The internet is a wonderful place for those that embrace change. I embrace change so well I’m afraid I squeeze it a bit too tight. I’m never happy to sit still with one sales venue. I explore and keep looking for the next great thing. I have stumbled on a new one that just might be it.
Artfire is a site similar to Etsy. They have a front page showcase of products that is constantly updated as new items are listed. Sellers have studios where all their products are listed in categories. Listing is a one page deal and much easier to use than many sites I have encountered. Probably the single most important item for me is the seller statistics. I love being able to track views and where they came from.
Being brand new, Artfire still has plenty of bugs to work out. The search continues to improve daily and you can express your ideas and concerns on their forum. Part of me is rather excited to be watching the site develop and grow. The neat thing is you can sign up now wrenches and all, for a flat rate of $7 a month for the life of the site. I spend that just listing on Etsy in a week. I’m willing to take a chance signing up early will pay off. After the first 5,000 sellers sign up the deal goes away.
Now Etsy has been very good to me and I won’t be leaving anytime soon. But I’m a firm believer in keeping all my options open and exploring new things. Interested? You can sign up here.