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Round Up: Online Markets and Galleries

December 5, 2008

Looking to sell your wares online? Or simply to shop for handmade gifts? After writing about DaWanda today, I thought it would be helpful to pull together some of the current online marketplaces and some online galleries out there aimed at making your life easier when it comes to shopping for high quality handmade. Here are some that come to mind. Please let me know if I’ve left anyone out!

MARKETPLACES

Where products are offered in individual shops and you can purchase them directly from the shop owner via the website.

1. Etsy (USA)

2. DaWanda (Germany)

3. Georgie Love (Australia)

4. 1000 Markets (USA)

5. Leeloo (Australia)

6. NEW! Coriandr (UK)

7. NEW! Folksy (UK)

8. Modamuse (Australia)

9. My eHive (UK & Ireland)

10. Felt (New Zealand)

11. Breslo (Romania)

12. Signerat (Sweden)

13. Fler (Czech Republic)

14. Art Fire (USA)

ONLINE GALLERY SPACES

These websites ‘curate’ stores and link you to the seller. If you want to purchase an item, you will then be directed to an outside website to complete the actual transaction.

1. Trunkt (USA)

2. Indie Fixx Galleria (USA)

3. Poppytalk Handmade (Canada)

4. Modish (USA)

If you know of others that I should add, please comment with the links below. I’ll add them into this post so we can have it to refer to in the future as a complete guide to online markets and galleries online. Weeee! Kiss!

(image from ouma on etsy)

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42 Comments

  • Reply lena December 5, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    thanks for sharing, it’s nice to see that others exist beside etsy, I am a bit sick of hearing about etsy.

  • Reply Laura December 5, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    http://www.artfire.com/

    They seem to be kinda cool, newish, but it’s free to join, they don’t charge a posting fee, and don’t take commission. Pretty cool. Don’t know if it will really take off with all the publicity that dwanda, and etsy get, but maybe one day.

  • Reply Kathryn December 5, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    This is such a helpful post,it can be confusing at times to remember the different online markets, so thanks for laying it all out for us H, and i have quite a few new links to browse as a result ( :

    Kathryns last blog post: A home of warmth and love

  • Reply Pavla December 5, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    There is ?Fler? in the Czech Republic (http://www.fler.cz) for anything handmade – only in Czech, unfortunately…

  • Reply Aliya December 5, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    trunkt is my favorite site. I’m the merchandising director at a chain of boutiques in Canada and we’ve found some incredible artisans to wholesale from there.

    Today I’m drooling over: http://www.trunkt.org/henryroadhome

  • Reply decor8 December 5, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Thank you Pavla, I just added Fler. It looks like such a lovely site. I wish every country had a site for handmade, how amazing would that be?

    I found another one in Sweden called Signerat that I just added to this post. I cannot wait to see what else we can all find together.

  • Reply decor8 December 5, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Laura I just noticed your comment, thank you. I just added Art Fire to the list. Again, many thanks.

    Holly

  • Reply jan December 5, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Thank you so much Holly for including Poppytalk Handmade!

    I might add too – although we are based in Canada, most of our participants are from the U.S!

  • Reply Dara Enns December 5, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing those terrific websites! I had no idea that such a thing existed here in Canada – now I can shop my three fave ways…online, handmade AND local. So terrific.

  • Reply Laura December 5, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    wow thanks for this post! I didn’t realize there were so many places to shop for handmade goods!

    Lauras last blog post: DIY #1 Fabric Letters

  • Reply jen December 5, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks for including the Indie Fixx Galleria in your list of online galleria spaces. ;)

    I might also add Supermarket and Mintd to your list of marketplaces.

  • Reply Andy Mathis December 5, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    3 rather new ones that also come to mind-

    Handmade Fuzion.com
    ShopHandmade.com
    Lollishops.com

    Glad Mr. B was able to defibrilate the blog and save it and all the links.
    You should put him the payroll, for sure.

    Andy Mathiss last blog post: Bridget in Da’ House. And my giveaway is back.

  • Reply Rikkianne December 5, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Hi there,

    I wanted add
    http://www.supermarkethq.com

    I am a bit new to it. It has worked out really well and the support is very welcoming and friendly :)

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Rikkiannes last blog post: Thank You Thursday: Dave

  • Reply Linda December 5, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    There is also http://www.madeit.com.au/ – an Aussie site.

    Thanks so much for this list – there’s a few there I hadn’t heard of!

    Cheers

  • Reply Lexy December 5, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Hi Holly!

    Thought I’d let you know about another Aussie one: http://www.madeit.com.au
    Thanks so much for this list!

    I listed to your talk on blogging/Dawanda not too long ago, and I’ve set up a shop there now. Only one item in it so far, but it will be fully stocked by tomorrow!

    Glad to hear you’ve got everything back to normal. How stressful! You both did a really good job :)

    ~Alex.

    Lexys last blog post: The end.

  • Reply stephanie December 5, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    I recently discovered Lollishops.com – the froufrou-friendly marketplace! Isn’t that hilarious?!? There are some great vendors on there. Thanks for the list – it’s nice to see some new-to-me stores!

    stephanies last blog post: Quilt Giveaway!

  • Reply aprintaday December 5, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    oh holly you should add big cartel! it has a collection of a LOT of amazing shops. it’s not an umbrella seller like etsy, but they do have a TON of really cool individual shops.

    aprintadays last blog post: Projects-Little Bunny

  • Reply Lesley December 5, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    http://www.shophandmade.com

    Handmade goods with an environmental conscious! Love it!

