- Handmade & craft focus
- We focus on work by designers and makers. Re-selling is only allowed in craft supplies
- No start-up fee
- There are no hidden administration or start-up fees
- Get found
- Folksy is optimised for search and regularly ranks highly for key search terms
- Friendly and helpful
- You have access to a dedicated, friendly support team (and a comprehensive knowledge base)
- The Folksy blog regularly features designers and our weekly gift guide goes out to over 50,000 buyers
- Your brand
- Personalise your shop page
- Secure payment
- We use Paypal and secure servers to manage all payment and personal data
- Get your very own Folksy Shop URL
- Analyse your traffic using Google Analytics integration
- Fully Stocked
- List as much or as little as you like
What is Folksy?
Folksy was created with the aim of showcasing the work of UK designers and makers. Launched in 2008, we've grown to become the most popular UK site for handmade gifts and supplies.
What can I sell on Folksy?
Folksy is all about handmade and craft supplies. No vintage, no cakes or creams. Take a moment to read our helpful article on what you are allowed to sell on Folksy.
How much does it cost to sell on Folksy?
It costs just £0.15 for each item in a listing (excluding VAT) and each listing lasts for 120 days (4 months approximately). Unless you sign up for the Folksy Plus account then you can enjoy unlimited free listings. Then, when you make a sale we'll charge a 6% commission. Read more about the Folksy Fees.
I'm not from the UK but I want to join Folksy. Is this OK?
No, sorry. Folksy currently only supports sellers who are living and working in the UK. We had strong feedback that this is what our buyers and sellers wanted. We’re pleased to support UK crafters and showcase the best of British handmade goods.
Can I sell craft supplies?
Yes! You can sell handmade or commercial craft supplies. Supplies are part of our category system so you list them in the same way as other items.
How do I get paid?
You'll need a PayPal account so that buyers can pay you (and so you can pay Folksy your fees). Read our guide on setting up a PayPal account.
How will I know if I've sold something?
You will be e-mailed automatically by Folksy to confirm an order has been placed. This will tell you the buyer’s details and the details of the item they have ordered. You should also receive an email from PayPal to state that the item has been paid for. Read more about order emails.
This all sounds great. But I've got plenty more questions.
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Folksy opened up a whole new world for young mum and artist Francesca Iannaccone. She set up Mrs Eliot Books three years ago after realising just how easy it was to get started. Francesca's sold 23 prints this year and relishes being part of such a thriving, online community of 'creative souls'.
Sophia Victoria Joy
Sophia Victoria Joy is one of Folksy’s newest recruits, but she’s already reaping the benefits. She still can’t believe how quickly her shop front has taken shape and how many orders she’s getting. Sophia loves how supportive and polite her customers have been and even looks forward to our regular newsletters. She’s a keeper!
Bex Smith and El Parry
Bex Smith and El Parry are 99% sure that you’ll love Folksy and who are we to argue? The creative duo started Stuffed Nonsense 3 years ago and are still selling over 60 quirky creatures each year. They say that with the help of the Folksy support forums and simple step by step guides, anyone can set up shop.
Julia Smith opened her shop, Julia Smith Ceramics, on Folksy two years ago. Since then she's sold over 500 pots and loves how straightforward it is to list her products. Living in the Scottish Highlands, Julia relies on Folksy as a way to sell her work. Her top tip is to spend time taking beautiful photos.