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Rain Blanken

April is Zibbet Month on DIY Fashion

By April 2, 2012

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Today marks the first day of Zibbet month on the DIY Fashion site, and I couldn't be more excited. Why Zibbet? Well, I'm feeling a bit unbalanced, lately, and boy do I have a talent for guilt. I do a lot of promotions for sites like Etsy and Artfire, because these are some pretty well-known sites, and resources like Etsy Treasury Widget make it easy for me to compile images of goods for blog posts here on the site. Promotions for artists at these sites are practically thrown into my lap every day.

But, if there is one thing I love about handmade... it's the personal touch. As our runner-up in the 2011 Readers Choice Awards for Handmade Selling Site, Zibbet went toe-to-toe with Artfire and Etsy, and proved to be a formidable opponent. The site has clearly emerged as a marketplace that you, the readers would like to hear more about.

Imagine my surprise, when Jonathan Peacock, CEO of Zibbet, contacted me personally after the votes were in. Now this is one point I'd like to press. I've found that Zibbet has one of the most accessible staffs of the competitive online marketplace sites. Jonathan is always prompt and personal in his replies, quite frankly, not something I'd expect from the CEO.

What does Zibbet month mean? Well, I'll be featuring Zibbet shops, showcasing handmade goods and the artists behind the work. You'll see interviews and giveaways, exclusively from Zibbet. That includes some special coupon codes for DIY Fashion readers (including 15% off the beautiful glass jewelry shown here from Steider Studios on Zibbet) We're going to shine a bit of light on this particular marketplace so that you, the readers, can get a taste of the Zibbet community and what the site has to offer.

Zibbet Sellers: Would you like to be featured? Submit photos of your work, or showcase a giveaway from your blog. I'll be posting these in the DIY Fashion blog and Newsletter all throughout the month of April.

Don't miss a single coupon code or giveaway from Zibbet shops this month. Be sure to subscribe to the DIY Fashion newsletter, and stay tuned on Facebook.

Did you blink? We have a lot going on in April. Catch Up on Zibbet Month:


April 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm
(1) Lynne says:

Zibbet is an amazing site.
The people there are wonderful and it is more like a family.
Yaaay for Zibbet being this months pick. :-)

April 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm
(2) Donna says:

I joined Zibbet in October 2010.. It is an incredible site to do business on!! We are so proud to be this month’s pick!

April 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm
(3) Barbra says:

I joined Zibbet in June 2009 and have no regrets. Quite simply, I believe itís the best handmade,vintage and supply venue on the web.

April 3, 2012 at 8:43 pm
(4) Sunfire says:

Yay! So glad to see Zibbet getting the attention it deserves! I’m proud to sell exclusively on Zibbet, and will be watching to see my friends being featured here this month!

April 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm
(5) Sabrina says:

I joined zibbet in January, 2011 – and likewise, best move I’ve ever made. It’s such a great place to sell and buy on, and the community as a whole is fantastic and wonderfully supportive. :) So glad that zibbet’s getting featured this month here!

April 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm
(6) Rhonda says:

Whoo hooo! I’m zonkers for Zibbet! Thank you DIY for making April Zibbet month :) Am really looking forward to seeing all of the features!

April 3, 2012 at 11:10 pm
(7) Claranne says:

I know that you will make a lot of people happy, Rain, by introducing them to Zibbet. Every seller on one of the other ‘big name’ sites should check out Zibbet to see if it might be right for them and their wares. And shoppers looking for special products made by the most cheerful online vendors will be excited by what Zibbeters offer.

April 4, 2012 at 6:00 am
(8) jean says:

Zibbet has the most responsive and professional management team of them all. I can’t say enough good things about Jonathan Peacock and his staff, and the community of crafters there are equally supportive and wonderful.

April 4, 2012 at 6:43 am
(9) Martiel Beatty says:

I love this site! Incredible opportunities to help shop owners shine. Thanks Zibbet for offering all that you do.

April 4, 2012 at 9:21 am
(10) Adrienne says:

Thank you, thank you for featuring Zibbet this month. I joined in 2009 and sell exclusively on Zibbet. Kudos to Jonathan Peacock and his wonderful staff for making it so wonderful.

