This informal workshop session is ideal for people who have a handmade product, or an idea for one, and are considering starting to sell online.
This session will look at:
- The different platforms available – and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
- Postage and packing
- The legalities of selling online
- Writing product descriptions.
It’s a brief overview of everything, but will give you plenty of information and signpost you to more in-depth sources of information.
About the Practitioner: Becka Griffin at Make and Flourish is a professionally-trained graphic artist who has been selling illustrations since 2009. Based in South Liverpool, Becka is an experienced online seller with over 100,000 sales across various platforms. She also regularly sells at local in-person events, and is Captain of the Merseyside Etsy Team.
About the programme:
This session is part of a programme of workshops designed by Make CIC to provide tailored support to artists, makers and creatives living in the Liverpool City Region. Each workshop is delivered in person by local expert practitioners who are able to share knowledge and valuable insight on each chosen topic.
These workshops are part-funded by the European Social Fund.
This session is open to individuals living in the Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, Wirral, St Helens, or Halton) only.
In order to access this support for free, all attendees are required to complete a registration pack prior to the workshop. It’s really straightforward and Make CIC’s Enterprise Manager, Alison James (AJ), will be in contact with you prior to the session to complete the process.
About Make CIC:
Make CIC is a purpose-driven social enterprise with several vibrant spaces across the Liverpool City Region. We unite and enrich communities through creativity, art and culture. Whether you want to take part in a class, become a resident or commission us for a project – Make is where people turn their passions into prosperity.
Where is the venue – Make Hamilton?
Make Hamilton is situated at 2 Cleveland Street and is just off Hamilton Square, a Grade II listed Georgian Square in the heart of Birkenhead.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
By Train: We are a stone’s throw away from Hamilton Square train station which is just a short walk down Cleveland street and accessible from all inner city Liverpool Stations and all Wirral line stations.
By Bus: There are numerous bus stops nearby and around the Hamilton Square area, all just short walks away from our space. These include numbers: 41, 216, 217, 409, 410, 411, 413, 414, 423, 811 and several others.
By Car: Follow the signs for Hamilton Square. We don’t have any designated parking for visitors but there is a range of paid and free parking close by.
- Cleveland Street
- Prince Street
- Elgin Way
- Duncan Street
- Hinson Street
Free and unlimited parking:
- Russell Street (5 min walk)
- Brooke Street East (5 min walk)
Parking becomes free and unlimited after 6:30pm. Downloading the Just Park app on your mobile device will allow for more efficient and cheaper parking payments.
How accessible is the venue?
The workshop is located on ground floor which provides full accessibility to the premises including toilet provisions.
What does the registration entail?
This workshop is fully funded and attendees will need to complete a registration pack before the event takes place. Make CIC’s Enterprise Manager, Alison James (AJ), will be in contact with you once you have signed up via Eventbrite to complete the registration pack.
Will refreshments be available?
Water will be provided at the session. Our on site café, Nettle has a full range of delicious tea, coffee, cakes and other treats available to purchase
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please feel free to get in touch with AJ, Make CIC’s Enterprise Manager on 07463730484 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A register will be taken at this session, it isn’t necessary to print your ticket.
What is the cancellation policy?
Given that this event is free to attend we do ask that those who sign up, but who cannot make it, let us know ASAP so we can reallocate the ticket.