Looking for a site that to help you sell artworks, whether it is yours or you are doing it for someone? There are various sites you can go. One particular site is Society6. According to its write-up, it is “home to hundreds of thousands of artists from around the globe, uploading and selling their original works as 30+ premium consumer goods from Art Prints to Throw Blankets. They create, we produce and fulfill, and every purchase pays an artist.”
But there’s more. The site also offers for sale iPhone cases, laptop and smartphone skins, t-shirts and hoodies, gift cards, and various artsy items. Here are four other sites like Society6 that you can check out.
When you enter the site, you are greeted by its slogan “Bringing the art to the cart,” and it is made “for artists, by artists.” They sell artworks and they guarantee they do not take cuts from sales or charge additional fees. They provide monthly installment plans for those who cannot pay outright. Users can personalize their own online shop with a wide variety of themes to choose from. They will even allow you a trial run to see if Big Cartel meets your needs.
Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. Think of it as an online antique or curiosities shop. The items on sale cover a wide range of categories, such as jewelry, bags, clothing, home décor and furniture, toys, and art. The condition here is that all vintage items must be at least 20 years old. The way it works is they follow the tradition of open craft fairs, giving sellers personalized storefronts (which they can create for free) where they list their goods for a fee of US$0.20 per item.
From the name, you might mistake it for that music-streaming app. Based in Canada, Shopify offers online retailers a wide range of services “including payments, marketing, shipping and customer engagement tools to simplify the process of running an online store for small merchants.” Unlike Big Cartel, Shopify offers a shopping cart and its reach is much bigger than the former which limits itself to artists. They welcome anyone who has works to sell. Like Etsy, users can also create their personalized storefront.
According to its mission statement, “At ArtworkHeroes we believe that great art can come from everywhere and anyone. We furthermore believe that creative talent has not only the power to tear down borders connecting people from all over the world but to even make the world a better place. At ArtworkHeroes you can thus discover, score, buy and sell limited edition artwork created from Instagram and regular photos as well as graphic designs and paintings. The best part is, each sale supports amazing small charity organisations from around the world.”
What this means is that this site is for anyone with potential. It encourages everyone to express themselves through art and share it to others. As mentioned, you can use Instagram to create such work. Artwork Heroes will pay you 40% of the profits sold and the other 20% will go to charity.