Accept Credit Cards with ProPay

We are pleased to announce that CraftIsArt.com and ProPay are now partners and those sellers with a ProPay Merchant Account are now able to receive payments instantly by taking credit cards directly on the CraftIsArt's Checkout Process (Direct Checkout).

The CraftIsArt Checkout Process (both Regular Checkout and Guest Checkout) allows sellers to collect the total amount from an order before it actually goes through, in other words, buyers cannot complete a transaction until it is paid for, this is also called “Instant Payments”. Other venues do not offer Instant Payments and let orders go through...

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Photography Hints and Tips

This tutorial was posted in our Forums by Faith from AlaiynaBDesigns you can follow the thread here. We considered it to be very informational and useful and decided to use it as a blog post giving all the credit to its author, Faith.

Selling online can be much more difficult than in person because buyers cannot physically see and touch our products. Because of this, we all know how important our product images must be.

If you sell a unique product that is in demand without a lot of competition, you will still make sales. If you sell in a more saturated market, you need every available tool to your advantage to set...

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Keeping our promise of continuously implement new features to the website for both buyers and sellers, we have recently incorporated one that we consider very important as it opens the doors of international markets; the Currency Selector.

Currency Selector

This new feature allows buyers from countries other than the United States to get prices of items, shopping cart subtotals and checkout totals in their actual currencies avoiding having to jump from one website to another to get an accurate quote of their expected prices to pay. We are starting with 7 currencies (United States Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Euro, British Pou...

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For the past months we have been working on new features and improvements to the site that will have an impact on how listings work in general. These changes will have an effect on both Premium and Basic Sellers. It is important to remark that we continue to learn from your feedback and it is very important for us to know what you think and what you want to see on the website, so please send us your comments and suggestions so we can continue on our journey of making CraftIsArt.com the best marketplace!.

Please continue reading to learn more about the latest changes and new features:

AIR - Automatic Item R...
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Premium vs Basic

While there are a few differences between Premium and Basic sellers, there a lot of benefits both accounts share, just by being a seller at CraftIsArt.com, you have access to an ever-growing list of tools and features that allow you to get your products exposed to thousands of shoppers online every day.

Craft is Art is known for its usability, both sellers and buyers find it very intuitive and easy to use, for instance, buyers can easily buy your products without even having to be a member, they can add your products to their shopping cart while browsing a category, searching for a product or viewing...

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Accept Credit Cards with Authorize.Net

Click Here to learn more about accepting credit cards on CraftIsArt and how you can do it!

Now that you have an account with CraftIsArt.com and you are ready to sell, you’re next step is to establish a way to receive payments from your customers. You may already have an account with PayPal or Amazon which are very useful when they are used in combination with the CraftIsArt Checkout Process.

The CraftIsArt Checkout Process (both Regular and Quick Checkout) allows sellers to collect the total amount from an order before it actually goes through, in other words, buyers cannot complete a transaction...

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Referral Program

Our first Referral Program is ready!. Earn discounts on your Premium membership fee by referring new sellers to Craft Is Art. Share your codes with your friends, family, associates, etc. Use Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools to spread the word about Craft Is Art.

How it works

You are provided with 10 referral codes that you can give out to anyone interested in selling their items. There are several ways to use these codes, we are listing a few ideas:

YOUR URL. This is the easiest way, you can simply post your URL on forums, social networking sites, etc. ( http://www.craftisart.com/user...
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Upcoming Changes on Craft Is Art

We want to keep you in the loop of what is going on behind the scenes of Craft Is Art, you may already noticed changes made to the site in general, to the home page, to the product view page, and to the look and feel of the shops, but a lot more is coming, and the plan is to continue improving the features of the site, not only for our sellers convenience but for buyers that often need an incentive to complete a purchase, so we want to make it easy and comfortable for them as well.

These are some of the recent changes made to the website:

Shortened Header. The inside pages now have a shorter header (where the Cra...
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10 Ways to Go Green

We support the Go Green movement, and we believe that contributing to this cause will help us preserve this beautiful world as we currently know it, future generations will greatly appreciate our efforts made today.

We found this article titled "10 Ways to Go Green and Save Green" which we believe is very informative, should you be interested please read it: http://www.worldwatch.org/node/3915

Go Green!

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Listing Your Handmade Crafts the Right Way

When we want to sell our products online, we usually start by looking for the Online Venue to sell them on, when we find it, we sign up for an account, we browse through the options the site offers, and then we start creating.

We finally have a few items ready, we go back to the site, we click on "List a New Item" and then we face our first challenge: The name or title of my product.

Our goal is to get our items found on the major search engines such as Google and Yahoo and the right title for your item will greatly help that purpose, but why?, why is it so important to name your items properly?. Two words: search ...

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Quick Checkout, One Step, Buy it All

We know that sometimes you don't want to register just to make a purchase, that is why we created the Quick Checkout, for those orders you want to be able to place fast and secure.

How does it work? Simple, just add all the desired items to your shopping cart by clicking on the "Add To Cart" button, when you are ready to checkout click on "My Cart" at the top of the screen, review the quantities for each product, then click on "Quick Checkout".

You will be prompted to enter your shipping information (yes, you still have to fill out a few fields), don't worry, that's about what you ...

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Welcome to our New Blog, where we will be writing about Everything Handmade, we are also looking for contributors!, so if you are a member of CraftIsArt.com (Buyer/Seller) and interested in exposing your ideas, then start by writing a blog using the Blog Feature inside your account ("My Account > Blog"), then contact us to let us know about your new entry and that you want it to be on "The Studio".

You will get a link back to your Store as well as credits and recognition for your contribution.

Happy Writings

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