As the number of platforms selling art continues to grow, it becomes more and more difficult for artists to know where to sell art online. An artist would have to research for months to go through all of the options and determine which platforms were the best fit. But have no fear! We’ve compiled this list (and continue adding more platforms and new information) to make it easy for you to make knowledgable decisions about where to sell art online.

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We’re building onto this guide with feedback from artists who have experience selling on each site to give you more insight into strategies that work and what sites will work best for your specific type of art. Stay tuned!

Where to Sell Art Online

 

Vango art

Vango

 

  • Sells artwork
  • Original artworks and reproduction prints
  • Commission structure: Vango keeps 30% of all sales
  • Juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: “We handle marketing, payment processing, and shipping. Our iOS app uses visualization technology to help our buyers discover and see your original art hanging on their walls.”
  • Artists do not pay to upload to Vango
  • Best practice suggestions: “Crisp, clear, high resolution images are essential to giving buyers the best first impression of your work. An interesting and unique artist statement is highly recommended.”
  • Additional info: “We prefer to let our artists speak for us: ‘Vango is by far the most forward-thinking and best-curated gallery online.'”

 

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Daylighted

  • Sells artwork
  • Original artworks and reproduction prints
  • Commission structure: 30% or 70% depending of the artist’s choice. More on this at https://www.daylighted.com/artist/faq
  • Non-juried Site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: “Daylighted is a digital art exhibition company. We display artists’ works in upscale properties via digital canvases. All the artworks displayed as such are for sale. We provide marketing and exhibition services as well as processing the final client’s order including payment, printing (optional) and shipping (optional).”
  • Artists do not pay to upload artwork to Daylighted
  • Best practice suggestions: “You should upload high definition images (at least 3840 x 2160px) of your artworks and add a nice description to them so the buyers can learn about the story behind the images. Also we recommend uploading a large collection of artworks so the client can view your entire portfolio.”
  • Additional info: “At Daylighted, we aren’t your typical online art marketplace. We actually show art in the real world! Our objective is to bridge the gap between the online and the offline by exhibiting fabulous artworks around the world where each of your works will have an opportunity to meet its buyer.”

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ArtFinder

Artfinder

 

  • Sells artwork
  • Original artwork only
  • Commission structure: 30% of all sales
  • Juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: “We handle marketing, give artists access to our global audience, handle payments, and support.”
  • Artists do not pay to upload artworks to Artfinder.
  • Best practices: “Upload work regularly, ensure your shop is high quality (well written, full copy and excellent photography) and kept up-to-date.”

ArtFire

ArtFire

 

  • Sells artwork
  • Original artwork, reproduction prints, and product prints
  • Commission structure: Various subscription levels with commissions from 3%-9% of sales
  • Non-juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: “ArtFire is a hosting venue for independent artists to list and sell their wares. We provide marketing and promotion through the site.”
  • Artists pay a subscription to sell on ArtFire. ”
    • Accounts start at a Free Monthly Subscription with a 9% Sales Commission Fee with 24 listings, and can be upgraded to our other levels at any time. Sellers can upgrade to a $10.00/monthly Subscription with a 6% Sales Commission Fee and up to 500 listings, $20.00/monthly with a 3% Sales Commission Fee and up to 1,000 listings. We also offer Featured Plans with promotional options above these as well.”
  • Best practice suggestions: “High quality images are an important aspect of your online business, along with unique and interesting product titles and descriptions.”

 

UGallery

UGallery

 

  • Sells artwork
  • Original artwork only
  • Commission structure: keeps 50% of each sale
  • Juried site
  • Must sign exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: “For all of our artists located in the US, we send custom art boxes when a piece is sold. The box is made to fit the dimensions of the work and includes special foam padding to protect the art. We also provide pre-paid shipping labels. All you have to do is place the art in the box and drop it off at any FedEx location. You do not have to pay for packaging or shipping. We promote our artists’ work in a number of ways. We manage a large online advertising campaign and we do a lot of search engine optimization. We have a very successful public relations strategy, a thriving email list, and an ever-expanding blog, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook following. In addition, we maintain a physical presence at art fairs and our own events. If you exhibit with us, you may be invited to show in one of our booths at an art fair or asked to participate in national press. We are very hands-on with the select group of artists we represent.”
  • Artists do not pay to upload to UGallery
  • Best practice suggestions: “We like to build long-term relationships with artists that span many years, and we advise new artists to be patient as we develop a clientele for their art. Some artists will sell several pieces within the first week we show their work, while for others it may take a few months to generate business. In either scenario, we have seen that artists who give the process time will find lasting success through UGallery. We advise all of our artists to remain as active as possible when it comes to uploading new art. The more frequently artists submit new work, the more visibility and sales they will have on the website. The single most important factor in selling art online is presenting the work with professional quality images. We review every image submitted to us before display art on the website. It is important to make sure that images are crisp, cropped correctly, and true to the actual colors of the piece.”

