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What makes Artspan different (and better)?
Artspan is focused only on artists.
We are the only place that lets you easily build a website for your art while also combining all our artists' work into an online gallery, community and marketplace.
With other artist websites, you are left on your own, to find your own collectors. With Artspan, we bring those collectors to you!
For comparisons of the Artspan offering with that of its competitors, please see the Articles section. Here is one.
Does Artspan have any features I cannot find somewhere else?
Yes! Artspan is the only artist website provider to include Prints-on-Demand at no extra cost. We are also the first to introduce Augmented Reality at NO cost with our Live Preview feature. Unique to us is the ease of its use and applicability to different interiors. It’s of real use to buyers makes their decision much easier. We also include email marketing tools in our professional plans, and we include a full annual design and SEO audit on our Professional Plus plan. This is only a partial list: no one else does anything like this for artists.
What exactly is "Prints-on-Demand"?
Buyers can come to your website and order custom-made prints of your artwork. Just upload a good photo of your work. Then set a price for each print size. Artspan takes care of all the rest - we ship the print directly to the customer and send you your payment! Our prints are the highest quality crafted with environmentally-friendly materials.
How do I sell originals? Do I get to keep all the profit?
Artspan charges no commission on sales from your site. We will charge 10% commission on Marketplace sales which is as low as any major marketplace. Credit card charges of approximately 2.7% are also taken out. Buyers can use the AR Live Preview to see how the work will look in the space they want to place it in. They add it to the cart and use a credit card or Paypal to buy it. Artspan reviews the order and, once approved, we send you payment and you can ship your art to the customer. We provide full customer details for your records, and you are free to talk to the buyer directly. Most other sites keep the buyer details secret, so you can never engage with your customer directly.
What is Augmented Reality/Live Preview and how can it help me sell more art?
With our Live Preview feature, buyers can preview your art directly in their own home. No imaginary stock photos of perfect apartments...the real environment they will be placed in.
Using just an ordinary web browser on their phone (no App install!) - Buyers can choose the best location for a piece, the right size, and the perfect frame&mat combination to match the lighting in the room!
Artspan websites include this feature for free!
Nobody else does this.
Does Artspan help protect me from scams?
Artspan is the only artist website provider that takes both scams and spam very seriously. Every order that comes into our system is reviewed by our staff to make sure it is safe to ship out your art. Nobody wants to send their artwork to an unknown location, so we watch for red flags in this process and let you know any suspicions we may have. Shipping insurance is advised on all high-priced original art. We also review comments posted about your art to filter out potential online abuse, and we are constantly hardening our security to keep your personal information completely safe and private.
You don't need to worry about charging the right amount of sales tax and staying within the law. Artspan was the first website provider to include automatic sales tax calculations in the US, Canada, and EU. When a buyer purchases art from you, we determine if sales tax needs to be charged, and include this in the buyer's cost. We pass this tax on to you, the seller. You then review at the year’s, and remit this to your tax authority. Soon, we'll be able to file automatically for you, even less to worry about!
How can you protect my art from copyright infringement?
We don't allow high resolution versions of your images to be accessible. We keep those image files internally for use with Prints-on-Demand and/or to enable a magnification tool on your site. The image that can be downloaded does not have adequate resolution for a quality print, so nobody will make any money off your work. On top of this, our Professional and Pro+ Plans include automatic image watermarking. So, if your image is shared on the internet, you will always get the credit.
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