I don’t know if you all have heard of it, but several members of my CCCOE (California Crafter’s Club of Etsy) Group are signing up with 1000 Markets – “…a community of marketplaces, large and small, connecting artisan merchants with the people who love their products.”
So I figured, why not? And jumped on the bandwagon. There are no initial listing fees and they use Amazon Payments exclusively. When an item sells, you are charged 50 cents and 5.5%. This may seem high, but if you are Etsy relisting and relisting in order to stay at the top of the searched listings, you are paying more than 20 cents for listing anyway. As far as I can tell, it’s relatively new so I don’t know much more about it, but diversifying can’t be bad and you only pay when you sell something so that works for me.
Similar to Etsy teams (in a way), you can join different “markets”. For instance, CCCOE requested a California Crafter’s Club Market so that those of us who open a shop there can stay connected. You can leave comments for other shop owners on their wall, blog about your product and I’m sure there’s more!
The address for your personal shop is the same format as Etsy – my 1000 Markets shop link is http://www.jaimesews.1000markets.com/. Check it out!
AND – while I’m here, I may as well let you know about some giveaways I’m aware of:
- Totes ‘n Tots is having a giveaway for a diaper bag and booties – find out more by clicking here.
- Candi from Creative Celebrations is having a Christmas Card Image giveaway – there are only 2 days left to enter so Click here for details – QUICK!!
- Win a modern necklace from Timothy Adam Designs. This one also ends the end of October so hurry over there! He’s giving 2 necklaces away every month till the end of the year!