How to Wholesale Your Work to Major Retailers

Some chains have corporate headquarters where buyers will meet with vendors or their representatives to place orders for distribution nationally, or make purchases for large regions of the country.

Want to Enter the Wholesale Marketplace?

Are you ready to take your art or handmade products into the wholesale market? Start planning ahead of time.     Small creative entrepreneurs often work alone or perhaps with a partner, but jumping into the wholesale marketplace means you need to think big. Wholesaling is a sustainable model based on repeat orders and growing […]

Studio Production Goes to the Wholesale Marketplace

The line is constantly changing in order to provide a variety of price points as well as fresh colorways to keep existing clients interested and attract new clients.

Licensed Art Goes to the Wholesale Marketplace

by Carolyn Edlund Two licensed artists recently represented their work at a wholesale trade show. Here’s how their designs evolved from idea to products sold in retail stores.     Inspired by her background in classical illustration, artist Cherish Flieder started painting abstracts to grow and explore artistically. One of her designs was spotted by Anne […]

How Artists Earn: Wholesale and Online Retail

That’s what makes wholesale such a great foundation for a business. Instead of having to convince 20 people to buy your thing, you only have to convince one person – the store manager or buyer.

New Online Marketplace Offers Unique Seller Opportunities

iVANZi created a business model where they act as a go-between for the artist and the retailer, in some very interesting ways.

Add a Turnkey Element When Selling Art

Why should an artist consider convenience and “ready to use” as an element to build into their offering?

Problems Getting Paid? How to Never Get Stiffed Again

Make it clear from the very beginning that you require timely payment of your invoice, or monthly check, etc. or that you will take action, and then do it.

Selling Art in the Wholesale Marketplace

Fine artists can take advantage of opportunities to wholesale their work. Here’s how.

How to Build Profitable Relationships with Galleries

When a gallery or retailer is invested in your concept, and your work, there are quite a few ways to work together.

A Talented Artist Builds a Big Business

by Carolyn Edlund Artist Roza Khaminova’s collection of scarves and wearables has exploded in popularity. How has she dealt with scaling her business and dealing with knockoffs?     When she first opened her business on Etsy, Roza Khaminova never expected to start a small business that would experience explosive growth on an international basis. She started out […]

Selling One-of-a-Kind Art at Wholesale

Even though each sculpture is individual, he does take orders for similar sculptures with the same theme. However, they will have different fabrics and details.

How Sublimation Printing can Scale an Art Business

Taking this step means she is now poised to enter new marketplaces for her work, and is ready to build a strong business with potential to sell volume and gain repeat orders.

From Concept to Market: One Artist’s Story

What does it take to take a product idea all the way to the mass market? This artist shares her experiences.