Practical Ecommerce

15 Marketplaces for Handmade Goods

Many merchants that sell handmade goods use marketplaces dedicated to unique merchandise. There is typically a community of like-minded creators and sellers, as well as the right shoppers.

Here is a list of marketplaces for handmade goods. Some of these marketplaces focus on handcrafted items, while others focus on unique, high-quality-design items.

Etsy

Etsy.

Etsy.

Etsy is the 800-pound gorilla of craft marketplaces. In 2015, the platform had $2.39 billion in gross sales. It has 1.6 million active sellers, 25 million active buyers, and over 35 million items for sale. Etsy was founded in 2005 to be a place where crafters, artists, and makers could sell their handmade and vintage goods and craft supplies. Fee: $0.20 listing fee for each item listed and a 3.5 percent commission.

Supermarket

Supermarket.

Supermarket.

Supermarket is a marketplace curated from independent designers. The site features a clean and modern user interface, as well as high-quality, design-focused products. Shoppers can browse useful categories or get inspiration from handy collections, such as Gifts Under $50, Prints You’ll Love, and For the Man in Your Life. Founded in 2007, Supermarket serves hundreds of artists and designers and promotes a design-inspired community. Fee: 15 percent commission includes payment processing and marketing.

Bonanza

Bonanza.

Bonanza.

Bonanza is a marketplace to find extraordinary items and a platform for entrepreneurs. Bonanza provides an excellent search menu with categories under women’s fashion, men’s fashion, home & garden, health & beauty, collectibles & art, handbags, and more. Bonanza offers merchants a variety of useful tools, such as one-click publishing to major buyer channels — such as Google Shopping, The Find, PriceGrabber — and a tool to create studio-quality images. Fee: 3.5 percent of final offer value (under $500) for standard booths.

ArtFire

ArtFire.

ArtFire.

ArtFire is a marketplace, craft, and maker community to buy, sell, and interact. Located in the heart of the Tucson Arts District, ArtFire partners with Maker House to offer a creative destination that supports local makers and indie businesses. ArtFire was founded in 2008 by John Jacobs, who had one of the largest jewelry supply companies on eBay, offering more than 65,000 auctions a week. ArtFire has 2 million products, 360,000 Shopper members, and 10,000 active shops. Fee: Store plan is $20 per month and 3 percent commission.

ShopHandmade

ShopHandmade.

ShopHandmade.

ShopHandmade exists to help people enjoy crafting and giving handmade items. Its only rule is that the items listed on its site must not be mass-produced. In addition to the search categories, the site features curated collections, today’s new products, and recently updated stores. ShopHandmade has a unique fee structure in that sellers decide the amount to pay. Fee: Pay what you want, even zero.

iCraftGifts.com

iCraftGifts.com.

iCraftGifts.com.

iCraftGifts.com is strictly for handmade art, crafts, and fashion creations. Based in Toronto, iCraftGifts.com exists to connect artists, designers, and craftspeople to appreciative shoppers. Showcase work, and accept custom orders or commission requests. Merchants are listed in the Creators of Handmade section and featured in the “In the Spotlight” blog. All work is reviewed prior to listing, and creators are provided constructive criticism when there is an opportunity for improvement. Fee: Registration is $25. Subscription plans start at $5 per month for up to 50 items.

Big Cartel

Big Cartel.

Big Cartel.

Big Cartel is a platform for makers, designers, musicians, and other artists to sell their work. Easily customize the images, colors, fonts, and options of pre-made themes, or customize your store by tweaking the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript directly. Utilize real-time states and simple management and promotional tools. Fee: Free plan for five products. Paid plans start at $9.99 per month for 25 products.

DaWanda

DaWanda.

DaWanda.

DaWanda is a marketplace to buy unique, customized, and handmade products or to sell your own creations. Sell anything that is unique or limited edition, handmade, customizable, and tailor-made, such as quirky jewelry, comfortable furniture, contemporary art, stylish clothing, toys, or experimental music. To get started, simply provide a name for your shop, create up to 20 of your own shop categories, write a shop description, and upload a banner. Fee: 10 percent commission.

Zibbet

Zibbet.

Zibbet.

Zibbet is a marketplace of independent artists, crafters, and vintage collectors. It has nearly 52,000 sellers. Track your revenue, traffic sources, top keywords, and more. Create custom coupon codes for your customers or hold a time-limited sale. If you already sell on Etsy, Zibbet can import your items. There are no listing or transactions fees, just a monthly fee. Fee: Up to 50 items for $4 per month; unlimited items for $8 per month.

