While Etsy is indisputably one of the most popular platforms for artisans, crafters and designers, many look elsewhere for extra options. Whether you are among those who disagree with the recent changes to Etsy or just looking for additional website(s) to sell on, you’ve come to the right place! We have listed 20 sites like Etsy to help you out.
There is a huge number of websites like Etsy out there, so why should you limit yourself to just one marketplace? Well, with a hand on a heart, not all of them are even close enough to Etsy by functionality and/or popularity, but some of them might be right what you are looking for by user experience, audience, community, pricing plans or even your views on the definition of “handmade”.
Also, lots of sellers have stores on multiple platforms to maximize their visibility and sales. Which is a pretty good decision if you are not willing to spend lots of money on advertising, on behalf with expanding the circle of your customers.
3DCart claims that “selling online should be as easy as shopping”, but don’t get tricked by this statement, as behind 3DCart`s actual simplicity hides well established and comprehensive e-commerce platform with a ton of features on board. All of that is completely supported by its experienced team. Which, by the way, can create your own turnkey site or take care of your migration from the other e-commerce platforms.
And that is only just a beginning. Huge amount of pre-built templates for customizing your store, comprehensive support of mobile and social aspects, convenient store handling, great SEO optimization and high level security standards. All of these great features come at a price. Firstly, pricing plan isn’t as democratic as on other smaller platforms. 35.99$ per month for starter pack costs like premium plan on some other smaller platforms.
Secondly, and that is an explanation of aforementioned prices, 3DCart recently made a step-off from “handmade” policy and now it is more Shopify-like. Though it is still a very artisan-friendly platform, if you expect to meet exactly Etsy-like experience here, you`ll be somewhat disappointed. Needless to say that community here is completely different from the one on those little and cozy platforms, or even Etsy itself.
- Comprehensive 24/7 support on nearly any issue
- Great design possibilities
- Convenient product and orders management experience
- Marketing and SEO support
- High security standards
- Mini plan – 19.99$, doesn’t provide you site, but has a great variety of “from the box” features which can be built-in into your existing site and is quite limited in such points like: monthly visitor quota (2000), newsletters (1000), bandwidth (2GB) etc.
- Starter pack – 35.99$, features unlimited orders, own website and blog, 2 staff users allowed to access store and limited with 1000 products
- Professional – 65.99$, the same as Starter, but 10000 products limit and 5 users
- Professional Plus – 99.99$, unlimited products and 15 users
- High traffic plans – 129.99$, 199.99$, 499.99$ respectively, which differ with number of users (15/20/25), bandwidth (45/60/250 GB), newsletter (25K, 50K, 150K) and visitor (90K, 120K, 500K) quota.
- Enterprise plan – completely negotiable.
Broadly advertised as “Etsy killer”, Handmade section of Amazon was launched in October 2015 and from the very beginning it allowed access to its 250 million customer base worldwide. This giant stepped on the field of Etsy and it is quite successful in it. But enormous customer base comes at the price of higher fees and more competition. Alongside with having to upgrade your standard Amazon seller account you’ll also have to apply to be able to sell in the Handmade section. This was meant to ensure that your products meet “handmade” standards.
Being just a department of Amazon, eventually, Handmade doesn’t provide any special features distinctive from those in other departments. But as you already have access to all “standard” Amazon features of a Prime seller account, what else could you wish?
- Free shipping with Amazon prime
- Assistance in marketing
- Application or invitation is necessary for selling
- Free Professional selling plan (only for 40 items per month and only in Handmade section)
- Product page customization
- Selling over 40 non-handmade items costs 39.99$ (fee for Professional selling plan)
- Applicable minimum referral fee per item – 1$
- Referral fee percentage – 15%
A community-oriented platform meant to be as friendly as possible for sellers and customers as well. ArtFire is featured with constantly updating podcasts, forums and the blog with relevant articles. It offers great searching possibilities for customers with extended search items options based on current deals and sales, including free shipping, buy one get one free, coupons and free gifts.
