The Internet is full of places to shop. Type in any keyword and come up with at least a hundred places where that item can be found.
But where do you go when you’re the seller? What keywords come to mind when looking for a place to sell your special craft?
Automatically, we find places like eBay, Etsy, and Artfire. Yet, there are a few more places out there, aren’t there?
Where to sell your crafts online can be more of a chore of finding a reliable site, than deciding which online shopping site is right for you to set up shop.
Think of it as driving down a street or walking through a mall and seeing an empty shop. The possibility is there, but is it the right place for you to sell your craft?
When seeking a place to sell your craft online, you need to ask yourself the following questions: (just like you would if opening a store front of your local mall.)
1. Is this a good location for me?
2. Is the price to sell (rent, listing fees, etc…) affordable?
3. What benefits does one shop offer that appeals to selling my craft more than the other (comparison shopping).
4. How much traffic is the online site drawing in?
5. What type of promotion does the site offer beside you promoting yourself?
Over the next couple of Talk Tuesdays we’ll be looking at each online venue available to sellers to set up shop and sell their craft online. If I miss an online venue, please let me know and I’ll check it out and post it. Please feel free to express your own experience with these shops: Etsy, Art Fire, Ebay, and Artsfest. (In no particular order).
Where do you sell your craft?