Cargoh

Cargoh.

Cargoh.

Cargoh is a curated marketplace for independent art and design. Its mission is to showcase the very best artists and designers from around the world. Cargoh provides tools to edit, track, and promote your store, so you can concentrate on your passion for making art, whatever your art may be. Fee: 8 percent transaction fee.

Storenvy

Storenvy.

Storenvy.

Storenvy is a social marketplace for indie shoppers and sellers. Members of the shopper community vote on their favorite products by Envying. The more Envies your products get the more exposure your business will receive on the trending feed, category pages, and in search results. Storenvy storefronts are good for clothing companies, bands, crafters and artists, and nonprofits. Fee: 10 percent commission on marketplace; custom store is free.

Silkfair

Silkfair.

Silkfair.

Silkfair takes its name from the ancient trade routes for commerce — “Silk Road” — as it seeks to be a premier ecommerce platform. Silkfair provides sellers with both a marketplace and custom stores. Import your active listings for eBay and Etsy. Silkfair includes a variety of marketing, administration, and security tools to provide a simple and secure shopping environment. Fee: 3 percent commission. Custom store plans start at $7.99 per month.

aftcra

aftcra.

aftcra.

aftcra is a focused online marketplace to buy quality American handmade products directly from the people that make them. Sell handcrafted items, up-cycled or repurposed products, prints, and photographs. As long as your products are handcrafted by you or your small team and you currently live in the U.S., you are able to sell your handmade work on aftcra, which was founded in Milwaukee, Wis. in 2013. Fee: 7 percent commission.

Folksy

Folksy.

Folksy.

Folksy is a place to buy and sell hand-crafted or designed work from the U.K. Designers-makers can list their work as long as it is handcrafted. Folksy is a social and supportive site for designers-makers. Every Tuesday on Twitter it’s #folksyhour, a chat for Folksy designers and makers to get advice and learn more about particular topics. Fee: 6 percent commission plus VAT.

Handmade at Amazon

Handmade at Amazon.

Handmade at Amazon.

Handmade at Amazon is a store on Amazon for invited artisans to sell their unique, handcrafted goods. Invited artisans will receive an invitation email with a link to start the registration process. Build your storefront with a custom URL to share your story, showcase your work, and connect with customers. Fee: 15 percent referral fee includes payment processing, marketing, discounted shipping, fraud protection.

Sig Ueland

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  1. Elizabeth Hollingsworth July 5, 2016 Reply

    That’s a fantastic list, Sig, thank you!

  2. Jonathan Peacock July 7, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for the mention Sig! With Zibbet, you can also build your own standalone website too. Plus, we have a completely free option for up to 10 items. Thanks again Sig, great list. :)

  3. Mary Stead August 3, 2016 Reply

    Thank you for this helpful information

  4. Artisna December 22, 2016 Reply

    This was such an amazing read, but artisna.com is also a wonderful place to buy Online Handmade goods.

  5. Vijay Arya January 20, 2017 Reply

    I found it very informative as we want to sell our hand embroidery borders, laces, patches, to the Designers, and garment makers.
    Thanks a lot

  6. John Miller February 7, 2017 Reply

    Great post Sig! I am a quality manager at Artisna which is a marketplace for selling and buying handmade goods. You can check it on http://www.artisna.com.

  7. John Richardson August 5, 2017 Reply

    Artisna.com, The Artisan Marketplace is really good too!

    I just discovered their site and listed my products. It’s similar to Etsy. I’m not sure about how popular they are, but it free so who cares!

  8. craig weiss September 4, 2017 Reply

    Hi,

    Found your site and wanted to know if we can be included.
    We are ArtYah.com –
    Handmade, antiques, vintage, craft suppliers ONLY
    No manufactured goods, no copyright infringement and no illicit materials.
    We would love to be in your Handmade search.

    Thanks,

    Craig Weiss CEO
    ArtYah.com

  9. Giancarlo Moreno September 18, 2017 Reply

    Great list.I actually use etsy and bonanza.Etsy listing fee of 0.20 is for 4 months.
    Supermarket seams off or its just me?
    I also use manocreativa.it .Listing fee is 0.20 for 12 months and 0 fees on sales.
    Cheers