Hundreds of thousands of shoppers from across the world visit Folksy every month
Folksy is a vibrant and friendly place to sell my work online. I love being part of a community of other genuinely talented makers and buyers who appreciate handmade.
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|Free Etsy import service|
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£5 a month
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Folksy feels genuine, the interactions between sellers and customers stem from a love of handmade, and I feel valued rather than like a tiny cog in a huge corporate machine.
Spearheading the UK craft movement for over a decade
We have been supporting craft in the UK, spearheading the British handmade movement, since 2008 when we first launched Folksy. That’s a decade of experience, knowledge and helping small creative businesses blossom. We are no ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ start-up. Every one of those 10 years, we have learned more about the handmade sector and what it takes to be successful in a rapidly changing world, and every year we take steps to improve Folksy and what we can do to help you more.
A small team passionate about craft
We are team of people who believe in handmade, not a corporate giant with thousands of shareholders to please. There are six of us at Folksy – three of us are artists, designers and makers, so we understand what it takes to sell online.
A British business supporting the UK economy
We are based in the UK and pay UK taxes, so your fees and commission stay in the UK, contributing to the local economy.
100s of thousands of shoppers visit Folksy every month
Folksy is used by around 150,000 shoppers a month. That’s a lot of people looking to buy handmade. But we’re not stopping there – we’re working hard to get Folksy in front of even more people.
Customers across the world
Although we are a UK platform with British focus, Folksy has customers across the world. Around 85% of customers are based in the UK, 4% in mainland Europe, 6% in the US and 2% in Canada and Australia.
A community of like-minded people
Folksy isn’t just a platform, it’s a community. This is at the heart of what we do.
50k subscribers to our newsletter
Our weekly newsletter goes out to over 50,000 engaged shoppers – this is a great opportunity to get your work in front of new customers.
Millions of people see Folksy products on social media
We have a loyal fanbase of customers on social media looking for unique, personal and handmade products made in the British Isles. Folksy products are seen by around 9 million people on Pinterest every month, and we have over 35,000 followers on Instagram and 64,000 followers on Facebook.
Google Shopping Ads for all Folksy shops
We focus our advertising on getting customers to your products by running Google Shopping Adverts. All products on Folksy that meet Google’s specifications are included in this service for free.
No vintage or reselling
Unlike some other marketplaces, no vintage or reselling is allowed on Folksy. We do allow craft supplies though – because what is an artist and maker without tools and materials?
No VATMOSS on digital patterns and artwork
The VATMOSS rules do not apply to PDF patterns, printables or graphics sold through Folksy because they are manually emailed by you.
Reports and reviews keep Folksy handmade
We want to keep Folksy about art and handmade, so we rely on our amazing community to help flag any items that do not meet our terms and conditions, and regularly review all reported items and shops. See what you can and can’t sell on Folksy here.
Fast and friendly support team
We have a brilliant, fast and friendly support team who are always there to help and answer your questions. We typically reply to over half of all support queries within four hours and 24% within one hour.
A huge online knowledge base
If you need a quick answer to a question, you can usually find it on our extensive knowledge base which you can refer to whenever you need help.
Automatic membership to our seller forum
As a Folksy seller you have full access to the Talk Folksy forum, where you can chat to other sellers, make connections and get advice.
A private Facebook Group just for Folksy sellers
You can also join our Folksy Clubhouse Facebook Group especially for Folksy sellers, where you can pick up tips, be the first to hear about press call outs, feature requests, join webinars and grow your network.
Access vast resources on our blog
Our blog and Folksy Seller Handbook, are filled with tips on how to sell online and features posts and advice from experts on everything you need to know when you run your own handmade business.
Three free listings to get you started
When you join Folksy you get 3 free listings to help start you on your way, learn the ropes and get selling as quickly and easily as possible.
Etsy Import service
If you have a Folksy Plus account, you can even import your listings from Etsy for free. Find out how here.
Free online selling course for all new Folksy shops
Every new Folksy shop owner also gets access to our free ‘Make It Sell’ ecourse, which is followed by regular Seller Tips emails (but you can unsubscribe from either at any time.)
Customise your shop
You can customise your shop with your own banner and avatar – or you can choose from one of our readymade designs.
Add variations to your products
You can now also add variations to your listings, giving your customers options for each product and making it easier to personalise items. You can write your own text and add up to 20 different drop-down options.
We don't hold on to your money
Sales go directly into your PayPal or Stripe account.
My Folksy Plus Account paid for itself in its first year. I was able to keep adding to my shop and relist regularly to help keep my profile up and, in turn, sell.
The Folksy Plus account is the best way for craft enthusiasts and makers to sell their work online.
For £5 a month (including VAT) you get:
With a Folksy Plus Account you can list and relist items every day without being charged and you only pay commission when your item sells (6% +VAT). This allows you to stock up your shelves for free and also makes it easier for your products to get spotted and sold. As with our Basic account, listings last for 120 days (around 4 months), so you’ll still need to renew your items when they expire – but you won’t be charged when you do.
The Folksy Plus Account is designed to make it easier for everyone to sell on Folksy, whether you’re a professional maker creating a lot of pieces, a supplies sellers with a big inventory, or a crafter creating one-off items who wants to increase their visibility and raise their profile.
Folksy Plus account members have exclusive access to the ‘Featured Items’ facility on Folksy, which allows you to highlight three items at the top of your shop page. You simply choose which listings you’d like to feature and it will display three in a random order at the top of your shop. This allows you to highlight pieces from particular collections, give your shop a seasonal theme and showcase new items.