Due to yesterday’s major changes in our industry, we want to reiterate our commitment to the American handmade community.
aftcra was developed to be a marketplace for American makers to promote their handcrafted works of art. Although some industry leaders have strayed from that original focus, we are committed to keeping American handmade products our core. We understand that we are new to the marketplace, and are making adjustments to the site to make it better for both our buyers and sellers, but growth (to us) does not mean a change in an organization’s mission. aftcra’s vision has always been to promote American handmakers. We pledge to you, our aftcra family, that aftcra will not permit any seller to “work with outside manufacturers to help produce your designs.”
aftcra is a family-owned and operated organization. We have no outside stakeholders to answer to. The only influencers of aftcra are our American handmade community.
If you haven’t heard of us yet, or you want to check us out, visit www.aftcra.com. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team members will respond to you shortly. If you are interested in getting social with us, follow us at the below social platforms:
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Let’s continue to support American handmade products … together.
“Crafted by American Hands”
I love promoting made in the USA. I am interested in your shop but wondered if you plan to finetune your searches or categories. I sell wall prints for kids as well as baby shower thank you cards. I create these in adobe illustrator and print them myself However, when I was searching, it was difficult to find certain items because the search seemed to bring up non-relevant items (top menu bar) and some of the categories may be too broad.
Do you plan to add a paper category for thank you cards or stationery that you click on for more precise searching. The hard it is for customers to find products, less sales. It my opinion it is better to separate children’s art from home or adult art.
Also, do you use most recent or relevancy for customers to find products.
Hi Mary – thanks for the note and I apologize for not responding sooner. Search is something that we are working on to make it easier for users to find products. We should have something implemented very soon 🙂 Take care, Mary – Erica
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