have you heard of big cartel? i think i have, but i’m not sure. all i know is that a few artist/crafters that i keep up with through their blogs are making the move from etsy to big cartel. now these are smart & talented women, so i’m thinking, do they know something i don’t know? sally of shim and sons is making the transition and so is suzy of suzyjack. here are their old (etsy) & new (big cartel shops).
from what i can tell from a little (5 min) research, big cartel charges a flat monthly rate where etsy charges per item posted & sold. it does not seem that big cartel has many of the ammenities that etsy does like multiple search engines, an online newspaper, forums, street teams & so on. but i am not a member, so i may not be privy to all of that. oh yeah, big cartel has the one thing that every etsy user would die for and that is the ability to arrange your items however you like in your shop. for some reason, i feel that this is a lot like whether to have a blogspot blog or a typepad blog. i guess we all have to make these big decisions for ourselves. oh and please stay tuned this weekend because i’m going to be announcing a big sale in my shop and all the details can be found right here.