Getting Started with our Maker Team

1) Welcome!

We’re currently accepting sellers who are at least 18 years old from the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

If you’re reading this article, odds are you’ve already filled out the Maker Registration Form.  If you haven’t done that yet, do that now before moving on.

2) New Maker Application

After you fill out the registration form, visit the My Account section from the top menu.  You’ll notice that your account says Maker Status: Pending. Before we can approve your maker account, you’ll need to fill out the New Maker Application. You’ll find the link to this application inside your My Account page. If you’re based in the United States, you’ll also need to fill out a Vendor W9 Form from your account.

3) Your “Store Manager”

If your account is approved, you’ll have access to a new section of your My Account page called the Store Manager. From here, you can view your recent commissions, view sales reports, add new products, and manage your store and payment settings.

4) Configuring New Products

All products that are sold in the Lift Bridge Furniture marketplace must be based off of a Lift Bridge Furniture design.  For more info on what you can or can not sell in your shop, please read our Maker Policy.

To offer a particular piece of furniture in your shop, you’ll first need to purchase the plans for that design. Purchasing the plans allows you to sell furniture that’s based off that design in our marketplace. The plans for any particular design only needs to be purchased once.

Before adding a new product to your shop, we highly recommend building the piece first so that you can become familiar with the build and know exactly how much it’s going to cost as well as how much time it will take you to build. After you know what’s required from a cost and time perspective, you’ll have a better idea of what you should charge to offer that piece of furniture.  This also gives you an opportunity to take good pictures of your work for your product listings.  Once you’re ready to add a particular piece to your shop, you can add the new product from your Store Manager.

All new products that you add to the system, including updates to products, must go through an approval process before they are available through the site.  We approve products daily but if you notice that it’s taking a long time to get your product approved, please do let us know

If you like, you can Contact Us and ask us to duplicate an existing product onto your account in order to save some time entering product information. That way you can tweak the images, pricing, and text without having to start from scratch.

Dec 15, 2017 Update: 
At the moment, we’re holding off on approving any new products that get added until we get an update from our development team.  There’s are a couple of bugs that we found that are related to commission payouts so we want to make sure that these are resolved and fully tested before we start approving new products for sale in the marketplace. Stay tuned!

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