In fact, the idea of selling your own craft has become such a great way to make extra money, that ecommerce giants like Amazon have even ventured into the space to host their own marketplace for selling your creative work.
While Etsy may be the biggest player in this market, there are plenty of other options. This article will cover the details of 20 other sites like Etsy that are ideal for selling your own items.
Note: While Etsy is known for handmade and crafty goods, you can actually sell a variety of different products on Etsy, including digital downloads. Printables (digital files that you download and print) are extremely popular on Etsy. For the purpose of this article, we’re mostly focusing on crafty items, but you’ll find some details about the specific items you can sell at each of these sites.
|Website||What You Can Sell||Why It's Unique|
|Amazon Handmade||Handmade clothing & accessories, artwork, homegoods, and more||Take advantage of Amazon's massive audience|
|ArtFire||Handmade and vintage items like jewelry, wedding items, homegoods, photography, and more||Strong community of makers and indie suppliers|
|Zibbet||handmade items, vintage goods, artwork||Sell on multiple platforms like Etsy and the A.C. Moore Marketplace and manage everything through Zibbet|
|Spoonflower||Your own designs on fabric, wallpaper, living & decor, dining, and bedding||Sell your designs on unique items like wallpaper without manufacturing and managing inventory|
|UncommonGoods||Unique products with a purpose (jewelry, accessories, art, home goods, and more)||Because of the focus on unique products, each product must be submitted and approved|
|Zazzle||Your own designs on more than 1,500 blank products||All you need to do is upload your designs and Zazzle handles the rest|
|Redbubble||Your design on clothing, stickers, stationery, phone cases, and more||Upload your designs and set your prices|
20 Etsy Alternatives for Selling Your Handmade Crafts and Designs
Whether it be to expand your market reach or find a platform that fits your handcrafted product better, here are 20 sites that allow you to sell your handmade, crafty items for extra money.
Amazon is known as “The Everything Store” for a reason. With the growth of Etsy, Amazon saw an opportunity to utilize their current marketplace to begin selling handmade products.
Amazon Handmade allows entrepreneurs to reach millions of customers who already trust the Amazon brand. Each seller gets their own custom profile with a custom URL for your customers to refer to.
To keep the products authentic and top quality, Amazon audits each application to ensure its marketplace keeps a strong reputation. Listing your products is free of charge, and when a sale is made Amazon simply keeps a small referral fee, so no overhead is required to get started!
What you can sell on Amazon Handmade: Accessories, Artwork, Baby, Beauty & Personal Care, Clothing, Shoes & Handbags, Home, Outdoor & Home Care, Jewelry & Watches, Kitchen & Dining, Pet Supplies, Sporting Goods, Stationery & Party Supplies and Toys & Games.
ArtFire is an Etsy alternative that caters to the “vintage” and “indie” markets. It’s a platform of thousands of virtual shop owners who sell their creatives. Consider ArtFire like the local niche gift shop everyone visits for unique handcrafted items, except this time it’s a digital storefront.
Sellers can list their handcrafted items such as jewelry, wedding items, clothing, children’s toys, home and living accessories, craft supplies and even handmade entertainment products.
A unique aspect of ArtFire is their Great Maker Search, a competition for all sellers who are nominated to get additional advertising benefits if elected a winner. Once you’ve been nominated, you can promote your nomination entry on social media platforms to have people choose you to win and become a named nominated seller on ArtFire.
What you can sell on ArtFire: Jewelry, wedding items (gifts & mementos, decorations, accessories, clothing, invitations), clothing & accessories, home & living (bath & beauty, art and collectibles, pet supplies, home decor, electronics & accessories, paper & party supplies), craft supplies & tools, and entertainment (music, toys, games, dolls & action figures, drink & barware).
Zibbet is a great platform to sell your handcrafted items because it allows you to sell on multiple channels in one location. For example, through Zibbet, you can sell on the Zibbet marketplace as well as the Etsy marketplace directly from their platform. This makes the selling process more convenient from a seller’s standpoint, and potentially saves you valuable time.
