In times like these, we need to get creative. Creative in making our products, creative in keeping production costs reasonable, and creative in where to sell our items now that shows are canceled for the foreseeable future.
How much research have you done into where you can sell your art, craft, or trade online?
ACT Insurance is here today to help you figure all of that out. We’ve put together a list of where you can sell your art online and where to find more information on how you can get started on each platform.
Did you know that when you’re selling art online if it is at least 80% handmade you’ll be advised to carry artists insurance or crafters’ insurance that also includes product liability insurance in the policy?
That’s alright too! We’ll tell you all about our annual policy and how it’s tailored to provide you that exact coverage.
Get ready to expand into new online spaces.
Ah, a classic. Many people know what Etsy is, but not everyone knows just how wide the array of products you can buy on there is. From handmade soaps and custom shoes to dog accessories and artisanal craftwork, no matter what you’ve made your business in, you’ll be able to sell your products on Etsy. Be sure to check their seller’s policy to find out what their exclusions are.
If you’ve never ventured into selling items on there, visit their site to sign up and get started. They make it easy for you to access shipping labels, contact buyers, and update your online store. If you’re confused about anything or get stuck along the way, make sure you check out their help center.
The electronic bay, catering to even more markets than Etsy. Not selling something you’d necessarily consider art? Then eBay might be for you. Wanting to sell your art or handmade craft? Then eBay is still for you!
Creating listings on eBay is straightforward and they make it easy for you. You can check out this handy guide they have for new sellers, you’ll find the best tips for getting started on eBay.
We love Amazon—you can get almost anything in just two days! This popular ecommerce website is arguably one of the world’s largest platforms to sell on and buy products from.
Did you know that small handmade art and craft businesses from around the world can now sell their products on Amazon Handmade?
If you make handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories, art, home decor, home goods, or anything you think may qualify, then apply today and join the thousands of sellers already on their website.
When looking to sell on Amazon you need the right seller tools at your disposal. With ProfitGuru you can learn how to make the most out of your Amazon Seller’s account and boost your business by finding other products to sell and seeing competitor’s information. Check out their guide on the best tips and tricks to using their seller tools.
Good old Facebook. You probably already have a Facebook page for your business, but if you don’t then this is the perfect time to start one!
You can list your products on the page you create or on Facebook Marketplace, where thousands of items are exchanged everyday. During times of social distancing, or just when markets can’t happen, you’ll want to be sure to arrange for contactless pick-ups and maybe exchange funds digitally. Check out Facebook’s guide for getting started.
Let’s talk about more niche art retailing websites. Artfire is the place for selling special occasion gifts. They list wedding goods, beauty products, and specialty jewelry among the items you can sell.
If you want to be part of their innovative community then open up your online shop with them today. You’ll never have a better time as right now.
Zazzle is kind of like Etsy, just less known and with more of an emphasis on graphic design and printed artwork. If you’re someone who sells prints of digitally-created art, then this could be a great option for you!
You don’t have to pay anything to get your art or products listed and you get to set your own rates. Get started with them today.
At Aftcra, you can list your handmade goods and connect with thousands of other handmade enthusiasts. They cater to artists based in the US and actually allow you to connect your Etsy account with their platform for even easier and increased sales.
Check out their seller’s guidelines to see if you qualify to open an online shop on their platform.
PROTECT YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS
Regardless of which online platform or tool you use to sell your arts or crafts, you could face potential risks associated with an online business that could cost you and your business. For example, you could be held liable for an item causing someone an allergic reaction because you didn’t label it properly or your product hurting someone who uses it.
Are you comfortable taking on all of the risk to pay for one of these scenarios? If not, then ACT Insurance could help protect you and your business. When you’re selling your art or craft products online and they’re at least 80% handmade, then an annual artists’ insurance or crafters’ insurance is an absolute necessity.
With ACT Insurance, you benefit from:
- General Liability — $2M Aggregate
- Product Liability — $2M Aggregate
- Optional Business Personal Property — $10K Aggregate
- Optional Professional Liability
- Personal & Advertising Injury
We offer customers an easy-to-use online application with a no-quote process that allows you to purchase insurance in minutes. With ACT, you can access your proof-of-insurance documents 24/7.
If you’re ready to expand into new online spaces and grow your business in a time lacking in-person markets and festivals, then purchase your annual handmade goods insurance policy today.