25 Places to Sell Handmade Crafts Online



25 Places to Sell Homemade Crafts Online

Over the past several years, the handmade or homemade crafts community has grown from a tiny niche to a full-fledged industry. Craft websites like Etsy have led the way for allowing makers of all types to sell and market their products to a global audience online.

But Etsy is only one of the places to sell handmade crafts online. Below is a list of 25 websites where you can sell and market your handmade or homemade crafts and find new homes for them.



Homemade Crafts

According to a research by the Association For Creative Industries,  the total size of the US creative industry was worth $43.9 billion in 2017. The growth from the previous survey, which was carried out in 2011, was an impressive 45 percent.

The market size is growing even more as more individuals sell their creations on craft websites around the world. People who create handmade crafts are no longer limited to local flea markets and shops.

Places to Sell Handmade and Homemade Crafts Online

Etsy

Etsy is probably the best-known marketplace for artisans and craftspeople of all types to sell handmade crafts online. You can sell handmade and vintage goods, along with craft supplies. Accounts are free, but users pay small listing fees and a percentage of each sale made on the platform. But it comes with an active community of sellers and shoppers alike. And there are categories for almost any type of product you can think of.

25 Places to Sell Homemade Crafts Online





ArtFire

ArtFire is another well-known indie marketplace with an active community feel. The company offers free seller accounts, but also offers paid accounts for more experienced sellers needing more inventory space.

Supermarket

Supermarket is a simple marketplace that just aims to connect customers directly with designers. They only offer four general categories: everything, wear + carry, space + place, and paper + prints.  You can browse by item types or visit designers’ stores directly. It is a clean and simple structure including a directory of designers.

eCrater

eCrater is both a free Web store builder and an online marketplace. If you are a seller, you can set up your own online store for free. You can also import an eBay store into eCrater. If you are a buyer, you can browse and search millions of products in different categories.

Free Craft Fair

Free Craft Fair isn’t an actual marketplace, but more of a directory of different handmade businesses. The website features different crafters and handmade shop owners on a regular basis. It also includes some resources for crafty businesses.

Handmade Artists’ Shop

Handmade Artists’ Shop started as a community forum for crafters and artists to share their products and seek and share advice with each other. Now you can also browse and purchase products directly on the site.





Folksy

Folksy is a U.K. based handmade goods marketplace to sell handmade and homemade crafts online. The site includes products ranging from jewelry and clothing to art and supplies. It also includes a forums section and blog, so there’s an active community surrounding the platform.

Misi

Misi is a U.K. online craft marketplace that lets users set up a shop for free, then charges small listing fees and commission on each sale. Categories include fashion, bath and beauty, art, food and more.

Dawanda

Dawanda is a worldwide community of crafters and artisans. Sellers can sign up for accounts and create their own collections of products for sale. They can also interact with other sellers by leaving comments and joining in on discussions in forums and groups.



25 Places to Sell Homemade Crafts Online



SpoonFlower

SpoonFlower has a more specific niche than many of the other sites on this list. The online platform allows designers to create their own patterns for things like fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap. Designers can then sell the fabrics they’ve designed or use them to create other handmade items.

Zibbet

Zibbet is an online marketplace to sell handmade crafts online for everything from fine art and photography to vintage and craft supplies. There’s a free account option, but users can also pay for additional exposure on the site, meaning their items appear earlier in search results.



I Made It Market

I Made It Market provides an online directory of different craft fairs and events where makers can sell their wares. The site also offers a variety of different services for creative entrepreneurs, from social media management to other online marketing options.

iCraft

iCraft is an online marketplace that’s only for handmade items. That means no vintage, food or craft supplies to compete with. The site offers three different plans ranging from $5 to $15 per month and charges no commission on sales.



Bonanza

Bonanza allows users to sell handmade crafts online by listing handmade products and then have them automatically published to major buying channels like Google Shopping. Bonanza also offers webstores built from users’ product listings, photography help and more.



Made It Myself

Made It Myself is a free marketplace where you can open your own showcase, which is your collection of products for sale. Accounts are free, but users pay listing fees and commission on sales. The platform also allows sellers to designate prices that are open for negotiation.

eBay

eBay is a well-known auction site for all kinds of different products, including handmade and homemade crafts. The site used to have a separate marketplace specifically for sustainable items, which was a good fit for many handmade artisans. It has since discontinued that marketplace but continues to work on various green initiatives that are likely to fit with various handmade products.

