ShopHandmade is Free. Really. There is no monthly charge. There is no listing charge. There is no mandatory sales commission. There is no "professional" option to upgrade to. You don't have to get your friends to pay $70 a month so your account can be free. There is no limit on the number of listings you can have. Our service is free because it is advertiser sponsored. When you list an item you choose from one of several sponsors who will pay us the 25¢ listing fee. The more items you list, the more money we make, but not from you.
- Commission: You can choose any commission you wish. 0% is fine. eBay charges 12%. You pick what you think is fair. We thank you if you do.
- Rainforest protection: Choose to pay 10¢ or 25¢ to help protect the rainforest, which you pay only when your item sells. It's optional, but it's a good thing.
- Galleries: You can list items in our Galleries. Items sell well without being listed in them, really. Our strong advice is to not list in galleries until you have become an experienced seller. They are not necessary. ( Quote: http://www.shophandmade.com/ )