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GET THE FREE "OUR VILLAGE SHOPS" APP FOR SHOPPERS

By Voice of Our Village 2 months ago 1916 Views No comments

GET THE FREE “OUR VILLAGE SHOPS” APP FOR SHOPPERS

Our Village™ provides shoppers with direct access to some of the world’s greatest artisans, crafters, makers, and small shops. What do shop owners on Our Village have in common? They pour their hearts and souls into creating their products. They love making the products they hope to sell to you. The first part of Our Village’s tagline begins with “Products with Passion”. That says a lot about our shop owner’s products. They take great pride in the work required to create the exceptional products listed in their shops. Pride in their products. Pride in their work.

OUR VILLAGE – A “NO LISTING FEES / NO COMMISSION DEDUCTED FROM SALES” ALTERNATIVE TO ETSY

By Thomas LaRocco 4 months ago 44 Views No comments

OUR VILLAGE – A “NO LISTING FEES / NO COMMISSION DEDUCTED FROM SALES” ALTERNATIVE TO ETSY

Our Village™ (https://www.ourvillage.com/) offers worldwide online Sellers “no listing fees/no commissions deducted from sales” when compared to the online marketplace Etsy. Etsy charges Sellers a listing fee of $0.20 per item and recently increased its 3.5% commission to 5% which is deducted from each Etsy shop owner sale. Plus, they also take a 5% commission on the Seller’s shipping fee to their customer.

Sales example for 1 month - Etsy


Shop 1

Shop 2

Shop 3

Total Sales

  • $450
  • $865
  • $1,230

5% Commission Fees

  • $22.50
  • $43.25
  • $61.50

Shipping Costs

  • $43
  • $82
  • $117

5% Shipping Commission

  • $2.15
  • $4.10
  • $5.85

Total Profit:

$425.35

$817.65

$1,162.65

Let’s break this down to what Sellers are truly concerned with, the bottom line. For an Etsy seller who currently lists an item for $30 and charges $5 for shipping, they pay $1.25 in listing/commission fees. With this price increase, the same seller will pay $1.95 under the new fee structure - 70 cents more, or an increase of almost 60% in this case. Our Village knows that the bottom line matters. That is why Sellers keep 100% of their sales and are not charge listing fees or commissions. Our Village believe that a low cost, $5 a month fee structure, allows the Sellers to get the most bang for their buck. That’s real value you can take to the bank.

Sales example for 1 month - Our Village


Shop 1

Shop 2

Shop 3

Total Sales

  • $450
  • $865
  • $1,230

Commission Fees

  • $0
  • $0
  • $0

Shipping Costs

  • $43
  • $82
  • $117

Shipping Commission

  • $0
  • $0
  • $0

Monthly Shop Fee

  • $5
  • $5
  • $5

Total Profit:

$445

$860

$1,225

Real example from an Our Village shop owner. “New Depression Guitars by James Floyd” recently sold one of his custom-made guitars for $450.00. If this same item was sold on Etsy, besides charging the $0.20 listing fee, they would have deducted $22.50 commission from the sale plus another 5% commission of the shipping fee.

By offering unlimited items and no listing or commission fees for only five dollars a month, Our Village is here to help the everyday and professional Sellers alike. Most internet Sellers have regular full-time jobs, supplementing their monthly income for their families by selling their products online. Working from home near the family is an increasing desire for many people. Our Village provides the most economical, internet marketplace for Sellers and supports the “Shopping Small” movement. Oh, and did we mention that the first 30 days are FREE?

Based on the old African proverb “It takes a village…”, as the worldwide Our Village marketplace grows, so will their charitable efforts. 20% of Our Village’s gross revenues are donated to non-profit organizations providing support to battered or homeless women and their families.

Sellers are invited to open their Our Village shop at: https://www.ourvillage.com/customer/account/create/ and enjoy your first 30 days FREE!

RUN YOUR OUR VILLAGE SHOP AS A BUSINESS

By Voice of the Village 4 months ago 63 Views No comments
We know you, as a shop owner on Our Village, are passionate about your products. As an artisan, crafter, maker, or small family-owned shop owner who take great pride in your products and the work that goes into them, we know that your focus is on creativity and selling your products. Sometimes that focus may lead you to overlook things you could easily be doing that adds bottom-line profit dollars to your bank account each year.

WHY WAS OUR VILLAGE CREATED?

By Voice of the Village 4 months ago 54 Views No comments
Our Village’s co-founders, who are sisters, recognized the ability for Sellers to have an online shop on an online mall venue provided the Sellers with the most exposure with the least amount of effort.

Our Village Products Offline Management Tool

By John White 5 months ago 975 Views 2 comments
Our Village Products Offline Management Tool The Our Village Products Offline Management Tool is designed specifically for Our Village shop owners and allows you to quickly and easily edit and manage your Our Village shop and products offline. In addition, for Our Village shop owners who also own an Etsy shop, the Our Village Products Offline Management Tool will allow you to easily download your products, including images and descriptions, from your Etsy shop, without affecting your Etsy shop .
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HOW TO GET MORE OUT OF YOUR OUR VILLAGE SHOP

By Voice of the Village 6 months ago 76 Views No comments
When it comes to selling online, more is better. Every shop owner’s goal is to sell more. More sales mean more money to help support themselves. More sales mean more freedom. More, more, more! That brings us to the primary question of, “How do I get more out of online selling from my Our Village shop?”

SELLERS! USE OUR VILLAGE AS YOUR WEBSITE

By Voice of the Village 7 months ago 849 Views No comments
Sellers who have their shops on Our Village have the best of all worlds because they can simply use their Our Village shop as their own website. This includes using their shop’s home page as their web address for business cards and email signatures! Before going into more detail about how that works, let’s take an overview look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of having your own website.

OUR VILLAGE – Home of THE SHOPPING SMALL MOVEMENT

By Voice of the Village 7 months ago 85 Views No comments
Shopping Small. Up until the 20th century, all shopping was “small”. The advent of big corporations and big box stores changed everything. The concept that “bigger is better” sounds good but is not necessarily true, especially for small business owners or sole proprietors. That’s why understanding the importance of Shopping Small is critical to the future success of all the individuals and families represented by the Sellers who have shops on Our Village and to the entire American economy. Shopping Small shouldn’t be promoted only one day each year. Shopping Small should be a 365 day, 24/7 goal for all consumers and there are good reasons why this should be a national priority. Our Village is taking the lead, promoting Shopping Small as the first option customers should always consider. Let’s look at the data to understand why.

WHY SHOULD YOU BUY FROM THE SHOP OWNERS ON OUR VILLAGE?

By Voice of the Village 7 months ago 125 Views No comments
Simple question. Why should you buy from shop owners on Our Village? There are many reasons. The purpose of this blog is to paint a picture for you, providing information you probably never knew or considered about the artisans, crafters, makers, and small family-owned shop owners who rely on you, their customer. First, you need to know that there are no listing fees charged or commissions deducted from shop owner’s sales on Our Village. Shop owners selling on Our Village keep 100% of their sales and for them, that’s a big deal!

HOW YOU CAN HELP OUR VILLAGE CHANGE THE WORLD

By Voice of the Village 7 months ago 125 Views 1 comment
Our Village’s co-founders (who are sisters) both have helping hearts and decided that the core mission of Our Village would be to make the world a better place. Wow! That certainly is an ambitious goal! However, they had a well thought out plan, knowing that with the help of all the Sellers on the internet, they could change the world. To achieve that goal, they knew that first they would need to provide the Sellers with an extraordinary resource so they would be willing to help.