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Where Can I Sell Handmade Crafts

By Catherine Stabler

Your Craft Making may be a part-time hobby that you have considered turning into a full-time business. If you feel that your items are unique and they will sell if you can just find the right venue. Have you been wondering just where you can start selling your handmade crafts?

See if there is a local crafters mall in your area. Exact policies may vary by store, but in general, they all work the same way. You rent a booth within the mall for which you pay a monthly fee. After installing your own shelving or displays, you stock it with your crafts. You need not be present during store hours to sell; the store collects the money for everyone’s sales. Once or twice a month, they will issue a check for your sales less a small percentage which is the store’s commission. You are responsible for keeping your booth neat and stocked with merchandise.

Local flea markets can also be a good place to sell handicrafts. These are usually open only on weekends. You pay a rental fee and set up your table or booth. You work your booth while the market is open, serving customers and collecting their money. You keep all the proceeds from your sales.

Gift Shops are another venue where you can sell your handmade crafts. You will probable find many gifts shops that will be interested in your unique handmade products, some will actually purchase your items but most will want to take them on consignment and you will not receive any money until an item sells. If you decide to sell on consignment make sure that you agree on a price with the store owner before you leave your product. Consignment stores will not be responsible for stolen or broken items.

You can also try home-parties, have a friend or family member invite a group of their friends over to their home. You bring the craft items you plan on selling, setup a display and do a presentation. Ask the guests at the home party if they are willing to host a party for you. The party host usually receive a gift for hosting the party.

You can also sell your crafts on your own web site. You will want to have a method for buyers to use their credit cards to pay for purchases. While you will have to maintain your site and ship your orders, this method allow you to work your own schedule.

Crafters do have another option! Open a shop in an established online crafters mall. These malls have been designed with the crafter in mind, they are easy to join and easy to setup, in a matter of hours the crafter will have a professional looking web site with e-commerce capabilities, and they are ready to start selling their handmade crafts to the world.

The method you use for selling your items will depend largely on your available time and the investment you are willing to make. It also depends on how quickly you can supply your inventory. For example, if you sell online, you might receive more orders for a particular item than you can reasonably produce. Weigh all factors before deciding which method is best for you.

If you would like to start selling your handmade arts and crafts Open an Online Craft Shop and very quickly you will have a professional looking site online and be ready to start selling worldwide. Open a Store

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Stabler, Catherine "Where Can I Sell Handmade Crafts." Where Can I Sell Handmade Crafts. 1 Jul. 2010. uberarticles.com. 19 Aug 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/hobbies/crafts/where-can-i-sell-handmade-crafts/>.

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