The Best Site to Sell Handmade

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So you wonder which online platform is the VERY best for selling handmade works online, because that’s the one you will join. After all, you want to be on the best because your creations are the best. Makes perfect sense.

But what on earth qualifies one as the best? That’s probably a question without a definitive answer. Is it the one with the most traffic? Is it the one with purely handmade creations? Is it the one with the lowest fees? Is it the one that supports the artists on the site? I could go on and on.

Certainly, there are a myriad of choices out there. Etsy started out as all handmade, but then got infiltrated with mass produced goods masquerading as such. Then to try and stop it, their policies got terribly confusing and contradictive. Today, it looks similar to eBay which never was or never claimed to be handmade only.

Handmade on Amazon is still pretty pure, but their categories are limited and their fees are relatively high. But it’s Amazon after all – their traffic numbers make it a wonderful place to be; right? Maybe, maybe not. If you’re so unique that you have little competition, how are all those millions of site visitors going to find something they don’t even know exists? If you’ve got lots of competition, you can count on someone always being lower-priced. So the huge traffic flow might be irrelevant.

And then there’s Artfire and eCrater and Folksy and… the list goes on and on. Truth be told, they all have good points and bad points and neutral points. So how do you pick one over the other?

I sit here writing this post on HandmadeArtists.com, and this is the first time I have mentioned the site name in an article about platforms that are the best to sell your creations online. Is this site better than the rest? The same? Worse? It depends on which matrix you’re using at the moment.

The bottom line is that whichever seems to fit your items the best is the one that may work out for you. And no matter which site you choose, absolutely nothing will happen if you list your beautiful things then just sit back and wait for money to start pouring in. The internet is overflowing with options, and the options that sell are the ones that the creator spent hours a day over weeks of time promoting them no matter what site they’re listed on.

We each have to do our homework prior to making a selection. Just remember that the actual work will start AFTER your beautiful pieces are up for grabs.

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