A few sites I’ve tried
As an artist who has been selling my work online for some time, I am frequently asked for advice on how to start selling art online. While many different platforms and services are available, I have found a few that work particularly well for me. Some of my favourite sites include Artfinder, Saatchi Art, and Society6, each offering unique benefits and audiences. Of course, there are many other options out there that I have yet to try, but I’m always open to exploring new avenues. So, if you know of any great online art sales services that you think I should check out, please don’t hesitate to send them my way! I’m always eager to learn and expand my online presence.
As an artist, navigating the world of online sales can be overwhelming. However, I’ve found a few solutions and sites that work well for me. Lately, I’ve been leaning towards selling my pieces through my own website using Paypal’s buttons. Not only does it save on commission charges (except for Paypal fees), but it’s also a great way to direct sales to your website if you already have an established audience on social media.
For those looking to expand their reach beyond their immediate social media following, Artbox provides a platform based in mainland Europe, opening up new markets. While it can be a bit clunky and difficult to navigate if you don’t speak German, it used to be quite profitable for me. However, with shifting commission levels and aesthetic focus not always matching my work, it’s not as profitable as it used to be.
On the other hand, Saatchi Art is my go-to for selling original art online. With its recognizable name and easy-to-use interface, it takes care of all the logistics of shipping. The only downside is that there is a minimum value that you can sell at, which isn’t ideal for some of my more affordable pieces. Additionally, their cut can be quite high, and their promotions tend to come from your profits. Despite these drawbacks, Saatchi Art remains my main online sales channel.
Are you looking for a way to showcase your artwork on unique mediums, like shower curtains or side tables? Look no further than this online platform, a sister company to Saatchi Art, that offers a wide range of printing options for your pieces. While they only sell prints, the variety of items they can print on is staggering, and certain styles of work can really rake in the profits. However, be warned – they are quite strict on copyright, so some of your more satirical pieces may not be allowed.
Despite Inprint being popular among the artists I follow and reputed to provide high-quality prints and services, I have not yet made a sale through them. It’s likely that the fault lies with me rather than the platform itself. If you have had success with Inprint, I would appreciate hearing about your experiences.
MD Canvas, a family-run business in the USA, offers strict quality control and excellent service. However, they don’t have an online platform to manage your work.
Ever thought of printing your work on metal plates with a magnetic hanging system? It’s quite a novel idea, but the environmental impact gives me pause. While sales on this platform may be slow, you never know who might be drawn to this unique way of displaying art.