The Handmade Marketplace

Chapin, Kari (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Handmade Marketplace

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Turn your craft into a successful business! Even the most expert crafters may find it challenging to market and sell their wares, but with Kari Chapin you have an experienced guide at your side. Learn to determine your cost of goods, set prices, identify the competition, and understand the ins and outs of wholesale and retail sales. Explore the various sales venues available, including independent craft fairs, Web sites such as Etsy, and traditional stores, and learn to maximize your visibility and sales in each one. Want to start your own website? Chapin shows you how to style and prop your crafts for photography and explains how the most popular Web marketplaces operate. You'll find everything you need to turn your talent into profits.
Authors: Chapin, Kari
Title: The handmade marketplace
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2010
Characteristics: 218 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Kari Chapin ; illustrated by Emily Martin (a.k.a The Black Apple) and Jen Shelley
Notes: Includes index
Additional Contributors: Shelley, Jen
Martin, Emily
ISBN: 1603424776
Branch Call Number: 745.5068 C463h 2010
Subject Headings: Selling Handicraft Handicraft industries
Topical Term: Selling
Handicraft industries
LCCN: 2009049212
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It's an exciting new world for crafters. Handmade is hip, creativity is what the market wants, and there are many profitable sales opportunities that didn't exist a few short years ago. For crafters who have more confidence running a sewing machine than setting up a website, this book breaks down... Read More »

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Jun 15, 2012
  • jimdiggity rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Nice, easily digestible guide for folks interested in selling their crafts. Not overly in depth, but an excellent resource for crafty critters who hope to sell their wares, and have absolutely no idea where to start. Lots of online references.

Mar 25, 2010
  • DanniOcean rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

reviewed in Stratford Gazette's Shelf Life column, April 2, 2010


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