Wholesalecrafts.com, an online marketplace for retailers to source handmade American and Canadian artist made craft, says sales increased 18.3 percent in 2013.
Total sales placed by retailers to artists through Wholesalecrafts.com's online shopping cart for 2013 came in at record $5,614,087. There were 20,766 orders were placed online, a 13.2 percent increase from 2012. The website also reports 885 new retailers enrolled in 2013, for a total of 21,942 registered retailers and 1,172 current artist members to date.
"I am simply thrilled with these results," Wholesalecrafts.com vice president Nancy Vince said in a statement. "These numbers once again prove what a valuable and convenient resource we provide to the craft industry. I cannot wait to see what 2014 will bring with the rollout of our new web site design, expanded catalog offerings and new ACRE show coming this summer to the Northeast."
For information, visit www.wholesalecrafts.com.