What are the best ways to sell art?

asked by Jodi Conrow
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9 solutions
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    #1Etsy

    Etsy
    Etsy is a peer-to-peer e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items. It helps local sellers to make money by getting them in touch with millions of online buyers.
    Websites

    Free

    Mark Howell
    Written on October 13, 2017
    "Etsy has always been a top marketplace for personal art and crafts. It allows users to put up their work for sale on their own pages and works to promote good artists."
  2. 11

    #2Artfire

    Artfire

    Artfire is an online marketplace, craft, artist, and maker community where people come together to buy and sell jewelry, wedding apparel, clothing, accessories, children's handmade toys and apparel, home décor, art, crafts, and more.

    Websites

    Jane Harvey
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Artfire makes it easy for your to sell your homemade crafts and artworks online. The website is simple to use and you will be able to reach a wider audience of people who appreciate your work."
  3. 10

    #3Artsy

    Artsy
    Artsy is a resource for art collecting and education. Arty's mission is to make all the world's art accesible to anyone with an Internet connection
    Websites

    Free

    Susan Murphy
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "This was a great site to buy art. It had a wide selection of different artworks. I didn't see a place on the site where I would be able to sell my artwork."
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    #4Printful

    Printful
    Printful is a print-on-demand company that allows you to have your own customized products printed and shipped to your costumers. As it can be integrated with all major e-commerce stores your shop can be easily connected to Printful.
    Apps

    Web, Shopify

    Free

    Christopher Lane
    Written on October 24, 2017
    " this is a great product. I've only been using Printful for a few months and I'm already satisfied with the results. They are efficient, high quality, and they know exactly what they are doing"
  2. 4

    #5eBay

    eBay

    eBay is an online marketplace where users can connect to buy and sell electronics, cars, fashion apparel, collectibles, vinyl, sporting goods, digital cameras, baby items, coupons, and practically everything else under the sun.

    Websites

    Free

    Walter Ortega
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "As someone who sells art online, I use eBay all the time. Simply upload photos and start the bidding right away. Sell whatever and whenever you want, this is a perfect way to sell."
  3. 4

    #6Amazon

    Amazon
    Amazon is an online retail company considered to be one of the largest in the world. It was created for users looking to find electronics, computers, software, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, tools and hardware, and much more.
    Websites

    Free

    Lawrence Chapman
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is one way to sell ones art. Not the best way to be honest but it is an option."
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    #7Shopify

    Shopify
    Shopify is a customizable eCommerce solution or platform that adapts to your needs. This software allows users to sell stuff online or on social media platforms, in store, and more.
    Software

    Web

    $29- Varies by plan

    Rachel Zhang
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "If you're wanting to sell a little more wholesale and have more control over your brand, Shopify is a great place for you. Personally, though, I was a little overwhelmed and am going back to Etsy."
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    #8Online Auction

    Online Auction
    Online Auction is an online auction marketplace focused on its community where buyers can easily connect with sellers through an open platform. The site offers a flat fee of $8.00 per month so that sellers can keep every penny of the final value.
    Websites

    Free

    Abhinav Subramanium
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "In OLA.com you can find many things that are being saled by auctions including the art pieces. The website is quite famous and doing a great job. But I was expecting to see something specifically related to the art auction or art selling, not also including everything like shirts and pants."
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    #9artrepublic

    artrepublic

    Artrepublic is an online art platform in which you can buy a diverse rank of works from famous names and new talents. The site offers you expert advice during your shopping and free delivery worldwide. Are you an artist? They can help you to sell your artwork too.

    Websites

    Cheryl Willis
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is the perfect place to buy art. Be it from well known names or up and coming to just starting out."

Summary

Best What are the best ways to sell art
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1EtsyWebsites 17 Free
2ArtfireWebsites 11 Paid
3ArtsyWebsites 10 Free
4PrintfulApps 7 Free
5eBayWebsites 4 Free
6AmazonWebsites 4 Free
7ShopifySoftware 1 Paid
8Online AuctionWebsites 0 Free
9artrepublicWebsites 0 Paid
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