    Lesleys last blog post: Photo Friday – Dusk

  • Reply Summer December 5, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Fantastic! Thank you! Ooh…lots to check out!

    Summers last blog post: Personalized Doily Paintings

  • Reply Charlie December 5, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Supermarket

    http://www.supermarkethq.com

    Just brought a fantastic print from there.

    Charlies last blog post: Spanxs Alert Or Start Your Diet Now

  • Reply Janelle December 6, 2008 at 1:01 am

    Thanks for sharing all of those websites! Most of them are in my favorites now!

  • Reply vol25 December 6, 2008 at 1:47 am

    Hi Holly!

    Thanks for compiling this list, I am seeing some new places I hadnt heard of before.

    One other place I know of is mintd. http://www.mintd.com/ they are based in Australia I believe.

    vol25s last blog post: outgoing with every order…

  • Reply DainaFrances December 6, 2008 at 3:47 am

    Hi Holly!
    Thanks so much for this post! I hadn’t heard of the majority of these sites and its so great to see a Canadian site in the mix.
    I’ve had decor8 as my homepage for 6 months and I’ve been meaning to comment for *ages*. I simply adore your sense of style!
    Have a good weekend!

  • Reply Leeloo December 6, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Leeloo is SO grateful and honoured to be part of such a list – thanks for including us Holly!

    We’ve recently added a US Dollar (from Australian dollars) conversion tool within each item to the web site too – to give you an idea of how much you’ll pay once the conversion has occurred to your credit card. We’ve also included Euros and Japanese Yen!

    Take advantage of the exchange rate – our dollar isn’t doing so well against the greenback right now so grab an Aussie designer bargain!
    Yippee!
    Lots of love
    Leeloo
    xxoo

  • Reply Morgan December 6, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    I’m going to have to check out artfire.

    Here’s another one to add to the online gallery:
    http://www.papernstitch.com/

  • Reply Sue December 6, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks for all this info. http://www.notmassproduced.com/index.htm
    i’m not too familiar with this site but what i’ve seen so far seems great, it’s mainly for the UK and European market.

    Sues last blog post: Aqua and Hot Pink Card

  • Reply Tara December 6, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Great links!! Thanks for sharing these!

  • Reply Rach December 6, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Great list! You could add shophandmade.com and lollishops.com.

    Rachs last blog post: New Items Up!

  • Reply Allison December 6, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks for this useful round-up! In Australia we also have some other great hand-made sites: http://www.madeit.com.au/ and http://www.indie.com.au/

    Allisons last blog post: Harvest Swapmeet, Daylesford

  • Reply Sheila Bocchine December 6, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Thank You! This list is amazing as an artist and a shopper! I’ve been hearing a lot about DaWonda lately too and am eager to check it out.

    Buy Original Signed Pinhole Photographs on ETSY

  • Reply Jessica Dougherty December 6, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    The Shops @ Funky Finds
    http://funkyfinds.us/theshops

    Jessica Doughertys last blog post: December Giveaway – Charitable Shopping

  • Reply Liz December 7, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks for this, awesome! Another one to add to the online gallery list is http://www.papernstitch.com/
    I just got picked up for the next month, and they are wonderful, and very easy to work with, lots of great artists/art/photography/craft too.

    Lizs last blog post: December Views .:. Day 5

  • Reply catherine December 7, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    What about that new site papernstitch. I think it would fit into the online gallery space? http://www.papernstitch.com

  • Reply jamesb December 8, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Hey, nice round up. I never knew there were so many and they seem to be more and more coming all the time. I’d be really interested to know from your audience what they think of the different services (pros and cons etc.) and whether the geographical element is important (as the Folksy community have recently mentioned) or whether it’s other features.

    (disclaimer: I’m from Folksy :))

    jamesbs last blog post: Making the News Competition

  • Reply PoorSailor December 9, 2008 at 5:16 am

    http://www.mycraftycloset.com/

    One from Spain! It looks pretty cool for us, spanish speakers

    PoorSailors last blog post: So Sixties

  • Reply Ann Flowers December 9, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    thanks for putting together this list. that’s very helpful!

    Ann Flowerss last blog post: Stacey Gets Fierce

  • Reply Cindy Ann Ganaden December 10, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    This list is awesome!! Thank you!

  • Reply red.elk December 18, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Moose – Art for Living is another gorgeous online store. They are based in Perth, Australia.

    http://www.shopmoose.com.au/

  • Reply Sadie Lou December 19, 2008 at 11:37 am

    As the owner/creator of LolliShops.com, I’d like to say that I don’t feel LolliShops is in the same arena as all those other marketplaces.
    We are a juried, niche market. We have a very significant “boutique” feel and we advertise in very specific magazines like
    Somerset Studio and Artful Blogging
    Not everyone can “try us out” because we are not an alternative to Etsy–we are a community driven venue–
    Thanks!
    ~Sadie Lou
    http://lollishops.com

  • Reply maralina December 30, 2008 at 7:24 am

    What about BIG CARTEL (http://bigcartel.com/)?

  • Reply Minthis Hills January 8, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Really thanks for listing these websites and I shall visit each one of them one after the other. Hope to find really good things.

    Minthis Hillss last blog post: Minthis Hills, 4 Bedroom Villas

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