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An alternative to Etsy?

 
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gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 5837
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 14 7:02 pm    Post subject: An alternative to Etsy?  Reply with quote    

Etsy has changed...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shannon-whitehead/how-etsy-changed-the-rule_b_5708565.html

I've heard of an alternative.....
https://www.zibbet.com/

still a USA organisation.

Anyone got any suggestions?

Bodrighy



Joined: 15 Aug 2008
Posts: 2157
Location: Near Devizes
PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 14 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There are a number of UK sites as well. Misi, Folksy, Wowthankyou, are perhaps the main ones apart from the expensive ones such as Not on the High Street. Personally I fond I get more sales via my own website than through any of them though. There is also ArtFire though that is also US based.

Pete

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 5837
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 14 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anyone seen this site?
http://www.shophandmade.com/

I think it is US based again,but looks interesting....also fee free

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 14 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

just looked at Misi, 3% fees on sales...reasonable. can't see the listing fees

Anyone here use it?

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21297
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 14 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Unless you're willing to invest in your own you'll always be at the mercy of collective retails sites and changing policies

It needn't cost a lot. Domain independent web sites can be had for £2.99+VAT per month. Add Wordpress (free) and bolt on Woo Commece (free) and suitable theme (free or low cost) you have a viable ecommerce site. Use PayPal for processing payments (3.4% iirc). Only thing you'll really need to invest is time and good photography.

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