125 Places to Sell
Where can you sell your Art or Craft online, besides your own website? Here’s the BIG LIST, in alphabetical order, with brief descriptions. Artsy Shark does not endorse any venues; these are a resource only.
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THE BIG LIST
1. 20×200.com – Jen Bekman’s site focuses on art, prints and photos, priced affordably. Juried (not currently accepting submissions, but sign up for their newsletter to get updated when submissions reopen.)
2. 500px.com – Photography site – store your photos, share them and sell them. Features work of beginners to experts. Sell your work by opening a “store” account, which is available to free as well as paid memberships.
3. AbsoluteArts – Claiming to be “the most trafficked contemporary arts site” it offers levels from free to premier. Artist bio/statement and portfolio displayed with shopping cart.
4. AffordableBritishArt (UK Site) – Artists sell their work with no middleman, commission free, but there is a charge to have an account (4 tiered levels). You must have a PayPal account to receive payment for your work.
5. Amazon – Upload your images to sell on one of the biggest marketplaces on the web. Jewelry is a huge category here, but you are competing with manufactured items.
6. Art.com – This highly ranked e-commerce site has a division called Artist Rising, where emerging artists can upload images. They provide a print-on-demand service to sell your work. Two levels of membership – free and paid.
7. ArtBreak – Describing themselves as “a global community of artists sharing and selling their work on the web,” this site is a commission-free way to upload images and sell with a shopping cart. Curiously, their blog and social media sites are inactive.
8. Art-Exchange – B2B site where artists can get connected to interior designers, architects and others in the trade. Work is sold wholesale here; they take 10% commission.
9. ArtFire – Huge marketplace of crafts, art, supplies, vintage and more. Customize your own shop on this site. $12.95 monthly fee.
10. ArtFortune – Create your own online art gallery here. Site visitors can see the images that you have uploaded, and click through to your website, where you make the sale. They charge a monthly fee, and have several different plans. There is also a forum and community on this site.
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I just sold six to an office building in NYC on http://www.purephoto.com/ . They are a strictly curated and photography sight. Its more like and online NYC art gallery, no socializing, just showing. Check it out.
I ask because there are millions of our photographs on FAA. I see some photographs are sold....But so what? One sale will bring in what? $25.00??? The annual membership to FAA is $30.00.
Has any photographer earned more than $500.oo in one year or ever from FAA sales?
Personally, I much prefer FAA over "flickr." It's fun to see how our photographs looked framed and matted. Heck, I even feel like buying some of my photographs matted and framed and give them away as gifts.
Yes, FAA is of great use to photographers. I have been a member for about 14 months. I do not sell every day, every week, or even every month, but I have made more than $500 in the time I've been here.
I was active with two on that list, and upon finding FAA some three years ago, I closed out of them quickly. One of them continued to show my work even after pulling all my work. I had to write to them four times about it - that my account was closed and my work should no longer be shown as available through that site.
I have been on Image Kind for a long time. They do have great quality prints, and offer many different mats and frames. No other place, seems to offer this.
I do not normally go to the forums on Art sites, so this isn't and issue for me.
Have bought two metal prints from FAA, my clients really like.
On Blue Canvas too, but have not sold anything from there. Haven't bought a print to see what the quality is like.
Redbubble also has good prints but it is a shadow of it's self.
Sell a lot on CP and Zazzle.
I like to use places that have been around awhile and have a good track record.
Partly because I tried out two of the places on the big list above... and it was a night mare closing my shops...and on kept using my Art until I had a lawyer send a letter.
I recommend reading the fine print on any site you are interested in.
After uploading a few to Art, I appreciate FAA even more. Their site does not read metadata so I had to fill all the info manually, which is a pain. I guess they won't allow us to set up our own prices either. One positive thing is they have featured one image I uploaded last night in their front page.
@Robert photos do sell on here. I've sold over $500 / year for 3 years now, and I'm sure there are others who have done better. You'll need to do your own marketing as well rather than just relying on FAA, if your files can be printed to a large size you can put a larger markup
@Bev Photobox is one I've heard mentioned for the UK, though they are more of an online printing service than a POD site. There are plenty of high quality photo labs / printers in the UK, would be worth finding and getting to know a local one if you plan to sell regularly at fairs
FAA is the best, easier to download..better for paying..better value, the best looking site...only down side is getting the work seen...the more you sell of an image then i find it gets viewed easier. There are not so many artists on sites like Artist rising so you get noticed and sell a lot faster and more frequently. But certainly not as great on their payments as they only give royalty cheques which can take forever to arrive..lol...Still think FAA is the best all around site to use.
In 2009...I researched online sites for selling art for 6 months. After reading and looking...and looking more. I decided on FAA.
We may have a lot of complaints about how things work around here. The uploader being slow and limited amount, the glitches and what not...but I still don't see anything better than what we have here. How the contests work and the whole popularity contest. Even how our subjects get repeated again and again. But...I'm looking at other forums...they are not nearly as active. Everyone complains about how slow customer service is...lol...on every site I looked at.
I've been looking.
I want to expand my business and be seen more. But I don't want to sell myself short by the low price stipulations that so many sites place on the artists.