Etsy.com has a “thriving community of sellers” who trade in crafts, craft supplies, and vintage goods. Crafters can create and customize their own online stores and swap “helpful selling and marketing tips” on forums and group pages. Registration for sellers is free, but the site charges 20 cents per item and a commission of 3.5 percent for each item sold.
CraftMall.com charges flat monthly rates based on the number of items offered per seller, making it a good deal “if you have a lot of items to sell.” Subscribers can even “create discount programs and buying incentives” for customers.
LillysPlace.net offers tools to create and maintain online craft stores, including newsletter templates, detailed traffic data, and a method for creating coupons. Users pay a $30 setup fee, then can choose between a $10 monthly or an $80 annual fee, regardless of the number of items sold.
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Source: Woman’s Day
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