Selling Online

Find useful tips on how to sell handmade online - including marketing and advertising, blogging, and shipping. Learn about the online tools and features available on the iCraft site.


On a cool morning in June, I was sitting in my sunroom knitting the next product for the upcoming Christmas holidays. The weather was a nice relief after the hot and humid days we had been experiencing earlier in the week. I looked up briefly to glance at the backyard and saw something amazing… mother nature in the works!

Two birds were creating a nest in one of the garden arches that is covered with... Read more
When it comes to crafting an industry leading Facebook ads strategy, it’s important to take stock of how your competitors are using the platform .

Understanding your competitor's strategies might sound time-consuming… and I hear you, “research” might not be one of the most fun tasks on your to-do list, but it’s an essential part of any great strategy.

Let me... Read more
Here is a round up of our How to Increase your iCraft Sales Series blog posts below! This post will continue to be updated as we add more articles.

Part 1: How to Increase your iCraft Sales Series: How to get on the Homepage. Click here to read.

Part 2: How to Increase your iCraft Sales Series: Optimize your Listings. Click here to read.

Part 3: How to Increase your iCraft Sales Series: Sales and Coupon... Read more
For part 5 in our How to Increase your iCraft Sales Series we're looking at blogging and other iCraft tools to help increase traffic and convetsion to your website. Read more on this below!

Blogging:

Blogging is a great way to increase traffic to your iCraft shop! You can blog as much as you want, all the newest blog posts appear on the home page.

It is a great way to promote your product as long as there... Read more
Promo tools are a section in your iCraft account that can be used to make promoting your iCraft store on your social media fees, and on your website or blog easier and automated. So it is one less thing you need to think about! Below is a break down of what is in the Promo Tools section on your iCraft store and how to use them.

1. Social feeds

Social feeds allow you to post your product updates, store... Read more
For part 3 of our How to Increase your iCraft Sale Series we’re looking at using sales and coupon codes in different ways to encourage shop sales.

Sales:

A good way to encourage purchases is by having something on sale all times. This is because having at least one product in your shop on sale means it will always appear in iCraft sale section, which is a frequently checked section of the iCraft... Read more
For part 2 of our iCraft Sale Series we’re focusing on the basics, optimizing your listings! This is where it all begins! Here our are top tips for optimizing your search-ability on iCraft and other external search engines.

Photo from iCraft sellers shop Country Roads Pyrography

Titles:

Product listings with good descriptive key word terms in the title and product description go in to specific... Read more
We often get asked how to increase your sales on iCraft so we decided to create a blog series with our best tips! There are a multitude of ways to increase traffic and sales but for this installation of the series we will be focusing on the home page and how to get on it.

For context the homepage is the first page of our website that visitors see when they head to our website: https://icraftgifts.com

Therefore... Read more
Pinterest is a great free way to promote your crafted products and for many is a top traffic referral to their product listings or websites.

With a little bit of time and planning and by utilizing our 5 best Pinterest tips below I am sure you will become an avid pinner as well!

Screenshot from free group board website PINGROUPIE

1. Join Group Boards

Joining Pinterest group boards puts your pins in front of... Read more
We now offer addition service through partnership with Hover, a leading domain name registration provider.

You can get a FREE .store domain extension for the first year and 50% off on other domain extensions, like .com, .art, .design, .shop, .ca, . boutique, .cards, .clothing, .co, .fashion, .furniture, .gallery, .games, .gift, .gifts, .golf, .group, .guide, .jewelry, .moda, .one, .online, .party, .photo,... Read more
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