We created a survey to learn your opinions on what kind of artisans and products to include on the Artisans Cooperative handmade marketplace. In this post, we’ll talk about why we developed a “handmade” definition survey, and give the background on how the poll was developed.
[Guest Post] To diversify our income from Etsy, we tried selling our handmade products on dropshipping sites in the mid- to late-2010’s. This is what we learned.
[Guest Post] To diversify our income from Etsy, we decided to post a few of our items on Amazon in 2014. n this post, we’ll share what it was like for us to post our handmade products on Amazon over a period of four years.
[Guest Post] From maker Schuttenworks, advice on the balance Artisanal Makers need to strike between keeping production steps in-house, automating with tools, and outsourcing.
[Guest Post] After realizing we needed an alternative to Etsy in 2012 to diversify our income, the first alternative we tried was building our own website.
[Guest Post] From maker Walnut Studiolo, the first in a five-part series sharing their experience trying out Etsy alternatives in 14 years of crafting.
This article, written for the Medium Year in Review, recaps the major transformation of Etsy crafters in 2022, from the fee increase, Etsy Strike, organization of a union and a co-op, and the plan for building a co-op alternative in 2023.
We share our best tips and resources for supporting genuine handmade artisans: those millions of creative micro-enterprises who rely on craft for their livelihood: how to filter and search with a critical eye on Etsy, and where to shop Etsy alternative marketplaces and handmade store directories.