We’re thortful – the UK’s first and largest online greetings card marketplace. We give a platform to independent creatives and small businesses from the UK and beyond. Right now that means over 4,000 creators selling their designs and helping us make the world a more thortful place.
So, why join thortful?
As a thortful creator, you’ll benefit from:
– No-risk royalties – no listing fees and a royalty rate that respects your hard work.
– thortful’s customer footfall – your designs will be in front of our 4 million customers, with 3 million site visits a day.
– End to end fulfilment – we proof, print, pack and post your cards, as well as handling all customer queries so you don’t have to.
– No stock liability – we’re print on demand!
– A thriving community of like minded creatives.
– Monthly briefs and insights to grow and develop your creative practice
And the best part: It’s completely free to become a thortful creator.
If you’re thinking about joining and selling with thortful but you’re still on the fence, hopefully our wonderful creator community can convince you:
Ricicle Cards (David Nichols-Rice)
thortful really has something for everyone – whether you’re looking for something funny, tongue-in-cheek, pretty or illustrative, they’re really able to cater for all! I love that thortful enables creators like me to react to what’s going on in the world – you can design and upload greeting cards that are ‘of the moment’ and ride that wave of popular culture. Considering greeting card sending is sometimes a traditional pastime, it’s great for the industry, and modernising in this way is wonderful! thortful has given me a great platform to showcase my artwork and it’s so exciting knowing that people are choosing my designs to celebrate the special moments in their lives. It’s a great feeling!
Running with Scissors (Steven Mcfee)
I cannot speak highly enough about thortful as a customer and creator!
I nervously uploaded my first 5 designs in 2020 and sold 10 cards in the first month. When the commission arrived it felt like being handed one of those giant National Lottery cheques and I have been chasing that high ever since! When I hit 50,000 sales this year I finally decided to transition into a full-time creator – all thanks to thortful, their commitment to working with independent creators, and their customers who seem to enjoy my own brand of stupid humour!
One of the best things about working with thortful is spontaneity – I can be inspired by the news, a TV show or a celebrity saying something stupid and have a card online the following day. Physical stores could never react so quickly so the selection on thortful always looks so much fresher in comparison.
I am so proud to work with thortful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me to the platform, encouraging my awful puns and allowing me to escape 9-5 office life!
Lucy Driver Illustration
A friend, already a creator on thortful, suggested I got in touch, and when I met the thortful team at PG Live, they were so friendly, I just knew thortful was something I couldn’t wait to be part of. Being a thortful creator feels like being part of a community and I love that there are so many artists, each bringing their different style to the mix. Since joining thortful, my confidence has grown and although I still pinch myself when I check my sales and a card is doing really well, I am definitely starting to have more belief in my artwork. Thank you!
Bow & Bell Design (Kelly Whitcombe)
Hi, I’m Kelly – the one-woman-band behind Bow & Bell. I’ve been with thortful since the start in 2016. I’d left my full time job after maternity leave just a few months before, and my side hustle greetings card business was not even a year old, so to be invited to upload some designs was both exciting and daunting. I had nothing to lose and I’m so glad I went for it!
I love that thortful is simple and easy to use, and that it’s super quick to get new ideas out in the big, wide world as soon as inspiration strikes. It also allows my work to reach a much larger audience that I otherwise wouldn’t have any access to.
The sales and confidence boost of having thortful promote some of my designs over the years has been huge and I’ve been able to keep my business going through some pretty tough financial times because of it. I never, ever dreamed that so many people would receive one of my cards!