A self-running boutique

Creating an online boutique has never been easier – you literally have nothing to do

Offer available to sellers of handicraft, comic items, collectibles and LGBTQI+ culture products.

Have you heard about a magical self-stirring cauldron? Now you can get yourself a fully functional self-running e-store. LaFactory.com launches a new unprecedented service – free creation and management of online boutiques on behalf of its sellers.

Everyone who has tried to sell products through online platforms knows that setting up an account might not be an easy task. Novice vendors spend unreasonable amount of time scrolling through web documentation trying to figure out how to edit international shipping methods or offer a discount to their customers. Things become even more complicated if you’re trying to create an online boutique on an international e-commerce platform which doesn’t support your native language.

For instance, such are the problems faced by most Belarusian artists and artisans when they decide to display their masterpieces to the world by using an international e-commerce website. Not every artist is computer savvy enough to create an account and manage it efficiently on his or her own. Especially in a foreign language. And popular USA and Europe-centric platforms often don’t bother translating their content and instructions in other languages than English.

That’s why LaFactory.com – an e-commerce platform for vendors from all over the world – is offering a new original service – a self-running online boutique for every vendor. Let’s see in more detail what is included in this service using a personal store of one of our Belarusian sellers HomeCraft.by as an example.

  1. Have your boutique created and customized for you

With LaFactory’s self-running e-store service all you have to do is indicate your contacts, address and preferred boutique name. You can also choose your logo, but in case you don’t have it, LaFactory will create one for you!

HomeCraft.by boutique page on LaFactory.com website

See your products' images and descriptions posted in appropriate categories

There’re multiple ways for us to receive and post your products to the platform. If you have a boutique on Etsy or your own website with product images, prices and descriptions, LaFactory administrators can just import them from there. You can also share with us your product names, photos and descriptions via email, Google Drive or any other method of your choice.

HomeCraft.by products in a Stuffed Animals category. LaFactory.com website

Get the boutique’s content translated for your foreign customers

When product descriptions are automatically translated by a website, the result is not very likely to attract customers. Language mistakes make listings look unprofessional and unreadable. That’s why LaFactory’s multicultural and multilingual team makes sure that all the text content in your boutique is translated correctly in at least English and French languages. In the picture below you can see a product description which was originally in Russian translated into French.

HomeCraft.by Textile Elk Toy's webpage on LaFactory.com. French version.

Have shipping rates and methods found and set up for you

That’s probably one of the most tiresome tasks when creating a boutique. If you want to sell at the international level, you have to find an affordable shipping provider, discover its tarifs for various countries and regions and set your online boutique in a way that a customer from, for example, Australia would be charged the sum of money necessary for shipping to Australia specifically. Creating a shipping method is a complex task, but fortunately LaFactory takes care of it as well. Unless you have a specific shipping company in mind, you don’t need to do anything. LaFactory team will choose a good shipping provider and setup rates themselves.

Setting up an international shipping method in HomeCraft.by vendor account

Receive payment faster with a simplified delivery option

And last but not least, for some countries LaFactory offers a possibility to simplify shipping process by sending all the ordered packages to a local country manager, who will verify them and resend to a customer. This way, vendors can receive payment the moment our country manager confirms the reception and conformity of the order, without waiting for the product to reach its buyer.