Craft Is Art is new on the handmade marketplace scene, opening their digital doors in 2009. Since that time theyâ€™ve changed their business plan to focus on handmade items and their seller platform has exploded. Based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, most of the sellers and buyers are from the United States, but the marketplace is able to service many European countries as well.
Searching through Craft Is Artâ€™s selection is made simple by the ability to search by color or term. Additionally, once a search is populated, the site will give you further â€œsort byâ€ options on the left hand side of the screen. When you see an item you like, you can save it to your favorites, which you can then access in your account. Based on the items youâ€™ve previously viewed, Craft Is Art populates an â€œOther Items You Will Loveâ€ at the bottom of each page, linking you to similar items.
An important thing to remember when you sell handmade items online is that it is essential to market your shopâ€™s name and products. That may mean that you need to list items in more than one handmade marketplace to help spread the word. Craft Is Art understands this notion and allows you to import items listed and feedback from other handmade marketplaces like Etsy. This feature makes transitioning to or creating another web presence in Craft Is Art easy.
Craft Is Art has two selling plans: one is a basic option where you pay as you go, paying a small commission on each sale. The other is a monthly plan where you pay a flat monthly fee for unlimited listings, zero commission on sales and advanced seller tools. On the monthly plan you can create coupon codes, feature listings and special product add-ons. On either plan you can connect your shop to your Facebook account, see basic site analytics and personalize your shop.
From owl themed children party packs to handcrafted wooden pipes to handmade Christmas ornaments to wire jewelry, Craft Is Art has a wide and varied selection. Each initial category â€“ handmade, art, vintage and supplies â€“ is then broken down further into more specific descriptions like photography, decorative art, accessories, books and crochet. There are plenty of items to look at, and believe us when we say that it is easy to get caught up browsing and lose track of time! Youâ€™re sure to find what youâ€™re looking for.
Craft Is Art has a very on-the-ball admin. Whenever a seller or buyer posts a problem in the community forum, the admin is right there with a solution to the problem. They are also quick to answer emails that you can submit from an online form on their contact page. If you are a new seller and have initial questions, we would recommend visiting the community forums or FAQs page. The forum has active posters that are very good at helping each other with photo tips, insights concerning product descriptions and more. To stay updated on the latest Craft Is Art news, connect with them via Facebook and Twitter.
Although Craft Is Art has only been around for a couple of years, they seem to be growing by leaps and bounds. They have a fantastic selection with helpful search functions to get you that perfect handmade gift. Probably part of the reason they are increasing so quickly in popularity is due to their intuitive seller tools. They have created an online handmade marketplace that caters to both the seller and buyer, a mutually beneficial relationship. A happy seller means more unique handmade items to purchase and a happy buyer means the sellers can continue creating.
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