Murfreesboro, TN (PRWEB) September 25, 2012
Delighted introduces its new online marketplace for handmade goods at http://www.shopdelighted.com. The site also offers a community environment for artists and handmade enthusiasts to come together and discuss the industry. To celebrate the site launch, Delighted is offering free listing for sellers until December.
Delighted’s new online marketplace, http://www.shopdelighted.com, offers consumers an opportunity to purchase handmade products and allows individual artisans and very small businesses to support themselves by selling their goods. Shoppers can browse and buy handmade jewelry, fine and decorative art, home accessories, bath and beauty products, clothing and accessories for men, women and children, pet products, paper goods and wedding decorations. Delighted’s Supply Store section offers handmade and commercial art and craft supplies.
“With Delighted, we wanted to create a collective marketplace where shoppers could easily find meaningful products that they might have otherwise overlooked or never had a chance to discover,” said Tim Choate, owner of Delighted’s parent company, Bondware Web Solutions. He continued, “By increasing the size of the online handmade market and community, we aim to help preserve the art of handmade and allow artisans to earn a living doing what they love.”
Delighted promotes member interaction through its community forums and member profile pages. Shoppers can communicate with shop owners through Delighted’s internal email system or connect with them through their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+ and Flickr accounts, which are listed on each seller’s virtual shopfront. Customers can also follow their favorite shops and see when new items become available or items go on sale. Through the virtual shopfronts, buyers can learn about shop owners’ policies, practices and personal stories.
Delighted draws on Bondware’s 13 years of experience in creating and managing e-commerce and community websites for artists and businesses. The company’s team of experienced programmers has customized a suite of sophisticated buyer and seller account management tools for the site. In addition to basic inventory and order management tools, sellers can easily put items on sale and automatically renew items at no extra cost.
Membership on and purchasing items from Delighted is free. The company has chosen a fee structure that minimizes up-front costs for sellers by charging a small fee to list an item for sale and a 3.5% success fee on sold items only. To celebrate the site’s official launch, Delighted is waiving all listing fees for sellers until December.
For additional information about Delighted, please contact Allison Bishop or visit http://www.shopdelighted.com.
Delighted is a new online marketplace for handmade goods and a community for those who love handmade. Delighted is a division of Bondware Web Solutions, a company that has been providing web technologies and managing online communities and marketplaces for artists and businesses since 1999.