Tuesday, December 1, 2009

IndieSacramento on News10



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Shopping and Selling Local Online at Etsy.com and Indiesacramento.com
[Story by Suzanne Phan]

SACRAMENTO, CA- As scores of shoppers surf the web Cyber Monday for deals and discounts, dozens of local artists are selling their crafts online.

Amy Cluck of Carmichael has been busy selling her handmade jewelry and accessories online at Etsy.com.

"I have a button necklace and a necklace made out of vintage spools of thread." said Cluck.

Cluck's particular shop is "Peptogirl.etsy.com." She says as many as 50 local vendors are making and selling their items online at Etsy.com and Idiesacramento.com. The websites are growing in popularity.

"Etsy.com is great. There's all kinds of handmade items, unique items, terrific gifts you can buy," said Cluck. The websites are also popular with local vendors because they don't have to pay commission to sell items in stores.

While Cluck is busy selling her items online, she's also a big shopper online. "I don't have to go to the mall. I don't have to be in crowds," said Cluck. "I've bought a purse and jewelry."

Cluck says there are a lot of plusses to shopping online at Etsy.com and Indiesacramento.com.

"It's great to support local crafters and artists. It's convenient. And, you can get a unique gift."

By Suzanne Phan, sphan@ news10.net

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1 comment:

Lisa Leggett said...

Very cool! Nice to see local peeps on the news. Congrats!