Dawanda question

I was wondering if anyone has a store on Dawanda, or knows someone that does? Can people sell from the United States (I noticed a Uk, French & German) do any of you know anyone who is a seller on there? And how it compares to other online stores, like Etsy, Artfire, 1000 Markets and so on.... Also I'm wondering if you recommend any others?

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3 replies since 24th February 2010 • Last reply 24th February 2010

Hi,
I have had a Dawanda store for about 5 months, but I haven't sold anything from it yet. Sellers from anywhere in the world can list items on it. At the moment it's free to list on it if you live in UK, but i don't know if thats the same for US sellers.
It's very German based, and it's mainly German sellers that seem to get any sales. Also, my items have had very few views.
I have also got the same items listed on Etsy, and I've sold 6 iems plus a few extras that buyers asked for seperately, I've had loads more views on Etsy, but all my buyers have been from USA.
I have just opened a shop on Folksy, which is hoping to become a UK based Etsy clone, I haven't sold anything yet, and it seems to be like a craft fair, where you mainly sell to other sellers! I notice that the majority of sellers have no sales yet on that too. But it's quite new, not many people know about it. Check me out on http://www.folksy.com/shops/BlackUnicornDesigns
I think etsy is the best, especially if you live in USA, as it definitely gets the most visitors and sales

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I agree about Etsy, but I am also afraid of being completely lost in the sea of other stores. Jeez if only I had opened a shop when I first read about this "new" place called Etsy..... lol. So if your items for sale aren't listed at the time (like the 4 months that you paid for it to be listed are up) what happens- does part of the store just disappear, does that item disappear? I actually listed Folksy on an article I wrote on online craft stores but that was a while ago, but then I heard it had closed, so I'm curious to see how it does now that I know it isn't closed!

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On etsy, the listings disappear from the shop and go into an "expired listings" section, and you can then relist them and pay another listing fee.
I don't know what happens with Folksy, I've just had listings for a couple of weeks.
I notice that sales people get on Folksy are often to other Folksy members....I don't think it's widely known about by the general public, or maybe people think it's closed now!

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