Folksy Ltd

Positives on Selling with Folksy


#1

I’m reading a lot of negatives with selling on Folksy at the moment, and just when I’m feeling motivated again, I read another post about a Seller leaving Folksy.

So I thought it would be nice to hear all the positives about selling on Folksy.

I like Folksy because it’s UK based, has a fantastic community, where sellers are very welcoming to new sellers and always give great advice when needed.

What are your positives?

Natasha x


(Suzzie Godfrey) #2

I like the little ‘heart’ button you can press to say 'I agree’
Its British
Its handmade
Its friendly
Its exactly where I want to be at this moment in time
Suzzie x


(Sasha Garrett) #3

As a buyer I’ve found the sellers are really helpful - I think everything I’ve bought via folksy has been made up to my specifications after a discussion with the maker. I don’t think we make enough of this fact - you can contact the makers and ask them to tweak things and get what you want.
As a seller I like the fact that it is UK based and I don’t have to compete with the mass of sweat shop ‘hand made’ that fills certain other selling platforms.


(Joy Salt) #4

When I opened my shop on here in Spring 2009 I chose Folksy because it was British, not so big I would get lost and easy to set up and manage my shop.
I didn’t chose e**y as it was not British and too big for me and I was afraid my glass would get lost on there as there is a lot of stained glass in America,

What a brilliant decision.
I made my first sale 5th May 2009 and have since made another 1562
(that first one didn’t get recorded as in my inexperience I cancelled the order when customer couldn’t use Paypal so sent me an Echeque - sorry Folksy I probably owe you about 70p for that :slight_smile: )

I love my shop on Folksy.
Yes I did open one on e**y and it is still there but it’s been in holiday mode for the last 3 years as I couldn’t manage to maintain two at once and once I had Prime on here it seemed silly to try.

My shop is easy to manage, displays my glass just the way I want it and so much more easily than if I sold via my own website which I don’t.

I find it works brilliantly for me all through the year (I am surprisingly busy for January) and I love this friendly, helpful forum and being part of the Folksy community.

:slight_smile: Joy


(Eileens Craft Studio) #5

I love I can find lots of amazing shops all UK based and all talented.

I love the way people are helpful to each other

How easy it is to use Folksy for your shop.


(Maxine Veronica) #6

I just love it, been a member since it was in Beta back in 2009 and I have made some lovely friends both in person and virtual oh and of course I like having regular sales, I may not be at the sales levels of some people but I’m very content :slight_smile:


(Susannah Ayre) #7

I enjoy the forum- I’ve never been a forum person before but I enjoy the various kinds of conversations, the knowledge and experience people have and share and sometimes it’s just a nice way to waste 15mins or so.

I also enjoy the simplicity of selling on Folksy. It gives me a professional looking platform to sell through- as well as being UK based and aiming primarily at a UK audience- I like how it promotes British handmade and how the rules are fairly strict allowing truly handmade items to be in the limelight.

As it takes me a while to get things up for sale, I just list one at a time every few months and I am happy with the costs involved- they’re very reasonable.


(GiftsWithGlitz) #8

Everyone is so friendly and always offer help and advice


(Roz) #9

Love the fact its British and the sense of community here - everyone is really friendly and helpful. And I love the plus account -knowing I can list things that haven’t turned out quite how I expected and see how they are received. I don’t sell masses - certainly not enough to make a living - but far more than I ever really anticipated. Theres always going to be negatives but I think the positives outweigh them.

edit: and I love the fact that admin are so accessible and responsive.


( Carol ) #10

I actually started out on the auction site and was a top rated seller, then I discovered the other side then lastly here.

The auction site makes you jump through hoops now to ramain top seller and to get your items to show up in search and their fees are always jumping up. I realise fees will go up overtime but not at the rate they do. I closed my shop on there but still have my account.

People who have shops on the other side say they get views without promoting, I don’t but I do here. Also the forum there is scary, I’ve never posted and very rarely read.

Then I found Folksy and it felt like home. I still have my shop on the other side but I don’t always have anything for sale. Folksy is easy to use, the forums are friendly and people are helpful. I’ve asked sellers if they can slightly alter one of their listed items to suit my needs and even asked one if she could raid her button stash for me as I was looking for a certain type and everyone has been very accommodating. I have the plus account which means I don’t have to worry about listing fees mounting up and I can relist at no extra cost. I know it means finding £45 in one go but I’ve made a profit every year and I will continue to sell here all the while I do make profit.


(Deborah Jones) #11

I love the clean uncluttered look of my shop on here .
I love that the Folksy team are there for us to talk to, and that they listen to and respond to our concerns and queries.

And I am really pleased with my sales on here.


(Sasha Garrett) #12

Oh yes the plus account is a real bonus for someone like me (and the lack of an equivalent has put me off somewhere else). Now since my shop had dropped below 300 items I’m off to list another pair of earrings that had some how slipped through the net before Christmas.


(Rosesworkshop) #13

Folksy is a British site that supports British crafters; there are not many places where not being a huge multinational corporation counts in your favour :smile:


(Martine Brumwell) #14

I love it on here too. I love having my little shop and sharing things with the two great networking groups I’m in - Folksy shop group and Folksy networking group. Everyone is really supportive and friendly.


(Jan Ryan) #15

Like others have said I like the fact that it’s a British site.
Folksy has a wide range of arts and crafts in a wide range of prices so there is something for everyone.
I love the bright, clean uncluttered look of the site.
I like the fact that I can choose to have a plus account or not.
I like the friendliness of both buyers and sellers. :slight_smile:


(Oh Button Me) #16

It’s so friendly and I didn’t want to ship world wide.
The platform is easy to us but looks professional.

Always suprises me how many people don’t know about Folksy.


(Ali Joyce) #17

I really like the appearance of the site as a whole and the layout of individual shops - very ‘clean’ looking - love it!


(Helen Healey) #18

It’s British. Everyone is helpful and friendly - I love the forum. I had a slow start but sales are picking up now. Now I’ve been here a while it just seems cosy and familiar and I love it.


(Tina Martin) #19

I love it, it’s UK based, really friendly community. Everything I have bought on here has been well made & lovely and aswell as all of that people buy my ‘stuff’. :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


#20

Thanks Everyone for all your positive replies. Really cheered me up!

Natasha x