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Monday, December 1, 2008

Artfire

ArtFire - Buy Handmade - Sell Handmade

Looking for a new way to promote? Hopefully this will be the next most amazing thing!!! ArtFire calls itself “the premier online marketplace for handmade products designed by artisans around the globe. Our free community is designed for artisans to buy and sell their works, while celebrating unique handmade items and designs. ” Also, according to the site they are already buying advertising online & in print magazines to bring in traffic to the site. (It's already got almost as many hits to the front page as indiepublic.com gets per day!) They have already bought ads on the back cover of Craft Magazine! Online they are purchasing ads online on Facebook.com, Craftster, Myspace, Mother Jones, Craft Bits, Craft Gossip and Gala Darling! & MORE IS COMING!

So why ArtFire? Well, for one, ArtFire has STATS for shop views so you know where your customers are coming from! Also, Artfire allows 10 images per listing, a vacation mode, and a markdown manager. With things like auto posting to Google base in the works.

Artfire’s pricing is simple. Right now, you pay $7 a month (for the first 5000 artists) to list & sell as much as you can FOREVER. That’s it. No additional listing fees, no final value fees. I signed up on that alone!

It is important to note, however, that the site is still in beta testing. And because it’s new, it has bugs. And by definition, that’s why its in beta…to test and find and kill the bugs. But, that’s also why the $7 a month offer is in place.. once the kinks are worked out, sellers will pay $20 per month.

If you create an account right now, and then get 10 other people to create accounts by the end of 2008, your shop will be free for life. No monthly fees. Ever!!! If you are interested, click the link below. I’d love it if you used me as your referrer. Then pass along the love. Click here to register at Artfire.com

Register on ArtFire.com

5 comments:

Kathleen said...

I've been meaning to create an account on artfire. I'd be happy to put your name down as my referal. :-)

fernvalley01 said...

totally OT but I just received the items I purchased from you and I have to say they are beautiful! Thanks so much I got them in lots of time for Christmas
Sherry

Latigo Liz said...

Thanks! I hadn't heard about it! I just signed up!

Body Natural Soap said...

Sound very interesting. I might hop on over and check it out. I also will put you as a referral if I sign up.

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

I love ArtFire -- I'm finding it a very positive experience being there in the early days :)

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