Happy Anniversary ArtFire!
ArtFire officially turns one year old in November, and what a year it has been. We’ve seen amazing growth in traffic, page views, member sales, and products listed each month, ArtFire has become the second largest artisan marketplace on the internet. We are proud to report our expected one year member sales at $1.5 million dollars. We saw a 30% increase in sales in October over September, along with 20million page views and almost 700,000 active products.
Part of ArtFire’s success has been our commitment to service and innovation. In just 12 months we have developed industry leading selling tools such as a one button sale mode, the rapid cart remote checkout widget, the ArtFire Facebook Kiosk, coupon codes, the global product editor and more! We are committed to providing you the best: the best service, the best platform, the best tools, and the best price. We also want to thank all of the amazing artisans in our community who have helped make ArtFire into the venue it is today.
To celebrate our anniversary we’re happy to announce a 2010 pre-pay opportunity for our members with The ArtFire Pro 500. In the past, many members have expressed interest in billing periods other than per month which our previous payment systems wouldn’t allow. As we grow and upgrade our infrastructure we are happy to extend a 2010 pre-pay offer to 500 of our artisans. While this offer lasts, you can pay for a yearlong Pro(Verified) ArtFire.com membership for just 100$; that’s over 30% off the normal $12/mo rate. If you’re a $7/mo charter artisan you have the option pre-pay for 2010 at your normal rate knowing that you already have the best deal we can offer.
We have more exciting features planned for year two. You will see some of those in just the next few days. While this first year has been many long hours and hard work for everyone here, it is all worth it to see those sales numbers and know that we are building such a strong and successful artisan community together.
Thank you for helping make the ArtFire community that it is today.
My Artfire Anniversary is also coming up. I opened my Cards By Jenna shop on Artfire exactly a year ago November 14, 2008. I can’t believe it’s already been a year. Not only that but I’ve only had 2 sales! In order to celebrate both anniversary dates I will be offering free shipping on all orders to the USA and Canada. Stock up on cards now before this free shipping offer is over. Offer ends November 30th. Thanks for stopping by!