I am hoping you are as excited and enthused as the rest of us to grow your creative business in 2019. You may have been researching, chatting on social media groups and looking for ideas and inspiration on Instagram or Pinterest, but there is so much to take in.
Not 100% sure where to start? Social media gets a lot of press, but these platforms are ‘full to the brim’ of talented creatives. So how about working together?
Not a new concept, but it’s how we work at Pedddle. A community of creative stallholders that share their events together, support one another and reach a wider audience….together. Our customers visit Pedddle specifically looking for the creative/local independent events we share, but also to connect or re-connect with makers they may have seen.
How Pedddle helps you: Increased online presence. Be seen on market pages, be a featured trader, join our online market nights, feature on our social media and have one place to share all your important business info! Checking in at events and sharing your events on Pedddle increases the opportunity that customers will come to the markets to purchase your products. At only £5 a month, the aim is to make it a platform that is both accessible to small businesses but gives you maximum opportunity to grow.
Pedddle is pretty new itself, only launching in June 2018, but within 6 months we have had over 26,000 users, 95,000+ page views, 2 online markets that saw some makers sell over £300 worth of stock in 3 hours from home, and we cannot wait to build on this in 2019.
Pedddle is a connected market community for customers, stallholders and event organisers who share the same beliefs in sustainability, current ecological issues as well as supporting local businesses to enable their communities to thrive. Join us today. Complete the form at the bottom of the page and we will be in touch.
Take a look all that Pedddle offers below and if you have any questions just let us know.
Don’t just take our word for it, here’s a few lines from our members:
“Pedddle is a great outlet to allow my business to be discovered or re-discovered by market goers. Nicki’s tireless promoting of Pedddle members’ talents is another brilliant way of widening our potential customer base too!” Greg, Habitats Print Studio.
“Pedddle is a wonderful community, created by Nicki who wants to help businesses become the best they can be! The support has been incredible and I have been able to reach a lot of new potential customers.”
“I’ve only just joined Pedddle but already feel like I’m part of something and I can’t wait to join in more this year and beyond” – Claire, Ginfused.
For just £5 a month join our Pedddle community.
Full list of features Pedddle offers.
1. Your own stall page
You showcase all the important info about your business – Your story in a short bio, images of your work, a link to your website (if you have one), links to social media, products for sale (linked to Etsy) & list your markets.
2. Assistance in finding new markets and events.
We share new events, when we hear of them, with our members first. Plus and extensive market calendar for our members to view. More events than can be found on the front end of the website.
3. NEW feature – Showcase your Etsy store.
We can list up to 8 items from your Etsy Store- and it is super easy. No extra fees or time required to load products but customers can link to buy directly from you.
4. A supportive creative community.
We have meet ups (North West only at the moment) and cover information about how we can help your business grow. We are also going to add focus group meetings where you can test products with other members.
5. Advice & Support
And if one of our team doesn’t know, our other Pedddle members generally do! We are here to help….don’t feel alone.
6. Check in at your markets.
By doing this it populates the market page with your business and creates a list of your events on your page. Customers can then find you more easily and may get in contact to order or buy. Don’t miss out on those aftersales!
7. Brand Awareness
Building your brand is super important to you and us. We help to put your name and brand out there. We keep sharing information about your markets and members businesses.
8. **Brand New Feature** Online Markets
When it is wet and miserable at the market – it can be tough. So we will open our rainy day market in the week and you get an extra day trading for free! PLUS we have 9 online markets planned throughout the year.
It is really simple to join but if it is not for you, there is no contract, so leave as you wish.
If you are looking to make your hobby into a full time business or want more support promoting your business, Pedddle is the best online independent market community.
Here’s what our members have to say.
I love the new site, it’s a fab idea. It is perfect that we can login and view the dashboard to be alerted to new events and check in at our markets for the customers to find usJenny at Nordic Muse
Once my page was set up it was so easy. I can add new photos and events anytime. Nicki and her team even created a domain name to point at my page so I have my own URL to share with my customers.Sharon at Betty Redbutton
It costs just £5 a month to have your online stall (16p a day). No tie in or contract.
Want to join our community?
Complete the form below. Once accepted, you will receive an email with login details. Create your stall page, upload some photos of your work and a picture of you too. Then let your friends, family and customers know where they can find you.
Begin to add your markets and use the calendar to find new events too. You do have to be booked into the event before you check in at them.