Marketplace FAQ’s for Sellers
What is the Making Marketplace?
Making is creating a first of its kind social marketplace for ALL makers. This means creating better tools and resources for sellers to connect with their audience. The Making Marketplace provides an explorable social experience for makers to buy and sell.
The Marketplace is for ALL makers to earn money. In its initial launch, the Marketplace will host digital patterns, and will soon expand to finished goods.
Currently, the Marketplace will be on the Making app for iOS and Android, however it will quickly expand and be accessible from our website.
How can I join the Marketplace?
Opening your shop is a simple process, and we’re here to assist you every step of the way. We’ll be hosting free weekly onboarding workshops to help sellers complete their profiles, learn how to list new patterns for sale, and even import existing patterns profiles!
You will need a Making app profile if you don’t already have one. Download Making for and devices to get started.
Interested in joining the Marketplace waitlist? to join and to stay in the loop for our Marketplace launch, tips, new features and everything related to our Marketplace!
What about fees?
It is important to us that we are transparent about our fees. Our fee structure is simple, with no extra fees added on. The payment processor we use is Stripe - to view Stripe’s Terms and Conditions.
- Making's fee will be 8%
- There will be a Stripe payment processing fee of 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction.
- There will be a Stripe payout fee of .25% + $0.25 per payout.
*Sellers who make $50 or less will have the transaction fee waived
Stripe will also handle sales tax and VAT taxes, so there won’t be any additional fees you need to worry about.
You will need a Stripe account to become a seller. Setting up a Stripe account is quick and easy and you will be able to do this as you set up shop during the onboarding process.
How will I get paid?
Once you set up your shop, it will be connected to Stripe and your payments will be processed through Stripe and deposited into your linked bank account. Currently, you will get a payout daily.
Will I be able to import my patterns from other websites?
Currently, you will be able to import your patterns from Ravelry in a matter of minutes. We are working hard to expand our tools for pattern designers to import from other sites in the near future.
How will Making’s Marketplace be different from other sites I sell on?
There are many reasons Making’s Marketplace will be different than most other sites, including:
- Making’s Marketplace will be for ALL sellers, not just one type of maker.
- Transparent fees - our fee structure is simple and we will keep it that way.
- Making is a community-centered Marketplace for makers. We are here to help you grow and expand your business, make new connections, and build an inclusive community.
- There’s more potential for visibility and opportunity. Part of is to make sure marginalized communities and small businesses are supported and at the forefront of what we do.
If you’d like to spread the word about the Making Marketplace on a larger level–newsletters, blogs, podcasts, vlogs, etc.–contact our Head of Marketing at for press kits and promotional content.
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