Craft Business Advice: Helpful Packaging and Shipping Tips for Your Online Orders

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Many handmade crafters can feel unsure about how to package and send their goods to customers when starting their businesses. There are so many variables that come into play when mailing online orders- from the best way to purchase supplies to address labels to what should be included in the box. Here are my top […]

Creative Business Tips: How to Start Selling Your Handmade Goods on Consignment

So you’ve decided to make the leap towards consigning your handmade products– fantastic! You might be feeling overwhelmed and wondering where exactly to begin. If you do it right, selling on consignment can be really lucrative (and fun!) for your creative business. Here are some tips to get you going. Start Local It’s always best […]

4 Unconventional Places to Sell Your Handmade Jewelry

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In addition to boutiques and craft shows, there are many non-traditional options for selling handcrafted jewelry. Thinking outside the box when it comes to selling your accessories can broaden your audience and increase your profits. Here are four unique places to consider:   1. Salons Who wouldn’t want to shop for fashion accessories after their […]

Should You Be Using Item Numbers When Labeling Handmade Products?

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A few months ago, I did a wholesale show with a group of wonderful ladies. One benefit to exhibiting in this group was that we could take orders for each other if someone stepped away. While we looked at each other’s items to get a feel for the different product lines, one of my booth […]

Maximize In-Person Sales: Craft Business Resolutions for 2014

There are many advantages to selling your crafts online, but don’t let that stop you from selling your crafts at craft fairs, too. There’s nothing like face-to-face interaction. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your in-person sales at a craft show. Create A Great Display – One of the biggest […]

Keep Customers Coming Back After the Holiday Season

This is a very busy time of year for anyone selling handmade goods. Since everyone is looking for gifts, décor and other seasonal items, you may have seen an increase in site traffic, sales and more. While this is a very important prospect, it can also be terrifying for a crafty businessperson. Once the holidays […]

Etsy and Beyond: Online Sites to Sell Your Handmade Goods

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When you think of selling your handmade items online, the first site you are probably thinking of is Etsy. Probably the biggest handmade marketplace, Etsy provides sellers with a huge platform to sell their crafts. You can also easily get lost in a sea of sellers, too. I was just browsing the scarves section, which […]