Friday, May 20, 2011

Why ArtFire rocks!

I've been transitioning over from Etsy to Artfire over the last few months, for several reasons.

Firstly, my listings don't expire. I'm paying a flat fee per month, instead of having to renew things every four months, and there's no listing or transaction fees. Considering the number of items I have in dbvictoria and MissVictoriasVintage, that's a huge savings for me over the course of a year!

I also love the ease of listing over there - their one page format makes things so simple.

Plus, 10 pictures if you've got a pro account! Especially for my parasols, trying to show them off to full advantage with a limited number of shots was challenging.

Butterscotch Plaid Steampunk Lolita Parasol OOAK



Their front page rotation is tops, too. Did you know they've got a limiting system built in, where if someone's been on the front page or in a finds email, they can't be featured again for a set time period? So you always get to see fresh new artists!

And their checkout and invoice system has some handy little features too. It's got the option that I can click on an icon and it'll show that I've got the item packed and will send a message to the customer saying their purchase has been shipped.

I could blather on a lot more, but let me just say that I love being a seller here. They did a lot of listening to what people wanted, and have incorporated that into their site.

Become an ArtFire Pro with this link and get your 3rd month free!



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5 comments:

MsPurplePearl said...

Okay... you convinced me. I actually was about to start posting my stuff to Etsy, but will try this instead. Thanks for the referral link, do you get a kickback?

Designs by Victoria said...

If I refer enough people, I get my pro account for free. That's a great goal to shoot for, yes?

sugarraindrops.com said...

awesome post, I like being able to upload more than 5 photos too!!

Tom Banwell said...

I just wish I had more sales on Artfire. I only got a tiny fraction of what I get on Etsy.

Designs by Victoria said...

My sales have been really slow on Etsy for some time now. I kept getting lost because I wasn't playing the renewing game. Sales have still been a bit slow on ArtFire, but I haven't been promoting much this year either. I'm still doing better there than I did on Etsy for the same time period, though. And I just broke individual 100,000 item views over there this week.