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.
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.
We’re announcing the launch of an exciting month-long campaign today with a question:
What if we could finance ourselves 100% through memberships and revenue?
This is our collective challenge this July!
We’re offering special perks – including a lower sales commission – for the first 25-100 artisans to join our Founders Circle. Let’s take back control from big marketplaces together!
Artisans Cooperative is fundraising for basic operating expenses with a unique “mutual-aid” fundraiser. Unlike traditional fundraisers, we are not asking artisans to donate their time and materials. Here’s how it works.