Handmade Home - Become A Vendor
At Handmade Home Co., our goal is to make selling furniture & home decor online easier for creators. In North America we have so many amazing artists and creatives! We wanted to provide a high-end platform that is dedicated to only handmade home furnishings, allowing your products to shine and not get lost in oversaturated marketplaces.
Most consignment shops in North America take anywhere from 50-75% of your total sale price. The biggest marketplace platforms out there are very hard to understand leaving you feeling defeated and confused by their fees. The free marketplaces are designed around the business of thrifting and haggling… Although this is amazing for our landfills (and a great source of raw materials for us), these free marketplaces don’t generally work in our favour when trying to sell high-end pieces.
So, why are we trying to sell our work on platforms that aren't geared towards our business or have us spending time and money before we’ve even made a sale?
Here at HHC we pride ourselves on being able to provide you with transparent pricing. There are no annual fees, shipping fees or listing fees.
We’ve worked hard to keep our rates below average while still providing our artists with a high-end platform that matches the quality of their work. We have created our Tier System with added incentives to reward you for selling with us.
Buyers looking for high-quality furniture and home decor at a reasonable price often don’t know where to turn other than big-box stores. We want Handmade Home Co. to be the go-to source in home furnishings -- the place where everyone wants to shop to save money and get unique, quality work, all while supporting independent business owners.
We have handled ALL of the shipping for you. As an artist with Handmade Home Co. all you will have to do is enter the accurate weight and dimensions into your listings and we will handle the rest. Once an order has gone through on the website all you need to do is wrap up your piece, print off the shipping label that we send to you along with the clients invoice and wait for the carrier to pickup the item!
We have made it possible for buyers to choose the "Free Pickup" option if they live in your area. Even if the buyer selects the free local pickup service, the buyer still has to pay for the item through the website -- meaning you never have to worry about fake E-transfers or miscounted cash.
We offer drop-off services for customers. This means you (or your private shipper) can deliver the item yourselves. This is only possible if you pre-determine the distance in which you are willing to travel to deliver, and the cost associated with that.
In the footer of our website there is a “Request a Commission” button so that customers can order custom pieces directly from you, allowing you to expand your business services.
At Handmade Home Co. we do not require our Vendors to sell with us exclusively. However, we do ask that the individual items you list on our platform be sold solely through our platform. If you have an item that is not listed on our platform, you are more than welcome to list it elsewhere.
We want to leave your business up to you, so there is no minimum number of listings to stay on this platform. Of course, we hope that you’ll want to list as many items with us as possible!
Remember, that this is a collaboration.
We want you to succeed and that is why we try to do everything in our power to make this process easier for you and your customers!
We encourage you to direct your clients to our site to buy your goods that are listed with us, as sales made through the platform will help you move up in our Tier system. This will also help generate traffic to the platform as we are still new.
To become a Vendor with Handmade Home Co. fill out our Application Form, below, which will give us some information about yourself as an artist. We’ll also need some clear, well-lit photos of your current or past work. You can also include your social media handles so we can get a sense of your products. We accept applications from Canada & the USA. We are hoping to expand our services to EUR & AUS in the future.
We are looking for artists on Handmade Home Co. who possess the following:
• Professional work ethic
• Able to take clear, well-lit photos for listings
• Seal/protect all surfaces when applicable (Furniture, wood, signs, cutting boards, painted items, etc.)
Furniture Artists are asked to:
• sand paint lightly to remove brush strokes, drips & imperfections (unless creating a textured/cross-hatched piece).
If you are a furniture artist, woodworker, home decor/accessory creator or an E-class/E-course creator and are looking for a new platform to sell your work on - Apply Now!
If you are denied a spot on our website, donʼt fret! You can always read over what we are looking for in a Vendor and try applying again when you feel you are ready.