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Topic: What r the cheapest websties for selling my crafts?  (Read 1389 times)
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Spiderwomen
« on: February 05, 2013 09:24:25 AM »

Hi all!
I'm looking for the cheapest websites to sell my crafts. Preferably with the lowest fees, or even with no fees at all.
Thanks in advance.
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Chris in VT
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013 04:11:26 AM »

Just remember this sentence:

"You get what you pay for."

You want to pay nothing, there's a great chance you'll get nothing in return.
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There's NOTHING at a craft show, or on Etsy, anybody NEEDS. NOTHING.
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Spiderwomen
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013 01:16:36 PM »

Yeah. I know what I mean. Basically I was looking for smth. like this website I've found www.salecity.me where there are no fees at all. But guess I'll have to consider also different options.
Thanks anyway.
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Chris in VT
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013 04:07:54 PM »

You're looking all over the net for places to sell. Your customer isn't. They're familiar with very few places. Ebay and Etsy are the 800 lb gorillas here. Both are in business to make a profit. And a sad thing lately about Etsy is it has become the new "Country Sampler" where other crafters go for ideas, not to buy anything.
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There's NOTHING at a craft show, or on Etsy, anybody NEEDS. NOTHING.
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sunandwindfarm
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013 02:35:16 PM »

You're looking all over the net for places to sell. Your customer isn't. They're familiar with very few places. Ebay and Etsy are the 800 lb gorillas here...

We strongly agree with what Chris is saying here. More than 100 million people are registered to shop on Ebay. You want the largest possible audience to see and bid up your treasures. Even though we have subsequently built our own site to sell hand dyed wool for rug hooking (http://www.sunandwindfarm.com), we still maintain our store on Ebay. It's where we find all our new customers!

All the best,
Frances and John at Sun and Wind Farm
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013 01:42:22 AM »

 i think , if you want to do B2C,then ebay ,amanzon are ok .
If you want to promote your own brands ,then you can consider establishing your own company site or a eco mall .
It depend on what products and which business do you want to do .

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adorablykawaii
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2013 09:01:32 AM »

Storenvy is also good and has no fees so you can invest in advertising.
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ilysa
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2013 10:08:17 AM »

I would say etsy by far, but you can't just list things and expect people to buy, you need to actively market yourself. The web is a huge place and if nobody knows about you you are not going to sell your work. Join Facebook and the other social networks and direct people to your shop. Spread the word anywhere you can and list often and you should do fine. Good luck!
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SewLicious Home Decor
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013 03:12:59 PM »

I would agree, most people go to the big sites like ebay, and etsy....I would also consider Amazon.   

Good luck!
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debdel
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2013 05:38:59 AM »

I would say etsy by far, but you can't just list things and expect people to buy, you need to actively market yourself. The web is a huge place and if nobody knows about you you are not going to sell your work. Join Facebook and the other social networks and direct people to your shop. Spread the word anywhere you can and list often and you should do fine. Good luck!

I TOTALLY agree with this!  Just because you elect to sell on an established site doesn't mean you're going to immediately start selling.  Etsy is huge and there are thousands upon thousands of shops which means LOTS of competition.  You can't just sit back and expect the sales to roll in.  And, you'd be surprised at how many people have never heard of Etsy.  I also sell at craft shows and people ask me if I have a website.  When I tell them I have a shop on Etsy, I kid you not, 85% of them ask "what's that, I've never heard of it".  The key is to promote yourself and your site no matter what online site you choose.  There are lots of social networks and classified ad sites that are free or very low cost.  There's also a very wide variety of online marketplaces with very varying cost structures.   

Here's a list (constantly being updated and added to) that may help:

http://winterberryoriginals.com/where-to-sell-your-crafts-online/
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