The average person sometimes has an impression of an artisan or crafter sitting in their garden shed that has been turned into a studio quietly spinning their pottery wheel getting ready for the farmers market where they will go to sell what they have made. Or of someone knitting with a cup of tea by their side as they get ready for the holiday craft show.
But the Artisans and Crafters today don’t have to depend on farmer’s markets and craft shows to sell their unique handmade items. Local craft shows give the crafter an opportunity to sell a small amount of the unique handmade items, but in today’s world the Artisan and Crafter have access to a much bigger market, a worldwide market where they can sell their handmade crafts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
You can advertise the address for your online store on your flyers, business cards and signs. You can have a complete, updateable inventory of your unique handcrafted products with pictures and descriptions, making it easy for your potential customers to go to your online store and shop. Your customers no longer have to wait for craft fairs because they can now buy from you year round, and you are no longer limited to a local market because you can now sell your unique handcrafted work to a global market.
The thought of building, promoting and managing an online store can seem daunting for many small crafters and artisans, but you can be sure if you don’t, your competitors will. Having a presence online is no longer a question of “should I?” As a small business person the thought of hiring a web designer to build an online store with e-commerce capabilities can be overwhelming, hosting, managing and promoting their online store can be very expensive, and they also have to think about security, merchant accounts etc.
There is another option, sign up with a craft mall. A good craft mall will have made it easy for you to create and manage an online store, the basic infrastructure will already be there, all you have to do is upload your product pictures and descriptions and you will be open for business on the internet and ready to start selling to the world.
Do you want to sell your handmade crafts online, then visit The GLC Arts and Crafts Mall where you will find everything you need to open your online craft shop and start selling. your handmade Arts and Crafts.
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