I’m giving IndieMade, a site that hosts shop websites for crafters, artisans, fashion designers, etc. I just came across it one day looking for something else, and thought I would give it a shot. They have a 30-day free trial and the base plan, though designed to suck you in, is around $5.00 a month.
Though I only have three things for sale, here’s Ludicraft’s home on IndieMade. I need to get better photos up there, but my living space and equipment do not allow for that. Still, it’s something.
The difference from Etsy? IndieMade appears to cater to a more complete website package, rather than Etsy’s more modular approach with your shop being a part of their website. Still, you can link and track inventory on IndieMade through Etsy. I use Etsy for my photography, and have been looking for another place to host a crafting store. IndieMade might be the place.
I’m only a few days into my free trial, and I haven’t seen much action on the site, then, again, I really haven’t put it out there much. This is basically the first time I’m doing that, to be honest.
If you want to play around with IndieMade and see what they could offer you, go look. It may suit your needs. I’m still getting my feelers out there for the site and seeing what happens. Have any of you out there have had any experience with an IndieMade shop? What do you think? Is it worth it?