Online shopping has become very popular across the globe in the recent years. You can sell and buy almost everything online while seated in the comfort of your seat. From handmade crafts, unique arts, roofing materials, kitchen equipment and just anything you can think of. If you are a talented artist who can handcraft a variety of items, you do not have to own a reputable store.
There are several platforms where you can sell your products online as discussed below.
Etsy is the best platform of all to sell your handcrafted products. There are close to one million sellers and twelve million products available. The site classifies products handmade items, crafting supplies and vintage items. Start by setting up your online shop on the site. After that, post all the goods that you wish to sell with their description and pricing. However, sellers should note that Etsy charges a fee of 20 cents for each item posted. All in all, Etsy is easy to use especially for handcrafted vendors.
EBay is a great worldwide marketplace for selling second-hand items. You can sell almost everything here. However, the best things that do pretty well here are the rare to find products. It is, therefore, a great platform for your unique handcrafted pieces of art. However, you need to note that eBay recently removed the seller protection right. The site now majorly sides with the buyers in cases of disputes. However, eBay is a reputable site that has existed for many decades. Just do a perfect business and you will have nothing to fear.
Craigslist is a huge platform for all types of listings. Craigslist is often a pick for many sellers since there are no fees required to have your items listed. Since the site has a massive traffic, it would be great if you sell your handcrafted arts and crafts in wholesale. But, just like any other online marketplace, use common sense and general safety when dealing with strange people. When used effectively, you are capable of making good profitable amounts and ability to get repeat customers.
The Zazzle site gives you an option to showcase your handcrafted products. With over 20 million viewers globally, your products are exposed, and this gives you a better chance to have your items sold. You only need to create a free Zazzle account and upload your products. Additionally, you also get 15% referral rate for any customers you recommend to try Zazzle. Again you are likely to get a volume bonus payment of up to 17%.
Cafepress has a tremendous potential for online sellers. However, the success is all determined by the traffic you drive to your site. Most sellers have quit the site after failing to have a commitment to drive traffic. The deal on this site remains; open shops, upload products, drive traffic and become a happy seller.
From the above discussion, it is evident that handcrafted and art products can sell well online. Your sales are all determined by your commitment to getting clients who are willing to purchase your products. Above all create high-quality and unique products for your potential customers.