In January of 2024, Artisans Cooperative is holding our first Board of Directors election. This is a monumental occasion and a tremendous step forward for the ONLY member-owned marketplace for buying handmade goods.
Artisans Cooperative has launched a revolutionary new way for buyers and sellers of handmade products worldwide to interact: “a co-op alternative to Etsy.” The marketplace is now open for shoppers looking for authentic handmade goods this holiday season and for artisans looking for a new selling platform.
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!
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.
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!