Improving Repeat Sales for Artists

If you are drop shipping your orders, there are things you can do to improve your seller to buyer relationship. Many times, online sales are built around how a seller treats their buyers, especially with first time buyers. With selling artwork and photography online, creating repeat buyers as collectors of your work should be a goal. Below we will share 3 of the methods at FinerWorks we see has been extremely effective.

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Glazing: Not Only Glass in the Frame

Why custom framing smokes ready made frames. Working at a few custom frame shops, I have often heard the gasp statement of “the frame is more than the art”.  As an confessed art addict of works on canvas and various papers from $20-$2,000, I can tell you why I choose custom framing over say a chain store ready made frame.

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Poll Results: Best Way for Artists to Sell Prints

Last year (2020) we first sent out this survey because a lot of artists, wonder what the best way is to sell their prints. This year (2021) we wanted to see if there was much of a change in the answers we received. Obvious COVID did change many people’s purchasing methods in 2020 but with many buyers and sellers resuming a pre-pandemic pattern, we wanted to see if this was reflected with the artists who use our services.

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Etsy’s New Tracking Requirement

If you are an Etsy seller and having FinerWorks fulfill you orders, make sure you are aware of some changes that started up a few days ago on the Etsy platform. Starting August 11, 2021, Etsy implemented a policy that requires its sellers to provide shipment tracking information for any U.S. destination orders that are $10 or more, in order to be able to change the status to “complete” within their Etsy dashboard.

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Packaging Your Fine Art Prints – Part 2

In part 1 on the topic of packaging your artwork, we focused on some best practices when shipping only a few prints at most by using either rigid flat mailers or shipping tubes. Now in part 2 of packaging your prints we explore shipping larger bulkier items such as stretched and mounted canvas or framed prints. Because these orders contain print on demand products which are bigger and rigid, packaging them correctly and affordably is the biggest challenge but it an be done. Let us look at a number of best practices when doing so.

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What to Charge Your Customers for Shipping

Many of our customers who have us fulfill and drop ship orders to their customers have at some point had decide how they were going to go about determining what to charge their customers for shipping. This decision is an important one since what you charge your customers for shipping rates can encourage or discourage your customers from completing their purchase.

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A Tidal Wave of Online Art Sales

Recently I spoke with a lady that felt like she had been hit by a tidal wave in the past few weeks. Her normal printer still had not re-opened and she had a backlog of hundreds of orders from her Shopify site to fulfill. Some printers she had contacted said they had a 3 to 4-week turnaround time on average right now, not including shipping and others could not give her a definite answer as to when they could start. I told her we ourselves as a printer of fine art were quite a bit busier than normal but since these were relatively simple orders to process, we should still be able to get them all out quicker then some of the others.

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