I’ve been looking at different options for online sales as my Etsy shop has worked out as well as I hoped. I know these things take time but I’ve had very few daily views lately (ok, sometimes none) and I’ve been looking for other ways that artists have been successful selling online.
I’ve noticed recently a lot of artists using Fine Art America. You can sell your art through this site and they also provide a print on demand service for prints. The customer can order a print in any size and choose a mat and frame as well and everything is handled by Fine Art America. There are also options for cards too. How awesome would it be to not have to worry about inventory?
They have a free standard account and the premium account is only $30 a year. They have all kinds of neat options including licensing your artwork for TV. They have an agreement with ABC to provide artwork for their series ‘Desperate Housewives’. Each piece of artwork used has to be licensed with a signed agreement with the artist. As a premium member you agree to have your artwork licensed for television and your prints available for sale to ABC. This is kind of cool and something I never even knew was an option for artists!