In addition, there’s the ability to post a “wanted” ad for a custom-made product if buyers can’t find what they’re looking for! So, it is pretty obvious, that sellers benefit from such possibilities even more. ArtFire also provides great variety of tools for sellers, like: Rapid Cart, Facebook kiosk, ArtFire coupon codes, Market hub, etc. In all other aspects it is pretty similar to Etsy except more strict policy towards “handmade” term and pricing. And that makes it a great choice in sites like Etsy competition.
- Comprehensive customization abilities
- Provided “from a box” SEO tools
- Google analytics capabilities
- Great social possibilities and materials for sellers (podcasts, forums, articles)
- Standard shop – 0.23¢ per item, 9% final valuation fee and up to 250 active listings
- Popular shop – 20$ per month, 3% final valuation fee and up to 1000 active listings
- Featured shop – 40$ per month, 3% final valuation fee and up to 2500 active listings
ArtYah positions itself as an easily accessible but secure, worldwide platform for artists and suppliers of goods for handmade artisans. Hence, its convenient accessibility is explained by their low entry barrier, which means that it doesn’t require a membership to list, absence of listing fee and monthly fees. All that is required is one time 5$ entry-payment, and you get your ready to go shop.
This means that you get your products on the market for really low price. So you get an Etsy-like platform but way cheaper! Isn’t this single fact not enough to consider ArtYah as a good platform for expanding your business? If you are still not convinced, here is one more fact: if your product gets enough interest, there is a possibility for ArtYah to promote your product through social media. Hence you can use ArtYah as a great additional advertising platform!
- Big and global client base
- Strong community
- Free listing and absence of monthly fee
- Great advertising possibilities
- One time 5$ entry fee
- 3.75% final sales transaction fee on the sale price
The strongest side of BigCartel is its simplicity in use and huge customization potential. Thus creating your own unique and completely custom shop is its biggest feature. If you are that kind of a person who desires his own fantastic-looking, self-made site but you don’t want to spend half of your life on dealing with all developing issues, that is nearly ideal option for you. BigCartel makes creation process as simple as possible. They also allow direct selling on Facebook via you shop.
Though it lacks in some social aspects, yet BigCartel compensates it with its great design, user experience, app friendliness and, in some cases, pricing. As pricing is also as understandable as everything else on this platform. If you are not planning a lot of listings, the price will be fairly slim, or you can even use free package. However, if you are going to list things on daily basis, you’ll probably require a bigger package.
All of those packages include (except “free package”) same features and vary only in number of products allowed. Big Cartel doesn’t charge any extra fees, except this monthly payments. Also you can cancel it any moment you want.
- Comprehensive and convenient customization (from design till custom domains)
- Democratic and suitable pricing
- Great number of features on every pricing plan (even the cheapest one)
- Integration with decent variety of mobile apps including Pulley
- Ability to sell via Facebook
- Gold – free for use, limited with 5 products and lacks in features of paid plans (stats, 1 picture per item, discount codes, custom domain, etc)
- Platinum – 9.99$, limited with 25 products
- Diamond – 19.99$, limited with 100 products
- Titanium – 29.99$, limited with 300 products
Despite positioning itself as an eBay alternative Bonanza features large number of handmade and vintage products what makes it a great choice within sites like Etsy. And their motto “Find everything but the ordinary” reflects it like nothing else. It allows to sell pretty much everything alongside with really unique items worldwide on a big scale. Actually “big scale” is a leitmotif of whole Bonanza platform. But they do their best to keep everything simple for a regular seller and customer as well. That is why Bonanza is repeatedly voted by users as a “Most recommended platform of the year” over eBay, Amazon and Etsy.
What actually distinguishes Bonanza from other sites like Etsy is that it is known as one of the easiest shops to use. And this convenience is mixed with it`s total comprehensiveness mentioned above. That what makes Bonanza so special. And, as a cherry on a pie, you get a ton of really cool features for your store totally for free.
