Here is a great big list of resources I love and believe will help you grow the crochet business you love.
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It’s been a long time since I’ve been this in love with an e-commerce tool With Thrivecart, I’ve been able to host large design bundle sales with affiliates and revenue sharing, create gorgeous sales pages for the Crochetpreneur® Business Academy and other resources and courses. And Thrivecart integrates with most every other tool that I’m using and it has made automating my business so easy! Highly recommended.
This e-commerce platform offers online sellers more than a simple shop hosting service. Their helps with processing payments, marketing, shipping and customer engagement tools. It’s a great resource for the Crochetpreneur® who needs a landing place on the internet but isn’t particularly interested in blogging.
A quick and easy to learn platform for selling digital and physical products (including bundled products) and services. With the ability to have affiliates, Send Owl can help you grow your following, too! This is the perfect little platform for hosting tripwires.
Etsy is a great place to get your feet wet in the e-commerce world. While you don’t host your own shop, Etsy is the perfect place to build your brand, experiment with product lines, and expose your business to hundreds of thousands of customers who are looking to buy.
THE place for fiber artists to gather, chat about yarn and crochet, organize your stash and projects, and post patterns for sale.
While this platform doesn’t have the volumen of buyers that Etsy has, theya re all target knitters and crocheters. I recommend selling patterns on both Etsy, Ravelry, and your own individual shop.
If you’re looking for a tool to help you process payments both online and off, Square is the answer. I’ve used Square for years whenever I do craft fairs and it’s be an amazing help.
You almost can’t run you business without PayPal. It is used as the primary processor for Ravelry and a secondary processor for Etsy. If using Shopify, you can turn off PayPal and use a different payment processor, like Stripe.
I have Stripe attached to both my course platform, Shopify, and Thrivecart. I love Stripe for it’s analytics which are second to none else I’ve seen in the payment processing world.