In this post, we’ll talk more about how artisans feel about sales and discounts, and how we came up with our “Artisans Choice Sale” – a non-coercive, self-empowered sale for artisans who choose whether or not to participate on their own terms.
One-half of the husband-and-wife team business, Walnut Studiolo and a writer for fun. Walnut Studiolo makes unique designs of leather goods in the categories of interior design, games, and bicycle accessories, as well as a few other fun things.
In this post, we’ll share our basic marketing plan, particularly in light of our members’ decision to bootstrap our funding without seeking seed capital from big investors. We’ll cover the marketing basics: what it is and who it’s for, our competitive strategy, and our marketing channels.
In this post, we’ll talk about payment processing fees: what they are, who charges them, and why they might change in the future. These fees are not set by Artisans Cooperative, and are in addition to the Artisans Cooperative sales commission. We’ll also provide a simple calculator that helps artisans price their goods to cover the cost of fees.
This post is part of our Solidarity Series, telling the stories of other cooperatives to educate about the power of the cooperative model. Trunk of My Car is on a mission to collectively redistribute self-publishing resources from those who take to those who create. https://trunkofmycar.org
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In this post, we’ll talk about how we came up with our sales commissions, and what they are.
Sales commissions are the Coop’s primary source of income. When setting fees, it was important for Artisans Cooperative to weigh the marketing and financial risks of high and low fees, for both the longevity of the cooperative but also fairness and transparency for the artisan.
Artisans Cooperative set up a “donation jar” for donations to the co-op, and artisans with their own Shopify store can do the same – for the co-op, for another favored cause, or for their own tips!