This is a community dedicated to the work of British designers and makers.
There are no start-up or administration fees, and the platform only accepts payment by secure PayPal transfer.
You can create a personalised shop page to promote your items including your very own Folksy shop website address.
There is no limit to how many items you can list - just make sure you don’t include any vintage items as these are not permitted.
Folksy is a place to sell your handmade gifts and craft supplies, with no vintage items allowed. Of course, defining ‘handmade’ can be difficult which is why Folksy have outlined criteria for sellers to follow. At least one of the below criteria must be met to sell on Folksy:
- Unwanted items - Your old DVDs and paperback books can easily find a second home.
- Tech and gadgets - If you have gaming consoles, spare televisions or speakers, these are always a good choice.
- The item has been handmade by you through a craft practice such as sewing, knitting or woodturning. It must also be a pattern you have created or one that you have approval to use.
- The item has an original design; even prints of illustrations or decals of original artwork are allowed, but these must be your unique design and not a copy of someone else's.
This depends on how much you will be selling. Both accounts include 6% + VAT sales commission, but there are differences worth bearing in mind. If you’re unsure, consider starting on a Basic account and moving to a Plus account at a later date.
The Basic account works on a pay as you go basis, charging £0.15 + VAT per item listed. A Basic account is most suitable for sellers who have a low amount of stock or will only be selling items seasonally and not on a regular basis.
The Plus account costs £45 per year (including VAT) with no listing fees, so you can list as many items as you like. It’s ideal for sellers who have items to sell frequently or stock a large number of craft items.
Folksy lets you create a personalised shop page to promote your craft and handmade items with your very own shop URL. But you have to put in time and effort to get your shop noticed.
Using good quality images of your items, writing detailed and emotive product descriptions (tell the story behind your products!), and immersing yourself in the online craft community are great ways to get noticed.