While selling candles at a recent crafts fair I was dumbfounded by the number of stall holders that were haemorrhaging sales due to not accepting card payments. Curious, I asked a fellow stall holder why this was? to my astonishment he simply replied that card readers are expensive! Unfortunately, this misconception is common place, resulting in many small businesses losing out on potential sales. There are some fantastic card machine providers currently competing in the UK market. Hence, this article will review the best card machines for UK small businesses.
The demand for purchasing quality artisanal products has significantly grown over the years resulting in the arrival of numerous handmade online marketplaces such as Etsy, Folksy and Amazon Handmade, etc… which are all competing for the opportunity to showcase your lovely crafty goods. These specialist marketplaces are a fantastic way of growing your customer base by reaching more people online who may not have otherwise of found you. In this guide I’ll give you the skinny on the top 7 craft websites for UK handmade businesses.
Ah yes, I can still remember the day when I naively decided to learn how to make candles at home as a hobby. It was supposed to be my escapism, a way of relaxing and destressing from a punishingly long week in the office. The notion of candle making doubling up as a side hustle was the furthest thing from my pea sized mind. But fast-forward a year later and that’s exactly what happened…it became a freakin’ side hustle!