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1. Sell handmade crafts on Amazon
Handmade at Amazon is similar to Etsy, which generates hundreds of millions of dollars. However, Amazon is a much larger retailer. You can put your products in front of 250 million customers around the world.
To be considered to sell products on Handmade at Amazon, you have to apply here. Once you're accepted, there's no charge to list your products on Handmade. Amazon takes 12 percent of your sales.
There are a few restrictions, particularly as it relates to what "handmade" means.
Amazon requires that the product is made by hand, hand assembled or altered by hand. You have to make it yourself, or it's made by a company with 20 or fewer employees. Amazon will also accept handmade products from a collective of craftspeople, if there are fewer than 100 people.
Handmade at Amazon accepts products such as stationery, jewelry, party supplies, furniture and more.
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