Many craft makers are now making money online from the comfort of their own home, which is not only perfect for your time, but also great for keeping a low operating cost.
There are wide array of free sites that will help you get started with your handmade business.These are some of the much larger and well known sites that allow people to setup their own online shop aside from Etsy:
- American Handmade Crafts – This site offers a Premier Online Gallery Web-Service for U.S.A. Wholesale and Participant Artists (All U.S.A. Artists).
- Artfire – This is also a marketplace of artisan goods of all kinds. From handmade jewelry and crafts, to vintage clothing and supplies.
- Artquid – It is a global marketplace where bargain hunters, collectors and enthusiasts can hunt and find all kinds of Art, Design and Antiques, from the most prestigious to the most unusual.
- Artulis (UK Site) – It is a great starting point for anyone who makes their own work to get online and start selling their work. We welcome sellers from around the UK, offering an easy way to get selling art.
- Copious – This site makes your friends love you more by letting them claim awesome items you no longer want or need.
- CraftIsArt – It is a marketplace to buy and sell products online. From handmade crafts to fine art, supplies and vintage items. The one-stop venue for artisans and craft lovers.
- CraftGawker – It is a curated photo gallery that allows the visual search and discovery of handmade arts and crafts to inspire your own projects.
- CraftJuice – It’s a great way of showing off your craft items to a huge number of people – there are over 8,600+ followers of Craft Juice on Twitter and 4,400+ fans on Facebook it’s a great way to network show off and even sell crafts.
- Craftori –It is a photo gallery site for arts, crafts and vintage. Whether you wish to inspire others or sell your hand-crafted items, this is the place for you.
- CraftShowcase – CraftShowCase makes it affordable for you to sell your crafts. Instead of spending hours at a booth struggling to consume customers and sell your products, CraftShowCase is a simple and more efficient way for selling products around the country.
- CraftStack –It is here to give customers the wonderful opportunity to find quality, handmade products or gifts. Customers may also contact any seller they like and have a custom item made exactly how they like it.
- CreativeStores (UK Site)–It has been set up to give artists and craftspeople the opportunity to sell their creations for sale all over the world. We also welcome people who sell wonderful gifts and supplies.
- CustomMade – It allows you to engage in a whole new way as a consumer.
- Folksy (UK Site) – Right now, there are 176,918 things for sale from 6534 designers and makers.
- HandmadeArtists – is an online venue that sprung out of a group of artists from The Handmade Artists’ Forum. The forum is a small growing community of artists and crafters that have banded together to discuss their art and talents.
- Handmadeology – It helps artists how to successfully sell their handmade goods online, and to feature the newest handmade, vintage and supply items found around the web!
- iCraft (Canadian Site)–This site develops beautiful websites and ways to make selling and shopping online as easy and enjoyable as possible.
- IndieMade –This site bundles everything an artist needs to make, market and manage a creative website.
- JewelSpan – This site offers one-stop shopping for collectors of quality artisan jewelry and access to a community of jewelry artists who are serious about what they do. This is not a clearinghouse for handmade goods, it’s a collection of unique jewelry-artist websites, customized and individually branded.
- MadeByHandOnline (UK Site) – Their collection represents a highly selective mix of the finest makers from UK and Ireland, with an enviable group of jewellers, ceramic artists, furniture makers, textile designers and fashion accessory makers as well as beautiful pieces made from glass, willow, metal and leather.
- MISI (UK Site) – MISI brings together the UK’s craft community and gives them a place to sell and showcase their amazing creations. Buyers can find high quality products with a personal touch.
- PoppyArts – This site is a handmade gift destination for locals and visitors alike. The large collection of carefully hand selected merchandise features jewelry, home decor, paper goods and even something for babies and children.
- ShopDelighted – This site is an online marketplace for handmade goods and supplies and a community for all who love handmade.Shoppers can discover inspired handmade products from around the world and support the people who design them.
- StoreEnvy – It is home to emerging brands and inspired goods. It’s a place where you can launch a custom store in minutes, and a place where you’ll discover amazing, one-of-a-kind things you can’t find anywhere else.
- TheCraftersBarn (UK Site) – Itis a brand new website offering people the opportunity to browse and buy a wide range of UK handmade items, by bringing together a unique collection of individual artisan sellers.
- Uncommon Goods – It is an online marketplace offering creatively designed, high-quality merchandise at affordable prices.
- Wanelo – It has over 300,000 stores ranging from independent boutiques to big brands we all know. Thousands of new products are added to Wanelo daily by its members.
- WholesaleCrafts – It is an online marketplace for retailers to source 1,200 juried American and Canadian wholesale artists featuring jewelry, gifts, fashion accessories, home decor, garden accessories and more, in a variety of price points and styles.
- Zibbet – It is a global marketplace, connecting buyers and sellers of handmade goods, fine art, vintage items and crafting supplies.
That’s it for now. You might also be interested to check out new online marketplaces for selling handmade crafts.
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