It's not holiday season for shows yet, but there are still A LOT of shows happening right now and through the fall! Our members will be at the shows below-- if you are vending or attending, feel free to say hello to them and connect. I would also love to know which shows you will be at this spring-- let us know in the comments.
If you are wondering what went on with Etsy's new and somewhat mysterious (only because it's new! haha) Seller Advisory Board, I've got the insider scoop for you!
This past year, Etsy has made an effort to better understand and address seller concerns. One way it seeks to do that is through its new Seller Advisory Board (SAB). The board that meets with Etsy directly and those people are in charge of subcommittees on various topics. We are lucky enough to have an #ahasmember, Carolyn of The Wishing Elephant, who is on the SAB. I asked her to share what her experience was like after their first meeting a few months ago.
It's official-- the weather is getting warmer and that means more craft shows happening each weekend. Our members will be at the shows below-- if you are vending or attending, feel free to say hello to them and connect. I would also love to know which shows you will be at this spring-- let us know in the comments.
The Academy of Handmade's mission is to support handmade businesses and we are proud to have a membership that includes not just makers but also people who work with makers to have thriving businesses. Recently member Dave Conrey of Fresh Rag updated his book Selling Art Online. The landscape for selling your handmade goods has already changed quite a bit since he first released it in 2012. We asked him about those changes.