Selling handmade products online doesn’t offer customers the same sensory experience as it would in person. Still, there are a number of ways you can create an aesthetic experience online that is pleasing and can entice customers into making a purchase.
#1 Take Good, Honest Pictures
Crisp, well lit, and exact product images set the expectation in the customer’s mind. That is, it gives them a concrete idea of what to expect in the mail.
While a high standard of presentation is important, it’s equally important to deliver on that promise. In other words, do what it takes to meet the customer expectations.
#2 Include a Lengthy Description
Being totally honest about your handmade items will give customers confidence.
Keep that in mind when detailing dimensions, material used, instructions, and product limitations. Also, make it at least 200 words and include all the right product keywords.
#3 Promote Product Uniqueness
It’s no secret that handmade items attract customers looking for exclusive products. As a result, they tend to be easier to sell.
So why not capitalize on your product’s uniqueness? In fact, you can use it throughout your marketing and branding campaigns to promote your one-of-a-kind item.
#4 Pay Attention to Consistency
At the same time, though, consistency matters when you’re selling handmade products.
For one thing, your items should be fairly easy to reproduce. This means working out any potential kinks or problems beforehand.
For another, pay attention to how you package products. After all, packaging and delivery are extensions of your brand identity. And customers will notice.
#5 Set Up Shop on Etsy
Etsy is a public marketplace for selling handmade products, vintage goods, craft supplies, and other unique items. Not only that, but it also offers a community of fellow artisans as well as a built in customer base.
It’s easy to set up shop on Etsy. It’s also an attractive option for sellers who don’t want to create and maintain their own ecommerce website.
#6 Believe in Yourself and Your Work
Selling handmade products (and being successful at it) takes time and dedication. It also takes a willingness to be open to change.
But as long as you do your market research and then create a product people want to buy, it will be well worth it.
That’s because, in the end, a passion about your work combined with a fierce belief in your product’s uniqueness is key to success.
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