sell your handmade items

Sell your handmade items along side the big sellers.




Like a lot of us I like making things.  Most of the things I make are logo designs, but I also dabble in hand made stuff such as decorated shopping bags, costume jewelry and dog coats as well as printing mugs and t-shirts. But unless you have an established website, shop or stool, where do you sell your handmade items?

Sterling Silver Personalised Three Disc Pendant Necklace With Crystal and Optional Chain
Sterling Silver Personalised Three Disc Pendant Necklace With Crystal and Optional Chain
Sausage Dog Makeup Bag, Dachshund Make Up Bag, Wiener Dog Cosmetics Bag, Toiletry Bag, Make-up Pouch, Blue Cotton Makeup Bag, Old Flour House
Sausage Dog Makeup Bag, Dachshund Make Up Bag, Wiener Dog Cosmetics Bag, Toiletry Bag, Make-up Pouch, Blue Cotton Makeup Bag, Old Flour House

Online is probably your first thought, and you are right.  There are a number of online market places right now and you have properly heard of most of them.

9 Vintage Retro Advert Poster Fridge Magnets
9 Vintage Retro Advert Poster Fridge Magnets

Social Media.

84% of my logo clients are first time startups and 53% of those use Facebook and Instergram to sell to their  friends and followers.  But you do need a to build up a following, and to ask your friends to share you’re posts each time you want a boost can be a little tiarsum for both you and your friends.  Boosting your posts with paid advertising can be expensive and you do not always se a return on your investment.  Also a landing (web) page is advisable, and that is an extra cost if you do not already have and maintain your own website.




Online market place’s

Ebay has been around since the late nighties and is becoming more popular with the bespoke and hand made sellers.   Not On The High Street. and Etsey are more specialist for the Art and Crafty budding entrepreneur.

If you have £500 to invest in  Not On The High Street’s one off start up fee then this is can be a good place to sell your hand made items, as the fee is designed to weed out lesser serious people and they also have an application and approval system.

sell your handmade items Personalised Wedding Print Word Art Gift for Bride and Groom Typography UNFRAMED Typography Card P215
Personalised Wedding Print Word Art Gift for Bride and Groom Typography UNFRAMED Typography Card P215

Etsey has a great look that fits in with the themes of Home made and Arty just like N.O.T.H.S’s.  However, it has a larger bank of sellers and competition among them is hight.

Now there is a new and exiting place where you can sell your handmade items.

Introducing Amazon Handmade.

Yes,  Thats right Amazon now have a specialised website you can buy or sell your handmade items.

It is a new online store with more thanThirty thousand  handmade items sold directly by people like us from all around the UK and Europe, and hundreds more  products are added every day.

Amazon have an approval process but there is no upfront fee.  Unlike Not On The High Street.

Currently there are 10 categories including Jewellery, Home Decor, Artwork, Kitchen and Dining, Furniture, Bedding, Lighting, Baby, and Toys & Games.

More than a third of the items can be custernizzd.  Good news for cushion stitchers and mug printers.

See whats on offer

Melissa & Doug 14854 Giant Dachshund - Lifelike Stuffed Dog
Melissa & Doug 14854 Giant Dachshund – Lifelike Stuffed Dog

So, just a few options on where and how  to Sell your handmade items.

This post is open for comments.  If you have any ideas or opinions I would love to hear from you.

My name is John Watkins, and I hope you have enjoyed reading this post.




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John Watkins

<p>I am John. Logo Designer. Website owner, author/blogger and dog lover…..</p>

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