If you’d like to apply to join our team of makers, we ask that you become familiar with the principles GS was founded upon. Then once you are aware of all of the really cool things we believe about small business, and even better… HANDMADE American Small Business, and you agree with what we’re about, please feel free to apply to become one of our independent makers.
We’re not going to lie, we don’t accept everyone. We rigorously screen all of our makers for professionalism, quality of products and trustworthiness. We want everyone to truly know what they are committing to when they band together with us.
About the Application Process:
If you’re mobile, and can not see the application /registration information below (yes, there is information below.. lol) please register when you’re on a tablet, laptop or desktop computer please~ THEN fill out the application below and we will be in touch. All applications are personally reviewed individually by our administration team, depending on how busy we are reviewing applications, this process can take up to 2-4 weeks.
Our makers include Basic US shipping costs and sales tax ( if applicable) within each listing’s price. We believe in transparency , and want customers to have a “what you see is what you get” experience shopping with us. We have found the #1 reason people abandon shopping carts and leave orders without checking out is unexpected or even worse, inflated shipping costs. This method of including shipping costs has worked out well for our members, and we do encourage you to explain inside your product listings as to the product and shipping cost, and those two costs combined equal the total product cost. (Product Price + shipping cost + any applicable sales tax= Listing Price) You can also have customers contact you if they’d like to make multiple purchases and you can combine shipping costs for them)
We have added a collective advertising program into the platform. For this fund, each member will be asked to pay $12 per calendar year (per shop) into a cooperative advertising fund (pro rated at $1/month from September). When you are “graduated” to our bigger group, in about 2 weeks after joining, that’s when you’ll pay into this fund.
We require a w9 to be filled out for each person
We require a back up funding source (credit card) to have on file .