whops! I messed up the link!! Please take a look at artcraftmarketing.com.
Here is what they offer for their 2 more expensive exposure options. It would take ages to get listed on so many sites (many craft related) and for $200 its likely the best deal around. I can't imagine it being possible or worthwhile to do on your own.
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As mentioned in my original post, we are not yet selling to the public. Also, I'm not clear what your issue is with sharing your name/ a store locator. As we are distributing, we want people who visit our site and who like our stuff to be able to e-mail us to ask where they can buy our products and we we want a personal touch- so people can know who we are.
I want to begin selling to galleries and will be expected on the 2nd purchase to give on credit, net30. How does one go about verifying a shops credit/getting credit references? I see many artists request it but I have no idea how to go about doing it. Advice from the many of you who sell to shops would be most appreciated.
We make a line of crafts such as animal keychains, magnets and standing or hanging animals. We have all kinds of animals- bugs, birds, fish and mammals. We are looking for the best places to advertise our work- either on-line or in print. Any suggestions?
Hi, Anyone know of successful/popular online craft malls or fairs where a crafter can either sell their work or get a link to their site. The few I have looked at are not user friendly/not nice looking or have few crafters or I suspect they get minimal traffic.
Any suggestions for someone getting into crafting? For someone as myself with limited time is it really worthwhile building a website and promoting it, dealing with customers, packing and shipping orders or just to find a number of galleries to carry my work and make less (I figure around 25-30% less) without the hassle? Is there a need to be concerned that they won't pay net30 as requested/promised? Is there a source/way to do a background check on galleries, etc. in order to dcide who to contact?