17
Apr
09

Considerations, deliberations…

For sometime now I have been meaning to get started on Etsy, selling some of my crafty stuff, in particular, my bags. Somehow I just don’t get around to it. It’s partly lack of energy, and the thought of the extra work I’d have to put into maintaining a shop, and partly, well mostly, lack of confidence. I just keep putting it off and meanwhile ‘practising’.

And then there’s the question of where to sell. Etsy isn’t the only online craft shop. On researching this topic, I have discovered that there are quite a few online stores, dedicated soley to the selling and buying of crafts, and a few more that happily include crafty things. Plus of course there are the well known auction sites. So where do I begin?

I spent some time browsing some of these sites, this afternoon and for the most part it was an enjoyable experience. There is a lot to consider. Who is the site catering for, sellers, buyers, or both? Domestic, or international? Do they charge, and if so what for, how long and how often? If they don’t charge, is there a catch? What does the small print say? Are they not very busy or big because they are not quality sites, or because they have only just started, or are some of the bigger sites big, purely because they’ve plowed a lot of finance into marketing?

Hmm… I think I might be talking myself out of this! But it pays to be careful surely!

http://www.madeitmyself.com

http://www.yabblebabble.com/

http://www.handmadecatalog.com/

http://www.coriandr.com

http://craftsaleonline.com

http://en.dawanda.com/

http://folksy.com/

http://www.sourceunlimited.com

http://www.craftmall.com

http://www.kinfolkcrafts.com

http://www.artsefest.com

http://www.craftbizz.com/

http://www.winkelf.com

http://www.etsy.com/

http://www.lov.li/

http://artflock.com

http://www.misi.co.uk

http://www.scottish-crafts.co.uk

http://kweenbee.com/

http://www.youcraftylot.com/

http://www.aokcorral.com/

http://www.silkfair.com/#

 

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