ArtFire is an Internet company based in Tucson, Arizona that offers all types of handmade items, including antiques, fine art, supplies, vintage, media, and design from more than 66,000 artisans from all around the world.
As for browsing the products on the website, visitors and shoppers have options to view and shop by categories, trends, occasion, and color, and if they cannot locate what they are searching for, they can go to the “Forge” section of the page and post an ad there.
Although the website lacks in modern design, it compensates for the services provided to its users; there are forums, pertinent features and articles, information on guilds, and a weekly podcast.
For non-US residents who want to make a purchase on ArtFire, the website allows international shipping and accepts different modes of payment, like Amazon Payments, Google Checkout, and PayPal.
The company’s tagline is: “Sell without fees. Create without limits.”, and there are no commissions or charge for artisans who opt to sell through ArtFire and signed up for a basic account; however, those who choose to go for the pro account will have to pay a monthly fee of $15.95, but there are many benefits associated to having such an account, which include blog hosting and the capability to make a kiosk on Facebook.
ArtFire offers countless of items under different categories, such as handmade (accessories, bags and purses, clothing, jewelry, quilts, toys, woodworking, and more), design (digital art, furnishings, novelty, etc.), indie supplies (craft supplies, fine art supplies, jewelry supplies, tools, vintage supplies, and others), media (animation, books and magazines, E-books, graphics, music, software, etc.), vintage (jewelry, antiques, collectibles, clothing, and more), fine art (ceramics and pottery, collage, drawing, illustration, painting, photography, and sculpture, just to name a few), commercial (accessories, bath and beauty, home and garden, wedding, etc.), and craft supplies (clay, metal, glass, and stone, fabric, scrapbooking, sewing and quilting, and others).
The following are just some of the items found of ArtFire: