Skwigglers'... Is it Time to Find a New Place to Sell Your Work? Here are Three!
The last few days, I have been hearing more and more that everyone is ready for a new sellers website. Maybe just some options. There has been some great communication on the message board on the discussion ANOTHER SITE TO SELL YOUR ART . So, I decided to investigate the three that I have heard about the most.
Ekaweeka is a small business community which was established by two friends in November of 06. The idea behind this site is to have it be all in one. You have your own shop which you can customize on your own, as well as networking and commerce. They even have an area where you can add your own blog. Now, I am not sure how the payment structure works because I honestly cannot find out how we pay Ekaweeka, but after looking at the blog EkaBlog, it appears to be no charge.
I have to say, I really love this site! The main page look professional, but creative. They have a community to join into and there is even a "Live Help" button on the main page. The way that they show their new arrivals is very nice looking. There is of course the issue of "New Arrivals" being on the main page, but I have come to terms with the fact that sellers sites will generally always show new arrivals on their main page (although I would love to see sites showing the items that have not sold) Below is the "About Us" section. Please note that this information comes directly from the iCraft.ca website
"We know that everyone has a creative side. But not everyone is able to showcase their work to the world. That's where we come in. Based in Toronto, ON, iCraft.ca exists to connect artists, designers and craftspeople to those who appreciate their work. All creators of unique, one-of-a-kind items, can take advantage of the powerful marketing services offered."
"Visitors to the site can browse collections, and have the ability to contact creators directly with questions or requests. Creators have the option of showcasing their ready-made merchandise online, and accept requests for custom orders or commissioned work."
"A wealth of content intended to inspire and educate is offered to our Community Members - articles, regularly updated message boards, online classes and much more. Community Members are encouraged to submit original articles, photographs and event announcements to the site, and connect with other local and international Members."
"Your passion and creativity is what drives us. And we believe in the power and influence of community. That's why we are here. Express who you are, and share it with the world."
Okay, this site is really cool because selling is completely free as long as you advertise other members.
"The way this works is that everybody inserts an "ad rotation" on their site, which will display a random ad coming from one of our members. In return, your ad will be shown across those sites as well"
Really, what more can I say, take a look for youself, and if you wouldn't mind, leave us a comment and let us know how it goes so we can all get some real opinions on each site.
I hope this was helpful! Please don't forget to let us all know how it went and which one you liked the best etc.