Our large marketplace hosts designs from designers from all over the world, and it can be hard to know exactly what you can do to stand out from the crowd. In this article, we want to share our best tips on how you can make your store stand out, and be a successful seller on Creative Fabrica.
Upload new products on a consistent basis
Staying relevant is key and keeping your store updated with new products is a great tip to boost your store. We, therefore, recommend that you continuously upload new products to your store. Every time you release a new product, all your followers will receive an email notification that includes your store name and links to your new product. In addition to that, your products will appear on the ‘New Releases’ section on the category page. This means that releasing new products on a consistent basis is a great way to increase the visibility of your store and products and keep them fresh in the minds of customers.
Instead of releasing all your new products in bulk, we recommend spreading them out over a span of time. This technique is beneficial to you because your store would over a longer period get updated with new products, giving you more attention as a designer.
Create seasonal products to boost sales
Leverage seasons and holidays by offering the right product at the right time. It is important to note that customers often buy seasonal products way before the actual holiday. As we enter November, searches for Christmas designs start escalating. The same goes for Valentine’s Day searches in January. This shows that there is a demand for seasonal products.
You can start by looking at the calendar and marking popular holidays, for example, Christmas, New Year, and Valentine’s Day. Be thoughtful about the product you create. Easter tends to bring out lots of eggs, bunnies, and flowers. Therefore, incorporate these elements into your designs.
Create your own bundles
As some of you may already know, we have a feature that allows designers to create their own bundles. Bundles are highly popular among our customers because they tend to feature multiple products at a reduced price. Due to their popularity, product bundles are a great way to boost your sales.
If you offer a great number of high-quality products in your bundle and sell it at a low price, your bundle will have a great chance of becoming popular, and thus appearing on the first page of our Bundles page. We feature the most popular bundles on our social media and in our newsletters.
If you can, bundle items that naturally fit together. If you want to create a tropical-themed design bundle, bring together beach, flamingo, and pineapple designs - basically things that instantly remind you of the tropics.
Offer freebies every once in a while
Offering freebies is an effective way to give your store more exposure. This is mainly because most people love freebies. When they love a product, they are more inclined to engage with the product positively by adding it to their favorites and leaving positive feedback. For example, this free set of floral wreath designs has almost 250 ‘favorites’. This can then potentially give customers positive feelings about your store and products, encouraging them to follow your store.
You can offer freebies on Creative Fabrica in several ways:
- Permanent freebies - To submit freebies, you simply need to go to the submission form on your dashboard where you submit your products. Under Price, you can see a section called Make Product Free. To make a product free, simply tick the checkbox ''This is a free product ($0)''. Please note that if you want to make your already live products free, you will need to reach out to us, and we will make your published products free. All freebies will appear on our Freebies page.
- Freebie of the week - Opt-in your products for our freebies of the week. If your product gets chosen, you will receive an email from us. If you agree, your product would be free to download for our customers for 1 week, and then it goes back to its original price. These freebies will be shown on our Freebies page and promoted via our newsletter.
- Daily Gifts - Opt-in your products for our Daily Gifts. Every day we release 3 new freebies in the Daily Gifts program. These freebies are just available for one day. They are shown on our Daily Gifts page and are promoted daily via our newsletter.
Promote your store and products with our affiliate program
Our affiliate program allows you to earn extra commission for every sale that you refer to us via your affiliate link. By default this commission is 25% of the sale, so on top of your usual 50% share, you can earn up to 75% (i.e. 50% +25%) of every sale that you refer to us by your affiliate link. If you’re not familiar with our affiliate program, you can read more about it here.
We strongly recommend that you actively promote your store with your affiliate link. You can promote your affiliate link on various platforms, such as your social media profiles, your own website, and any relevant forums.
Stay curious and keep learning
One of the most important things you can do to stay relevant as a designer is learning what our customers love. Be sure to read our designer newsletters, in which we share useful tips and top searches on Creative Fabrica. You can also discover what our customers like and what is popular by visiting our Discount Deals page and popular sections on the homepage.
If you have any questions about this, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.