There isn't a better time than now to start selling some (or even just one!) of the great designs you make with Ponoko.
Holiday shopping is going to kick into gear in November, and there are so many ways and places to sell. While we love craft fairs and locally owned shops, selling offline can be a lot of work, especially for beginners.
Luckily, there are plenty of free & easy options for selling your designs online.
Here are 10 marketplaces to sell your awesome Ponoko-made stuff.
You know those little square readers you can stick in an iPad and take credit cards? Well, the company that created the Square reader now has an online marketplace too. They charge one simple flat fee of 2.75% per sale, and anyone can open a shop.
Etsy needs no introduction. It's probably the #1 marketplace for indie sourced and created goods. But a recent policy update requires anyone using any outside help (including Ponoko customers) to apply for shop approval.
With StoreEnvy you get both your own customizable online shop & inclusion in the marketplace. It's totally free unless you want some upgrades, like use of a custom domain or the functionality of discount codes.
Big Cartel lets you start selling up to 5 products for free. After that, you'll have to sign up for one of their monthly plans. But they don't take any commission from your sales.
It's really easy to list your design in the Ponoko Showroom. Just note that when someone orders your product, we won't automatically put it into production. You'll need to place a Ponoko order yourself and then fulfill your customer's order.
Goodsmiths calls itself "the new marketplace for makers". It charges a combination of 2.5% on each sale and a monthly plan (free for the first 25 items).
Felt is a great place to sell for our customers in New Zealand.
If you haven't been to Ebay in awhile, they've cleaned up some and are looking more polished.
If you're already up and selling somewhere, Supermarket is a great place to reach more customers. They're a curated marketplace, so you'll have to apply.
Fab is the place to boost sales of a particular product and gain wide exposure to your brand. It's also curated, so you'll need to fill out a partner form.