Renegade Craft

Renegade Craft is a series of in-person craft fairs that take place in various cities throughout the year. It’s not a site where makers can list products for sale. But Renegade does have a web presence that it uses to promote its sellers from time to time.





Maker Faire

Maker Faire is another series of events that target artisans and other DIY enthusiasts. The popular events include DIY demonstrations as well as products from independent makers.

Society6

Society6 is a site aimed at artists and designers. Artists can upload their work to the site and it automatically becomes available in a variety of formats, including art prints, phone cases, mugs, clocks and even leggings. The site takes a portion of each sale depending on the product type. But sellers can designate how much profit they want to make from their items on top of that base price.

25 Places to Sell Homemade Crafts Online

LocalHarvest

LocalHarvest is an online directory for organic and local food providers, including small farms, farmers markets and other independent food producers.



Alibaba

Alibaba is an online platform built more for B2B transactions. If you create a product that can be used by other businesses in creating end products for consumers, you might consider Alibaba. The site allows businesses to create profiles and list products and supplies for sale to other businesses.

Meylah

Meylah is an ecommerce platform where crafters and other small business owners can sell handmade crafts online. Not only can sellers list physical products for sale, but also digital products like patterns, tutorials and digital downloads.

25 Places to Sell Homemade Crafts Online

Sourcing Handmade

Sourcing Handmade calls itself a virtual trade show. It helps independent makers find places to sell their products wholesale. The online platform that aims to connect makers and artisans with stores and other businesses that are interested in selling handmade goods. Those businesses can even place orders directly on the site.

Craft Site Directory

Craft Site Directory is, as the name suggests, an online directory for all different types of craft related content. This includes craft items for sale, along with tutorials and various other resources for crafters and makers.

GLC Arts and Crafts Mall

GLC Arts and Crafts Mall offers a few different monthly plans for artists and crafters to sell their goods on the site. Each includes a flat monthly rate with no commissions or setup fees.

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Annie Pilon


Annie Pilon Annie Pilon is a Senior Staff Writer for Small Business Trends, covering entrepreneur profiles, interviews, feature stories, community news and in-depth, expert-based guides. When she’s not writing she can be found on her personal blog Wattlebird, and exploring all that her home state of Michigan has to offer.

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  1. Don’t forget about aftcra! aftcra is a newer handmade marketplace where you can buy and sell handcrafted goods made in the USA. aftcra is the only marketplace dedicated to handmade, and the only marketplace featuring goods made in America. Shop or sell with us at http://www.aftcra.com.

  2. We use several of these online marketplaces. Some are easier to sell off than others. Our favorite is ETSY. The seller’s customer service is user friendly and we are finding good results.

    • I disagree about easy…they seem to have no human contact and will not communicate with you on any issue other then on an email and shut you down without notice..
      They determine what you make..without asking to verify you make it.

      • I agree I have opened a store there in 2016 for almost 1 year I had few sales but had spent a lot of money on fees…renewals..supplies spend a lot of time creating listings, communicating with clients then in march 2017 they closed my shop without any explanations and won’t open again easy is heartless and have double standard. Horrible

      • I`m with you Sandra about etsy they were like that with me and they closed my store down without any notice.

      • I agree, my Etsy store has done absolutely nothing, I have done better selling off FB. I have worked my store hard, changed things around by asking advice and researching other Etsy stores that sell similar items. That is why I am looking for something else.

    • Douglas Tapling

      I’ve been on Etsy for a while and they transition to policy shifts without member input. The fees jumped a short while ago and now they’ve set up Etsy accounts to funnel sale dollars through their holding bank(s). Seems related to going Public on Wall St and probably a structural organizational change. Still, good, but lost the closeness with the shop owners…. imho

  3. Beth @ Tie Back Store

    This is a great resource – thanks! Some of these I’ve never even heard.

  4. Also don’t forget A-Z Craze! We have plans ranging from one dollar to five dollars per month! http://www.azcraze.com

  5. you can also sell your crafts for FREE at gocrafti.com sellers hub. Gocrafti provides unlimited bandwidth, sellers panel, payment gateway, courier services free of cost.

