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Amazon Handmade Launches in Canada with No Fees

Amazon Handmade

Amazon HandmadeAmazon launched its Handmade marketplace in Canada today, and it won’t begin charging sellers fees until 2019. Sellers interested in selling through Handmade at Amazon.ca must apply and submit images of their products, production process, and workspace. Shoppers on Amazon Handmade can find items from sellers located in over 30 countries.

Press release follows:

Amazon.ca announced today the launch of Handmade at Amazon.ca (Amazon.ca/handmade), a new storefront featuring genuinely handmade items crafted and sold directly from Artisans. With Handmade at Amazon.ca, Customers can discover hundreds of Artisans and more than 10,000 products from around the world, and shop local from Artisans based in their community with FREE Two-Day Shipping available on a diverse selection of products. For Artisans looking to sign-up, Amazon.ca is waiving all listing fees until December 31, 2018. Please register here.

All products available on Handmade at Amazon.ca must be made by hand as Handmade at Amazon was designed to provide Customers and small businesses a tailored store specifically for handcrafted items. Handmade at Amazon.ca features a variety of product categories including Home Décor, Jewellery, Stationery and Party Supplies, Furniture, Kitchen and Dining, and many more.

“We’re thrilled to bring Handmade at Amazon to Amazon.ca, especially since there are hundreds of talented and creative Canadian Artisans from coast to coast” said Mike Strauch, country manager for Amazon.ca. “Our Artisans take pride in creating high quality products that customers can personalize or purchase as one-of-a-kind pieces.”

Reasons to explore Handmade at Amazon.ca:

– Genuinely Handmade: We only approve Artisans whose products are handcrafted. We are factory-free. Customers will enjoy on-trend jewellery, handmade leather backpacks and wallets, custom Turkish pillows, home décor, and much more.

– Explore the World: Shop by country to find products from Artisans in more than 30 countries. International items include custom ceramics from Italy and white opal necklaces from Israel.

– Discover the Artisan: Every Artisan has a profile that describes how their products are made. Shop locally by finding Artisans from all across Canada. Customers can experience handcrafted gemstone jewellery from a Belleville, Ontario-based Artisan, to unique hand forged wooden toys, games and educational materials for children from a Leduc County, Alberta husband and wife.

– Shopping Made Easy: What you love about Amazon, now for Handmade. We’re bringing the friendly experience, convenience and value you love and trust about Amazon to the world of handmade items. Many items are also Prime eligible with more being added each day.

To find the Handmade at Amazon.ca store from the Amazon.ca homepage, Customers can click on the “Handmade” link in the “Shop by Department” navigation or type in terms such as “handmade”, “handmade home décor” or “handmade jewellery” into the search bar.

Handmade at Amazon.ca features a growing collective of small businesses. Here’s what some Artisans in Canada are saying:

“I started my own business after hearing a young boy express his frustration about the lack of items available for boys at markets and craft fairs,” said Alberta resident and MDH Toys founder, Miriam Handfield. “I take great pride in the effort my husband and I put into creating unique toys, games and educational materials – and we are excited to begin selling on Handmade at Amazon.ca.”

“When I craft my products, I find myself most inspired and energized when I am wandering through our multicultural neighborhoods here in Toronto,” described Sandra Negrete who owns and operates Nocturnal Blue out of her Toronto home. “Canada is such a diverse place to call home – and I am thrilled to know my fellow Canadians can now experience and enjoy Handmade at Amazon.ca.”

“Selling my jewellery on Handmade at Amazon has allowed me to achieve my dreams while doing a job I love,” explained Tara Reid, founder of Ontario-based Starletta Designs. “With the launch of Handmade at Amazon.ca, I am excited that my neighbors and friends across Canada can now buy the products I design and craft in my studio in Ontario.”
To explore products on Handmade at Amazon.ca, click here: www.amazon.ca/handmade

SOURCE: Amazon Press Release

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

One thought on “Amazon Handmade Launches in Canada with No Fees”

  1. Well good for that lady – I’ve found usa handmade a huge joke – looks like not much handmade there to me but I do see the same old chinese import items over and over again – I think amazon doesn’t grasp what people are looking for using that verbage “handmade”

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