Amazon Just Launched Handmade at Amazon and It Is Everything!

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Are you looking for more ways to sell your crafts? Are you interested in finding new unique handcrafted goods? Well, now you can do more on Amazon than just stock up on home supplies and grab great deals on electronics, fashion and beauty products! A few weeks ago Amazon pre-launched Handmade at Amazon to compete with the growing demand for artisan marketplaces where sellers of handcrafted goods can offer their distinctive designs on a cross-marketed platform.

Yes, I know this seems similar to Etsy and it is but Handmade at Amazon is also quite different since it offers a much boarder platform for sellers. Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE Etsy! I just think that it does very different things for sellers and shoppers. 

Just browsing through the Handmade section I got that shopping frenzied excitement at the one-of-kind offerings from jewelry to paintings I was completely in awe and inspired.  From this Ocean Lampwork Necklace by JBMDesigns to the hilarious dog art by j Schmetz arts - I wanted it all! Categories include home décor, jewelry, home goods (patio, furniture, baby, bath, bedding, party supplies, stationery and more.  Some products are even fulfilled by Amazon making them available for Amazon Prime, Yay!

Shopping the marketplace is seamless to Amazon’s main site so there is nothing new to learn. However their is the added personalized touch of feeling like you are being introduced to the artist. Amazon features the sellers profile and photo on the right side of the page where you would traditionally see all of the upsetting and checkout cart. Instead you get to know more about the person behind the craft and the checkout details are significantly shortened. You can also shop your regular interest since your “recently viewed items and featured recommendations’ still shows up towards to bottom of the page so there is no extra work for you, the shopper to do!
Handmade at Amazon is just in time for the holiday season. Just think, you can get everyone on your list something authentic, original and just for them. How perfect is that?  So check it out and get an early start on your holiday shopping!

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