We represent and sell NYS artisans wares. Many artisans do not have the time or want to bother with running an ecommerce store. We handle the advertising, product photography, SEO, shipping, pay the sales tax, etc..
I was in retail for over 20 years with a storefront and a web store.Most of the merchandise I found for my store were imports and I found this very discouraging. When I closed the business I made a promise to myself, that if I ever went back into retail I d only sell made in the USA. I pursued my photography career with a professional photography studio (www.joyphotographstudio.com). Being in a small town made it very difficult to make a living in the photography field. After speaking with an artisan friend of mine who told me she wanted to sell online, but didn t want to have to bother with all the work of running an online store and that she only wanted to concentrate on creating and of course making money. That s when I came up with the idea of representing and selling for NYS artisans. Thus The Artisans Shop was born. Right now I am in the process of finding artisans to join us. My goal is to successfully represent approximately 40 or more artisans by the end of 2015.