What is even better that they keep this simplicity in their pricing as well. If you want to have your store on Bonanza, just sign up for an account and create your listing. That is all! You will only be charged for your FOV (final offer value) and, optionally, for advertising your goods, but it will be included into FOV fee percentage . So if you wish to have an Etsy-like experience, but on a bigger scale and with even less struggle with minor issues of e-commerce business, Bonanza is an excellent choice.
- Automatized inventory import and sync system from other e-commerce platforms
- Multi-item editing capabilities
- Comprehensive and customized marketing campaign tools
- Automatic background image removal tools
- Convenient web stores (automatically built from your marketplace account)
- FOV under $500 – 3.5% of FOV (final offer value) for standard booths (or whatever advertising percentage you have selected, i.e, 9%, 13%, etc)
- FOV greater than $500* – $17.50 + 1.5% of the amount over $500
* Minimum fee is $0.50; maximum fee is $250 (including transactions that use advertising platform).
Cargoh is a curated marketplace for D.I.Y. designers and artisans. And that is pretty much it. From all listed sites like Etsy, this one is the most closed one. It is strictly curated in terms of “handcraftness” and uniqueness of goods you want to sell on this platform. You have to register and submit your application in order to list on Cargoh. And your application can be rejected because of your items being not enough unique, or even if there are already more or less similar items listed on this platform. That`s how strict it is. And, by the way, decent-looking photos are also a necessity.
But the bright side of this is, that it has really active and devoted audience, who know what they are looking for. Also guys from Cargoh are doing their best in working with their sellers and buyers as well, so community is also a strong side of this platform. And their pricing will be a pleasant surprise for you too.
- Strict application rules
- Devoted community of sellers and customers as well
- They are still in beta but are adding new features on regular basis
- 10% from every sale
CraftIsArt started in 2009, selling only retail jewelry and accessories. But with time, because of demand from people who wanted also to sell handcrafted items, they have widened their range of categories. Currently, they sell both handmade and non-handmade products, including vintage items, and craft supplies.
Similarly to other sites like Etsy, CraftIsArt does its best to work with their community, expand their retailing capabilities and, at the same time, keep it all simple. Keeping it simple means: instant payments, no listing or sale fees, and unlimited items. They also feature advertising via major searching platforms, connecting your shop to a Facebook page, and their own automatic item renewal tool. More than affordable pricing will also be a good addition.
- Ability to automatically relist items using AIR (Automatic Item Renewal)
- Several payment options
- International buying and selling
- Free – takes 5.5% sales fee, and other minor fees for ads, coupons etc., limited to 100 listings
- Premium – $7.99/month or $79.99/year with all features on board and unlimited listings
Dawanda is a biggest European analogue of sites like Etsy. With nearly 1,000,000 products for sale and highly devoted and primarily European community (20,000,000 visitors per month), but with worldwide shipping and PayPal payment systems it is really competitor in a list of sites like Etsy. They imply strict policy towards items you can sell here. But great environment, gorgeous design and product listing possibilities compensate that all.
Dawanda team monitors trends on the site, and afterwards compile lists and features for Dawanda’s members. So you can be sure that buyers will find your product if it meets necessary criteria. And the most unique feature of DaWanda is its search function for gifts. Buyer simply choses by categories for whom he`d like to buy a gift (as example – for a girlfriend) and gets featured items. Also a pretty straightforward process of shop opening is a strong argument for the sellers on Dawanda.
- A wide and international audience of customers
- Cool item searching system
- Great shop-customization possibilities
- Quick and easy shop opening, with comprehensive sales statistics
- Support and assistance in marketing your shop and label
- Listing fees – 0.10, 0.20, 0.30€ for sales price of <=10, 20 and >=20€ accordingly
- 9,5 % commission on the sales price
People on GLCMall are able to sell art, craft supplies, jewelry, sportswear, lingerie and a lot of other stuff. Generally it is a quite simple platform which proposes variety of features quite similar to other relatively small platform in sites like Etsy list. They mainly focus on building up their community of crafters and designers.
