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.
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.
In this post, the Tech Team is announcing the launch of our first pilot Shopify marketplace, which is a controlled test using our artisan fundraiser items. Introducing our Phase I Beta Marketplace!
In this post, we explain the details of our approach to the marketplace technology, summarize our research, present our plan to use Hosted E-commerce / Shopify, and our next steps going forward.