125 Places to Sell Your Art or Craft Online

By Carolyn Edlund

 

Money by Andy Warhol

 

Artists, want to expand your selling options?  Check out Artsy Shark’s BIG LIST – 125 Places to Sell your Art or Craft Online!

It’s been a major project to research and put together this huge list of places where artists and craftspeople can sell their work. There are many ways to sell, so check them out and see which work for you.

Let’s get started:

1.   20×200.com – Jen Bekman’s site focuses on art, prints and photos, priced affordably. Juried (not currently accepting submissions, but sign up for their newsletter to get updated when submissions reopen.)

2.   500px.com – Photography site – store your photos, share them and sell them. Features work of beginners to experts. Sell your work by opening a “store” account, which is available to free as well as paid memberships.

3.   AbsoluteArts – Claiming to be “the most trafficked contemporary arts site” it offers levels from free to premier. Artist bio/statement and portfolio displayed with shopping cart.

4.   AffordableBritishArt (UK Site) – Artists sell their work with no middleman, commission free, but there is a charge to have an account (4 tiered levels). You must have a PayPal account to receive payment for your work.

5.   Amazon – Upload your images to sell on one of the biggest marketplaces on the web. Jewelry is a huge category here, but you are competing with manufactured items.

6.   Art.com – This highly ranked e-commerce site has a division called Artist Rising, where emerging artists can upload images. They provide a print-on-demand service to sell your work. Two levels of membership – free and paid.

7.   ArtBreak – Describing themselves as “a global community of artists sharing and selling their work on the web,” this site is a commission-free way to upload images and sell with a shopping cart. Curiously, their blog and social media sites are inactive.

8.   Art-Exchange – B2B site where artists can get connected to interior designers, architects and others in the trade. Work is sold wholesale here; they take 10% commission.

9.   ArtFire – Huge marketplace of crafts, art, supplies, vintage and more. Customize your own shop on this site. $12.95 monthly fee.

10.  ArtFortune – Create your own online art gallery here. Site visitors can see the images that you have uploaded, and click through to your website, where you make the sale. They charge a monthly fee, and have several different plans. There is also a forum and community on this site.

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Comments

  1. WOW – Thank you for this thorough and fantastic list of on-line resources! I’m not familiar with some of these sites and look forward to checking them out.

  2. This is great !! Thanks for taking so much time to get this list together. I know it was a lot of work. Everyone out here trying to eek out a living appreciates it. Can you tell me if all the changes in Facebook has changed any of your instructions on how to add a cart for purchasing to a Facebook page? Thanks again

    • Barbara, I cannot tell you that – I personally don’t have a shopping cart on Facebook, but I know they exist. With all of the changes on that site, I sometimes wonder if Facebook is going to continue to be a great place for artists to promote. As you’ve probably read, they are charging to get your posts even read by your connections. Still, I’m sure that people will be able to sell some work there.

  3. Hi Carolyn,
    Thanks for such a comprehensive list.
    I wonder if you, or any of the ArtsyShark readers, know much about Custom Made. They approached me about the custom work I create, and I am in the process of researching more about them and their site.
    Would love to hear feedback anyone might have.
    Thanks,
    Alison

    • Yes Alison, I was contacted by CustomMade and they will be coming to Philadelphia to meet with me at the Arts Business Institute workshop next month. They seem to have a wonderful service and be very serious about helping artists. I see this as a big period of growth for their site, with excellent potential.

  4. wow…who knew there were that many places to sell on-line? That’s an impressive list you compiled!!! I have tried about a dozen different sites over the years but I found Etsy and actually Craigslist to be the best places for me to sell my work!

  5. What a thorough list! This is great! I’ve used Etsy and Fine Art America and I used to have a Cafe Press shop. For me a site is as only as good as the energy that you put into it but it’s nice to know that there are so many resources out there for us.

    • Almost scary, isn’t it? Well, AniTodd, you have your work cut out for you to investigate so many of these sites. I do like that there are a number of different concepts in this list, so that every artist might find something to fit their taste.

  6. Nabyonga Regina says:

    Am the founder of A child development project in a very rural area in Africa. A number of girls make paper beads and small hand bags from banana fibers. This list is great but since i have to travel miles to get a computer at least once in three months selling on line might be difficult for me.
    Is it possible to get some one, organisation, group, church or school to which we can send these crafts to and sell them for us, this is not for profit so there is no set price any thing out of it can make a great impact to the girls.
    I will be glad to hear your fed backs.

  7. Great Article!

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