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Why open a Folksy Plus account?

by Hilary Pullen
Folksy Plus Account

If you’re serious about your creative business, our Folksy Plus account is a great way to give your shop a boost.

With a Folksy Plus account you don’t pay to list or relist items, so you can fill up your shop and keep your shelves stocked without worrying about mounting fees. You can also increase your visibility by relisting your items daily and maximise your chance of selling by adding extra photos to each listing.

What do you get?

Our Folksy Plus account costs either £75 a year (equivalent to 2 months free) or £7.50 a month, and gives you:

  • Unlimited free listings
  • Free daily relistings
  • 10 images for each product listing (rather than the standard 5)
  • Free Etsy import service
  • The ability to add ‘Featured Items’ to your shop
  • A Folksy Plus badge on your shop page  
  • Plus-only events
  • Access to our Directory of Trusted Suppliers – coming soon

You can list and relist items every day without being charged and you only pay commission when your item sells (6% +VAT). You still need to renew your items when (or before) they expire – but you won’t be charged when you do.

Who is it for?

The Folksy Plus Account is designed to make it easier for everyone to sell on Folksy, whether you’re…

  • a knitter who can’t keep up with demand
  • a printmaker surrounded by inspiration  
  • a professional jeweller creating a lot of pieces
  • a supplies sellers with a big inventory
  • or a crafter creating one-off items who wants to increase their visibility and raise their profile.

As the Folksy Plus Account gives you the freedom to list as many items as you like, it also helps those people who prefer to pay in advance for things and know they are covered, no matter how many products they want to add to their shop.

See our Folksy vs Etsy fee comparison >

Featured Items

Folksy Plus account members have exclusive access to the ‘Featured Items’ facility on Folksy, which allows you to highlight three items at the top of your shop page. You simply choose which listings you’d like to feature and it will display three in a random order at the top of your shop. This allows you to:

  • highlight pieces from particular collections
  • give your shop a seasonal theme
  • showcase new items

Plus, as returning customers are more likely to see something new when they come back to your page, your shop will feel more dynamic and fresh.

Other advantages of the Folksy Plus account

  • Trust plays a large part in whether or not a customer goes through with a purchase online. A shop with only a few items can look abandoned and is therefore less likely to instil trust than a shop with lots of lovely hand-crafted things.
  • Upgrading to a Folksy Plus Account enables you to stock your shelves and get your shop looking healthy and active.
  • Shops with new items are also more visible, as recently listed items appear on the Folksy homepage, and newer items appear higher up in search results and gift guides.
  • With more photos per listing, you can show customers everything they might want to know – for example, how it will be packaged, different colour options, zoom in on details or hallmarks etc
  • If you already sell on Etsy, we can import all your listings for free – saving you lots of time and energy!
Upgrade to Folksy Plus

For all the terms and conditions and payment details for the Folksy Plus plan click here