The strong side of GLCMall is its pricing. For 12$ per month you get a Pro Store account which provides all available features without any limits! Doesn`t that sound like a deal? So if you are looking for some additional place to establish your presence on a handcraft market, GLCMall might be a good choice for you.
- Ability to use your own domain that re-directs to your GLC Arts and Crafts store
- Option to sell in different currencies
- More than democratic prices for sellers
- Basic store – 3.50$ per month with 100 listed items limit
- Semi-pro store – 6.95$ per month with 250 listed items limit
- Pro store – 12$ per month with unlimited items
11. Handmade Artists
This one is the “hardcore” version of sites like Etsy in terms of handmade policy and community. Hence it won’t sound so strange if we consider how this platform emerged. It all began from The Handmade Artists forum where its members gathered around the idea to create a safe and secure area for themselves to sell their goods, and give the world a place to buy high quality, handmade items from real artists. And the best part of it is that it stayed just like that. No further expansion towards other categories of goods, or redefining the meaning of “handmade” for the sake of higher profits.
So the Handmade Artists claims to be the fine and cozy platform for members of “handmade club”, which it really is. Although it lacks in a lot of features, present in other typical platforms in this Etsy-like list, it totally compensates it with price and aforementioned artist-friendly environment.
- Strong, artist-friendly community
- Extremely low pricing
- Convenient user experience
- 5$ a month plan or 50$ a year annual plan
iCraft is very similar to the Etsy format, which isn`t bad at all. Their rules are pretty the same: you have to be a creator, it must be handmade, you have to submit a quality photo of your work, it cannot be food or beverages, it must be brand new (not used), and your work will be reviewed for quality. Reviewed for quality means that all of junk or illegitimate listings from the website are removed what makes a great site atmosphere for buyers and sellers as well.
Devoted team is one of biggest features of iCraftGifts. They do their best to make your presence on their platform as comfortable as possible either you are a seller or a buyer. Also their pricing plan is unbelievably affordable, what makes them probably the best “bang for your buck” solution in our list. Not to mention beautiful design, great shop-customization possibilities and worldwide currency support. This platform is definitely one of your top candidates if you are looking cheaper alternative for Etsy, even with a smaller range of features.
- Worldwide presence
- Store optimization and promotion
- Native importing tool
- Convenient and comprehensive shop creation
- Very affordable pricing
- 25$ – one-time entrance fee
- Starter – 1 to 50 Items (interchangeable) – $5.00 USD/month.
- Professional – 1 to 100 Items (interchangeable) – $10.00 USD/month.
- Elite – Unlimited Items (interchangeable) – $15.00 USD/month.
MadeItMyself is, pretty much, another one of sites like Etsy, which offers a fairly basic online store. The category lists are really comprehensive, and each section is filled with different goods. The only big problem is that listings display only thumbnail size pics that you have to click to enlarge, and those are opening in another window, which is a bit frustrating and completely not mobile-friendly.
The community here isn`t so vivid, which can be seen on the example of the artisans who don’t offer their photos or bio info. But, despite all of these, platform is full of listed items and has a decent amount of visitors. Also current pricing is shockingly good.
- Prices can be negotiated by customers
- Really affordable pricing
- Commission is 3% of the sale price
14. Shop Handmade
It`s totally free! That is probably not enough for the review… Shop Handmade is pretty much like Etsy, but absolutely free! Still not enough…
Ok, so main feature, besides it doesn`t require any investments from you to sell there, is that setting up your store is as easy as possible and you can even get your own subdomain. It also provides great customization possibilities, and, by the way, has really beautiful design itself. The site is very friendly towards customers, and a happy customer makes seller happy.
