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Wed Feb 28, 2018 05:01 PM Re: Sales Discussion

Please check our redesigned Community Rewards program and let me know your thoughts on it.
We still need to figure out a few things related to how sales associates will work, but that feature will be... Read more...

Sat Feb 24, 2018 09:52 PM Re: Sales Discussion

As usual, a lot of good ideas, Elizanne. Thank you!
No, I am not setting up a store here, was probably testing something. Read more...

Sat Feb 24, 2018 06:54 PM Re: Sales Discussion

I am not sure how much I would be willing to spend, mostly because I don't know the cost (its been a while since I set up a marketing plan). It might be helpful to have some sample plans set up including cost and reach to see if it is a... Read more...

Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:48 PM Re: Sales Discussion

Hi Fairy Cardmaker,
Good point about the placement of the Resources section. Ha ha!
As for the referral traffic, we'll give you a Referral Code that you could add to any iCraft URL on your blog. This way we'd know who's... Read more...

Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:05 PM Re: Sales Discussion

Thanks for the responses, iCraft admin. I think 5% is reasonable since you will only collect if we sell something.
Have you considered the cash flow impact of that to you? How will you "catch" people who list unlimited stuff on your... Read more...

Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:19 PM Re: Sales Discussion

Hi Elizanne,
A lot of good ideas. Thank you!
We can certainly build up a Resources section specific to selling online. There has been a lot of good resources shared through forum in the past. Maybe it's the matter of summarizing things... Read more...

Sun Feb 18, 2018 02:17 PM Re: Sales Discussion

Hi Fairy Cardmaker,
Yes, iCraft would collect 5% and of that 5%, 1.5% would go to the sales associates.
Yes, shifting to a commission-based model means everyone would have unlimited listings, which would drive traffic too. Read more...

Sun Feb 18, 2018 01:03 PM Re: Sales Discussion

If you are moving toward system where we are not paying our monthly fees, but instead, a percentage of what we sell, I am interested. However, based on the limited number of the sales on the site, I have concerns due to the overall low sales from... Read more...

Sat Feb 17, 2018 05:37 PM Re: Sales Discussion

Also, does shifting to a commission-based fee mean everyone would have unlimited listings? A greater stream of new products would also draw shoppers. Read more...

Sat Feb 17, 2018 02:03 PM Re: Sales Discussion

Do you mean, iCraft would collect 5% and of that 5% 1.5% goes to the sales associates? Or it would be a total of 6.5% from the seller, of which 1.5% goes to the sales associate and 5% to the iCraft? Read more...

Article in Toronto Star. In the News

September 20, 2010 - Online sites let Artisans reach around the world
by The Toronto Star has been mentioned on the front page of the September 20, 2010 Business section of The Toronto Star, as one of the places to sell handmade online.
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Article on Mashable.comJune 18, 2010 - 10 Great Websites to Buy Handmade Goods

...If you just love homemade and handcrafted treasures, or if you’re a seller looking to get your goods out there, here’s a list of 10 great sites (in alphabetical order) that you might want to take some time to check out. Read more >

Note: they've got our pricing wrong saying that “Starter,” “Professional” and “Elite” packages are then offered from $5 to $150 (Canadian) a month.
Our "Elite" package is actually offered at $15.00 USD/month. See our Pricing Policy for more details.

Be A Locavore of Handmade Goodies!May 29, 2009
- Be A Locavore of Handmade Goodies!

.. So what happens when we combine our love of unique hand made goodies for ourselves and our homes with local shopping?  We get places like iCraft which I've just discovered.  It's Canadian, out of Toronto and is the latest kid on the block in online handcraft venues.  It's a really visually appealing site and I'm hearing good things about it.  

Utilize Help and Information From Your Selling Venues May 20, 2009 - Utilize Help and Information From Your Selling Venues
by GalleriaLinda

One of the ways online sellers can benefit from marketing and selling success strategies is through the selling venues that they use. You can find a lot of selling, promotional, and marketing tips in the venue's documentation that is very valuable!

The forums on each of the venues becomes a treasure trove of shared experiences about everything for selling online. Use it! Even if you just read, you will gain such valuable information that you can use. Read, read, read.

Today, I want to introduce the Sellers' Boot camp going on right now at!

April 13, 2009 - An interview with
by is a Canadian based selling venue for handmade products. Their goal is to connect artists, designers and craftspeople to those who appreciate their work.

January 18, 2009 - Etsy Alternative #7 - iCraft

In this continuing series, we bring you a review of alternative selling venues, website hosting services, shopping carts, and basically anything else that you can use to sell your lovely handcrafted goods. Next up - iCraft. - Tammy's Jewelry Making Blog: Another On-Line Jewelry Selling Outlet.March 10, 2008 - Tammy's Jewelry Making Blog: Another On-Line Jewelry Selling Outlet

In my web wanderings, I happened upon a relatively new site that looks like it is in many ways similar to It's called, and it is yet another outlet that those who sell their hand-crafted jewelry may want to check into.

iCraft Creator Reviews

A collection of websites and personal blog posts from iCraft Creators. Read about their opinions, comments on various articles, thoughts on products, and anything else they have found interesting while being part of the iCraft community.

March 14, 2009 - Know Your Selling Venues: keeps on their toes with new and exciting features on their still young web site.

February 5, 2009 - You Must Go See iCraft's Front Page Feature Header! keeps on their toes with new and exciting features on their still young web site.

December 28, 2008 -
In a previous post, I provided a list of venues for artists, artistans and artisan crafters. This week I’m profiling another of those sites on my blog.

December 13, 2008 - Another look at
Last month I reviewed, a Canada-based handmade commerce site with a clean, professional look.

November 3, 2008 - is the latest international player in the online handmade market. Based in Toronto, it has quite a few features that larger sites still lack...

April 30, 2008 -
I have a new venue for selling my jewelry at I'll be posting more in the days and weeks to come...

April 24, 2008 -
iCraft, the Canadian Etsy
As most of you know, I've been selling my prints on Etsy for a while now, and I'm getting to the stage where I want to expand this endeavour.

April 5, 2008 -
Just have to spread the word on a truly wonderful community of artists, designers and craftspeople. iCraft is an online showcase of all things unique and one-of-a-kind.

April 5, 2008 -
New Canadian Venue for selling handmade unique goods with an international flair.

April 1, 2008 -
...So to convince myself that I'm not lazy, I opened another shop. This time on, an indie sellers, handmade only site.

March 26, 2008 -
A friend from my Hippiesew group mentioned a new site to sell on that she found...I checked it out.

March 17, 2008 -
Last night I found out about! What a great site!! I have opened a shoppe there. You should go take a look at the site.

March 21, 2008 -
Back in January, I joined a new selling venture called iCraft, and just this week, the shopping bag is fully functional! What does this mean?

March 15, 2008 -
Craft? Yes, yes, I do. Art, craft, fashion, decor. They all seem to be on

February 18, 2008 -
You can now find a selection of my jewellery (and artwork will follow) on the brand new, not even been released site icraft!

January 26, 2008 -
New and Canadian!
Finally we got our own Canadian market place to showcase our talents, connect with each other and sell our creations.

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