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Thursday, May 13, 2010

About Zibbet {Connecting buyers and sellers of Handmade Goods, Fine Art, Vintage Items and Crafting Supplies}

About Zibbet

Zibbet is a global marketplace, connecting buyers and sellers of Handmade Goods, Fine Art, Vintage Items and Crafting Supplies.

THE IDEA

The idea for Zibbet was initially born out of a desire to create an eBay alternative for Artisans.  Jonathan (Zibbet's founder), saw first-hand how hard it was to sell your creative products.  From seeing his Grandma stop selling her crocheted handicrafts at the local market, because it was "too cold" and "not worth it", to seeing his wife's cousin stop selling her paintings on eBay, because it was too expensive to list and weren't selling at a worthwhile price.  He knew that there had to be a better way.

Jonathan says, "eBay's success is largely attributed to it's attractiveness to buyers as a place to find almost anything, at bargain prices.  Popular for its bidding style, we saw that many beautiful handmade items that would have taken hours and hours to create, sold for next to nothing.  How sad!  We wanted to create a marketplace where Artisans could list their quality, handmade products for a fixed price, rather than an auction style, and sell them for a price that made all the time and love that went into creating that item, worth it."

With little more than a rough idea of how the site might work in their minds, and virtually no money in their pockets to make it happen, Jonathan Peacock & Andrew Gray (Zibbet founders), started work on the Zibbet site which went live on the 5th February, 2009.

THE NAME

The name Zibbet was fashioned in the first 2 weeks of the concept starting and stems from the word exhibit. It was chosen as a catchy and easy name for people to remember and pass on.
Many great milestones have come and gone since that first planning meeting in October 2007 to the point where the Zibbet team continues to expand in line with the influence that Zibbet has with artisans from every part of the globe. The Zibbet name is fast becoming known as the one for artisans to trust as the online platform to serve their creative expression and promotion.

THE TEAM

Jonathan Peacock, CEO and Founder of Zibbet.com
Vision. Innovation. Strategy.
Jonathan oversees and manages the day to day operations of Zibbet. He is constantly working on ways to improve both the buying and selling experience on the site by implementing new and innovative ideas (most of them suggested by the sellers in our community). Jonathan is also responsible for marketing and developing the Zibbet brand. Connecting buyers and sellers is of the highest importance. He has a clear vision for the future of Zibbet and is armed with the strategy and commitment to get there.

Andrew Gray, Director and Co-founder of Zibbet.com
Creativity. Ideas. Motivation.
Andrew is a perfect example of someone you would call an ‘ideas man’. He is forever coming up with creative new ideas and initiatives for Zibbet. He is both a motivator and a motivated individual. As co-founder, he shares the same clear vision that our founder, Jonathan, has. And that is to see Zibbet become the premier destination for buying creative, handmade works. And at the same time, provide sellers with a great looking shop front, industry-leading tools for their promotional needs, and the best value for money.

Jess Telford, Lead Developer
Smart.  Efficient.  Invaluable.
Jess is Zibbet's lead site developer and is the person responsible for building and implementing all the new and exciting seller tools, such as Shop Customization, Widgets, Rearrange Your Shop etc etc, PLUS there is so much more to come.  On top of that he works to improve current site features and the overall buying experience. Jess is smart, efficient and an extremely valuable member of our team.

CONNECT WITH ZIBBET

You can connect with Zibbet on these social networks:

Twitter  |  MySpace  |  Become a FAN on Facebook

2. Sell on Zibbet For Free {or buy a premium account for only $9}

{with premium} There are NO long-term commitments when selling with Zibbet; you can cancel at any time.

Join Our Vibrant Community of Artisans!

Zibbet is a global marketplace, connecting buyers and sellers of Handmade Goods, Fine Art, Vintage Items and Crafting Supplies.

It's FREE to list your items on Zibbet, and when they sell, we don't take a cut of your sales. You get to keep every penny... That's the way it should be!

YOU HAVE THE CHOICE BETWEEN EITHER A BASIC OR PREMIUM ACCOUNT...

Basic accounts are totally FREE. We give you your own shop, web address, outstanding promotional tools and customer support, all for FREE. With a Basic account you can have up to 25 items in your shop at a time. When an item sells, you can replace it by listing another one. You can sell as many items as you want and you won't pay us a cent!

Premium accounts are $9/month (limited number available at this special price). You can upgrade to a full-featured Premium account at any time, and enjoy the freedom of listing as many items as you want, plus the flexibility of having full control over the customization of your shop's color theme, and layout. A full list of features can be seen below; with many more still to come.

There are only 328 Premium accounts left at the discounted rate of $9/month.
Get yours today to lock in this special price FOR LIFE!

What you can sell..

Buy From Zibbet Marketplace..

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I think it’s cool that they have a search for a certain color. How very awesome.

& so knowing me..the first thing I did was search for green stuff.

& here are some of my Favs *

*Sterling Razor Blade Necklace Recycled Vintage

Bellota26
$32.00 USD

Sterling Razor Blade Necklace Recycled Vintagehttp://www.zibbet.com/Bellota26/artwork?artworkId=72536

From Bellota26

*Description-Edgy and feminine! I love this necklace! It is made with a sterling silver razor blade pendant that I found a thrift store in Monterey, CA. I attached a faceted green glass tear drop bead that is wrapped in silver tone wire. The delicate silver tone chain measures 16 inches around and closes with a spring clasp. (If you need a longer chain let me know).

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*Large Lotus hobo/diaper bag . Turquoise Wildflower

FuchstBags
$83.00 USD

Large Lotus hobo/diaper bag . Turquoise Wildflower

By FuchstBags

Description

***Functional, chic, & stylish handmade handbags***
This beautiful large Lotus hobo bag is designed with the inspiration of a Lotus leaf that sits peacefully in the pond. It is a simple, yet elegant bag that can take you from day to night in a snap. The full pleatings around the bag is an attention grabber and add some spice to an otherwise simple bag. This bag is large enough to store all your daily necessities and more. It’s a corded double shoulder strapped bag with three magnetic compartment closures. IT CAN ALSO MAKE A STYLISH DIAPER BAG FOR A NEW MOM!

Click here to add this to your cart

Head on over to Zibbet & either sell or buy..

either way it’s a MUST see site..

-Jess

author

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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.

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