April 4, 2012 at 10:12 am
(11) Heather S ( Red Rose) says:

Thank you so much for featuring Zibbet! You will really love the holiday gift guides so that you can find all your favorites in a click! I love to be a seller there and lover the community!

April 4, 2012 at 11:51 am
(12) Terri (Custom Crochet) says:

I just joined Zibbet the other day and couldn’t be happier, and looks like just in time too! Thank you for featuring this great site!

April 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm
(13) Nancy says:

So glad to see Zibbet featured this month. I joined Zibbet in Feb. 2010 and it’s such a friendly community to be with! So many great shoppes & talents!

April 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm
(14) Linda Steider says:

Thank you so much Rain, for featuring my bracelets!! I LOVE Zibbet. Purchasing is easy & if you’re thinking about selling on Zibbet, setting up your shop is very intuitive with many options. I’m looking forward to Zibbet month here on DIY Fashion!! Can’t wait to see all the other treasures you found.

April 5, 2012 at 6:57 am
(15) jillysstuff says:

This is great! I now need to tweet all about this and get all my twitter friends to stop by!

April 5, 2012 at 9:30 am
(16) Louise lagerman says:

Zibbet is a wonderful site. The people are so talented and the owners are so nice and really listen to us. I believe Zibbet will become number one for sites that sell handcrafted items. Love zibbet!

April 5, 2012 at 9:38 am
(17) Frauke says:

have been selling on Zibbet a little over a year now and could not be a happier camper. I learned so much from all the other Zibbet shop owners. And I just LOVE shopping there!
Thumbs up for Zibbet!

April 5, 2012 at 10:11 am
(18) Kelly (Luxe Personalized Jewelry) says:

Thanks so much for featuring Zibbet! I joined Zibbet only a few months ago and love it! The Zibbet shop owners are all so nice and helpful; it’s a great community of people! WhooHoo for Zibbet!!!

April 5, 2012 at 10:29 am
(19) Becky says:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Zibbet. It’s a great venue for selling and buying. There are lots of talented people to be found on Zibbet.
The administration of Zibbet is very quick responding to any concerns or questions. They work very hard to make Zibbet an awesome venue.
The community on Zibbet is very friendly with tons of help and advice from other sellers.

April 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm
(20) Claranne says:

To celebrate Zibbet Month here at DIY Fashion I am offering 15% off all purchases of women’s apparel and accessories in my Zibbet shops at Clarify Wearable Textile Art and men’s clothing at Man Overboard Clothing. Use code DIYFashion2012 to claim the discount.

April 6, 2012 at 11:11 am
(21) Anna says:

Zibbet is an amazing site to sell on! It’s growing by leaps and bounds each week. I believe that we’re soon going to be as well known as the other major handmade site which shall remain nameless. No point in giving them free publicity. LOL This is all about Zibbet!

April 6, 2012 at 7:26 pm
(22) Jordan @ Heavenly Princess says:

I’ve been a member of Zibbet for a while now and love it! You can do so much with just the basic free account. I now have the premium, if only for the 30 day trial ;)

Now, here’s the good news for you! I’m offering a 10% coupon in celebration of zibbet month. Enter Z-MONTH at the checkout. this offer expires on April 30.

Heavenly Princess on Zibbet

April 7, 2012 at 2:16 pm
(23) Lady M says:

Thank you, Rain, for showcasing Zibbet this month! I joined in 2009 and couldn’t be happier! This is THE most wonderful venue I’ve found. As you mentioned, Jonathan is always extremely accessible – even though he’s half a world away (literally). Not only that, but he makes sure to actively solicit input from the community about a variety of topics that affect us all. That is something I greatly appreciate. It’s also soo easy to list and sell on Zibbet! The community is incredibly supportive of one another through a variety of resources. If there’s a question that can be asked, you can be sure to get a swift response from the remarkable and talented folks that sell there. And buying??? LOVE to purchase there! I’ve gotten some phenomenal custom creations done for my sons and myself and purchased some incredible treasures. I urge you and your readers to sit back with a cup of coffee (or tea…or whatever you like! LOL) and take a “stroll” through the shops – I promise you that you will not be disappointed!

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