How do I open a store?

The Silk Purse Guild is exclusively for small, Handmade Businesses based in the UK.

In order to be succesful you must provide the following details -

  • Name & UK home Address
  • Have a valid Stripe Account
  • Tell us about your business and products
  • Provide a link to your website, or Facebook Page

You will need to open a Stripe Account, so that you can conect it to the Silk urse Guild We work exclusively with PayPal Business accounts to process payments from your customers.

We aim to process applications within 5 working days and you will be informed by email. Should you fail to provide us with a way to view your products, this process will take much longer

The Quickest Way in the Door

To speed up your application, we suggest that you head over to out private Facebook Group and apply to join, using your business page. This way we can check out your business quickly which will speed up whole process for you


If you are approved as a Guild Member - These are the Set Up Steps

  1. Sign up on the website, by completing the registration for and joining the Facebook group Here is the link - You will not be able to access the seller area until your application been approved.

  2. Open a Stripe Account Here is the link -

  3. Have 5 killer products, with 4 photos of each and product descriptions written

  4. Work through the shipping tutorials and find your perfect formulas. If you struggle with this, do step 1 and 2 and I will set your formulas for you. You can find the tutorial in the ACADEMY on the website. These formulas will ensure that the site can calculate multiples, and are unique for ever seller. We are all there to help in the Facebook Group if you get stuck.

  5. Let me know when you are at this stage and I turn your store on – Whoooopie :) You will NOT be able to list products until you have completed the above 5 steps. Let me know when you get here and I will turn on your vendor Dashboard.

  6. All products will be in a pending state, until you have been approved to post directly, due to a fair few instances of “winging it” with the shipping set up lol


Last updated on 14th May 2023

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