Today I spoke with Jonathan Marcus, the founder and CEO of Goodsie.
Jonathan got in touch with me after I wrote this post about whether handmade businesses should have their own online storefronts or are better off sticking with Etsy. I've had my eye on Goodsie for some time now because it offers an accessible way for a small business like mine to create a sophisticated online storefront for an affordable price.
Goodsie has some impressive features.
For the basic subscription price of $15/month ($180/year) your shop can have:
- a customized shop that looks like your brand and includes your custom domain name
- digital fulfillment with no storage limits (for selling digital product like PDFs and eBooks)
- the ability to also create a Facebook storefront.
With the premium subscription of $40/month ($480/year) you also get:
- the ability to create targeted email marketing based on customer e-commerce order history purchase amount and geography
- detailed sales analytics.
Here are a few examples of online storefronts softie makers have created using Goodsie:
And this one isn't a softie maker, but these bags are so unbelievably cool I had to include it:
Jonathan founded Goodsie in 2011 as a way of bringing ecommerce to the masses. We talked for about 20 minutes about what he feels sets Goodsie apart from other online storefront makers and who he envisions as Goodsie's ideal customer. I hope you enjoy our conversation and if you have further questions or ideas for Jonathan please leave a comment here and he'll reply.
Here we go!
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