Today I want to update you on my Amazon Handmade journey so far! In July 2022, I started selling my artwork on Amazon Handmade.
I promised an update in 6 months, and even though we’re a tad over that (life is busy!), I’m so excited to give an update on how I like selling on Amazon!
In my original Amazon blog post, I covered the basics of how to start selling your artwork on Amazon. I also reviewed Amazon Handmade vs Etsy, the fees associated with the program, the application, if it’s worth joining, and more.
Check out my how-to-start selling art on Amazon post here for more info. I cover a lot there. This post is just an update on my experience so far with a bit of other info thrown in. 🙂
Selling On Amazon Handmade Update
I’ll get straight to the point and say I LOVE selling on Amazon. It’s so easy, straight forward, and I’m literally getting so many sales with barely any work involved.
It’s been a better platform than Etsy for me lately, and Etsy is usually one of my higher-selling platforms. And the kicker for me is I spend so much time marketing on Etsy, updating listings, and even doing ads, and with Amazon, I list it once and it does the work for me.
At first, I thought my listings would get lost in the sea of Amazon listings, and literally thought I would get no sales. To my surprise, people are finding my listings and it’s great. Of course, when I listed I made sure to add good photos, and proper keywords to optimize my listings but that’s literally all I did. I don’t do ads, and I don’t even market my listings, I just list and then I get emails that I’ve sold something.
Another huge plus for me is the fees. Etsy sort of drives me insane with the nickel and diming every chance they can with 100 types of different fees, it’s stressful! Amazon is FREE to list, and they only take a cut if you sell. So it’s just one flat fee, not a listing fee, a transaction fee, a processing fee, or a transaction fee for shipping like Etsy does (isn’t that insane). Amazon is a winner in my book.
Do I Recommend Amazon Handmade For Artists?
I 100% do. I sell art prints and greeting cards currently on Amazon and I’m doing really well. Plus, I haven’t even listed all my items yet!
If you are an artist looking to sell your art on other platforms besides Etsy, definitely check out Amazon Handmade. You have nothing to lose, as I said, there are no fees unless you sell!
I’ve also shipped my art and cards to some pretty cool places, like hotels, businesses, etc. on Amazon. So many people log onto Amazon every day to shop, if you don’t have your art there, you are totally missing out on potential sales to a huge market.
At first, I was so SCARED to start Amazon because it seemed intimidating. But trust me, once you get the hang of it, it’s so easy and simple. Plus, they have an excellent library of videos to learn the platform.
I’m very happy I’m selling my art on Amazon Handmade and look forward to the rest of the year. If you sell your art online, don’t be afraid to try out many platforms as they are all great for their own reason and it’s good to have your eggs in many baskets.
So to finish off this post, yes, my 6+ month update is great, and I expect it will get better as I get more items listed!
Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any questions about my experience with the Amazon Handmade program!