How to Sell Art in Australia
You can sell at a fixed price or by auction.
When you sell your art at a fixed price do not include any calculation for freight, but do include the cost of the packaging you will use. The actual cost of freight is calculated at the checkout when the buyer enters their address. The site uses this plus the details you supplied re the dimensions and weight of the packaged art. The site communicates with Australia Post to provide the final freight cost to the person buying your artwork.
Sell by Auction
When you choose to sell by auction you should then include the cost of freight in your price. You can easily work it out using the Australia Post online freight calculator. This can be found here.
You could stand at a market stall all day for weeks instead of creating artwork!
There are some points to consider when selling art.
The art itself.
How long did it take to create or in other words, what is my time worth?
What was the cost of the materials I used?
Did I have to pay for postage to obtain those materials?
Scroll down for the form to sell art.
You can upload three photos of your art.
If you want to sell art, make sure they are in focus.
For paintings or drawings try to get the picture as straight as possible so it does not look offset like this one:
Keep the picture uncluttered
Crop the photo of your art to remove any items visible around the art. After all, we want the buyer to focus on your art, and not be distracted by clutter in the picture.
Be descriptive. What inspired the piece? Think about it as if you were the shopper. What would pique your interest in an object? Give the artwork a meaningful description of up to thirty-five words.
Reduced Prices / On Sale
Postage / Packing
Some websites simply add a fixed amount to each listing usually $50 or $100 depending on the artwork. We feel this is unfair as shipping costs depend greatly upon how far it the item is traveling. When you sell art with us, it is done properly.
So, when a buyer adds your art to a shopping cart, they will be asked to submit a request for a shipping quotation. Site admin already has your postcode and the shipping request will give us the buyers postcode. A price for postage can then be accurately obtained and then the buyer will be invoiced for your art.
Insurance in transit is recommended. It is not very expensive. Use the form below to submit your art for sale. Scroll down to use the "sell by auction" form.
Yes, you can choose to sell by auction on this site. Just like eBay only better as all we sell is art.
The form to sell art by auction is here.
Use this form to sell art at a fixed price.
*Does not include Paypal fee.