon will do so because of the support and platform offered. It’s also worth noting that there is currently an application process for joining; approved merchants hear within 48 hours.
The Pitch: “Cratejoy’s Marketplace helps subscription box businesses find subscribers in their niche, and we work hard to find quality subscribers for you.”
Who it’s good for: Makers and artisans interested in recurring revenue should definitely check out the subscription commerce model.
If you create new products often (or have a killer inventory), a monthly subscription box is a great way to build a community around your patrons.
Cratejoy’s marketplace is home to over 500,000 subscribers every month and is the only marketplace specifically for subscription boxes.
The Pitch: “Join 57,444 other artists, crafters and vintage collectors gaining exposure to millions of shoppers from all over the world.”
Who it’s good for: Zibbet attracts sellers with a “no listing fees, no sales fees, and a free account” approach. So if you’re starting to sell your art or handmade goods, this low-risk marketplace may be the place for you.
Home to more than 50,000 independent creatives, Zibbet offers one-of-a-kind items that you’ll be proud to list alongside.
The Pitch: “Folksy is a place to buy and sell handcrafted or designed work from UK designer-makers.”
Who it’s good for: Folksy specifically caters to artists and makers from the United Kingdom.
So, if you’re a seller from England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, Folksy may be a more targeted marketplace for your goods.
The Pitch: “Eco-friendly and handmade items for you and your family.”
Who it’s good for: Are your crafts and handmade goods specifically made to be green or eco-friendly? Good news: Hyena Cart’s natural-focused marketplace may be a great option for your products.
However, Hyena Cart skews towards baby and children’s items. So remember to keep in mind exactly what you’re selling and what audience this earth-friendly marketplace targets.
The Pitch: “Our Handmade-only Marketplace is for true artists and crafters.”
Who it’s good for: iCraft is a global craft marketplace that promotes categories and collections like “Gifts for Her,” “Wedding Gifts,” and other gift-centric opportunities. If your crafts and handmade goods lean more toward present purchases, then iCraft may be worth checking out.
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