Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Storefront for Made by SwirlyGirl

Several months ago I opened up an account with Zibbet and put one item in my new shop, just to be able to say I was there and give me motivation to do more with it. Then the holidays came upon us, then the new year and catching up with other things I'd let go over the holidays...

If you don't know about Zibbet, (short for "exhibit"), which is still in the Beta stages, it is an online shop venue where fine art, handmade items, supplies, and vintage items can be bought and sold. With about 1600 sellers as I write this blog post, the Zibbet marketer is not as buried in each category as they may be in Etsy or other venues. At Zibbet, there are free accounts for sellers, with limited listings in each shop (25) and less freedom in creating the shop front, but no fees for listing or selling.

There are also premium accounts, which for a short time will be $7.00 per month (and then it will go up to $14.00), and allows you a lot of creative control of your shop front, unlimited listings, no fee upon sales, and you can add links, videos, and widgets to your page to all of your other venues! So, someone who likes your work, but doesn't find exactly the right item in your Zibbet shop can jump over to Artfire, Etsy, or 1000 Markets and see if you have something there that is more what they are looking for! Zibbet also has a referral program which can garner you a free premium account for life!

Zibbet has a blog with links to lots of invaluable tips and information, as well as a few different ways to search for items, and one of my favorite features: uploading several photos at one time!

Take a look over there and see if it's a site that you'd like to try! And, if you sign up, I'd be so appreciative if you put in my referral link: http://www.zibbet.com/MadebySwirlyGirl/sell. If you sign up for a Premium Account before they reach 2500 sellers, you will lock in the lower monthly fee for the life of your account.

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