If you’ve been following our exploits closely in the last year or so, you’ve likely caught wind of us working feverishly on something called Makers Market. After lots of heavy lifting and obsessive constructing, arranging, merchandising, and labeling, we’re ready to throw open the gates and show off our little marketplace. We think of it as sort of an online Farmers Market for cool geekery (and other “maker-made” goodies), or a “curated marketplace of wonderful science, tech, and artistic creations created and sold directly by some of our favorite makers from around the world,” as the official statement reads.
Here are some additional details:
A collaboration between MAKE and Boing Boing, Makers Market brings together our favorite entrepreneurial makers and artists selling products and services directly to DIY enthusiasts…
Most of the sellers you’ll discover in Makers Market are makers whom we’ve come to know through our work producing MAKE, Boing Boing, Make: Online, CRAFT, Maker Faire, and Make: television. Each seller is selected by the staff at MAKE or the Boing Boing crew. The products are “Maker-Made,” either made by, rebuilt by, or substantially produced by the maker selling them.
Each maker has their own storefront showcasing their work and sell their products, hosts their own blog, posts pictures and videos, and communicates with their customers and the DIY community at large. MAKE provides the web service, the tools, and the community. Sellers are responsible for doing their own product fulfillment and bringing their unique character, energy, and DIY spirit to the marketplace.
So, come on over and check it out! We’re really exciting about this. It’s still very much in early beta, so we appreciate your continued patience as we get everything in order.
If you’re an indie maker and have a product or service you think you’d like to sell, visit the “Seller’s FAQ.” Nominating yourself is easy and just takes a few minutes. We’ll review your information and generally get back to you in a day or two.
So, come on, let’s go shopping!
Here are a few of my favorite items in the market: