Hold on to your supplies, whether needles and thread, yarn, fabric, or templates. The supply chain bottleneck means getting necessary tools and stock is taking longer than before.
Selling live on Facebook can be a fantastic way to create a personalized shopping experience for your customers. Here’s a guide to getting started.
In this panel discussion, we dive into what makes a brick-and-mortar retail shop successful including curating the product assortment, building community, training staff, running special events, and more.
Craft show vendors can find many useful and inexpensive items at IKEA to use in their displays. Take a look at these IKEA hacks for your craft show setup to sell art prints, jewelry, pottery, clothing, home décor, and more!
Art and craft supply retailer, Michaels, has announced on its website that it will be launching a marketplace for third-party craft supply sellers, the Michaels Marketplace.
Etsy rolled out a new Star Seller Badge at the start of September. Sellers have had impassioned responses, including one who wrote a detailed forum post which we have permission to republish here.
Choosing the right website builder for your business can be overwhelming. We examine all of the major platforms, exploring features and pricing.
Etsy shops selling customized mugs, apparel, and other items are all the rage. The popular technique called sublimation or heat press printing is behind it all. Learn how it works.
In this webinar, marketing strategist and sales funnel coach Liz Boer will demystify Facebook ads. Learn to create personalized ads powered by data so you can reach people at the right time in their customer journey.
Most craft business owners need to set up systems to pack and ship items efficiently and as inexpensively as possible. Use these 9 tips and tricks to get your shipping processes up and running.
When it comes to businesses, Jon Lincoln is a wide-ranging maker. The Boston-area entrepreneur has launched a comedy club, as well as a document manager for insurance companies. But his latest product, Goimagine, is a maker marketplace with a difference.
Here are some concrete tasks you can work on over the next few weeks that will bring more people to your shop and convert them into customers.
As more states lift restrictions on in-person gatherings, craft fairs and trade shows are coming back. We talk with attendees and organizers about what they’re anticipating.
Etsy announced yesterday that it is acquiring resale marketplace, Depop, for $1.6 million. We look at why they made this acquisition and what it might mean for sellers.
If you sell on the marketplace, understanding how Etsy search works and optimizing your listings for the algorithm will improve your views, likes, and sales. Use this checklist to improve your SEO on Etsy.
If you’re an Etsy seller, learning how to get your items found in search is fundamental to finding success on the platform. The good news is that you, as a seller, have control over the most important factors in search placement. Learn how to get found in an Etsy Search in this in-depth how-do.
If you’re a crafty business owner that is selling goods or services, you need some way to process and track your sales transactions. These are point of sale (POS) systems and include the software you’re using to manage your sales transactions, inventory, customer relations, marketing efforts, and more, as well as the hardware you’re using to accomplish these tasks.
We’ve compared some of the most popular mobile processing services so you can choose wisely. See the table for an explanation of each field.
Do you host live streams or virtual shopping events? If you don’t already, rethink that strategy since live stream shopping is the next big retail trend. Here’s how to get started.
Selling PDFs is a big part of many craft businesses. Here are some options for handling the sales of these digital goods.