Have you ever wished that there was an easier way to sell your artwork or handicrafts without having to go through the gallery system or sign up for a complicated e-commerce system? Though the world is filled with platforms that make it easier to share our homes, handicrafts, and even rides to work, it's not quite as simple for the average person to replicate the retail experience—until now. HausMart is a new app that makes it easy for anyone to take charge of their creative career, right from their smartphone.
Rather than relying on third parties to sell your creative wares, with HausMart, it's easier than ever to share your work with the world—and profit from it. By downloading the app to your iPhone or Android, you are able to quickly and effectively set up a digital store to sell anything and everything in your inventory.
Whether you're marketing oil paintings, watercolors, contemporary embroidery pieces, or hand-carved wood sculptures, HausMart takes away barriers and places the power in your hands. If it seems like the perfect solution for artists, that's because it was specifically designed to help creatives bridge the gap between creating and selling. “My husband and I love working with artists and helping them become sustainable in business,” shares HausMart founder and co-CEO Oliver Luckett. “We have seen so many missed opportunities for artists to display and sell their work outside of the gallery system. HausMart removes all the barriers to entry for artists and artisans around the world to sell their work in new trusted spaces like vacation rentals, cafes, and co-working spaces as well as social platforms like email, Facebook, and Instagram.”
How does it work? Once you sign up, HausMart will allow you to customize your storefront in minutes. From there, simply upload pictures of the items you have for sale, and then generate a unique QR code that will allow users to access your store simply by scanning. Each store also has a unique ID that can be entered by shoppers to access the store, or they can simply click on a shareable link. And the best part is that your customers don't need to download the app to make a purchase, they just scan and shop. (Sellers use the app to quickly set up their shop and wares, but buyers can simply use a QR code scanner which is available on just about any smartphone.) Using PayPal or Venmo check out is also a simple and secure step so that entrepreneurs can focus on selling without having the headache of having to set up an online interface.
For designers like Genevieve Gorder, the host of Netflix's Stay Here, HausMart has allowed her to share her passion for collecting with her fans. On a recent trip to Iceland, Genevieve came across some incredible finds that she brought home and made available in her HausMart shop. Her fans are able to click into her store and get a piece of her design knowledge in their home, quickly and effectively.
“As a designer and voracious traveler, I accumulate a lot of stuff, a lot of pretty stuff! HausMart is the perfect place to sell that stuff,” shares Gorder, who is also known for her role as one of the original designers on TLC's Trading Spaces. “It's free, and it takes two minutes to set up. Perfect for people who have too much to do already.”
Whether you're an artist looking for an effective way to catalog and sell your art, an artisan in need of an easy way to sell your wares, or an Airbnb host looking to monetize your interior design or sell amenities, the possibilities with HausMart are endless. In just a few minutes you'll be up and selling, with no need for shoppers to download the app. And with HausMart available in 200 countries and over 25 currencies, it just got a whole lot easier to jump into the retail game.
The basic platform is free to set up, with just a 4% commission rate (plus transaction fees). On this plan, you're allowed to have three HausMart shops per user—it's a great way to get started! Power users may want to upgrade to one of the paid monthly plans—available from the next release—which lowers the commission rate to 2.5% and unlocks even more features.