about us

aftcra is an online marketplace where you can buy and sell American handmade products. Our mission is to support local artists and artisans living in America by connecting them with handmade admirers across the globe. Our partners are our users, so we strive to ensure that aftcra is constantly evolving to fit our buyer’s and seller’s needs.

At aftcra we are honest, hardworking and unique – just like you!  Our goal is to sustain a marketplace that you can call your own while showcasing items that you've created without all of the typical clutter.

The aftcra team follows this business philosophy (or aftlosophy):

aftcra was "Made in America" and founded in Milwaukee, WI. aftcra launched into beta in late-2012, and formally launched in mid-October 2013.

The name aftcra is an anagram for "a craft", the skill in making things by hand.

5 reasons why you should sell with aftcra.

  1. aftcra only sells handmade products. We strongly believe that all handmade products should actually be handmade (read about our commitment to handmade only). We do not feature supplies or vintage goods.

  2. aftcra is limited to only artists living in America. We’re incredibly passionate about supporting local artists and artisans, and understand that will create a small base of makers. This does NOT insinuate that sellers must have been born in the U.S.

  3. there are no listing fees. We know that we’re the new guy on the scene, and that paying for a listing with a new company places risk on the seller. Our sellers can list as many products as they would like for free. We only charge for each transaction. You can learn more about our fees here.

  4. customer service is our #1 priority. Your happiness is important to us, and we are here to help you. Whether you have a question, suggestion or concern we will respond to your email within 24 hours. Shoot us a note at info@aftcra.com.

  5. our sellers (and buyers) are our partners. If you don’t like something on the site, let us know. If you want a new feature, share it. The site’s most important partners are our users, so if our sellers need something to help them do their job better then we need to know about it. We can’t guarantee everything will be implemented, but we can guarantee that we’ll consider every suggestion. -You can always send your feedback to us at info@aftcra.com.

aftcra's mission.

aftcra's mission is to offer a focused online marketplace where you can easily buy quality American-made products directly from the hands that make them.

aftcra's "other" mission.

aftcra's "other" mission is plain and simple: let's be community oriented and do some good. We start with offering only products that are handmade in the USA. This alone sets us apart and is good for the community. aftcra also believes that doing right for others is a core competency. Sellers that have a reputation of serving their communities will receive a community badge to place on their shop. Let us know your story at info@aftcra.com. Every little bit helps, and all good things start somewhere.

The aftcra team.

Grounded by Midwestern roots, four family members formed aftcra with the goal of restoring America by supporting local artisans, giving back to the community, and re-emphasizing the importance of quality goods. aftcra was created as a marketplace that focuses on quality goods while offering products that possess one significant similarity: everything is crafted by American hands.

At aftcra we are honest, hardworking and unique – just like you! Our goal is to sustain a marketplace that you can call your own while showcasing items that you've created without all of the typical clutter.

Get to know Erica of the aftcra team here.

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