Love Australian Handmade for Businesses
Who we are
We are passionate about Australian handmade products. We love artisan made products with a personal touch, made by businesses who are passionate about handmade products themselves.
We want to offer a more personalised and targeted experience for handmade businesses and people who wish to shop for
handmade products. We want to offer a space to showcase beautifully curated Australian handmade businesses.
We do all the hard work for you! Our growth is 100% organic, through hard work and dedication. We are genuine and passionate about handmade.
Our goals for handmade buyers
*Provide a more coordinated and personalised shopping experience solely focussing on Australian handmade products.
*Provide confidence for handmade buyers that the businesses listed produce artisan quality handmade items and excellent customer service.
*A centralised space for instant shopping for particular occasions and themed events (via online markets/showcases and pop up shops).
*Access to a VIP area for Love Australian Handmade mailing list subscribers where they have access to exclusive discounts, free shipping codes and early access to sales and new releases.
Benefits for business subscribers
*Tapping into a well established, large target audience that continues to grow organically at a rapid rate, through coordinated brand exposure across 3 different platforms.
*Increase brand exposure and potential sales through website features and newsletter.
*Build quality working relationships with peer handmade businesses – to discuss business issues and ideas, establish collaborations.
*Opportunity to learn from, and connect with experienced, high profile handmade businesses in our private, members only Facebook group of handmade businesses.
*Access to exclusive subscriber only discounts at all our listed suppliers/service providers.
*Business and products advertised in our blog. Potential opportunity to contribute to as a blog author.
*Potential opportunities with our curated pop up shops, instagram loops, photoshoots and other additional extras.
*Access to new audiences through our website, social media and VIP area (where buyers have access to exclusive discounts, free shipping codes and early access to sales and new releases).
Since launching in December 2016, Love Australian Handmade
*Has gained close to 9500 followers on our Facebook page.
*Gained over 6100 followers on our Instagram account.
*Have well over 100 Australian Handmade makers currently who list their business with us
*And have made www.loveaustralianhandmade.com the number 1 ranked site on google when searching 'Australian Handmade'.
In the last month (period from November 1st - November 28th 2017)
*On our Facebook page we had a reach of 53,466 and total engagement of 17,588.
*On our Instagram account, we had 4554 likes and 1080 comments on our posts. We made 18,332 impressions and had a reach of 2307 in the last 7 days.
*Our www.loveaustralianhandmade.com website had 9683 page views from 4206 visits.
*Our Christmas Pop up Shop website love-australian-handmade.myshopify.com (hosted on another platform), had 5434 vistors.
*Our Christmas Gift Guide has had 3306 reads.
Who are our target audience?
*The majority of our audience are women, located in Australia, aged between 25 - 44 years.
Business Subscription Terms
*Subscription term runs per calendar month and begins once your business is live on our website. You will be notified via email once this occurs. You will be emailed a copy of the page with your business description, photos and contact details for your review before the page goes live. This must be approved by you via email before we ‘go live’ on the loveaustralianhandmade.com site.
*Love Australian Handmade can choose to cancel a subscription at anytime without notice. In this instance, any months paid will be refunded at a pro-rata rate.
*Businesses may cancel their subscription at any time. Notification to do so must be given in writing with 4 weeks notice. No refunds will be given for months paid unless under exceptional circumstances.
*Businesses may choose to suspend their subscriptions for a period of up to a year. Notification to do so must be given in writing with 4 weeks notice.
*Discount is non transferable and is only valid for use by current subscription holders. Any sharing of the ‘secret code word’ will result in your subscription being terminated and any months paid forfeited.
Online Markets/Showcases will be held every 2 months (minimum). For each showcase a theme or topic will be set. Ready made items or custom made items are permitted. A market is a chance to sell/showcase your product with other businesses. When promoted by all
participating businesses the reach goes beyond your own audience and is cross promoted with all other business audiences. It’s
like a pop up shop!
A Giveaway voucher will be used to promote the showcase (usually $50). The winner will be selected by Love Australian
Handmade. This voucher will provide the winner with $50 credit towards any purchase in the showcase, along with the opportunity
to shop 1 hour before the showcase opens. An early shopper’s pass will also be promoted. This will provide the opportunity for
the winner to shop 30 minutes before the showcase opens. Paid Facebook promotions will be included for each showcase.
All participating businesses must assist in promoting the showcase on their Facebook pages and Instagram leading up to the
showcase. At a minimum it is expected that businesses promote the showcase itself, the showcase voucher giveaway, and the
actual opening of the showcase itself. Any businesses that are found not to actively promote the showcase risk not being invited
back for future showcases – the success of showcases relies on all businesses.
If you would like to take the opportunity to list your business with us please complete an application form here.
**Please note that we are currently closed to new applications. We invite you to fill out an application form and we will be in touch when applications reopen**
Thank you for contributing to the Australian Handmade Movement!