What is Craftly?
We have been working hard on creating you an online store for your handmade goods. I know what you are thinking – you’ve seen this before. In fact, you might already have an online store selling handmade goods or supplies.
Maybe you spend most of your spare time crafting, blogging about crafts, and talking to your friends about your craft. This sounds great-we would love to have you! Maybe you are new to the crafting world and love making one product over and over again. This is awesome too! We are so excited to work with you and your friends here on Craftly. From the inexperienced crafter to the seamstress professional- everyone is welcome! Let me break down just what Craftly is and some frequent questions we get challenging us and encouraging us to build an awesome website for everyone to enjoy.
First off, I want you to watch this video…
Now, on to questions!
What is Craftly based off of?
Craftly is where handmade meets group buying. It is based loosely off sites like Kickstarter, Groupon, and Etsy.
Is there a market for this handmade stuff? (will my stuff sell?)
Heck yes! Have you been to the farmers markets lately? They are jammed packed with local crafters and think about all the brides doing their own DIY wedding. This trend was brought on by the weak economy and is here to stay for a while.
I have used it all as far as online stores. Why is Craftly so special?
We have no listing fees! You don’t pay until an item is sold. How cool is that? And we have group buying tools for sellers who want to sell to multiple customers at a discounted price.
What can I sell on Craftly?
Anything handmade. Anything would see these items at your local craft fair or farmers market.
I don’t understand “group buying”. Explain?
If I find something that I like on Craftly, chances are, I have a couple friends that will also like it. So I share it with them. They then do it, so and so forth. The benefit to the buyer, to do this is that it helps drive down the price for the item. The benefit to the seller is that they will know how many they need to create because the market has formed with the buyers willing to buy. Sellers will start becoming better and better at efficiencies of scale and can continue to sell items that they love to create.
What if I can’t afford to discount my product?
It’s completely up to you, the seller, to determine what kind of discounts are given and at what scale. We also will not be taking a percentage of the savings like you see with Groupon.
Do you have any more questions? We would love to hear them! Email me @ Rachel@Craft.ly
Also, if you would like to reserve your store name now, you can do so by going to http://www.craft.ly/sneakpeek and use this invite code: 2FL37P
Only the first 200 people to use this will be allowed to reserve their store name and will get invites of their own to send to their friends and customers, so get yours reserved quickly!
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