Do you craft your own unique home or gift products? Are you based in the UK and want to get your products in front of a vast UK and EU market?
Simply email email@example.com to request an Artisans Application Form and a member of our team will be in touch within 24 hours.
IS IT FREE TO APPLY?
Yes. It's completely free to submit your application form and for us to review your product range. We cannot guarantee that everyone will be accepted to sell via our website and it may take some time for your products to appear online.
WILL YOU ADVERTISE MY PRODUCT?
Yes. Your products will be included in our product feeds for affiliates, paid search and display marketing online. We will also, from time to time, include your products in email marketing to our subscribers or in social media posts on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
If you are picking, packing and dispatching your products from your home, warehouse or shop address, we only charge a commission per sale. This is usually around 30%. So, when you make a sale via our website, if it costs the customer £10 we will pay you £7. If you sell large volumes of items through our website, we may be able to reduce the commission rate to 20% or less, but this is subject to us reviewing your account and your sales reaching a suitable threshold.
CAN YOU ARRANGE DELIVERY AND STORAGE?
Yes. You can either send your items yourself, when you receive an order from our website or you can send items ahead and we will store them for you in a secure off-site facility that offers 24 hour CCTV and security key code access.
Storage is charged separately, dependent on the volume and space required. We do not charge for delivering your items to customers. This cost will either be paid by your customers or, if they spend over £30, we will send the item for free to any UK Mainland address.
The costs for delivery and storage will vary and a bespoke quote can be produced free of charge by our in-house team. Costs will be charged monthly, so there's no long term tie in. You can try our services for a month or two and if it doesn't fit with your plans, you can close your account and we will return your items via DPD Local at a suitable time.
DO I NEED INSURANCE?
Yes. It's important for you to have Product Liability Insurance when selling your products online or in-store, even if we are dispatching the items for you. As a manufacturer, you will need to provide proof of insurance cover. Don't panic though, it doesn't cost much and insurance specialists such as InSync Insurance can put together a package that's suitable for your products and liabilities. We are unable to offer any advice regarding the levels of cover you require but suggest you call an insurance specialist for free advice by phone or email.
HOW DOES UK TAX AND VAT WORK?
We charge customers VAT at the point of purchase. For example, if a product sells for £10 on our website, we pay around £2 in VAT and retain £8. Based on a 40% commission rate, we would then pay you £6 for every £10 of sales and you would need to arrange your own tax affairs for the payment of VAT (if required) and any other forms of tax.