Tucson, Arizona (PRWEB) September 21, 2010
After two full years of beta testing and community directed development, ArtFire.com has exited beta in time for the holiday season. With millions of artisan products listed and $4 million in artisan sales during the testing phase alone, ArtFire.com is exiting the test phase with a fully-functional platform for artists and crafters. As a part of this beta exit, ArtFire.com has just announced their normal monthly Pro account rate of $15.95/month will be lowered to just $5.95/month.
Members can lock-in this rate as part of a 20,000 member group coupon. The discounted rate of $5.95 will only be available for a limited time, and is a “group discount,” where the promotional rate is only activated after a total of 20,000 users opt-in to the offer. As part of the promotion for the $5.95 Deal, ArtFire is giving away a variety of prizes, including iPads and Canon Rebel XS cameras. Almost 5,000 people have already signed up to join the $5.95 Group Deal.
With 75,000 current artisan members, and 1.8 million products pushed to over 50 million potential shoppers per month, Artfire.com has used crafter and artist input to build an ecommerce toolset custom-made for handmade crafters and fine artists.
“We have spent two years building the site that artists wanted. Now, we are ready to share that site with the world and at the best price of any marketplace online” said John Jacobs, CEO of ArtFire.com. “This low rate is a thank you to the many thousands of artists who have added their ideas to Artfire, and a welcome to the many thousands of artists who want to share their products with a whole world of buyers.”
Tony Ford, COO of ArtFire.com stated: “I think a beta test phase that saw our Artisans sell over $4 million in products is proof-positive that using artists’ input to build a marketplace has really helped us to create a solid web product that truly works for the creative entrepreneur.”
More about ArtFire.com
ArtFire.com is the premier artisan marketplace for handmade, fine art, vintage, media, and craft supplies on the web. ArtFire.com was created with $2.5 million in Angel funding from a private investor in 2008.
Pro features such as the Facebook Kiosk, which allows members to sell their items directly from a Facebook fan page or profile, the Global Product Editor, which lets members make changes to multiple items at once, and fully customizable coupon codes make ArtFire the leader in innovation for online artisan marketplaces. This group deal will allow ArtFire to develop further and give the lowest Pro subscription rate ever to users.
For more information, please contact:
Tony Ford, COO
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