Thursday, 19 August 2010

Did you Know you Can Buy on Facebook?

There seems to be an awful lot of blogs around at the moment about Facebook. Many include how to set up a business or fan page, how to publish your page etc. I have decided to take a slightly different slant with this blog!

There was a report in the news recently that there are something like half a billion users of Facebook in the world. That is a huge potential audience for a crafter such as myself and according to statistics around half of these will sign in on any given day! However, it still seems that many people do not realise that they can actually shop on Facebook!

Christmas is not that far away, I know, doesn't seem possible whilst we still have some semblance of summer, but it will creep up on us before we know it! Many of us end up taking a trip to the High Street and spend a fortune on parking etc for the privilege to buy all their Christmas gifts. How great to be able to sign into Facebook and find items that you can buy from the comfort of your own home! No parking to pay, no queuing for hours, just stress free shopping!!

Many of my fellow crafters on Facebook also offer special features such as discounts or low, even free, postage on their items for fans of their page. Some will also do regular giveaways or competitions for fans. It's really simple to become a fan of these people, just visit their page and click "Like". This simple thing could give you the opportunity to get great, more often than not, quality handmade items, at a fraction of what you would pay for mass produced gifts on the High Street.

There are other benefits too of shopping on Facebook. Once you become a fan of someone you have the opportunity of building a relationship with them before purchasing if you want to. You can comment on their wall posts, ask question about their items or even get a bespoke item made. You can also interact with other fans as well including asking them about their experiences of purchasing from this particular seller. Getting this peace of mind is not something you would get by shopping with a faceless organisation!

Here are just some of the places to find great quality items on Facebook:

These stunning lampwork and sterling silver earrings are created by Erika Price Designs. All fans receive 10% discount on prices. Please visit the Facebook shop at:

This amazing Celtic Lovers Plaque has been created by Gelert Design. Once there are enough fans of this page, there will be giveaways and competitions open to all fans. Get "liking" to be in with a chance of winning. Please visit the Facebook shop at:

Gorgeous stud seashell earrings made from natural shells and ethnic style beads created by Kellas Creative Wishes. All fans receive low postage costs on any goods they purchase. Please visit the Facebook shop here:

Handmade flower pendant made from aluminium and recycled plastic created by Surf Jewels. Fans of this page receive free p&p right across the UK! Please visit the Facebook shop at:

This necklace is made from agate flowers, tiger skin quartz and malachite by me! I offer 10% discount to all of my fans. Please visit my Facebook shop at:

This stunning heliotrope flower fairy has been created Miss Mary Elliott. Mary offers 10% discount to all fans. Please visit her Facebook shop at:

This really cute wooden bracelet has been created by Bizzie Lizzies Jewellery. Please do visit her at

This gorgeous handmade card has been created by Laura from Cards and Candles for All Occasions. Please do visit her shop at

This stunning Sami style bracelet with Sterling silver beads has been created by Kay from Hamespun. Please visit her Facebook shop at">

There are loads of different shops on Facebook where you can find all sorts of amazing handmade items. Please do think about investigating some of these before heading off to your High Street.

Happy shopping!!


  1. Great post, you have listed some great reasons for shopping via facebook shops. Thanks for featuring and sharing my facebook fan page link.

  2. Oops I forgot to mentioned I have shared your blog post on my fanpage and will twitter about it too.

  3. Will check these shops out-thanks for adding mine :)

  4. Very interesting, what with all the people on Facebook we need to let more people know they can shop on there too!

  5. You know what Jo - you should do a directory of handmade Face Book pages and publish it online - just an idea?

    I must get myself sorted out with a facebook page too for Lynwood Jewels