Interested in selling handmade online in an upscale venue? Get started by checking out these juried sites which help you sell your work to retail customers.
Artful Home sells through their e-commerce website, and also produces a print catalog. They offer gorgeous work from North American artists, in categories from jewelry to decor to sculpture to gifts. Artists who are accepted are given a bio page which also features their portfolio. There is a $35 jury fee to apply and $300 in startup costs for the artist. Work that is sold is drop shipped to the customer by the artist. Purchase price is split 50/50 between Artful Home and the artist, and they cover the shipping cost.
Do you create work on a commission basis? Then you may be interested in this website, which connects artists with customers. Each potential commission project is posted on the site by the client, and they are connected with makers who could be the perfect fit for their one-of-a-kind commission. There is no cost to the artist to get involved, and Custom Made takes 10% of the purchase price. This site also has handmade work for sale for the convenience of shoppers who are looking to buy something available now.
A fairly new site, Maker Market offers handcrafted goods made in the USA. They are especially seeking organic, sustainable or ethically produced work from artists. You as the maker receive your wholesale price, and each piece is drop shipped (at their expense) to the end customer.
This website sells “American Made Goods for the Home” with a price point range from medium to high-end. Each artist/seller gets a profile page that introduces them, gives a bit of an interview and a slideshow of their work, and is promoted on the blog. The Commons has a brick and mortar store as well as the e-commerce store. Contact them for information about submitting work and their terms.
Based in Brooklyn, New York, this site specializes in “independently-made furniture, lighting, soft goods, and home accessories.” Although this online marketplace doesn’t have a related brick and mortar, they do offline events such as pop-up shops to connect directly with the customer. Contact them for information about applying to become one of their makers.
These are just a few of the many opportunities that artists have to sell their work on the internet. Find more options for selling your art or fine craft online by visiting this directory.