Why not to upload art for sale
Art for sale online can be found on many websites. Read on to find out why not to upload art for sale elsewhere.
So you have decided to sell art online. Good idea, but be careful who you choose. Our major competitors tend to have
an automatic listing form which you use after signing up. Read the small print and be sure that when
you sign up you are not awarding exclusive rights to the site to sell your art.
When you upload art for sale on Australian United Artists it is non-exclusive.
This means that you can sell art from your studio, eBay, or whatever while having your artwork listed for sale
on Australian United Artists. All we ask is that you let us know if you succeed in selling art by another method
so we can remove it from our site to prevent having a disappointed art buyer.
Describing Art For Sale
After you upload art for sale, you, the artist, will enter a description of your artwork.
On other sites, that description will appear exactly as you typed it.
On our art sales site, we not only check each description for typo’s, we also edit the snippet that appears in
Google search results. I believe that when selling art you should be reasonably descriptive.
What sounds better? Acrylic painting 20 x 30 cm on canvas. OR This 20 x 30 cm artwork was inspired by the smells of the Australian bush
after rains. It is painted on stretched canvas and is ready to hang. You decide. Up to 35 words can be used on our site.
The Image size of art for sale.
There is a common misconception that when selling art online, the bigger the image file size, the better it will look.
Sites with automatic listing tools commonly have an image re-sizing tool working in the background which converts your 4Mb file to a likely 300Kb size. So you may be led to believe that your 4Mb file is what you see online.
When it actually isn’t. For example, the photos on this post are all less than 500Kb. Getting it straight and in
focus are the most important points.
Then there is the problem of postage and commission.
I know of a site that simply adds up $100 onto the price of your art to cover freight costs.
You want to sell your art for $425. Depending on the size of the art, it could then appear for sale
on that site at $525 while telling the art telling the art buyer that it is free delivery! I believe the artist is then charged the 30% commission on the total price.
Australian United Artists uses the size and weight of the artists art to calculate the postage on each
individual artwork for sale when the buyer reaches the checkout. It uses both the artists postcode and
the art buyers postcode with the weight and size to provide an accurate postage cost. Australian United Artists has commissions capped at 10% and only charges against the sale price of the artwork.
We believe in treating artists and art buyers fairly. Click here to upload art for sale of any genre of art for sale.
Australian United Artists accept Ceramics, Digital Paintings, Drawings, Glass Artwork Paintings, Sculptures,
Wood Carvings and Wood Turnings.