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Get started for FREE. Join a growing community of artists, creators, and independent business owners that use Big Cartel.

Our Gold plan makes it quick and easy to start your store without having to enter your credit card. Start small and upgrade your plan to unlock new features and capabilities as your business grows. Need help getting started? Contact our customer success team.

List 5 products for FREE

Start selling today. Upgrade anytime as your business grows.

Real time sales data

Monitor your shop’s visitors and orders in real time.

Free customizable store templates

Pick one of our free templates to get started quickly. Customize it to fit your style.

What's included in the FREE plan?

  • 5 free product listings
  • Sell online & in person
  • Accept cards, PayPal, Afterpay, and more
  • Sales tax autopilot
  • Real-time stats
  • Customizable store templates
  • Multiple size and color variants per product

Sell online & in person.

Easy to use iOS and Android apps to manage your store.

Turnkey templates allow you to start your site in minutes.

Over 15 customizable templates to choose from that make it easy to start and grow your business

Lunch Break
Good Vibes
Pickle Juice

Real-time sales and visitor reports.

We make it easy for anyone to set up a shop and start selling. Monitor your shop’s visitors and orders in real time.


Frequently Asked Questions

Let's get you the answers you need to help you make the best decision. Explore our blog to read more about starting an online store, e-commerce marketing, inventory management, and more important how-to’s.

Big Cartel's Gold plan is a great fast and free way to get started selling online and in person. The plan is 100% free. You do not need a credit card to get started. You can build a store, list up to five products, and begin collecting payments in minutes. The Gold plan has e-commerce features that are perfect for launching a business. Upgrade to a higher plan anytime to unlock more advanced selling features and more product listings.

Yes, you can easily upgrade to a different Big Cartel plan that fits the needs of your growing business without losing your orders, data, or settings. As your business grows you may need to add more product listings and use more advanced selling features. Big Cartel is here to support you when you’re ready with two additional plans. See our pricing page for more information.

Big Cartel's Gold plan is 100% free forever. You do not need to add a credit card to open your store. Big Cartel does not take a cut of your sales, however credit card processing fees vary by processor and payment type. Big Cartel also offers paid plans that support more product listings, product images, and premium selling features to scale and grow your business.

Big Cartel is here to support you when you're ready with these premium selling features.

Not everyone has a flood of visitors to their new online shop right away. These days, most creators, artists, and small business owners find their audience on social media. Big Cartel's Gold plan allows you to get your shop up and running quickly so that you can focus on promoting and building awareness for your brand and products. Don't hesitate to start sharing your products through social posts, Instagram Stories, DMs, tweets, Reddit, and anywhere else you connect with audiences.

Here are some resources to help you get started:

Social Media and Your Shop: Tips for Making it Work

Link social media profiles

A Social Media Primer for Creatives   

The free Gold plan includes these features:

  • 5 product listings

  • 1 image per product

  • Multiple product variants

  • Ability to sell online and in person

  • Accept cards, PayPal, Afterpay, and more

  • On-demand printing and fulfillment integrations

  • Mobile apps for iOS and Android

  • Sales tax autopilot

  • Customizable templates

  • Real time sales dashboard

For more questions and guides, visit the Help Center