If you are a crafter looking for customers, Etsy is a great place to test the waters.
Before you open a store or place expensive ads in magazines, check out this on-line consignment craft house. Customers from around the world will see your wares and you'll know right away if your stuffed animals, knitted scarves or handmade jewelry have an audience.
A 20-cent-per-item listing fee and 3.5 percent sellers' fee per item will get you four months of site listing and flexible payment options for you and your buyers.
also lists the newest offerings on the home page! Great exposure for your hard work.
So now I have to ask: does this spell doom for the local craft shows and consignment shops?
Deborah Chaddock Brown
Professional Writer, Knitter, Basket Weaver, Stuffed Animal Maker and Future Exhibitor on Elsy