Sell Crafts, Buy Handmade
In November 2014, the Big Cartel team joined a crowd of Salt Lake City locals at Spy Hop’s PitchNic Premier, where four student films were shown for the first time. Chris Koch from Tribe Federation joined us to capture the event.
Big Cartel’s co-founder and CEO Matt Wigham started things off with a few remarks about the importance of supporting artists. Once we settled into our seats, we were honored to watch the short films that this talented and motivated group of high school students spent months planning, filming, and editing. We are proud to support this event, and be a small part of SpyHop's mission to mentor young people in film and other digital media arts.
It’s no easy feat recruiting talented and passionate developers, but we’ve managed to do it yet again. This time, we welcome Anthony Colangelo. He’s got some serious development chops and will be focusing his efforts on all things iOS.
At 16 years old, upon encountering his very first iPhone, Anthony basically knew what he wanted to do with his life and, well, he’s doing it. After high school, he moved from New Jersey to Orlando to attend Full Sail University and graduated with an accelerated degree in Web Design & Development. When Anthony finished his degree, he moved to Philadelphia and spent the last three years at Happy Cog before joining Big Cartel in 2015. Anthony calls himself a “professional hobbyist,” but his love for all things space-related takes the cake. He was recently invited to attend a NASA Social event and 99% of his dreams have now come true.
Here’s to starting the year off right with an exciting new addition to the Big Cartel crew - welcome, Anthony!
How about a new version of Big Cartel for iPhone to kick off 2015 with a bang? It’s now easier than ever to hit the road and take your shop with you. Fulfill orders and manage products on the go. Sell in-person at craft fairs, concerts, and other live events.
Great question. Topical. Well this new app includes a number of handy features to help you run your shop, wherever your travels may take you.
And of course, all of the in-person selling features from our popular Checkout 1.0 version (50,000 downloads!) have had a facelift as well.
Version 2.0 is just the next step for our iPhone app. We have a mountain of new ideas to explore, as well as a few beloved features like discounts and the dashboard to bring over, and we’re looking for volunteers to help us beta test things along the way.
If you’d like access to new features before everyone else, and don’t mind bumping into a bug or rough edge now and then, why not join our iOS Beta group and help us test and improve our app of the future!
We’re amazed by what Big Cartel’s army of artists accomplished in 2014. We saw companies form, bands hit the road, and side projects grow into full time jobs. As a group, we achieved even more impressive feats. We took a look back at 2014 through the eyes of one of the 600,000+ shops that use Big Cartel.