Online Store Options

Big Cartel

- Pay a per month fee
- Monthly fee based on number of products listed
- No fee when you sell the item
- Collects and remits sales tax for you
- Easy to set up with great templates and color options
- More focused on store function, not as robust for a website
- Can choose between several credit card processors (PayPal, Stripe)
- Input your shipping options

Blog

- Free set up (lots of options)
- No photo limit
- If you have PayPal can add PayPal buttons
- Can also sell by personal email
- Handle your own sales tax

Etsy

- Pay per item to list (20 cents)
- Pay 5% of listing price when you sell the item
- No monthly fees
- Collects and remits sales tax for you
- Extra visibility being listed on Etsy’s site
- Less customization options but simple set-up
- Have to use Etsy Payments
- Calculates shipping and can print shipping labels

Facebook

Facebook
- Post photos to your business page
- Have people message you to purchase items
- Use your own invoicing method (PayPal, Square, etc.)
- Calculate your own shipping
- If you have a business page, don’t have to set anything else up
- Have to charge your own sales tax

Weebly

Weebly
- Easy to use templates
- Can create an online store (different levels of pricing)
- Connects to several payment options
- Also has blog and other website functions
- Have to charge your own sales tax
- Can connect to USPS to calculate and print shipping labels
- Don’t have to pay for store function, can use as a basic website or blog and invoice separately

Wix

Wix
- Highly customizable
- Have to charge your own sales tax
- Connects to several payment options
- Can connect to USPS to calculate and print shipping labels
- Don’t have to pay for store function, can use as a basic website or blog and invoice separately