Use these tips when taking on custom orders so you can be sure to get paid on time and in full.
Industrious and creative young people in Zimbabwe are upcycling metal scraps into intricate artworks and finding a market for them abroad, providing economic opportunity which is hard to come by in the current economy.
Simple customizations to your packaging can help create a cohesive brand experience, help you save money on shipping costs, and protect your products in transit. Dive into our list of custom product packaging options to find the option that works best for your business.
When the COVID-19 pandemic caused retailers to shut down, many craft businesses were pushed to set up E-commerce for the first time which presented its own challenges.
Selling beauty supplies online can be a great small business, but it requires complying with FDA safety guidelines and, if you want to sell on Etsy, you’ll need to follow the marketplace’s rules as well.
Shopify is the premier ecommerce platform and with so many themes it’s highly customizable. In this quick-start guide, Shopify expert Shelley Easter explains how to assess Shopify themes and ensure they’ll meet the needs of your business so you can make the right choice.
While COVID-19 has forced many businesses to close, online shops selling craft kits have seen skyrocketing sales.
As retail store owners weigh how to safely reopen, curbside pickup provides an enticing middle ground for stores that want to increase local sales with less risk. With precautions in place, some craft businesses are using curbside service to connect with local customers — from a distance.
Many craft companies have stopped sending out catalogs in an effort to cut costs and due to environmental concerns, but others are ramping up this print strategy and including DIY inspirational content that reaches people directly in their homes.
In this webinar, Shopify expert Shelley Easter will walk you through setting up a Shopify shop including choosing a theme and apps, transitioning from Etsy, using the Shopify POS, and more.
Artisan retailers and craft shops are connecting with customers via virtual personal shopping appointments, amid temporary store closures due to COVID-19.
The handmade wholesale marketplace IndieMe will be hosting a virtual trade show June 3-9 so retailers can restock for summer and fall after COVID-19 closures.
Lynda Kanase’s experience as a graphic designer and product developer gave her the skills to develop a complete line of crafting tools, including stamps, dies, inks, stencils, brushes, even a die cutting machine, for her new business, i-crafter.
Faire is changing the way retailers shop for their stores. As trade shows face a wave of cancellations, could Faire’s online wholesale marketplace be right for your business?
Read 10 tips – from what you can do immediately to what you can do when the crisis is over – from Craft Industry Alliance, complete with resources to help you ensure your small craft business stays connected to customers during this public health crisis.
The fact that Etsy surpassed its financial goals in 2019 should have been the biggest news coming from the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call last week, but the changes it’s making to offsite advertising have stolen the spotlight.
Makers are crafting medical device covers that are fun and functional, pretty and sexy, blinged and personalized for everything from ostomy bags and PICC lines to slings, eye patches, even baby helmets.
In this opinion piece Abby Glassenberg explains why she’s onboard with Etsy’s new Offsite Ads program.
Etsy’s Order Dissatisfaction Rating, or ODR, launched at the end of 2019, is a way to monitor seller’s customer service satisfaction and sellers can see how they’re doing on an ongoing basis.
Lion Brand Yarn Studio in New York will close their doors on April 2, 2020, after 11 years selling yarn at their Union Square store.