Additionally, you can make sure your inventory is properly listed across multiple platforms in one place. Other marketplaces that you can sell on from the Zibbet platform are the A.C. Moore Marketplace and through Stitch, a customizable website builder for selling handcrafted items.
What you can sell on Zibbet: handmade items, fine art, vintage goods, supplies, jewelry, home & living, kids, photography, wedding items, and digital downloads.
Spoonflower is a marketplace that caters to fabric, wallpaper, and home decor creators. They have a simple three-step process that allows both buyers and sellers to benefit from handmade products. To start, you either choose an already made design or create your own handmade design. Next, you choose a product to apply to the product you wish to purchase, and lastly, you purchase your order!
If you’re a seller, your design from step one can then be resold on the Spoonflower marketplace. Sellers can earn anywhere from 10% – 15% commission on each sale made, depending on your seller status. Currently, Spoonflower has a community of over 16,000 designers selling their artwork.
What you can sell on Spoonflower: fabric, wallpaper, living & decor, dining, and bedding.
5. Artful Home
Artful Home is a great marketplace for artists seeking to reach a larger audience interested in a variety of categories such as apparel, jewelry, wall art, glass art, furniture, lighting, sculpture, home decor, ornaments, and almost anything related. In order to be able to sell on Artful Home, one needs to submit an application on their website to become a seller.
The application is then reviewed by a team, aka “Jury”, comprised of Artful Home members. Sellers who wish to be approved have a better chance of approval when submitting artwork that is original and creative, has great aesthetic qualities, portrays excellent technical skills, is consistent with a sense of “artistic integrity”, and is an original piece, meaning it is not a copy of other people’s artwork
What you can sell on Artful Home: apparel & shoes, jewelry, wall art, sculptures, furniture & lighting, entertaining (drinkware, dinnerware), and more.
6. iCraft Gifts
iCraft Gifts is a marketplace for buyers and sellers seeking mainly handcrafted jewelry and clothing, toys, and original artwork. Their platform is great for sellers who wish to tap into the “gift” marketplace of buyers looking specifically for handmade gifts for a special event or occasion.
Each seller gets a personalized store with a unique URL designed according to your chosen shop name. Sellers get detailed stats of their sales made to optimize your future business growth plans accordingly. Shop owners also get access to unique tools such as RSS feeds to your product listings and social media sharing options on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Kaboodle and more.
Rather than keeping a small percentage of each sale you make, iCraft Gifts charges a one low monthly service fee for sellers starting at just $15 per month.
What you can sell on iCraft Gifts: jewelry, clothing, accessories, toys & games, home decor, bath & body, artwork, and crafts.
Whether done intentionally or not by the founders, Aftcra is Pig Latin for “Craft”, which is just the first and the last half of the word “Craft” flipped around followed by adding an “a” (pronounced -ay) at the end of the word.
Anyhow, Aftcra is a hand-crafted art website designed specifically for crafts made in America. They too have a large variety of handcrafted item categories. Aftcra makes it easy for sellers to access a market searching for a family-like business approach.
What you can sell on Aftcra: clothing, kids & baby, home furnishings, arts & handicrafts, jewelry, celebration items (like party favors), paper goods, and accessories.
Storenvy promotes itself as being “The only eCommerce platform offering two great ways to sell online: Free Custom Online Store & Social Marketplace.” Consider Storenvy like a social media platform where your profile is your store feed filled with your hand-crafted items for sale. Rather than a profile page of your work and family life, you have a profile about your hand-crafted items describing your unique niche and experience. You can follow the styles you like, add stores to your watchlist, “envy” items you really like, and even create collections of different products.
Storenvy currently has 65,995 different brands listed on its platform, providing a great marketplace to reach more customers seeking handmade products. You can begin selling up to 1,000 products on a Storenvy seller account for free or choose from premium seller accounts starting at $14.99 and $29.00 for additional seller benefits.
What you can sell on Storenvy: clothing & accessories, jewelry, art, home goods, toys, games, music & merch, health & beauty products, electronics, and specialty items (products for pets, wedding items, costumes, and more).
Rubylane is a site like Etsy best known for “vintage” handmade products. Sellers who wish to promote p