Where to sell art online

I quite often get asked about how to sell art online, so here are a few of the solutions and sites I use. There are many, many more that I've not listed, this is mainly because I've not tried them yet.

If you know of any great online art sales services that you think I should include please email me them and I'll give it a try and report back.


JobSmart
Origionals & Prints

Sell Direct

More and more I'm starting too sell my stuff through my own website using paypal's buttons. It saves on commission charges (except Paypal fees), and works well if you already have an audience on social media that you can direct sales to your website through.

JobSmart
Prints

ArtboxOne.de

Artbox is based in mainland Europe which is useful for opening up that market. The interface can be a bit clunky and difficult to navigate if you don't speak German. They used to be a lot more profitable for me than they are now due to shifting commission levels and aesthetic focus not matching my work as much.

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Origionals & Prints

Saatchi Art

Saatchi Art is at present my main online sales channel for original art, it's pretty easy to use, has recognition through its name and organises all the logistics of shipping. There is a minimum value that you can sell at so not great for some of the more affordable pieces I make. Their cut can be quite high, and they often run promotions which the discounts tend to come from your profits.

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Prints

Society 6

Part of the same group as Saatchi but aimed at a much more accessible market. They only sell prints of your work, that being said they print on pretty much everything from shower curtains to side tables and T-shirts. certain styles of work are going to make a heap of money with this site. They are a little over careful with copyright so some of my works of cultural parody are no longer avaliable through them.

JobSmart
Prints

inprnt

I've yet to make a sale through Inprint, not sure why, its probabaly me not them. They are favoured by a lot of artists I follow, by all reports the quality of the prints and service is high. If you get results from them please let me know.

MD Canvas
Prints

MD Canvas

MD Canvas are a family run business in the USA, you get a really service from them. There remit is strict and the qulity is high. There is no online platform for managing your work with them.

Displate
Metal Prints

Displate

Quite a novel idea of printing your work on metal plates with a magnetic hanging stystem. Not sure how I feel on the environmental impact of this. Work ticks away slowly on there, no great returns.


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