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We sat down with co-owners Jacob and Jenny Doser of Relax. Rinse. Repeat. to learn more about what inspires them to make their line of affordable, all-natural body care products. How did you get into making? And how did you start your business? It all started in 2015 with a frustrated phone call from my…

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Say hello to Carley Hussain of Parcel Island! You can also check out her behind-the-scenes on our Instagram Highlights where she gives you a peek into her daily life, an office tour, and a look at her process. How did you get into making? And how did you start your business? As a Graphic Designer…

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Tamara Kelly creates her eponymous sculptural jewelry line from the state of Washington. Her pieces are hand-fabricated from sheet or wire, one-of-a-kind jewelry accented with gold, copper, bronze, and stones. Read on to learn more about her line and what inspires it.

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In a study looking at the handmade shopping habits of consumers, nearly one-third of respondents said that they’ve purchased hand-crafted products “many times.” 40% said they’ve bought a handmade product at least once or twice. If you’re not one of these people, you may be wondering what the big deal is over buying a hand-crafted…

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According to the Harvard Business Review, every independent retailer needs to consider the customer’s end-to-end journey in order to reap the highest profits. Focusing solely on the touch points along their journey is not sufficient to keep customers coming back for more. Read on for our 8 best practices to maximize your customer satisfaction (and…

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Now that the craziness of the Black Friday weekend has passed it’s time to look ahead to the rest of the holiday season – but if you’re like most shop owners you probably are looking for something that can arrive quickly so you can sell them before the end of the year. Never fear! We…

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The holiday’s are already upon us but it’s not too late to stock up on the ornaments and other holiday decor your shoppers are looking for! Check out our list of makers who are creating interesting and beautiful ornaments – something is sure to inspire your customers! And the best part? Most vendors can ship…

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Sourcing products from a new brand can be time consuming – which items should you add? What sells well? What looks good on the shelf together? (Cover image: Cynla Greeting Cards starter packs $100) Our makers have put together super convenient collections we call “Starter Packs” to help make it easier to try out a new…

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Have you heard the news? Many of our awesome makers are offering free shipping in celebration of the launch of Stockabl, and lots of them offer free shipping year round! Check out this list for more details (including the coupon code to use if needed) and links to their shop. You’ll want to bookmark this…