Taking commissions isn’t for everyone; it requires a mindset where the artist is excited about the collaborative effort involved in producing a personalized piece of art.
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.
So, as an artist or maker who wants to jump into online sales, what are your choices? Basically, you can choose to participate on a third-party website which offers art for sale, or you can use your own art website to sell your work.
I explained to the artist that this verbal agreement was worth the paper it was written on. She needed to get a written contract immediately, or to retrieve her work and get paid for the inventory that was sold.
Designed to entice, this is adding something that makes them say, “Wow, this is great. I want to buy this”.
Blow allows shoppers to write any message inside the birthday card in their own handwriting and then have us drop that real, signed card into the US Mail a few minutes later.
Artists can build long-term business relationships with designers, but should understand that every designer has as their priority the needs of their customers.
This November, RISD will present their bi-annual Business Bootcamp for artists, taking place at the Renaissance Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island.
I see a natural progression happening for artists. They look for a place to sell and start out on one of the big marketplaces. They learn the basics, gain confidence, and branch out on their own.
iVANZi created a business model where they act as a go-between for the artist and the retailer, in some very interesting ways.
by Carolyn Edlund How your customer – and your creative business – can benefit when you offer customization. I recently published an article about the benefits of offering turnkey elements when selling art. Turnkey means streamlined, ready to use, complete in every detail. And that’s important, because a purchase should be straightforward and easy […]
If the collection of work that you have for sale is unwieldy and tends to overwhelm customers, you must cut through the clutter and make some hard decisions.