Blog by Nicole Gibson

Most of us experience a post Christmas slump in selling. It is totally normal!

Most customers have done all their spending during the holiday season and are either in a time of earning and saving or have just got everything they need during the holidays and aren’t looking around as much to buy. Not to fear!

The slower sales season can be a blessing in disguise, to take time to reflect on your shop and... Read more
Hosting a small dinner party or large gathering this year? Don’t worry we’ve got you because today we’re looking at our top 5 handmade entertainment essentials, so you are ready to entertain in style for the New Year!

Liquor Rack by iCraft Seller Wood Tree Swings

Liquor Rack:

This liquor rack is a fun way to display alcohol for your guests! Plus it makes for a great decor piece... Read more
We're ready to welcome 2020!

We hope you had a wonderful 2019, filled with lots of crafting.

To start off the New Year (and decade!) we decided to look at 2020s forecasted trends, to give you a little inspiration to kick off the New Year!

So if you are planning on adding new products you can take theese trends in to consideration or if you already sell something that falls under them to be sure to... Read more
Tis the season! There is nothing better than the smell of a Christmas trees in your home! But also nothing worse then all those pine needle shedding or seeing the ugly tree base on a fake tree! When I was planning out my holiday decor this year I realized I didn’t have a tree skirt so I started searching around for design ideas to make my own. Below are some of my favourite tree skirt DIYs!

1. No sew tree... Read more
Although we are heading in to the craziest selling season, the longer nights and colder days have us itching to stay cozy inside and try out some new crafts! We compiled a list of some of our favourite crafting ideas for the Christmas season. Some are quick fun ones you could complete on a free afternoon and a couple are more long term projects to work away at throughout the season!

Felt Advent Calendar:

We... Read more
Tis the season to make sure everything is ready to go for the incoming influx of holiday sales! Here is a couple iCraft specific tips and tricks to encourage sales and make shopping just that much easier for your customers.

Shot from iCraft seller Gould Style Crochet

Collections:

Make holiday shopping easier for your customers by grouping your products in to collections! Collections appear on the left... Read more
We all have an avid gardener in our lives! The person who you can almost always find in their garden and have the beautiful blooms to show for it. Since the gifting season is coming we decided to compile a list of our top 5 handmade gifts for the gardener in your life, so you can get ready for gifting! Check out our top picks below in this post.

Modern Bird House:

This bird house by iCraft seller Nathan... Read more
For this instalment of our Meet the Maker series we caught up with iCraft seller Shelly from Shelly’s Handmade Creations. Shelly specializes in knitting and sewing, read more down below for her best tips for running her handmade shop and to learn more about the items she sells!

Can you give us a quick summary of your business and what your role is?
Shelly’s Handmade Creations was inspired by a... Read more
Tis the season to be thinking of gifting! We rounded up our 5 favourite handmade gift ideas from iCraft to gift her for the holiday season.

1. Handmade Purse:

This handmade purse makes a great gift ideas as it is a piece that fits with anyones style and can be used it forever as it is made of a high quality camel leather keeping it a classic piece. The size is also perfect, it can fit everything you need for... Read more
The holidays are coming and it is best to be prepared in advance so the already stressful holiday season goes as smoothly as possible in your shop and you can focus on enjoy the season and the sales!! We compiled a list of our top 5 tips to be sure your store is ready to take on the holidays in stride below.

1. Prepare Customer Service Responses:

More sales = More customer service.

The customer service load... Read more
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Nicole Gibson
North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Hi i'm Nicole! I manage iCraft's social media!

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