How To Join
Process of accepting new Artist’s:
Prim Nest is a juried group. What this means is that we have a vision for the type of items offered on our web site. We are looking for extremely well made, handmade items (or genuine Antiques). We are also looking for Vintage style Artist’s that make clay sculpted figures (ie; Santa’s, Snowmen, Halloween, etc.,) or other unique designs. Additionally, we are looking for Primitive and Folk Art Artist’s to join us. Talented mixed media and collage Artist’s will also be a welcomed addition to our membership. These are examples to give you ideas and we aren’t limited to just the items mentioned above.
If you do apply and are not invited to join us, please don’t feel offended. Our goal is certainly not to hurt anyone’s feelings! Just because your work may not fit into what we are looking for it does not de-value it in any way! Everyone’s Art is different and we are simply looking for a certain style to showcase on Prim Nest. We will however encourage you to re-apply again if you feel that your work fits in better at a later time. To be considered we ask that you send us a minimum of three (3) clear photos of your work or a web site link where we can view your work. Please E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course use the @ sign and no spaces. We will do our best to respond within 72 hours.
Please note that there is a limit to the number of members on Prim Nest.
What’s you are allowed to sell:
Item Listing Dates:
Prim Nest will have 3 main categories and the following is to be used as a guideline of what is allowed to be sold in each of these categories. If you are in doubt it is best to ask us first before listing your item.
-Primitives: Handmade dolls, ornaments, wool creations, penny rugs, finished quilts, stitched items, hooked rugs, wood items, paintings, mixed media, collage, assemblage, primitive antiques, etc., (There are many more acceptable items in this category, but you get the idea).
-Folk Art: Original Paintings, dolls, wood items, antiques, etc., (There are many more acceptable items in this category, but you get the idea).
-Vintage: Handmade vintage style items including dolls, handmade clay figurines, aprons, original paintings, actual completed vintage quilts, wood items, etc., (Use caution in this category; example of acceptable item: A vintage style apron vs. a non-acceptable item: A vintage pair of bell bottom jeans from the 1970’s or vintage planter. If it’s not handmade and not a true Antique, then it’s best to ask us first before listing it.
What is not allowed to be sold:
- No Patterns (epatterns or paper). If you want to offer patterns consider joining www.PatternMart.com
- No Graphics or printables (individually, sets or on CD). Sell these at www.InstantPrintables.com
- No Prints or reproductions of paintings including greeting cards, etc.,
- No Non-handmade items (with the exception of genuine Antiques that are Primitive or Folk Art).
- No Reproduction Vintage or Antique type items.
- No yard sale type items.
- No supply type items (with the exception of sets of handmade hangtags – if in doubt please ask first.)
- No imports what so ever.
- No magazines or publications (with the exception of altered or antique books).
Our goal is to have two updates per month on Prim Nest; Once on the 1st of the month and once on the 15th of the month. You can add items anytime you wish. However, please be mindful of these dates as these are the dates we will send out our newsletter to potential customers so it’s best if you have new items available on one (or both) of these dates! When we create the newsletter we will do so a day ahead of time and will be showcasing new items from members.
Your CMS (Admin) Features:
As a member you will be able to edit your page information including things like adding a header graphic, bio, links to your other selling venues (ie; Etsy, Ebay, Blog, etc.,). You will also be able to add several photos to each listing, a text description and pricing information for each of your listings. You will be able to login at anytime you wish to make changes or add new listings. We will provide you with a user manual with instructions on how to edit your page and add listings. We will also have a vacation mode option in place for you to use.
Membership Cost and Subscriptions:
We have several membership options depending on how many items you want to showcase each month. All membership payments are done via Paypal subscription. A subscription is a re-occurring payment through Paypal. When you sign up for a subscription you are authorizing this re-occurring payment to take place every month (or yearly if you opt for yearly membership). All subscription payments are NON-REFUNDABLE. If you wish to no longer remain a member of Prim Nest, it is your responsibility to cancel your subscription in Paypal.
How you get paid for sold items:
All monies from the sale of your items listed on Prim Nest will go directly to you either via Payal or you can accept checks/money orders. We do not take any type of final sale percentage when you sell something through Prim Nest. The only cost you will incur is your monthly or yearly membership fee. We will however have fee based promotional advertising from time to time but this will be completely optional and we will do our best to keep pricing as low as possible.
We thank you for your interest in Prim Nest and look forward to hearing from you! E-mail us with any questions regarding membership.