They also follow strict “handmade” policy, so you get a pretty “healthy” environment for crafters. That`s why they are backed with not so huge, but devoted community. Speaking of which, community of Shop Handmade is the main source of income, as those guys rely only on donations from sellers and from customers as well.
So it is quite like Etsy, in design, policy and community aspects, free for use and has a great potential for future development. All these facts, definitely, make Shop Handmade a top choice for you in this list of sites like Etsy.
- No charges or fees of any kind, it is really free for use, all you earn is yours.
- Beautiful design and great user experience for both, sellers and buyers.
- Easy to open and operate stores.
- A decent traffic on a site.
- Once again – it is doubtlessly free in any aspect. You can only donate to support them.
Silkfair does not restrict its sellers to handmade only, so some of the content is a little more eBay-like than Etsy-like. As they work on “your own market booth” base, and promote handcrafted items on their platform, you might, actually, find some great “handmade stores”. A strong side of Silkfair is its possibility to create your very own and fully custom store with your own URL, alongside with having a market booth.
It also features quite flexible pricing plan, and some security features like: fraud protection, SSL encryption, McAfee daily certification. In other aspects it is pretty much like Etsy combined with eBay, but on lower scale and at a fairly lower price.
- Fully customizable store with own URL, banner, and a logo
- Range of security features
- Bronze – 7.99$ per month, 25 products limit for the custom store, 3% transaction fee.
- Silver – $9.99$ per month, 50 products limit for the custom store, 3% transaction fee.
- Gold – 14.99$ per month, 100 products limit for the custom store, 3% transaction fee.
- Platinum – 19.99$ per month, 500 products limit for the custom store, 3% transaction fee.
- Unlimited – 24.99$ per month, unlimited products for the custom store, 3% transaction fee.
The main focus on this platform is set on the unique stories of its sellers and brands which operate there. So, obviously, they follow strict “indie” policy towards items listed there, to create respective environment. Therefore they introduced such option as “shopping by brands”, where you can scroll through vast variety of unique brands to find the one you like. Those guys also create trends and promote products on a basis of their buyers purchases and recommendations, which works through their own “envying” evaluation system.
In case of selling Storenvy proposes 2 ways. First is the opportunity to create a free, completely customized store. The second – is having a marketplace on their site. While creating very own store from custom look to personal URL, might be a bit more tedious, than simply opening a marketplace, but it can be more preferable in the long run. Having a marketplace isn’t a bad idea at the beginning, as you get immediate access to the huge base of Storenvy customers, plus your items can be featured in the “trending” section.
In conclusion, Storenvy is a great platform with a great features, beautiful design, vast community and comprehensive support. It definitely has to be considered as your one more sites like Etsy back-up plan on this list.
- Ability to chose between own store and featured marketplace
- Comprehensive customization possibilities for your own store
- Different ways to interact and connect with other stores
- Uses Stripe as a payment processor
- Great user experience with cool searching features and curated “trending” section
- For custom stores – a 2.9% + $.30 credit card processing fees, plus 10% commission fee applied when the customer who purchased from your custom storefront found you through the Marketplace
- Storenvy marketplace – 10% commission fee from any sale
UncommonGoods started back in 1999 and has quite a history behind it. They were always focused on selling unique wares, handmade or recycled, and positioned themselves as quite closed platform. You won`t find already familiar ways how to sell your goods here or open-up your shop on this platform.
In order to sell here, you need to pass through submission process, showing your product to moderators with detailed description, photos and suggested retail and wholesale price. Yes, you have read right, you can do wholesale through here. Hence, your products will be voted by buyers and then you will be contacted for further approval.
Besides that it has pretty shiny and unique look, has great searching possibilities, especially in a gifts section. So it appears to be pretty much buyers oriented store and not a regular ecommerce platform. Which makes UncommonGoods quite good selling platform with a decent audience of buyers, if you can get to them.
