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Review - UK Based Selling
Platforms
With an abundance of new UK- For those already familiar with and most successfully compared
based online selling platforms online marketplaces, MISI.co.uk to other UK venues and its
springing up, it can be hard for and Folksy.com may be the perfect popularity means more browsing
crafters to know which venue websites for expanding internet customers. With the upcoming
is best suited to their needs. UK presence. Of the two, MISI allows launch of international sales, plus
Handmade brings you all you a wider range of items, charges an integrated currency converter,
need to know about the main less commission and accepts an Folksy should become one of the
contenders. additional method of payment. It leading handmade storefronts on
also has some inspired additions a global scale.
Coriandr.com seems like the ideal to the online storefront model
place for anyone new to selling such as a place to purchase PinkDoodle.com was one of the
online. The “infinite” time on custom banners and avatars, first UK websites devoted to
listings coupled with Coriandr’s great for achieving a professional selling handmade creations. It
relatively easy-going attitude look; and a blog for each store, is now in its second incarnation
to what you can sell should ideal for shop updates about new having recently undergone a
enable inexperienced sellers products lines and promotions. complete overhaul. The new
to test the waters at a low cost. system can be somewhat
Coriandr’s webmasters have a Folksy.com, however, is not confusing, sellers are required to
blog detailing features on which without its benefits as it is purchase PinkDoodle.com’s own
they are currently working, of currently still in its beta stage, currency ‘pinkies’ before being
which the most promising is feedback from sellers is essential able to list and sell products.
the option to edit images after to them – thereby allowing users 12 pinkies (one pinkie = one
uploading, a hugely valuable tool direct input into how Folksy. pence) are deducted from Sellers’
for those without or confused by com evolves as a marketplace. It accounts for each item listed
the likes of Photoshop. Coriandr’s has also gained a reputation for and similarly commission when
ease of navigation is also highly quick, efficient customer service items sell. Sellers must maintain
beneficial to running a first-time amongst its users. Folksy.com a pinkie balance above zero to
online business. seems to have taken off the fastest prevent items from becoming
 ukhandmade Spring 2009
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