Now every artist loves to create and in doing so can accumulate a collection of pieces that he or she may want to unload. Now, I do not want get into the whole “art for art sake” vs “marketing your work to make a living” argument. This bit of advice is for those interested in selling their work, prints, etc. The rest of you please feel free to roll your eyes at me and scroll to the next post.
ETSY is an online store for artists and crafts people and features some really nice tools that allow sellers to create and manage a marketplace online. They do take a cut of the seller’s listings and sales, but the features that ETSY offers are well worth it, unless you are a high end or high volume seller.
One of the features that I enjoy is the geolocator. This tool allows buyers to search for products by location, allowing them to support their local art community online. ETSY has its fair share of junk, but it does feature some really nice work. So, if you are looking for a nice tool to sell your work online with, this may be your answer.
ETSY is great. Everyone can have its own online store. I can recommend you and your readers taking a close look at FastCommerce.com. It is a complete e-commerce platform that functions as an easy to use, low cost, high performance e-commerce application.
It puts together so many features for a non-techie. Automatically secured shopping cart, for FREE. Automatic submissions to Google Shopping, for Free. In fact, it is entirely free for the first fifty products.
Great templates (free) full back office management for customizing shipping, payment and more. By simply signing up and signing in, you automatically generate a professional webstore, and back end tools to run it.
And when your business grows, it is only $30 a month for two thousand products and no contract. You don’t have to sign up and spend money to get your business going.
Good point of view. Thanks lot!