Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Virtual Craft Show Booth

Most of us are looking for new venues where we can either sell or advertise our products. How does a virtual craft show booth sound? In cruising the blogs the other day I found what to me is a brand new idea where we can advertise and sell what's in our shops at the same time. This information was gleaned from http://chelsearainbows.blogspot.com/2011/03/fun-way-to-buy-handmade-online.html.



Check out the http://handmadecraftshow.com/ website and Chelsea Rainbows blog to read an informative summary.

This is a site where you pay a small fee each month and they showcase your items. They accept handmade, supplies, and vintage. The staff helps you set up your virtual booth with pictures of your product and a banner. HandmadeCraftShow does their own advertising and their goal is to get your shop "out there" and noticed.


The site does not have a shopping cart. The purpose is to feature the handmade artist and then lead people to your shop. Buyers can then purchase the item that caught their eye or browse around your shop and maybe find other items they like.

Here are a few of the shops that currently have booths:

http://handmadecraftshow.com/precious-findings/
http://handmadecraftshow.com/booth-a10-paper-demon-jewelry/
http://handmadecraftshow.com/arabellas-attic/
http://handmadecraftshow.com/sweet-meadow-designs/
http://handmadecraftshow.com/shop-beautiful-unique-journals-stationary-and-specialty-items-by-simply-bliss/

I would show you pictures of the booths, but that doesn't seem to be working too well....but if you click the links you can see how nice the booths look. I'm seriously considering trying this out.


Pepper/Helmet Head/PepperHead

5 comments:

Linnet said...

Pepper,
Thanks so much for this great new lead for new marketing ideas! I've only quickly glanced at their home page, but I already like what I see & will definitely be checking it out further.

Appreciate your sharing!

Linnet
www.vintagenowandthen.etsy.com

goodgosh said...

I also just did a quick lookie loo, but will check it out more thoroughly later! Thanks for the link, what a cool idea!

VintageEmbellishment said...

Sounds interesting, keep us posted on how it worked for you if you go ahead with it :)

Doodle said...

Time to go for a walk through this virtual place. Sounds very interesting and will have to check it out. I've been looking for advertising venues.
Thanks Pepperhead. :)

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