#DifferenceMakesUs – A New Promo Campaign by Etsy

#DifferenceMakesUs – What’s that all about, then? Well, Etsy has a new promo campaign happening, and they’ve decided to use the hashtag #DifferenceMakesUs. The idea is that differences make us unique, and each Etsy shop is difference and unique. How does it work? Each week, the @EtsySuccess Instagram account will announce a weekly challenge. You…

Etsy UK Captain’s Summit 2016 — Graphic Design

I’ve returned from Etsy’s 3rd UK Captain’s Summit bursting with ideas to help our community work more closely together.  Although we’re quite spread out geographically in the Craft Britannia team we are really good friends who spend a lot of time talking together online.  While getting us all together for a meet-up or a selling…

Creating a Post & Packaging Workstation

Do you run out of packaging unexpectedly? Ever had to quickly order envelopes after an increase in sales?  Sarah Beever from Sarah Beever Design gave us some tips on how to prepare for these kind of situations. Sarah created this post & packaging workstation to help her keep track of her postal supplies more easily.  After buying the…

Black Friday at Craft Britannia

Our team has a fantastic selection of handmade products this Black Friday, and most of our shops continue the deals through the weekend and even include Monday! Join our event on Facebook to keep track, or explore all the individual shops yourself. Use code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout to receive your discount! 🙂 These are the…

Christmas Markets Tips and Tricks

A lot of people worry about what to do and what not to do for Christmas markets and other craft fairs. Steph of Perran Yarns has done a number of craft fairs and has a lot of experience to share with you! 🙂 Relevance – It generally takes a few years of trial and error…

How To Write A Good Artist’s Profile

No matter where you go in the online sales world, there will be a specific page for you to fill out. The name of this page varies – “About Me”, “Profile”, or just “Me”. This is a particularly difficult text box to fill for many designers and makers, because we’re not used to talking about…

Branding – Creating Business Cards

Today’s post is written by Dayz of DayzeeLoveDesigns. She has lots of experience as a graphic designer and has created logos, business cards and other branding stationery for loads of people. Planning your design If you are working on the branding for your shop and planning to order business cards here are a few points…

Craft Fairs and Christmas Markets

It’s September, and we’re nearing Christmas market season. The markets usually start in November, with new ones every weekend until right before Christmas itself. Craft fairs and markets can be quite intimidating for new crafters and sellers, but they require certain skills the same as selling online does. Some things to focus on learning are…

Winter is Coming

It is September, quite firmly by now, and we have officially entered autumn in most of the UK. Perhaps some parts of the country have been there for a while already. But with this calendar based changing of the seasons looms that other season we’re all equally dreading and looking forward to – Christmas! Etsy…

Product Packaging à la Craft Britannia

There is one thing all Etsy sellers have in common, and that we all do differently all at the same time. No, I’m not talking about the way we procrastinate on listings our new products. I mean how we package them once they’ve been sold. From boxes to padded envelopes to neatly packed bags, each…

How To Decorate Your Home

First, you add something nice and tasteful, but a little bit unusual, like this candle sleeve from Loutul. Then a nice, welcoming message, such as “Welcome”, on a handmade base that you can put in your hallway. This one is made by Fabrilushus. Your kitchen needs bunting, of course, and what better to display than this…