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Thread: Now would be a good time to separate Handmade goods from Craft section

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    Default Now would be a good time to separate Handmade goods from Craft section

    I know that I've been saying this for a long time but hand made goods should be in a separate category from craft materials (see other threads where I have made the point with reasons).

    Now would be a very good time to implement this as Etsy are increasing their fees and taking them on postage charges. I will, almost certainly, be closing my shop there. However, I sell patterns there and here is already a good place to sell them. To have any chance of enticing maker/sellers here, they need to see a proper place to list them.
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    Default Re: Now would be a good time to separate Handmade goods from Craft section

    Quote Originally Posted by madelaine View Post
    I know that I've been saying this for a long time but hand made goods should be in a separate category from craft materials (see other threads where I have made the point with reasons).

    Now would be a very good time to implement this as Etsy are increasing their fees and taking them on postage charges. I will, almost certainly, be closing my shop there. However, I sell patterns there and here is already a good place to sell them. To have any chance of enticing maker/sellers here, they need to see a proper place to list them.

    It really bugs me every time I have to list a knitting pattern in the handmade category. Consequently, I have stopped listing them on here.
    If the time every comes that we have the correct category for them, I shall list some.

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    Default Re: Now would be a good time to separate Handmade goods from Craft section

    Quote Originally Posted by madelaine View Post
    I know that I've been saying this for a long time but hand made goods should be in a separate category from craft materials (see other threads where I have made the point with reasons).

    Now would be a very good time to implement this as Etsy are increasing their fees and taking them on postage charges. I will, almost certainly, be closing my shop there. However, I sell patterns there and here is already a good place to sell them. To have any chance of enticing maker/sellers here, they need to see a proper place to list them.
    I would look for handmade homecrafts under Crafts. I would expect there to be another section within crafts for the things that craft makers need to buy.
    If I saw a handmade crafts section I would expect it to be more artisan, like glass-blowing and boat-building rather than domestic crafts - just the logic I would use.
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    Default Re: Now would be a good time to separate Handmade goods from Craft section

    So you are not a great buyer of knitting, crochet or papercraft, Bill? Such items are handcrafted.

    The issue is that materials for makers and their products should be totally separate - two different markets.
    Even the fact that people keep reporting that those who buy their knitting patterns expect to receive the finished garment, shows that there is a problem.
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    Default Re: Now would be a good time to separate Handmade goods from Craft section

    Quote Originally Posted by billsstamps View Post
    I would look for handmade homecrafts under Crafts. I would expect there to be another section within crafts for the things that craft makers need to buy.
    If I saw a handmade crafts section I would expect it to be more artisan, like glass-blowing and boat-building rather than domestic crafts - just the logic I would use.

    Of course it is logical, Bill. The distinction being that knitting patterns are craft items and the finished articles have been crafted, i.e. handmade.

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    Default Re: Now would be a good time to separate Handmade goods from Craft section

    Quote Originally Posted by madelaine View Post
    So you are not a great buyer of knitting, crochet or papercraft, Bill? Such items are handcrafted.

    The issue is that materials for makers and their products should be totally separate - two different markets.
    Even the fact that people keep reporting that those who buy their knitting patterns expect to receive the finished garment, shows that there is a problem.
    When I said I would look for handmade crafts under crafts, I think I was mistaken.
    For example, I did want to buy a knitted jumper, I would be looking for jumpers.
    In the same way, the hand-made jewellery I sell on Ebid is under jewellery, not under craft.

    For all I know there could be buyers who are crazy for anything home-made and that is the category they would head for. It is just that I would not expect to sell hand-made jewellery there.
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    Default Re: Now would be a good time to separate Handmade goods from Craft section

    I agree, Bill. I put handmade items under the section for the item, but there is a demand for just handmade items and hiding them with the craft materials is crazy.

    I suspect that this is a lost cause, but I try.
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    Default Re: Now would be a good time to separate Handmade goods from Craft section

    I agree with you, Madelaine. Illogical placement.
    Ta-Ta for now!

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    Default Re: Now would be a good time to separate Handmade goods from Craft section

    I make and sell handmade items, so it would be logical to place them in the correct category.

    For instance, my crochet baby booties have to be placed in:
    Clothes, Shoes, Accessories > Baby & Toddler Clothing > Shoes >


    Instead of:
    Crafts, Handmade & Sewing > Other
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    Default Re: Now would be a good time to separate Handmade goods from Craft section

    I tend to agree with you, Jan.

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