Passive fundraising for schools, charities, and community groups

 

Support the small businesses in your community and earn 20% commission on every sale

 

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Our collective of local Artisans offer your customers the biggest selection of handmade-to-order goods

 

 

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Artisan Business offers you an effective  passive fundraising model

that supports

With our handmade marketplace

A collection of the finest handcrafted goods, made-to-order by small Arts and Crafts businesses in your neighbourhood

HOW IT WORKS

 

1

Set up Shop

We’ll create your personalised Artisan Business handmade store and provide you with a link (handmadegiftstore.site/store/yourname) to add to your website menu.

 

2

Open for Business


Tell your community about your handmade store and every order placed through your personal link will earn you 20% commission of the item’s price.

Order from the store yourself for raffle prizes, rewards, competitions! You’ll still earn your 20% commission!

and as soon as a customer places their order, we handle everything!

The order gets passed to the Artisan who makes it and they work directly with their customer.

The customers payment goes into our third-party escrow account until the order is completed and safely delivered to its recipient.

 

3

Get Paid

As soon as we receive confirmation from the customer that they’ve received their order, escrow releases the Artisans payment and your 20% goes to your commission account.

 

Every order placed through your shop link earns your school/group

20% commission. We handle the orders and payments for you

and you can check your account anytime

 

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What does it cost?

Community Partner Account

We charge a small administration fee of £10 per month, to manage your account and provide our services – maintaining the platform and producing marketing material.

This fee is deducted from your commission earned – so you’re not out of pocket.

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Passive Fundraising

 

Your Handmade Giftstore offers your shoppers an ever-growing selection of handcrafted goods and will soon become the go-to place for gifts for every occasion bringing you sales round the clock 365 days a year.

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Safe and Secure

 

 Every Artisan is vetted to ensure they are a bona-fida, legally-compliable business

Each product shown in your store is manually chosen and approved as appropriate for your audience.

Our fundraiser stores are hosted on their own dedicated server with the most advanced security measures in place.

 

 

hassle-free

Hassle Free

NO STOCK TO PURCHASE – NO ORDERS TO PROCESS – NO PAYMENTS TO HANDLE

We manage the orders and payments for you

Of course, you can check the status of your account anytime by logging into your Community Partner dashboard.

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No sales = No fees

We take a nominal £10 a month from your commission earned to pay for our costs in managing your account

and we only  take that payment if your sales reach £500 that month!

about-us

Artisan Business is a joint venture initiative managed by 4 Square Pegs Ltd.  Our mission is to support local businesses, encourage shoppers to buy from local businesses, and keep consumer money flowing in local economies.

We connect small independent makers (Artisans) with small independent retailers (Community Partners) and present shoppers with a LOCAL alternative to the big online stores that are enticing

All the choice and convenience of shopping online – with the added benefit of supporting local small businesses

Why Handmade Goods?

Two reasons:

First, the products are original, unique, personalisable and customisable, which make them a VERY popular purchase among consumers.

Second,

 

Our network is funded entirely by our members’ subscriptions and managed by a core team of business professionals.

 

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Are you ready to join us?

If you’d like to join our network, start by filling in our Community Partner Account enquiry form

and let’s find out if we can work for you.

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Got some Questions?

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Contact Us

Drop us an email at support@artisan-business.com or use our quick-question form below.

 

We aim to respond to all emails within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.