You’ve lovingly crafted your project into a product that you want to get out in the world. Now what? Find out what it takes to get your creation into the hands of hardware enthusiasts, and possible pitfalls to watch out for when dealing with sales, packaging, logistics, and the customer service.
This talk draws from many experiences from the Tindie marketplace, but the ideas apply to selling on other platforms like Etsy, eBay, your own site, and also crowdfunding platforms.
No previous experience required. Good for people thinking about selling maker products online, or who have just started. And for those who would like to find out more about Tindie and how they can reach its global community of buyers and sellers.
Jasmine Brackett is a Product Manager at Supplyframe where she runs Tindie.com, a marketplace where hardware creators sell their projects to a global market of electronics enthusiasts. Previously, she was the Community Manager for Hackaday.io and part of the team that launched the first Hackaday Prize. In the UK before moving to the US in 2012, she worked on digital content and marketing for International Planned Parenthood, Victoria & Albert Museum, and The British Red Cross Online Shop. Past projects include interactive illuminated art for Burning Man, Cycle Cinema, Repair Cafe, and recreating historically accurate costumes.