I was doing a comparison of the costs of doing business between my store front(s).
I quit having an eBay store front years ago when they changed what I was allowed to sell there. My digital sewing patterns were my main sellers and they no longer would allow digital products. The cost of selling there was high. I let my customers know that eBay was no longer an option and a sweet lady told me about Etsy.
I opened an Etsy Shop and it has been a great fit. But, the cost of doing business on Etsy is high, not as bad as eBay was, but still high.
I opened an ArtFire Studio down the line to expand my customer base and because the cost of doing business there is really low. I have a Pro account, it has been good for me, but the sales are few. I am not complaining, sales are sales and it more than pays for itself.
(I have tried other venues too and they have not paid for themselves. There are more popping up all over, but I will stick with these for now.)
It is still new to the market. It has a Free Basic sellers package as well as Paid. I am a Premium member.
Like ArtFire, it has a really low cost of doing business price.
I really like the look of my store front and its ease of use. The support staff are awesome and are available to personally answer questions, and fix any problems right away.
The Zibbet Shop owners are also friendly and helpful.
I would really like to drive all my Etsy business to my Zibbet shop. It would save me between $100 and $200 per month in fees alone, that I could put back into my shop inventory.
The prices in my Zibbet shop are lower than my Etsy shop because the cost of doing business is less.
I also know other Zibbet shop owners are in the same boat and sell for less in their Zibbet shops.
Shop Zibbet and save us both some hard earned money :) Zibbet promotes Handmade, Vintage, Fine Art and Supplies.
My shop carries Sewing Supples for preemies, babies and children.http://www.zibbet.com/
Oh, and please leave feedback in my shop after you get your order. I ship fast and I ship worldwide.