Tucson, AZ, December 10, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- ArtFire has announced that November has been their most successful month yet in artisan sales. Compared to October, November sales were up 19 percent, and when compared to November sales from 2008, sales this year were up 6,625 percent.
This dramatic increase in numbers stems from the Thanksgiving weekend sales, which proved to be one of the most successful weekends for sales the site has yet seen. Compared to the same weekend in October, sales increased by 60 percent. Sales for this weekend were also up by 47 percent compared to the previous weekend in November.
“None of this could have been possible without help and promotion from our artisan members,” said John Jacobs, President of ArtFire.com. “These numbers suggest that more people are shopping online and purchasing more artisan-made products this year, and we hope to see even more success as time goes on.”
More about ArtFire
Since their launch in November 2008, ArtFire has proven itself to be the fastest growing artisan marketplace on the web. With 60,000 total members and more than 875,000 items listed, ArtFire is already estimated to have $1.5 million in sales for their artisan members in their first year. This success stems from ArtFire’s easy-to-use interface and promotional tools, which artisan sellers can use to build their brand and promote their studios. ArtFire plans to continue this growth in 2010, when they intend to provide their artisans with even more tools to help them gain success in the marketplace.
For more information, please contact:
Tony Ford, COO