  6. Don’t forget Etsy. It’s a site made for homemade items including clothes, jewelry, toys, art, etc. Though I do believe the amount needed to open a shop on there is $20.00

    • It’s free to open a shop on Etsy.It costs 0.20 $ per item posted and 3.5% per item/order sold plus what paypal takes.

    • Etsy sucks, they’ve become nothing but bullying tyrants. Closing shops without notice or explanation. Allowing other shop owners who are insecure, jealous of YOUR products because you are competition to file false reports that you’re copying them and then shut you down or threaten you with lawsuits.

  7. hey.can we sell our product from india on ETSY.i mean i am little bit confuse if some of my product will selected there sending chargs is extra…if anybody have an idea please reply..

  8. There is an other great marketplace for artisans in emerging countries like India, Indonesia and Mexico: https://www.discovered.us/. By buying here you don’t only get a unique, special product for yourself, but you also help artisans in those countries earning a living by doing business. So it is not only about great products, but also about a good cause.

    • I have been with Etsy since 2010 and it does have good traffic of bringing in customers who buy my handmade products, of course paying quite a lot of fees to renew my items. However, my sales dropped since about 2 years ago(I guess because due to the global bad economy as well), but I still try to have confidence…However, recently Etsy just suspended my Shop without telling me why! This makes me really upset, they are handmade by me with love and trying to earn : ( I wonder what is wrong with them??

      • I am new to Etsy and it seemed to go well…took a little while to get going but recently the new “shop manager” they have foisted on us is truly awful and I am gathering from various threads that there are other issues too…but the new stats design, etc is very bad indeed, and I only found this thread because I am having a look at other selling platforms! People do NOT look at sites that are user UNFRIENDLY, ask any web designer worth their salt! People just move on and look elsewhere…Etsy take note.

        You ask a good question, what is wrong with them?! The whole world seems to be in uproar about these site changes and yet they do nothing. You have my sympathy!

      • Douglas Tapling

        Cloud, they changed the way “sales” dollars are handled. Comment from them follows that they want the buyer to have the same experience world wide(I don’t travel to foreign countries to buy things on Etsy…. weird logic). It was a get on board approach or they suspended your store. NOTE: Sales dollars are funneled to “your” account and paid to where you direct them each Monday. Suppose as large as Etsy is, they can pick up the odd dollar or two in a bank that offers a daily interest to them?????

  9. Kidscraftbay.com is a site dedicated to the sale of kids crafts

    • Why is there only 5 users? It looks like it could use some new owners. Like me. 😉 Just kidding, although I would like to help them out.

  10. I’ve been with Etsy since 2011, have only sold a hand full of my hand crafted items, and there is quite a variety of items. I believe I’ve been targeted on some of my handmade items and have had some deactivated by Etsy on numerous accounts. Why would a company making thousands of dollars want to report someone with hardly any sales? So I’m having second thoughts, and plan on slowly not renewing any of my expired items.

  11. I am looking for a place to sell my sewn items…. fabric glasses cases, tote bags and a specialty hat that I make. I try to keep them one or two of a kind and will try to give choice of colors. This might mean shopping so please contact me. I don’t have a website yet but list on ebay and handmadeartists.com.

  12. I have been selling on Etsy for years and love it. I have sold a lot of items and have had no prolem with them. I also sell on ebay but like Etsy better.

    • Linda, how are you feeling about Etsy the past 2-3 months? I’ve been there since 2011 and all was going good until now…no traffic, no sales.

      • Since Etsy shut down my shop unreasonably and I have lost all my customer good reviews and feedbacks, which are very important for online shops and to get potential customers… Now I have to start All over again in other platforms : (( It is just upsetting.

  13. You forgot Ravelry.com (unless I overlooked it in the list)

  14. I do not like Etsy… after all was said and done, I did not make much.. and in order to be seen you have to pay a lot of money for promoting. It started out a good place, but was not happy with it. This is a good list of other possibilities… does anyone know or rate this list?

