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Companies to Sell Crafts Too
« on: December 21, 2014, 07:27:47 PM »
I want to sell crafts but I want some customers without having to tell them about it. I don't have many friends. I want to create a store and have some traffic. I made some t-shirts on CafePress but no one has bought from my site.

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Re: Companies to Sell Crafts Too
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 10:12:01 PM »
I don't know a lot about selling crafts online.  I do have a friend who sells crafts online.  She posts lots of pictures on different social media sites about what she is working on.  She may or may not post a link to Etsy the site where she sells the items she makes.  She also makes lots of different types of items.  Some are crochet, others are quilts, and she sell pictures on cups or prints to name a few.  She built up her offerings over time.  That's really all I know about it.

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Re: Companies to Sell Crafts Too
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2014, 09:52:23 AM »
It will be helpful if you would advertise your website if you have a specific page for those crafts you are selling. You can also try selling those items in free advertising sites just like on eBay and a lot more other, just try searching for those sites.

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Re: Companies to Sell Crafts Too
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2014, 03:49:52 AM »
I'm not sure about companies, but you're going to have to advertise, advertise, advertise to get interest even if you use a place like Etsy with built-in traffic. You don't have to have a lot of 'friends', but you're going to have to get exposure somehow. If you go with social media, join groups that will probably have your target customers in them and reach out to like minded people. It's free but a lot of work.

If you're doing crafts giveaway drawings get a lot of exposure through shares on social media and since you're making it it won't be too expensive. Making tutorials on YouTube is an easy way to get exposure too.

You can also do craft fairs but they get expensive. Farmer markets are cheaper & happen more frequently. Within 15 miles of where I live we have 6 major craft fairs a year that bring 10K+ customers in but setting up a booth is almost $200 for the cheapest one. A lot of schools do craft fairs and they usually only cost $25-75 per booth.


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Re: Companies to Sell Crafts Too
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2015, 08:34:11 PM »
Unfortunately, to get customers you HAVE to tell them about it.  I've put up a store and have done some advertising on social media sites but still no luck, so I know how you feel.  It's a lot of promotion, promotion, promotion.  You can try your own site (which needs MORE promotion) or marketplaces like Etsy, Ebay, etc.  You can try buying ad spaces on blogs or doing some sort of exchange with someone.

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Re: Companies to Sell Crafts Too
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2015, 11:04:44 PM »
To create traffic you need to advertise. If you do this regulary, I would look at Ebay / Amazon marketplace to sell your items. Then use facebook/tumblr/blog as your store front and promote it EVERYWHERE.

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Re: Companies to Sell Crafts Too
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2015, 08:49:25 AM »
First let me say that I think its great that you want to sell you crafts out online.  Second let me tell you that I have done this before.  However, I didn't create my own website, I have sold my items out on Ebay.  I have had some success along the way doing this.  So, this is the suggestion that I have for you, if you aren't sure how to draw traffic to your own website, start out on a tried and true website that already has the traffic.
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Ebay is one of them, there is also Amazon and Etsy.  Etsy is pretty good fit because it deals with a great deal of handmade items. Once you start to build your reputation get customers who seem to want to continue for your items, then its time to create your own website.  For that matter with Ebay you could create your own store through them, I think Etsy might have the same service, don't quote me on that though, I'm not too familar with them.  Yes, there could be a montly fee for having this store but if you take your time to build your repuatation building your customer base before hand it might be worth the investment in the end. 

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Re: Companies to Sell Crafts Too
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2015, 11:30:38 PM »
You may want to try these sites:

1. Etsy
2. Folksy
3. Wow Thank You
4. Not Massed Produced
5. My Own Creation
6. ToSouk
7. DaWanda
8. Misti
9. Stylistic Gallery

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