Info & Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the things we promise to you here at Crafty Fisherman

  • A new online tackle shop within our marketplace, viewable by all.
  • Your products listed on all of our selling channels as well (Facebook/Instagram, Google, and the Crafty Mobile App)

  • Increased engagement on Instagram because we will like, comment, and share your posts, reels, and stories (as long as they relate to a product that's listed in our online marketplace) when you tag us at @reelcraftyfisherman
  • Customized shipping options

  • Customized SEO assistance that is tailored to your specific shop
  • We are a fisherman owned marketplace supporting fellow fisherman and bait makers. Crafty Fisherman is not just a hosting site but a family of like minded creators coming together in an effort to make an impact on the fishing community. We offer a wide variety of products and are known for our high quality. We care about your business's future and we care about you. If you ever need any assistance during your time with us, you can reach us at, we're here to help in any way we can.
Remember... traffic, sales, and customers in general will go wherever you're the most focused. If you have all of your marketing being directed to a personal website, or somewhere other than Crafty Fisherman, your sales will not be as high with us. The more you direct people to our platform, the more sales you will get, and the more we can create a community of truly inspired and empowered Fisherman working together to support one another.

How to Get Set Up On Crafty
Here are a few steps to get you started:

1. Register Your Account

2. Verify your email, and establish your free PayPal business account (so we can pay you!)

3. Set up your online store, upload your Seller Profile Photo, Seller Shop Logo, give a Short Store Description (about your products & story, how you got started, what inspires you the most, any special meaning behind your business name, etc.)

4. Set up shipping and select Default Shipping Method (you can use our Shipping Tutorial for help)

5. Add products! (*We have a full tutorial for this also listed in our Shop FAQ)

**Bonus Items to Consider Doing:
- Add your Crafty Fisherman link to your social media
- Add your Crafty Fisherman shop link to your email signature
- Share on social media that you're now part of the Crafty Fisherman Community! (We'll give you a shoutout back!)
- Follow us on Instagram (if you aren't already!) @reelcraftyfisherman
- Follow us on Facebook (if you haven't already!) @reelcraftyfisherman
- Spread the word about our marketplace with your friends and family and help support your bait makers!

How to Add Products

On Desktop:

Products Tab > Products Listing > Add Product

(*A Default Shipping Method will need to be in place before "Add Product" button will appear. To do this, go to Configuration > Shipping Methods > Click 3 dots next to method you want as default and click "Select as Default")

On Mobile:

(Use three lines menu in upper right)
Products > Products Listing > Add Product

(*A Default Shipping Method will need to be in place before "Add Product" button will appear. To do this, go to Configuration > Shipping Methods > Click 3 dots next to method you want as default and click "Select as Default")

Product Listing Page Explained Step-By-Step:

- Choose Product: all products will be considered a "Normal Product"

- Product Name: this will be what shows up as the product listing title

- Product Type: please choose from the list of preset Product Types we have available (this is so we get better SEO with Shopify). 

- Product Descriptions: please include in your product descriptions your estimated shipping time, return policy, and any other policies you have for customers. It is also best if you list main qualities of your piece within the first line of your description; this helps with SEO. (For example: 30 x 30 inch Oil Painting on Canvas)

- Product Tags: when adding product tags, you will need to type in the tag then hit "enter". This will create one tag, then you can do the same for any others you want to create. (You do not need quotations or a #-sign with the tag, just the word/phrase you want to use.) If you try to put a comma in between each one then hit "enter" at the end, it will recognize everything as one tag.

- Shipping: IF YOU DO NOT SET UP SHIPPING FOR YOUR PRODUCTS, CUSTOMERS CANNOT COMPLETE THEIR PURCHASES. Whether you manually input your products or import them, a Shipping Method must be selected for every product otherwise the customer will get an error message at checkout. (*Be sure to check the box that says "Requires Shipping" otherwise the customer will not be asked to input their shipping address.) 

- Pricing Details: the "Price" is what you want the item listed for. the "Compare At Price" is if the product usually costs more and you've listed it on sale. (For example, if an item is usually $100 but you are listing the product for $75, you would put $100 in the "Compare At Price" box and $75 in the "Price" box.)

- Adding Variant(s):

Select what type of Variant you want to create under "Option Name" (for example: Size)

Type what the different variables are under "Option Value" (for example: "Small" and "Large")
*If using a Desktop, hit Return/Enter after each Option Value entered
*If using a Mobile Device, hit Go or tap outside the Option Value box after each Option Value is entered
(Pricing can be changed later)

Click Save (at the bottom)

The price for ALL variables will default to the price entered in the initial "Price" content box. If you want to make it so different variables have different prices, go back to the Variants section and click Edit where you want to change the price. You can then enter the price you want to set for that Variant. 

Click Save again.

**Special Note - Saving Data: The product listing details area, while on the same page, is different than the area where you upload your Profile Photo and Logo. If you edit information on the Product Listing Details side, be sure to click Save before uploading a photo. If you try to add photos right after changing any product listing details, your information may be lost.

- Image Size - please try to make all images .JPEG format with a pixel size of about 1000 x 1000. If you need to compress your photos, this can either be done with the photo editor on your computer or you can CLICK HERE to do it online. (*This greatly improves our website speed if images are this size and not larger.)

- Collections: You must select at least one Collection your product falls within. Please select the least number of sub-categories as possible so as not to cause crowding in the marketplace for our customers.   These collections will control which sub-menus your product is displayed in on the page.

** Also, if you do not see one that fits for your product, please email us at and we can look to see if Shopify has one that does.

- Product Handle: you can leave this blank, the product title will automatically be used for this

- Title Tag Meta Field - This is the title for how your product will show in a Google search.  We recommend keeping this limited in length to look clean.  I.E.  Product Name - Your Store Name.  It does not need to list every single detail..

- Description Tag Meta Field - the description of your product if it were to come up in a Google Search. We recommend a brief, to the point description of your product so, if someone is just browsing, they know what it is just by reading the brief description.

- Choose HSN Code - this field is not required, you can ignore this for now

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at

  • How can I bulk edit products to add product tags?

    Product Update by CSV

    Now, the admin/sellers can edit products in bulk. All you have to do is visit Multivendor Admin Panel > Products > Product Listing > More Actions Add product via CSV


    In method 1, you just need to upload the updated/edited CSV file. Make sure in the CSV file that you are uploading, the Product IDs are the same as that of the existing products you are trying to update. If the product IDs don’t match, the existing products will not be updated and new products will be created.

     Other Questions:

  • Does Crafty Fisherman send out 1099 tax forms?
    If a seller receives more than $600 (updated for the 2023 tax year) in payouts, they will receive a 1099-K tax form from Crafty Fisherman, LLC
  • Do I need to charge sales tax? (U.S. Only)
    Taxes will be automatically charged and distributed to you with your payout.  Seller is responsible for remitting sales tax where applicable