Simply Made Local announces launch of new hybrid online handmade marketplace


LAKE ELSINORE – Simply Made Local announced the launch of Simply Made Local, a handmade e-commerce, hybrid craft marketplace at Simply Made Local, which launched Jan. 25, is a new hybrid online handmade marketplace that will bring the handcraft industry back to its roots, allowing local makers and buyers to find each other and connect in person for hand-to-hand transactions.

Abby Jacobs, co-founder and CEO of Simply Made Local, said, “I believe that art is one’s connection to their most authentic self. Because of that, I want to create a platform that will provide a way for small business crafters to collaborate and grow their businesses, successfully, while helping their local market thrive.”

On launch day, makers can create a custom seller profile, upload product photos, instantly connect with local buyers and makers and find local marketplace events for free. Artists can upgrade their monthly membership at any time to experience exclusive benefits that fit the needs of their small business. Simply Made Local puts the artist entirely in charge of their small business and creates a relationship between buyer and seller through its unique messaging platform and design.

Simply Made Local is an online marketplace for buying and selling unique handmade goods and crafts locally. Created by makers for makers, Jacobs said their mission is to endorse the sustainability of the handmade industry. By choosing Simply Made Local, buyers can support their local community of artisans while shopping online. Crafters can post products for free, connect with customers in person and decrease their carbon footprint by delivering locally to avoid shipment hassles. Simply Made Local is working to bring the handmade industry back to its roots by connecting real people with quality goods, Jacobs said.

Simply Made Local is the future of handmade e-commerce with an authentic local spin. As small-business owners, Jacobs said they saw the need for a better online marketplace for local crafters and Simply Made Local was born. For more information contact Abby Jacobs at, and to read their blog, visit

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