Have you heard about Goodsmiths? An online marketplace for crafters and artists, Goodsmiths is a direct competitor to Etsy and growing by the minute. Because they’re still a fairly new (they launched last April) there’s a chance to get in on the ground floor and really work with them. Plenty of new features are in the works or launching soon and the Goodsmiths team is open to ideas for new features. The site is clean and easy to navigate for selling or buying. Browsing through the listings is fabulous! The categories are logical and it’s easy to find things.  There’s even a “Geekery” category to browse through if you’re looking for something fun and geeky. And I love that the page loads more listings automatically.

So why should you give Goodsmiths a shot? I asked Goodsmiths Community Builder, Riane Menardi and she had this to say:

What makes Goodsmiths a great opportunity for indie artists? We are the most affordable handmade marketplace out there — it’s free to set up shop and there are no listing fees. We only take a 2.5% transaction fee, so it’s great for beginners and established sellers looking to expand their market. And we’re actively involved in the handmade world ourselves — not only are we makers, but we travel to and sponsor indie fairs and events. We’ve had a presence at several Renegade fairs this past year and we’re sponsoring QuiltCon this month in Austin. We love connecting with indie artists in person and learning what they want in a handmade marketplace. If you see us, say hi!”
So what do you think, CraftGossip readers? Have you sold or purchased via Goodsmiths? If so, take a moment and share your experience below!

By Rosie Bromberg


6 Comments so far

  1. Andre Kubista on February 8, 2013 5:55 am

    The link in this article to Goodsmiths does not work. Thanks!

  2. Connie on February 8, 2013 1:53 pm

    None of the links are working. Can you give us the website address? Thanks.

  3. rosiebromberg on February 8, 2013 11:32 pm

    Thanks for letting me know. The issue should be fixed now.

  4. Kate Sanfilippo (Picklelady) on February 11, 2013 3:13 am

    I tried to create an account on goodsmith’s, but their site keeps saying that my paypal account is no good– despite my using it daily for years!

    So I cannot set up shop. And there is no clear way to contact them to report issues like this. So I’m out unless they fix their support issues.

  5. Kracken Card – Kinaloon · Indie Crafts | on February 14, 2013 11:43 pm

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  6. Bryon Raper on March 17, 2013 7:41 pm

    I have an etsy shop and wanted to branch put. I set up a goodsmiths shop and so far the etsy shop is out doing the goodsmiths on about 60 to 0. Maybe I should have taken their offer to improve my shop. Same listings, descriptions and pictures but apparently I need to find the jet to e goodsmiths puzzle….I won’t be buying the key though.

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