Whether you’re looking for places to sell your handmade goods for the first time, or are looking to branch into other marketplaces to increase your audience, there are several great e-commerce sites to help you set up shop and gain exposure.
From big name sites like Etsy and Amazon, to smaller and niche-focused selling platforms, we’ve got 7 great places to sell your crafts and handmade products online.
The Pitch: Join a creative marketplace where 24 million buyers around the world spent more than $2.3 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 1.6M sellers, Etsy’s creative marketplace is good for artisans who maybe don’t have their own website or are more interested in controlling the number of sales they do each month.
With the ability to put your store into “vacation mode”, sellers have full control over when and how often customers can purchase from their store.
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 sell on the mega site though, there’s still 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. Also worth noting, there is currently an application process for joining.
The Pitch: “Cratejoy’s Marketplace helps subscription box businesses find subscribers in their niche, and we work hard finding quality subscribers for you.”
Who it’s good for: Makers and artisans who are interested in recurring revenue should definitely check out the subscription commerce model.
If you create new products often enough (or have a killer inventory already), 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: “Zibbet is the best place to discover unique, one-of-a-kind products that will amaze and inspire.”
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 just getting started with selling your arts 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 hand crafted or designed work from UK designer-makers.”
Who it’s good for: Though many of these marketplaces have a global customer base, 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 you goods.
The Pitch: “Eco-Friendly and handmade items for you and your family.
Who it’s good for: Are your crafts and handmade good specifically made to be green or eco-friendly? Good news, Hyena Cart’s natural-focused marketplace may be a great option for your products.
With a skew towards baby and children’s items, it’s worth keeping in mind exactly what you’re selling and what kind of audience this earth-friendly marketplace caters to.
The Pitch: “Our Handmade-only Marketplace is for true artists and crafters.”
Who it’s good for: iCraft is another global craft marketplace, and heavily promotes categories and collection like “Gifts for Her”, “Wedding Gifts”, and other gift-centric holidays or themes. If your crafts and handmade good skew more toward present purchases, then iCraft may be worth checking out.
Cratejoy is an all in one subscription commerce platform that includes everything you need to start your own subscription commerce business online. Try it free for 14 days.