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Etsy Vs BigCartel
« on: January 14, 2012, 11:05:05 AM »
Hello all,

Could you tell me if you have any comment, complain and/or praise with Etsy or BigCartel? 

My mother got her hour cut at her current job.  I am researching about building an Etsy shop or BigCartel shop for her and help sub her income.  I will take care of the tech side, and she will do the producing (crocheting, knitting, etc) and shipping.  She don't have any debt (not even a mortgage), so she does not need a big income from the store.  This project is more for my learning and give her something to do.

Thanks for your time,


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Re: Etsy Vs BigCartel
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 05:17:55 PM »
Well, I haven't had any experience with Big Cartel but we have tried Etsy, ArtFire and a few other online mall type setups and I will say this. For the money you would spend with those sites in order to get your shop to stand out and be noticed you're really better off registering your own domain, paying for hosting and installing Wordpress with the wp e-commerce plugin. Just like Jack says, the roughly $70 per year it'll cost you is money well spent as an investment in your business.

I even wrote up a blog post on our experiences here awhile back:

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Re: Etsy Vs BigCartel
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 02:48:39 PM »
Sorry i can't comment on those. We have deployed http://www.shopify.com/pricing for customers at work and they love it

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Re: Etsy Vs BigCartel
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 06:48:13 PM »
My aunt does a lot with Etsy and CafePress.  Not enough to make a full time income though and for awhile she had some top selling items.  That's pretty sad :(
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