Does the New Sales Tax Ruling Affect Etsy Sellers?

Many of FinerWorks color lab customers are artists and photographers who use our drop shipping and order fulfillment services to have metal, canvas and framed fine art giclee prints made and shipped to their customers. If this is you and you sell on Etsy, Ebay, your own website or a myriad of other online marketplaces for artists and photographers you may not know last week, the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision that in the long term may impact you. Via a 5-4 decision the Court overturned a precedent set by a case in 1992 (Quill vs North Dakota) which allowed mail-order businesses avoid having to collect sales tax for jurisdictions outside of their physical location. This established  the basis and practice for online / e-commerce businesses both large and small over the past several decades allowing them to avoid collecting sales tax for sales that occurred online when the buyer was outside of the jurisdiction of their physical location.

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Search, Find and Print Stock Images

We just launched a new feature at FinerWorks which allows anyone to take advantage of a vast library of stock imagery. It is called, for lack of originality now, Find Print Art. We partnered with Shutterstock, one of the leading providers of stock imagery and have integrated a section on the FinerWorks website that allows anyone to search and find images for just about any topic and theme you can imagine.

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Photo Gloss Baryta Wins TIPA Award

Most photographers will tell you their choice of paper, based on everything from the surface, weight and other physical properties play a crucial role in the choice for papers. Photo Gloss Baryta is one of these papers that we find high end photographers love. Photographers are not the only fans. TIPA, the Technical Image Press Association just awarded this paper as one of the best.

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Premium Giclee, A Natural Coarse Art Paper

Of all our fine art papers, the Premium Giclee Finer Art paper is the most widely selected of our papers with a prominent texture. The main reason people love this paper so much is that texture, but there is more to it than the texture alone. With its white matte orange peel surface embossing, the catches the light and can be seen with even some of the most detailed images

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Metal Prints: New Options & Sizing

Our new line of metal prints is here, and they rock! Now metal is available in 4 different metal surface finishes and multiple ready to display styles. Use our online ordering tool to create custom sizes as small as 8×8 up to 30×40. The “panel only” option can even be ordered with a frame! Metal prints are one of the most remarkable and easiest ways to display your work. And it is not just for photographers anymore. Every day see artists now offering their illustrations and reproductions as metal prints as well.

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New Art & Photo Slates Are Here

We are excited to be rolling our a brand new product in the form of actual stone slates with fractured edges that can display your artwork, photography or even text. Two black plastic “feet” are included allowing it to remain upright on any table, desk or shelf. Each is unique due to their fractured edges and they can vary in size by up to 0.4″. These are processed and shipped from our San Antonio headquarters to any part of the country. Artists or photographers can use our automatic drop shipping service to have their slate shipped to their customer.

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New Tube Based Shipping Option Added

If you prefer your prints to be shipped in a tube rather than flat, we have added some tube based shipping options in the shipping drop down at checkout to be available for some types of orders, primarily prints on our fine art papers. These will show up with the regular shipping options at checkout but say “tube” in the shipping method name.

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