Saturday, March 21, 2009

Giving Artfire a Try

ArtFire - Buy Handmade - Sell HandmadeWell, I may be at the end of the line, but I jumped in anyway. It is interesting, I think, to try out new venues. I like to see how other sites work as well as spreading myself out. One of the things I love on Artfire is their rapid check out system. You can see that a little lower and on the left of my blog. This works just like the etsy mini (those of you who are familiar with that) but it doesn't require any set up for the buyer. They can go right here from my blog to purchasing without signing up for anything. Now, while I don't know that is a big deal to people, it is one less step to make that impulse purchase a done deal!

I signed up on Artfire on Wednesday I believe, and had my first sale Thursday. I have heard many are not having any luck with that venue; however, I've made back my initial payment and then some with no other fees coming out of it. It's funny, but there are things I would never trade for Etsy, but Artfire has some nice features, too. Spreading myself around I get to get the best of both worlds.
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anicia said...

Thanks....I'm going to try this.

ReFabulous said...

Very interesting. I had thought about it awhile back, but decided to just focus on Etsy for now. I look forward to hearing about your experiences with this! Congrats on the sale, and here's to many more!

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

I've signed up for a free account, but haven't listed yet. Congrats on your sales!

The Junkin' Yaya said...

Hi sweetie!

Hey, as long as it works for you...go for it! And it never hurts to "market your product" in many venues!