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Empowering Handmade Marketplaces

The A.C. Moore Marketplace Supports Creative Entrepreneurs

— August 15, 2019 — Art & Design
National arts and crafts retailer A.C. Moore now has its own handmade marketplace for artists and makers called the A.C. Moore Marketplace, which makes it easy for consumers to shop for handmade creations. The newly launched marketplace became open for sellers to set up their shops as of June this summer and now it is a place to find over 75,000 products from 3,000 shopfronts. On the platform, sellers have the freedom to customize their shops with branding, featured products and customized ordering, offering a seamless way for entrepreneurial makers to share their gifts with the world.

On the A.C. Moore Marketplace, craft-loving consumers can now shop from top categories like bags and purses, jewelry, paintings and even find plenty of beautifully designed products to add to their wedding experience.
Trend Themes
1. Handmade Marketplace - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing a specialized platform that connects artists and makers with consumers looking for unique handmade products, offering customization options and a seamless shopping experience.
2. Customized Ordering - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Creating a marketplace that allows sellers to offer customized ordering options, empowering entrepreneurial makers to cater to individual customer preferences and enhance the personalization of their products.
3. Art and Craft Retail - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporating a handmade marketplace into existing art and craft retail operations, expanding product offerings and attracting a wider range of creative entrepreneurs to join the platform.
Industry Implications
1. E-commerce - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrating a handmade marketplace into existing e-commerce platforms, providing a curated collection of unique handmade products and offering a competitive edge in the online retail industry.
2. Art and Craft Supplies - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborating with art and craft supply companies to create a joint marketplace that connects consumers with both raw materials and finished handmade products, fostering a complete ecosystem for creative entrepreneurs.
3. Wedding Planning - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Partnering with wedding planning services and introducing a dedicated section within the marketplace for customized and personalized wedding products, catering to the growing demand for unique and memorable wedding experiences.
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