We all have our personal preferences when it comes to where we shop. I'm looking for the opinion of buyers out there. Do you have preference between Etsy and ArtFire?
I have accounts on both sites, and I feel there are pros and cons to both of them:
Etsy - I've had my Stitchnmomma account for about 18 months now and have had the privilege of 135 sales to date. Granted many of them have been custom or reserved listings, but they are sales none the less.
ArtFire - I've also had my account about 18 months and am still waiting for my first sale. I do have some items listed on ArtFire that aren't available on Etsy.
Etsy - the buyer must have an Etsy account to be able to purchase
ArtFire - as long as you have a PayPal account or a credit card, you can buy whatever you want without having to set up an account with them.
Etsy - is becoming over-saturated in many categories and the choices can be overwhelming
ArtFire - is the new up & coming site for Handmade items with a smaller selection but crafters that are just as dedicated.
I could go on & on with pros & cons from the SELLER'S point of view, but I won't get on my soap box.
If you have an opinion as a BUYER please share, I'd love to hear it.