Today I want to talk about my experience selling my handmade greeting cards on Amazon.
For background, I’ve been selling on Amazon for about 6 months now and love it. A few weeks ago I added greeting cards to my listings, and they have been selling great there! Before I had been solely just selling art prints on Amazon.
Every time I get a sale on Amazon, I’m shocked that someone found one of my items among the millions of Amazon listings.
I sell my art on Amazon Handmade. A program that allows artists and handcrafters to sell their items on the platform without a monthly fee. A while back I wrote a blog post all about the Amazon Handmade program, if you want to read more on that, you can check out that post here.
Selling Greeting Cards on Amazon Vs. Etsy
The majority of my greeting card sales come from Etsy. Lately, Amazon has been doing better as Etsy has been CRICKETS. And mind you I just started listing my greeting cards on Amazon, and I don’t even have all of them up there yet!
I had been putting off listing my greeting cards on Amazon because I didn’t want to get confused with inventory, but with Etsy being so slow I knew I had to try it. After I started listing them I already had sales a few days later. And I still am getting Amazon greeting card sales and Etsy is still silent.
It really is so simple to list on Amazon, and it doesn’t take any longer than Etsy. One thing that I love is that Amazon does NOT charge you to list, as Etsy charges .20 per new listing.
Check out my Amazon listings here!
Single Cards & Sets
I sell single cards and sets on Etsy, and on Amazon, I am just selling single cards. I wanted to see how the single cards would do as sometimes variants can be a little confusing on there. The single-card sales have been doing great! I think eventually when I’m ready to sell greeting card sets on Amazon, I’ll probably make a separate listing for that.
Overall, I have had a great experience selling on Amazon Handmade so far. I am planning on writing a 6 month selling my art on Amazon recap soon, so check back later on to read my full experience selling art and greeting cards on Amazon.
Thanks for reading!
Love this, exactly what I was wanting to read. I just have one question, do you print your own cards, have someone else print them, or, like books, Will Amazon print them?
I used to have them printed with a printing company and buy my inventory that way, but now I do all of my printing. On Amazon, I fulfill all of my orders personally, they don’t stock my items. I recently wrote a brief post about my printing experience and supplies: https://greenartistblog.com/im-now-printing-my-own-art-prints-at-home-my-experience-so-far/