Amazon take on Etsy

Amazon take on Etsy

Amazon are taking on Etsy and the like, in a bid to sell you handmade jewellery, cards, candles, and all that other stuff that you either think is lovely, or horribly twee.

They've got a new section called 'Handmade at Amazon', which they reckon will show off over 30,000 unique products made by artisan craft sorts from the UK and Europe.

You'll be able to buy jewellery, art, home decor, stuff for your kitchen, furniture, and all the things you'd expect from a thing like this.

Of course, this is a huge opportunity for people who want to sell their wares, as Amazon have a gigantic network to sell through. They'll be taking a cut of all sales, obviously.

What cut exactly? Well, there'll be no charge to list your items, so Amazon will take 12% when you make a sale, and from 2018 onward, that'll rise to 15%.

Francois Saugier, Vice President for Amazon Seller Services in Europe says: "We have designed a shopping experience for customers looking for unique, handmade items by bringing together many of the best artisans from across Europe."

"With Handmade at Amazon, artisans can grow their business, and many of them will now be able to turn their passion into a career."

If you want to sell your stuff, you'll have to become a listed 'Handmade at Amazon' seller, and we assume that you've already seen the link in the second paragraph of this article, or are able to use Google well enough to find out for yourself.

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