  15. What a great list of places to sell handmade! May I make a suggestion? How about adding a WowThankYou (www.wowthankyou.co.uk) to the list – we are established marketplace (since 2009) and support UK based artisans, crafts people and designers. We are friendly community and always welcome new partners to join us.

  16. Thank you for the great post!

    Do you have any recommendations of Australian artists and hobbyists as this is mostly UK and USA based artists.

    I find it quite difficult for us Australian artists to find a good platform to sell.

  17. Hi Annie, My wife and I own and operate CustomHeritage Art & Sign. Our products are currently only available through one single platform other than local/word of mouth. We are looking for ways to expand as we truly love what we do. Thanks for your time.

    Thanks
    -Josh
    CustomHeritage

  18. Great list.I actually use etsy and bonanza.Etsy listing fee of 0.20 is for 4 months.
    Supermarket seams off or its just me?
    I also use manocreativa.it for italian buyers .Listing fee is € 0.20 for 12 months and 0 fees on sales.
    Cheers

  19. Great list! It could be a nice idea to create a list of narrow niche marketplaces to sell and buy handmade stuff. Like Tedsby or Bearpile to sell and buy just handmade teddy bears.

  20. I am SO disappointed in what I review at ALL “Crafty” selling sites online! The huge producers overseas (like China etc) are flooding the market with all sorts of cheaper-than-I-can-make-it items. It’s not worth the hassle to list, communicate, research, etc online selling sites for my handmade products! I buy all my supplies retail and can’t compete – My solution is local trade and craft fairs. They brig in a huge variety of folks who are looking for local made – one of a kind products. I sold online for years on Ebay before it became flooded by China. So sad the little guys are knocked totally out of competition!.

    • What is the best way to find local craft shows? This area used to have a lot of them, but recently I’m not finding as many. It would be nice if they were publicized better. Has anyone tried local farmers’ markets? I realize a lot of crafts wouldn’t sell at these, but I’m about ready to try.

      • When I lived in Houston there was a great flea market on I – 59…Check the Houston chronicle classifieds for times.
        I also have sold on handmadeartists.com
        Just google your town and flea markets or craft sites……

    • Mary, you are too right. Avoid Etsy. They are NOT for handmade items. They allow a beach bags mass produced from China then machine mogrammed by the store and call that handctafted? Not even close. I had a store a few years ago. Sold six items in nine months. Fail.

  21. You can also purchase 100% handmade crafts by talented crafters within the UK at our new website which will be launching in 2 weeks time. Also sell via the website too! Low fees, no listing fees, listing limits or listing time. Just add the products and then you just sit back and watch the sales come in!

  22. Etsy has really changed. I disabled my store and now that I am back and listing my items….last week only 13 visitors, someday 1 or none. It used to be that when you listed your products will circulate now the first pages are ad after ad:(. If I search for another item irrelevant ads with cheap stuff comes up. I think it’s a nuisance. I liked the old etsy better. Glad I sell in person! I am looking into another venue to add The Spirited Jewel too!

  23. I still can’t see an alternative to etsy, the problem is that etsy does not have a viable competition when it comes to handmade/vintage/supplies. I’ve been selling my items there since 2012 and they truly saved my life. My problem is that since the new CEO Josh Silverman they became way more tyrannic and greedy. What I and most of other etsy sellers dislike that they come up with changes and they ignore their life source, not the investors, us the sellers.
    Pros to etsy: brand with 10+ years , they promote your listings on google and onsite traffic is great, their fees are relatively cheap (at least in my experience).
    The bigges con of etsy: Out of touch , ignorance when it comes to development, they don’t care about what sellers think.

    • Ron…Etsy is too big for the little guy/newcomer to get any results. If I have three quilts to sell, I am joining 2,000 other people selling quilts. How am I to compete in that market? Most of us are moving on to another way to market online.

  24. I have a store in Etsy and at Handmade by Amazon. I have had many sales on Etsy, but only one on Amazon in a year.

  25. Amazon has “Handmade by Amazon” that caters to handcrafted goods. They don’t charge a lot and you can choose how you want to handle your products, fulfilled by seller or fulfilled by Amazon.

  26. Hi there, I am from Papa New Guinea and I would like to sell my ebony carvings online. What would be the best site to sell my products without paying any listing fees? This is my first time to try selling online. Thanks in advance.

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