Question 1 of 10
A simple question you would think. If you are starting out this can be the hardest question to answer. Should you have your own website or start at a marketplace like Folksy first. You have to weigh up your options, wants and needs to come to a decision you are happy with. Either way it’s your choice. Let’s see why Lisabeth, Jane, Barry & Anne chose Folksy to sell their products.
I loved the fact it was British only designers and their help to online shop holders seems personal and caring which is lovely
I’ ve been selling with Folksy for some time so it is difficult to remember exactly why. I think it was partly recommendation and partly it had the best features for my needs at the time.
It was very much by chance. When I was just starting out and doing my ‘Introduction to screen printing’ course at the Leicester Print Workshop, I was chatting to a friend of a friend. Who was also doing the course, turned out she was the editor of the Folksy magazine ‘Frankly’ and she recommended the site to me.
It’s British, and it’s supportive of its sellers… equally, we really liked its approach to business. Folksy is a big website, but it’s friendly and kind and we just felt it suited us.
Do you have a shop at Folksy? If so why did you choose Folksy to sell your products? Share your reasons in the comments below.
This post is part of a 10 week interview round-up. This is question 1. I interview 4 Top Best-Selling Folksy Sellers of 2014 who share their business insights & experiences for success. You can read the introduction here. Follow along & also share your answers to the questions in the comments too, along with your shop’s url.