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Old 28.08.2016, 10:40
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Selling your handmade stuff

From posts by other users on this forum I have realised that I am not the only one trying to sell my handmade stuff/ crafts here in Switzerland.

There are a few other options than the ones already mentioned in the posts I have read.
The sites ansalia.ch and hand und kunst.ch are similar to etsy. Of course there are many talented peolple selling there, but it sure is worth a try. The advertising fees on ansalia.ch are really low and then you have to pay a small percentage when you sell something. Hand und Kunst.ch has no advertisng fees, only commission when you sell something.

Another option is your "Koffermarkt" which basically works the same as a trunk sale in the States (so I have read). Only that you sell your stuff from an old, decorated suitcase at some indoor venue. These take place all over Switzerland and throughout the year.

Hope this information is useful to somebody and also wish all the creative users all the best of luck! Trust me.. I know how frustrating it can be to spend hours making your stuff and having a tough time selling
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Re: Selling your handmade stuff

Dear all

Please be assured than I have absolutely no affiliation with any of the sites I recommended on EF.
I mentioned these sites and the "Koffermarkt" as I have been able to sell (sadly only) a few things on the one site.

I replied to threads and created an own thread as I personally know how frustrating it is to invest time and money making something and not being able to sell it.
I have seen some pictures by creative EF members in threads and am sure some of you will have more success selling online than me

Wishing you all a good start into the new week!
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Re: Selling your handmade stuff

Hi Welwitschia
Howzit? Had to look at your posting when we noticed your name. Saw lots of Ws in Namibia when we were there. Fascinating plants to say the least!
But to your posting : have you yet discovered Anibis.ch or Petitesannonces.ch where you can advertise free? You can also use the various Fora such as Glocals under the classifieds section or Anglo Info Geneva. You don't mention what you are making. Perhaps this might be a good idea so that folks on the EF know? Good luck
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WOOHOO!! Am truely thrilled that somebody knows what my name means or where it comes from
Hope you had a good trip to my beloved home country and had many memorable moments.

Thank you for your recommendations. Have not tried any of those sites, but will sure give it a try. I do not have a specific line of products I make..a bit of everything basically..jewelry, sewing, decor..

Now that my kids are a bit older I find that I actually have time to do creative stuff again

I wish you all the best!
Best of regards!
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Howzit? Had to look at your posting when we noticed your name. Saw lots of Ws in Namibia when we were there. :
Well that's a South Africanism, Howzit! I've also seen the Welwitschia in Namibia, extraordinary and ancient. Thanks for the post.
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Re: Selling your handmade stuff

I have been looking for Koffermarkts for the rest of this year, but most seem to have been cancelled.

Does anyone know of any that have moved online, or are still happening?
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