- Closed and curated platform
- Nice design
- Strict selling rules
- International shipping and pricing
- Fees are personally negotiated after product submission.
Yokaboo is another one of sites like Etsy which positions itself as a cheaper and easier alternative to it. Which, honestly, it actually is. Simplicity is their main motif. Guys from Yokaboo do their best to make a shop-creation process as simple as possible, they also claim it to be “Granny approved”. This is also supported by great customization, so your shop could be as unique as it can be. Despite they are based in the UK and pricing is bound to pounds, no one restricts you from selling worldwide and open your shop here if you are, let`s say, from Philippines.
Some cool features like automatic stock manager and nice statistics are already present even in their free plan! So, as you can see, pricing is also one of the strong sides of this platform. And, by the way, pricing is one more aspect where they keep on being simple.
- Convenience in use.
- Cool features like automated stock manager and statistics.
- Wide possibilities of own shop customization.
- “Ready” – free for use, limited in products (6), images per product (1), additional pages in the shop (1), storage space (40Mb) and some analytics features.
- “Steady” – 14.99£, 50 products, 3 images per product, 3 additional pages, and 250Mb storage space.
- “Go” – 24.99£, 500 products, 5 images per product, 5 additional pages and 1Gb storage space.
Zazzle is definitely one of the top sites like Etsy. As a customer, you can access here unique pieces created specifically for you. The point here is that Zazzle is POD (print on demand) site alongside with regular handcraft platform. So here you can get your very own mug with a photo of your dog on it. There is a huge selection of fully customizable items. That is why they claim themselves to be “The Make Engine™”. Some items here could be a bit pricey, but, as statistics show, this is really a minor obstacle for customers.
As for the sellers, a strong side of Zazzle is its customization options. And it applies not only to your store. Remember, Zazzle is the POD site, so right in your store you create your very own product design and start selling it. It is as simple as that. By the way, it is free to open any amount of stores you like. It is a good idea to operate different stores based on your design theme or product types. In terms of pricing, Zazzle introduces “royalty” rates, which means that you set your commission on your own (from 5% to 99%). The best practice is to read through forum so you could work out a balanced price. Also, keep in mind that here works the system of 30 day unconditional return, so you`ll have to wait 30 days for the sale to clear.
As a conclusion, Zazzle is already established huge player in “handcraft” field, especially for designers. Nevertheless, it is not in a direct competition with Etsy, or Etsy-like sites from this list, as they play by their own rules and on their own, a bit different, “field”. So, if you are looking for something new, refreshing and a bit unlike Etsy, this might be your top choice.
- Huge customer base.
- Customization in, pretty much, everything (shop, items, price, fees).
- Worldwide presence.
- Astonishing design.
- Great SEO optimization and UX overall.
- Sale royalty, which is up for you to decide (from 5% to 99%).
Zibbet is one else of sites likeEtsy site which focuses heavily on its community, provided features and low pricing. It helps sellers with unique and creative items to find their customers by providing numerous features which include order management; a stand-alone, customizable website; Etsy importing; statistics; SEO and promotional tools. They, also, provide alongside with own customized shop, a store within Zibbet marketplace.
In case of a pricing there are no listings or commission fees. It has three convenient pricing plans which look really attractive. As a result, Zibbet has many very useful tools for sellers, great customization, beautiful design, help with web design and analytics, plus really democratic pricing plans. Seems like a great plan to expand your presence on a market or even establish a whole new comprehensive store!
- Simple and comprehensive store setup (with even custom URL)
- SEO and advertising support
- Effortless order management with built-in tools
- Etsy importing tool
- Mobile optimization
- Multi currency
- Starter – 5$/month (4$/month annually) 50 items, 4 images per item and features
- Pro – 10$/month (8$/month annually) somewhat limited in features compared to unlimited plan
- Unlimited – 20$/month (16$/month annually) everything included