For the first time since it’s founding in 2005 Etsy has launched a second marketplace. Called Etsy Studio, the new platform focuses exclusively on craft supplies integrating DIY tutorials to help consumers find what they need to get creative.
Museum store buyers constantly scout new artisans whose work complements their museums’ missions. Here’s how to get your work into a museum shop.
Etsy sellers will have to begin using the new Etsy Payments platform by May 17, 2017 or their selling privileges will be revoked. Etsy Payments is an updated version of what was formerly called Direct Checkout which allows shoppers to enter their credit card information when buying an item rather than having to use PayPal. Some sellers have expressed concern about the switch.
Acquiring a sale costs money. Even if you’re pounding the pavement with “free” marketing, you’re spending your precious time that even money can’t buy back. Learn to use Facebook ads the RIGHT way once and for all. This session will be an amazing gift for your business.
Are you ready to reach a larger audience and generate a reliable source of revenue? Selling your work wholesale can grow your business in a huge way!
If your yarn store is successful, it makes sense to capitalize on that and develop your own yarn line, right? Or does it? Read about the pros and cons here.
A list of distributors for selling your craft product. A great resource if you’re working to reach a wider audience and more buyers!
Print on demand fabric company, Spoonflower, has set up shops on three online marketplaces as a way to expand its reach to new audiences. Spoonflower fabrics are now available on Etsy, Amazon, and eBay.
A list of shipping tips and resources for creative businesses, to help your packages ship seamlessly and arrive beautifully packaged and ready to charm!
Fall of 2016 I closed our very successful quilt store, SPOOL. I was cutting short a business that was doing very well. Here’s why it was a good choice.
Row By Row Experience Aims to Bring New Energy (And Sales!) To Quilting Industry Through Shop Collaboration
When Janet Lutz’s quilt shop was turned down for a local shop hop she invented her own. Today, over 3,000 quilt shops participate in Row By Row Experience, an inclusive and cooperative shop hop model that’s become a business all its own.
Whether you have an ecommerce or a brick-and-mortar store, here are some Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions to kick off the holiday shopping season.
As a blogger, publishing a gift guide helps your readers get their holiday shopping done and feel good about what they’re buying.
The group buying site Massdrop has become a popular place to find quilting supplies, but for some shop owners the site is a cause concern. With prices below MSRP, is Massdrop undercutting traditional retail or bringing in younger, tech savvy customers who are new to quilting?
Start with an existing online marketplace that offers the tools and platform to sell your work without investing a lot of amount of time, effort, and money.
The lines are very blurry when it comes to pop culture intellectual property infringement in the craft world. Here’s some thoughts on it from experts!
If you’re thinking of selling your work on consignment, here are some tips from makers who have learned through experience what works, and what doesn’t.
We talk to three creative business owners with shops at Etsy and Handmade at Amazon to find out how their sales are six months later.
Many makers are producing their crafts through small batch manufacturing, commissioning products from a factory in amounts calculated for profit.
With online marketplaces like Etsy, young people now have the opportunity to easily reach a global customer base for their crafted goods.