Shopping With Soul is a curated online shopping directory brought to you by Crafty Fox Market. It provides an opportunity for makers to drive traffic to their OWN online shop and get their products in front of our influential audience of shoppers, buyers, press and bloggers. Although it has a stand-alone URL (www.shoppingwithsoul.co.uk), it sits within our existing Crafty Fox Market website. We run ongoing marketing activity to promote the site and drive traffic to participants online shops, particularly in the run up to key consumer dates throughout the year (Valentine’s day, Easter, Mother/Father’s day, Halloween, Christmas etc).
How does it work?
The website is broken down into product categories making it easy to navigate. Users can also search for makers by name using the A-Z function. Each profile has space for up to 6 product shots. Each photo can contain either a single product or multiple products. There is also space for profile picture which can be either a photo of yourself or of your workspace if you are feeling shy! Shoppers love to see who they are buying from.
There is also be space to add: • A few lines about yourself and a description of your work • If you accept commissions and/or wholesale enquiries • A link to your main online shop • A link to your social media accounts • Your email address • Geographical location • Your logo with a further click-through to your website
It's a great way to gain increased traffic and sales to your online shop and social media channels. You can also use it as a way to advertise that you are looking for stockists / commissions as well as sales. Where possible we treat our Shopping With Soul members as a closed group, offering new opportunities to them first. For example, when we launched our events at Mercato Metropolitano in 2017, we initially only opened applications only to SWS members.
What they say.....
“As a design journalist I am always on the look out for new talent and the Crafty Fox website is an invaluable resource - a fast route to the best of British makers” Charlotte Abrahams - Design Journalist & Curator “Being part of the Crafty Fox market network has been so brilliant for me during the start of my business. So many people use it as a place to spot emerging designer-makers.” Sarah Capel Printing - SWS Directory Trader "Just want to say how delighted I am with being in the directory - so much traffic and a number of sales directly from it. So thank you for inviting me in to this great initiative - it is amazing what a difference it makes when you are exposed to a high proportion of the 'right' audience! Debbie Carne - alijoedesigns - SWS Directory Trader
It costs £7.50 per month (equates to £45 for 6 months). This is billed on the 15th of the month via your credit or debit card. You can cancel and rejoin at any time. The aim is provide you with the flexibility to control your membership.
There is also an initial set-up fee of £20 for new members who join the site to cover administration costs involved in creating your profile. If you are a new member, the £20 payment will be taken immediately.
We aim to create all new profiles within 7 days of receipt of images and information.
How do I update my profile?
Once you have set up your profile, you can make changes at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I sign up & how to I cancel?
Please use the relevant form below to set up your payment. You can cancel at any time - please email email@example.com to let us know should you wish to cancel.
What if I wish to re-join?
If you have previously been a member of the site and you wish to re-join, you do NOT need to pay the £20 set-up fee. You can simply re-enroll by signing up for monthly billing below.
Can I make changes to my profile?
Yes, you can update your profile at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org