7 Websites to Sell Handmade Goods on ...

Jenny

7 Websites to Sell Handmade Goods on ...
7 Websites to Sell Handmade Goods on ...

If you’re a craftster like me, you’re always on the lookout for awesome websites to sell handmade goods on! It’s great to sell the things you’ve made with your own two hands and people generally appreciate things made with love just for them! You can obviously sell on eBay, so I’m not going to add that to my list because everyone knows about it and I want to introduce you to a few websites to sell handmade goods on that you may not know about.

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Tophatter.com

Tophatter.com Cost to list an item: GENERALLY 75¢-$1.50 per item
Commission paid to website: 5-15% of amount item sells for

Of all of the websites to sell handmade goods on, I sell on Tophatter on a daily basis. When it first came out it was cheaper and easier to sell on, but they have been tweaking things over the past year or so and making adjustments that have earned them a lot of complaints from their sellers. While I’m not thrilled with the changes I still use it because it is the only website of its kind, and while it’s gotten pricier to sell on there, it’s still a small fee. Unlike eBay, this is an auction site that is almost exclusively handmade items, homemade food and crafting supplies. My favorite aspect is that the auction is live! There is an auctioneer who introduces every item and gives a description of what it is. You can be on the block next to the auctioneer, talking to the audience and promoting your item, enticing everyone to buy it. The crowd can ask you questions about the item which you can answer in real time!

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Etsy.com

Etsy.com Cost to list an item: 20¢ per item for 4 months or until it sells
Commission paid to website: 3.5%

By now everyone is probably pretty familiar with Etsy. It is a great place to sell your creations and it is wildly popular, so you have a pretty good chance of having your items spotted by consumers. It’s a little complicated to use at first because of all of the tax information and other stipulations of using it, but after you’ve become well acquainted with it, it’s pretty easy to list and sell your items.

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ECrater.com

ECrater.com Cost to list an item: FREE
Commission paid to website: FREE or 2.9%

There are different ways to sell on eCrater, which makes this ideal for a lot of people who are looking into starting their online store. You can sell on the site absolutely free if you promote your own shop and do not place your items in their online marketplace. Essentially you would have to tell your friends what your website is and generate traffic through word of mouth only. If you want to be listed in their marketplace and allow them to promote your items for you, they will charge you a 2.9% commission, which is still pretty darn low!

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Dawanda.com

Dawanda.com Cost to list an item: FREE
Commission paid to website: 5% of sales

Dawanda is a place to sell “products with love.” You can sell handmade items, supplies or vintage items, but nothing (other than supplies) mass produced. You can set up your shop for free and they include a lot of tools and tips to make it as easy as possible. They give you banners, widgets and an app, all of which help you promote your own items and lure people to your online store. They allow you to put your items on sale and they have a special clearance tab where all of the sale products can go. It is a very clean looking and well organized website.

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Goodsmiths.com

Goodsmiths.com Cost to list an item: FREE
Commission paid to website: 2% of sales

Goodsmiths is a website that allows you to sell handmade items and also allows you to advertise that certain items are customizable. I sell handmade wallets and I allow the customer to decide their colors, so this would actually be perfect for me as I can throw the color options right on the page with my example photos. The site is equipped with Google Analytics so you can keep track of the comings and goings on your store and see how much traffic you are getting. There is even a Vacation Mode which allows you to stop operating your store for an extended period of time. The items you list will still be shown, but instead of a “buy” button, the button will say “this shop is currently on vacation.” That way they know they can get what they want, just not right now.

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Artfire.com

Artfire.com Cost to list an item: $12.95/ Month for unlimited items
Commission paid to website: FREE

Artfire was extremely popular a few years ago and seemed to have fallen off the face of the Earth for a while, but it’s turning itself around nicely now! With a revamped website and some of the highest ratings for customer service, it is quickly becoming one of the most popular online marketplaces for handmade items! They help give you the extra customers by promoting your products on websites such as Google and Bing. There is even a free trial, so check it out!

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Zibbet.com

Zibbet.com Cost to list an item: FREE - $9.95/month
Commission paid to website: FREE

Zibbet is awesome and I’m actually in the process of transferring all of my homemade products to their website because the features they offer are just phenomenal. There is a free plan which allows you to list 50 items and gives you a basic store in which to sell your goods, as well as listing them in the Google product search and TheFind.com, but there is also a plan which offers you SO many more amazing things for $9.95 per month (or a yearly plan for $79 if you want to join for the long haul). For the added money you get a fully customizable shop, 8 images per item, the ability to list multiples of an item, coupons, gift certificates and tons more! Regardless of whether you pay or have the free plan, you get Etsy and Artfire importers to allow you to easily transfer your items to their website, no listing fees and no commission fees!

These 7 websites will definitely be a step in the right direction if you are looking to make some money off of your handiwork. People love handmade goods, from jewelry to furniture and clothing to makeup! Don’t let your talents and skills go to waste, put them to good use making phenomenal one of a kind items and sell them to the world! What websites do you use to sell your things?

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A very common one EBAY :)

Thanks for the info :)

Another good one is fancy :)

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