A UK Alternative to Etsy
So, Etsy for mums?
Ok, that seems apt, but dig deeper and you'll find so much more than just an alternative to Etsy for mums!
We are a proudly inclusive community. We connect a glittering ensemble of wonderfully creative mums, parents and carers with those who adore shopping for unique handmade items.
Made By Mums vs. Etsy: How we compare
Even if you already have an Etsy shop set up, you can create a Made By Mums shop too without it impacting your costs in any way.
We are a great value alternative to Etsy - here's how we stack up!
Why Made By Mums
For mums and carers, we are a compelling alternative to Etsy for selling handmade items, offering a low cost selling platform and a friendly, supportive selling community our makers love.
- Great value: Set up your shop in under 5 minutes, for FREE!
- Super low fees: No hidden costs, just 7.5% (+ 35p) on the sale amount
- No risk: With no subscription charges, you only pay when you make a sale
- Easy to use: Simple, easy to use interface right from your phone/laptop
- Supportive: Get help fast, directly from Jo and Robert (pickles permitting!)
- Get promoted: We love supporting! Be in our regular social updates (free!)
- Your passion: Sell a huge range of items, whatever your speciality
Made By Mums co-founders Jo and Robert
Who are Made By Mums?
We are a UK Etsy alternative, set up to help mums and carers sell their handmade creations - and keep more of their proceeds while doing so. We were formed after co-founder Jo was looking for a low cost, easy to use selling platform while pregnant, and nothing seemed to suit.
Today, our makers love being part of our burgeoning maker community!
It was really easy to set up as a seller and list products. Listings show up well in a search, unlike the other selling platform I was using up until now. Jo @ MBM is really helpful, she spotted an error in the quantity of one of my listings and emailed me to let me know. Very personal and considerate.
Lauren Parker, Made By Mums SellerRead on Facebook
I have just started selling with Made by Mums as Stitches and Stones. It’s so easy to do. The products on here are absolutely beautiful. So happy to be part of it!
Em Walker, Made By Mums SellerRead on Facebook
'What a fabulous website!' User friendly. Professional look. An amazing platform to show, promote and sell our handcrafted gifts. No hidden charges or costs, no hidden fees. The layout is one of the best I have seen. Well done everyone at Made By Mums! 10/10' 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Soozy Booth, Made By Mums SellerRead on Facebook
I've only recently joined Made By Mums as a seller, but find it super easy to use, with transparent fees and excellent communication and support from the owners.
Lucy Fletcher, Made By Mums SellerRead on Google
Fantastic for selling handmade crafts. The setup of my shop so simple and user friendly. Jo is very helpful and has answered any questions I’ve had promptly. There are no hidden charges and it’s completely free to start up your shop and list your items. I am so excited to be part of this. 🥰
Cheryl Matthews, Made By Mums SellerRead on Google
Amazing from a sellers and buyers point of view. As a mum of 3 I started my small business Bugbees Creations to work around them. This page is full of very talented mums who run their own small business.
Rachel Rodriguez, Made By Mums SellerRead on Facebook
As a seller for me it's the ease of use and I love the layout I think it's very inviting. As a small business not taking fees to list is great news, it's very simple to see what will be taken and when. And any queries are responded to very quickly. Just love mums supporting mums!
Izzy Partridge, Made By Mums SellerRead on Facebook
Of course, everything we do is built with busy mums in mind. That means super low costs (free sign up and what might be the lowest cost option anywhere around for a full featured selling platform), and a website that focusses on being super easy to use.
After all, you crafted it, you earned it, and it should be yours!
You can have a shop set up in under 5 minutes, and adding new product listings is simple, fast and intuitive (we get fantastic feedback from busy mamas who love us for this!)
Is Made By Mums right for you?
Our mission is to help crafty mothers and carers to support their young families by selling the creations they make online. Of course, we’d love to welcome you aboard!
At the same time, we recognise there are many Etsy alternatives for sellers. Yet, while this brings plenty of potential opportunities to boost the presence of your small business, it can be difficult to make the right choice. We examined the options you have in the blog article below.
Read More: Should I use a selling platform or create my own website?
For buyers of handmade
Whether you're looking to spruce up your home decor with a beautiful unique wallhanging, searching for a touching treasure to treat a cherished one, or you want to go the extra mile with this year's Christmas shopping, you're sure to find what you are looking for on Made By Mums!
With over 3,000 products currently available from over 250 independent small businesses, we offer a huge variety of amazing handmade creations, for everyone 😊