Selling Handmade Items with Shoplocket and a Giveaway!

Popular art pieces from Amanda Formaro - CraftsbyAmanda.comQuite often I get emails asking if I sell certain items I’ve made and provided tutorials for. My Distressed Eat Sign seems to be the most requested, but I’ve also received requests for my most recent piece, the White Cherry Blossom Tree Painting I did for my daughter as well as the Button Tree I made over the summer.

Amanda Formaro Portraits on wood and signs - CraftsbyAmanda.comWhile I haven’t delved into selling items like these just yet, I have decided to offer Portraits on Wood and painted signs. I just haven’t made an official announcement here yet. All I’ve done so far is list things I have made for others in my portfolio.

Portrait custom made for Cheryl of TidyMom - CraftsbyAmanda.com

This is a portrait that I custom made for Cheryl of TidyMom.net

I’m always so busy with freelance work and my part time job that I haven’t really taken the time to set up an Etsy shop or add anything to my makeshift cart that I sell e-books through. Then I was told about ShopLocket, a cool way to sell directly from your blog.

Portrait custom made for Heather of Dollar Store Crafts - CraftsbyAmanda.com

This is a portrait that I made for Heather of Dollar Store Crafts

Getting Started

If you sell things, you’ll really want to check this out. Here’s how easy it is. You go to the website, sign up, put in a few details about your product (name, description, pictures, etc.) and then you can share it on any website or blog that you have control of!

Pet portrait for Amy of Mod Podge Rocks - CraftsbyAmanda.com

This is a portrait I made for Amy of Mod Podge Rocks of her dog Nellie

If you don’t have a website or a blog that’s okay too. Simply share a link to the ShopLocket page just like you would share Youtube video online, except this time you’re selling your product.

The beauty of Shoplocket is that it’s all about bringing your product to where you already have a market.. your blog! No huge online marketplace to compete in, no time consuming and expensive setup like with some online store options, and no worry about having to build yet another audience when you already have one established.

You can share your ShopLocket links anywhere or even embed products on your website, blog or even Facebook page. You are taking the product to your customers, rather than having to create a marketplace and tell your customers how to find it!

Using Shoplocket to sell your wares

The interface is easy to use and allows you to choose from several options. The pricing is pretty simple too. No up-front or monthly fees, which is really nice, you only pay when you make a sale. When one of your products sells you’ll be charged 2.5% plus any payment processing fees from PayPal or Stripe fees. So if you’re selling something that’s $20, you’d receive $18.62. Simple as that.

Custom options through Shoplocket

Shoplocket sellers aren’t just offering paintings or homemade jewelry, the marketplace includes items as varied as hand made accessories, to t-shirts, and even printables! You can even sell digital goods such as e-books and printable items.

Here’s an example of a widget I created for an ebook that I sell:

To give Shoplocket a try for free, just go to ShopLocket.com and you can be selling almost instantly! Remember, it’s free to try it out, so what do you have to lose?

The Giveaway

As an added bonus, ShopLocket is going to be randomly giving out FIVE $100 gift certificates to Michaels to people that sign up in the next two weeks! That’s awesome, so be sure and enter by signing up today and using the entry form below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was compensated for this post, however the opinions stated here are 100% mine.


6 Responses to Selling Handmade Items with Shoplocket and a Giveaway!

  1. 1

    YAY! I am so happy to have read this post! I’m going to check it out now! I’ve had a etsy shop before and a cafepress shop, but this will be great to beable to put things on the blog!

  2. 2
    Cindi says:

    I would sell handmade dolls, signs, wooden seasonal items, etc.
    Thanks, Cindi

  3. 3

    You’ve convinced me to give this a try – possibly could be the most important blog post I read all year! Thanks.

  4. 4
    Ellen says:

    I wanna win!!!!!

  5. 5
    Sheila Shapley says:

    I have started making hooded towels. I have made them for all of my eight grandchildren and for many baby shower gifts.I have only sold two so far but ShopLocket might be an answer for selling more.

  6. 6
    Denise says:

    I really enjoy the wooden portraits, they are very nice and classy! You have some great taste in design and artwork, I look forward to seeing more of your work in the near future.

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