Madeit.com.au is Australia's premier online buying and selling destination for handmade & independantly created items.
We showcase Australia's most creative art, design & crafting talent. Lovers of amazing handmade and independantly created products can purchase items on madeit direct from the sellers with products ranging from fashion, art, homewares, accessories, stationery, toys, children and babies clothing and much much more.
We are different to other online retailers as we only promote quality local independaet Australian talent.
Buyers can shop on madeit knowing they are supporting independent designers & crafters as well as the whole Australian made industry at large.
Madeit sellers are showcasing and selling their products all day every day to every corner of Australia and the world.
Selling on madeit
Anyone is welcome to sell their products on madeit as long as they currently reside within Australia territory and the product they are selling is their own independently created item.
It does not matter if you create for a living or as a hobbiest - you are more than welcome here on on madeit.
Visit our selling help page for more information on selling.
Buying on madeit
Buying independent & handmade all day every day is made safer & easier with madeit. We provide a powerful medium for buyers and sellers to connect.
On Madeit you buy direct from the artist with payment going directly to them. The seller will then ship the goods straight out to you.
Some sellers may offer discounts so please check the item listing of their stores page for any eligible discounts.
Visit our buying help page for more information on buying.
We pride ourselves on the levels of support that we offer to all of our users.
We attempt to make ourselves available as much as possible via email and our Facebook Page to our users to answer questions, solve problems and offer advice.
If you ever have any questions or problems please just send us a message via our Contact page and we will get it sorted out for you asap.
Q & A's
Who is the founder of madeit.com.au?
Madeit was founded by Bec Davies in July 2007.
When did madeit start?
Evidence of the vast array of talent in Australia led her to launch an affordable online marketplace solely for handmade goods. The madeit online marketplace opened in mid 2007.
The website you are viewing this page on is the fourth major version of madeit having "out grown" all of the previous versions of the site as madeit, internet technology and the industry has grown.
What was the inspiration for madeit?
As a photographer, graphic designer, crafter and market seller Bec had always been interested in all things handmade & independent. Bec loves buying unique, small run, handmade goodies as well as going to as many handmade markets as possible.
A Google search for independent Australian designers in 2006 was like finding a needle in a haystack and at that time there were no simple directories that listed independent Australian designers. This is why Bec started the original independent designer's directory way back then.
As the directory grew we thought it was time to take the next step and open the online shop. We have been overwhelmed by the amount of talent in Australia and madeit is about showcasing this talent to the rest of Australia and abroad.
What is the best thing about running madeit?
Watching sellers grow their businesses and seeing sellers make their first sale.
We love that there is a group of people who have a common interest yet they reside in different corners of Australia and come together as one big handmade family.
Getting feedback from our buyers & sellers is also one of the best things about running madeit.
What's the most challenging?
Keeping up with our ideas for new features is the most challenging!
What does the future hold for madeit?
Our goal is to keep growing and building this community that is friendly, inspiring and rewarding for all its members, sellers & buyers.
Where is madeit and who are you?
Madeit began life when Bec started it up living and working as a Graphic Designer in Sydney.
In 2008 a sea change occured and Bec, Jayc and Madeit relocated north to Maclean, NSW. Madeit is now operated out of an office in Yamba, NSW, Australia. Yamba is small coastal town (pop 5500) at the mouth of the Clarence River in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales. We use Dedicated webservers based in Australia that we access remotely from our office.
The main people you might bump into at madeit are: Bec, Jayc & Tian. We also have support from our programmers led by James up in Brisbane as well as our other providers when necessary.
Assisting in the Yamba office is the team of Animals led by Axl the feral cat, Red Cat the stray and Eddie the Great Dane. You can find out more about the animals and the critical role they play at madeit on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
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