Ecommerce has revolutionized how artisans and makers sell their handmade items. It has become increasingly easier for creative DIY entrepreneurs to build and grow a handmade goods business, from scratch, online.Back in 2005, online market for small-scale artisans, offering a new place on the web to showcase and sell handcrafted goods, with more upmarket and boutique-style options.If you just love homemade and handcrafted treasures, or if you're a seller looking to get your goods out there, here's a list of 10 great sites (in alphabetical order) that you might want to take some time to check out. Some of the goodies on these sites are tempting, however, so be sure to mind your wallet as you explore!
With etsy, there are some really amazing features for discovering new things — such as a "time machine," "pounce" to find new items, geolocator, shop local options and even the facility to see whose birthday it is, despite having been arond for some time, Etsy keeps its store concept fresh.
Keyword search works well, international buyers are generally well catered for and the quality of items on sale is high from the 400,000 shops with many, many sellers pros, a fair few of which you can read about in the various featured sellers sections.
Tuscon, Arizona-based ArtFire offers handmade items of all kinds — fine art, design, media, vintage, antiques and supplies — from over 66,000 artisans from across the globe.
==>Fitzy,At Fitzy I make modern leather goods. All of my pieces feature a clean modern design meant to simplify your life both visually and practically. No pleather here, I use 100% vegetable tanned leather and solid brass hardware so that my products stand the test of time. All of my products are handmade right here in Toronto.
DaWanda is a European powerhouse in the handmade arena. There are only a few U.S. sellers to be found on the site, but many purchasable items can be shipped to the States. DaWanda has nearly 1,000,000 products for sale,Offering a mixture of vintage finds and handcrafted objects
Folksy has a lot of goodies such as felt broaches, fabric flowers, crochet bags, items of jewelry, gift boxes or even organic soap or a leather satchel, the Folksy community has pitched in with photo-lead instructions on how to D.I.Y.
Foodzie offers artisan food from across the United States with an emphasis on region, so you can see who is selling and making what near to you.U.S.-based gourmets and artisan food producers would also do well to check out both Foodoro("the marketplace to buy and sell gourmet food") and RegionalBest ("local foods that make America great") for two more great sites for foodies
Canadian site iCraft offers another global marketplace for all things handmade, and boasts items from professional and recreational artisans, designers, artists and craftspeople.From the popular search lists, jewelery, accessories and kids items appear to be high-trafficked areas. Pricing for items is in both Canadian and U.S. dollars, dependent on the seller, which may not make a huge amount of difference at the time of writing, but it's worth keeping an eye on the exchange rates
MadeItMyself — or MiM — currently in beta, is another Etsy-like site, offering a fairly basic online store that you'll find is chock-full of handmade goodies once you get clicking around.The community features here are merely a forum, and many of the artisans signed up don't offer photos or bio info, leaving it lacking a little in that department. Perhaps more usability features will be added when the site loses its beta tag.
This site works on a "market booth" basis and does not restrict its sellers to handmade only, so some of the content is a little more eBay that Etsy.There are easy-to-find featured categories for "Handmade," "One of a Kind," "Vintage," "Personalized," and "Limited Edition," so you won't be navigating blind for very long.
Supermarket doesn't have "artists," it has "designers." Categories are as cool as the products in them. Catering well for the urban hipster.
==>Sahnda Marie Kids, Sahnda Marie makes handmade soft sole baby shoes that are vegan friendly, and lined with 100% GOTS Certified Organic materials including organic bamboo velour, and organic sherpa. Many of our outer fabrics are printed with non toxic dyes that have been tested safe for infant use using a sustainable eco-friendly printing method. Home of the original designed knot bow baby shoes.