What if you could take the variety of a site such as Ebay – electronics, crafts, re-sell items – sprinkle it with the homespun feel of Etsy, and add in the do-it-yourself ease of blog programs such as Blogger?
The name Silkfair comes from the great Silk Road that united the East and West creating flourishing civilizations along its path. Silkfair’s goal is to be the premier e-commerce site for users to buy and sell their goods online.
Users can create their own virtual store front, receive a unique store URL, and list their items for free. Do you have one item to sell? 100? Then Silkfair is for you! There are no listing fees at Silkfair. If you join the Silkfair community and have changes that you would like to see made, your input will be welcomed and considered. You can also participate in community forums that open up conversations between store owners about topics ranging from site suggestions to tips on running your store. Want to demo your product? You can even upload a video! View an example of a featured store here: bellepate’s store, A Beautiful Find.
And just as blogger’s love to be able to benefit from a custom design, Silkfair users have the option of upgrading to a Custom Store. Users can take their market shop from this to this – a custom store front.
While all stores may be personalized, a custom store takes your selling experience to the next level and displays clearly and prominently to your visitors who you are and what you’re sharing with the marketplace. Custom stores will be given away during this Saturday’s event! Don’t miss this great opportunity!
Join us this Saturday from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. eastern as we SiteWarm Silkfair and discuss ways to make a little extra money in this down economy buy selling your crafts and creations – or even those items you no longer use! Come share your great ideas!
Five winners will receive gift cards to shop at Silkfair!
1 Grand Prize – $50 to spend on your choice of items in Silkfair’s stores
4 Runners-Up – $20 to spend on your choice of items in Silkfair’s stores
Enter to Win:
1. Register at Silkfair! Whether you want to be a seller or a buyer, registration is free. Register and then comment here!
2. RSVP: Add your Twitter URL or blog URL to the RSVP list below
3. Tweet with the hashtag #Silkfair: Any tweets using the hashtag #Silkfair between Noon eastern and 10:00 p.m. eastern on Saturday, June 6th will automatically be entered to win!
4. Follow @Silkfair on Twitter:
Follow the Silkfair account on Twitter then come leave a comment
5. Tweet about the party:
Tweet about this Saturday’s event and then comment to this post.
Winners will be announced during the party Saturday. Winners will be drawn randomly from the RSVP list, the hashtag tweets, and the comments to this post.