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.
Policies & Plans
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.
When it comes to cooperative ownership, we’re asking everyone to take a bet on a collective vision and make an investment in a shared future. Even with a minimum contribution of $10USD, we recognize this is NOT a small ask. That’s why in this post we’re going to make the business case for Artisans Cooperative.
One of the key benefits of being a member-owner of Artisans Cooperative is the ability to submit proposals to the Coop. In this post, we’ll introduce our Member Proposals Program.
Print-on-Demand (POD) is a hard-to-explain manufacturing outsourcing process that is growing rapidly in popularity – and controversy. In this post, we’ll try our best to explain what POD is, and how and why we’ve allowed it with careful limits in our Handmade Policy.
In this post, we’ll share information about our data tracking systems and how they were developed in the event that our membership, broader audience, or other cooperatives (P6 baby!) are interested in learning more about the weeds in which we’ve navigated and the considerations we had at each step.