Earlier this year, Amazon announced plans to launch a handmade market place. That should come as no huge surprise I guess since Amazon's mission is to sell everything to everybody. Watch this video to learn more.
What is really interesting about this is that Amazon is already selling in its main store tons of the exact same products that will now be sold in the new Handmade at Amazon store, yet the company feels that handmade is so important to the buying public that an entirely separate store was needed. At present, I do not see handmade candles or bath and body products in the Amazon Handmade shop, but I'm sure it's on its way because it's on the seller application.
So now, in addition to being able to buy handmade in your local area (support your local Makers!), on Etsy and at places like Martha Stewart's American Made Market on Ebay, you can also buy handmade on Amazon.
And you know what? This trend is not going to slow down. There will be more of this.
Handmade is the New American Manufacturing
Handmade is the new American manufacturing, so get ready. Our lives are already changing for the better, and if Amazon knows handmade like I know handmade, and if they do this right, amazing things are going to happen.
Let's watch together!
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About This Month's Coaches
Pairing a lab science background with years of design experience, Emily Caswell founded The Favor Stylist to develop a line of beauty products that can be personalized for any occasion. Emily has created thousands of custom gifts for weddings, bridal and baby showers, corporate events, bachelorette parties, and birthday celebrations.
Her background as a designer helps her use design software such as Photoshop and Illustrator to efficiently deliver custom design proofs by email or Web.
As a seasoned entrepreneur offering custom designed products, Emily is adept at creating more than just products. She creates the little every day experiences that makes memories that last a lifetime.
Learn more about Emily at her website.
Christine is a certified professional coach and the Founder and Chief Formulator at Ba6Botanicals in Hampton Bays, New York. She is a contributing co-author to Embracing Your Authentic Self, an Amazon International Happiness Bestseller. Christine draws on successes and tragic disappointments, both personal and professional, to help women be successful in their lives and in their businesses.
Learn more about Christine here.
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