ArtCommons.ca is an online community service with two important components. First eCommerce shops are provided to artists, designers, crafts people and vintage collectors like you who are exploring ways of make a living doing what you love! Plus ArtCommons.ca connects all shops to the community marketplace featuring items with easy searching, and more ways to showcase you and community.
You provide a unique Shop Title (/URL), Banner & Statement. Accross social media channels, website, blogs - be consistent!
You educate buyers in "About Merchant", "Shop Policies", and "Contact Merchant" pages. You inform buyers in "Order Status".
Operate publicly by adding your full contact information, website URL, and map to your studio. Or operate privately by using your online contact form with no visible address.
We build your shop. You research and outline a marketing plan by filling in a table to determine total-costs; process, packing and shipping. We setup the first 12 item-listings. You outline a product-pricing strategy.
You learn how to update your item-listings and add new ones to keep your shop fully stocked. We help you build in 2-3 price-variations depending on your unique items to give buyers more choice.
SEO functions are built-in to optimize search engine results. Provide us with 1-3 keywords "buyers" use to find your shop & items. For each item-listing you create type 1-2 excerpt lines for search engines to use.
Use Social Media channels to build your following. Start with your community of friends and family, Engage readers to participate in conversation, then use your skills & strengths to turn them into buyers!