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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Poll Results: Best Way to Advertise Art

Over the past two decades I have had a front row seat when it comes to observing how people promote and sell their artwork. I have also said that when it comes to promoting your artwork, you are also promoting yourself as an artist. Interesting to me is how the methods have changed. Today, in 2020 the top method was not even in existence 20 years ago and barely there almost 10 years ago when it first started.

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Poll Results: Best Way for Artists to Sell Prints

A lot of artists, especially when first starting out wonder what the best way is to sell their prints. Obviously, there is no “best” way since what works for some artists and fine art photographers will not always be the same for the next.  So we decided to look into this in more detail by conducting a brief poll from many of our users who use us to fulfill their print orders.

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10 Tips for Selling Prints on Etsy

In the past 6 years, the number of Etsy store owners that have come to FinerWorks to fulfill their print orders have steadily increased. In recent weeks this number has increase dramatically, with many of the artists that have used us for their regular art show prints, asking questions about selling on Etsy.

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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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