Tucson, AZ, October 16, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- In an effort to better connect content with commerce for artisan entrepreneurs, ArtFire has launched a new fully function blogging feature for pro members on the site. This new tool allows artisan sellers to manage a blog right form their studio bringing the additional traffic from content searches directly to the artisan’s studio.
Blogs are available right on artisan’s studios, allowing buyers a chance to read blog posts and further get to know the seller before making a purchase. These blogs are fully customizable, allowing users to set blog categories, font size, font color, add pictures, video and even enter in html scripts. Artisan bloggers can schedule blog posts in advance to announce oncoming events or sales. Bloggers with news to share with a wider audience can also submit their posts to HandmadeNews.org to further extend their reach and audience online.
“We’re giving sellers a place to promote and publish their posts where shoppers can do more than just read about an item, they can buy it,” said John Jacobs, CEO of ArtFire.com. “With this new blogging feature, members will be able to share even more with buyers and not have to manage a blog off-site in the hope that a buyer will take the extra steps of clicking to visit a studio later.”
More about ArtFire.com
ArtFire is the fastest growing handmade, vintage, supplies, and design marketplace on the web. With a community of 50,000 buyers and artisan sellers, ArtFire is a community of artisans as well as a marketplace. The site offers a number of interactive features for members, including site forums, site teams known as guilds, and an internal messaging system. By building in site blogs, ArtFire is allowing artisans an additional way to communicate and express themselves.
For more information, please contact:
Tony Ford, COO