 

ArtPal

ArtPal

 

  • Sells artwork
  • Original artwork, reproduction prints, and product prints
  • Commission structure: Artist receives 100% of the profit for Print-on-Demand items. For original art, the artist receives 95%.
  • Non-juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: “ArtPal provides free Print-on-Demand services, order fulfillment, marketing, payment processing, and more.”
  • Artists do not pay to upload to ArtPal
  • Best practice suggestions: “High-quality images are a must for Print-on-Demand. Use a reputable professional to create high-resolution images of your art, suitable for reproduction. Too many artists create incredible art but have poor presentation. Invest in presenting your artwork with the same effort that went into creating it. When writing about yourself or your art, pay attention to typos and proper grammar. Present yourself in the way you and your art deserve.”
  • Additional info: “ArtPal does not charge any membership fee, and the artist also retains an incredible 95%-100% of the profit. In addition, ArtPal offers many free services to help you sell your art that you’ll find invaluable. ArtPal’s priority is to help the art community. That is why they keep their commission so low, while providing so many services. See how fast and easy it is to create your free gallery. Get started selling today.”

 

Society6 ArtSquare

Society6

  • Sells artwork
  • Reproduction prints and product prints
  • Commission structure: Differs depending on product- see chart here
  • Non-juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Handle sales, marketing, production, packaging, and shipping
  • Artists do not pay to upload to Society6
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A
  • Additional info: N/A

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Saatchi ArtSquare

Saatchi Art

  • Sells artwork
  • Originals and reproduction prints
  • Commission structure: 30% commission
  • Juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Handle sales, marketing, production, packaging, and shipping/logistics
  • Artists do not pay to upload to Saatchi
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A
  • Additional info: N/A

 

Fine Art America ArtSquare

Fine Art America

  • Sells artwork
  • Originals and reproduction prints
  • Commission structure: no commission
  • Non-juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Handle marketing, sales, and payments, offer online shopping cart for use on your personal website
  • See full details of paid plans here
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A
  • Additional info: N/A

 

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Etsy

  • Sells artwork
  • Original, reproduction prints, arts & crafts
  • Commission structure: no commission
  • Non-juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Handle sales and payments, analytics tools, promotional tools, hassle-free shipping, mobile app
  • You pay $0.20 per listing, a 3.5% transaction fee and a 3% + $0.25 processing fee on each sale
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A
  • Additional info: N/A

 

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ArtList

  • Sells artwork
  • Originals and limited edition prints
  • Commission structure: 10% on each sale
  • Juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Handle marketing, sales and payments, and shipping
  • Artists do not pay to upload to ArtList
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A
  • Additional info: “The artist should either: (a) have a traceable secondary market, with several artworks already presented at a major auction house or (b) be represented by an established art gallery (view our list) or (c) have a strong demand on primary market (for example – with waiting lists, or no available work on the primary market).”

 

where to sell art online

Artplode

  • Sells artwork
  • Originals and limited edition prints
  • Commission structure: no commission
  • Juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Handle advertisting
  • You pay a one-time $60 fee per artwork on Artplode
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A
  • Additional info: “The site has been carefully designed so visitors can easily browse by the country of origin of the artwork and the location of sellers as well as fine art category, subject, style, price size and era of artworks. This means visitors can quickly find works of interest whether they are international collectors or collect works from your country. On Artplode you control every aspect of the sale of your art – the information and photos included in your ad, contact with people interested in purchasing and arranging payment and shipping of the work to the buyer.”

 

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 ImageKind

  • Sells artwork
  • Originals and limited edition prints
  • Commission structure: no commission
  • Juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Handle marketing, sales and payment, packaging and shipping
  • 4 paid options– see full details here
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A
  • Additional info: Get access to their community and customizable storefronts

where to sell art online

Zazzle

  • Sells artwork
  • Product prints
  • Commission structure: set your own royalty rates between 5-99%
  • Non-juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Handle marketing, sales and payments, printing, and shipping
  • Artist does not pay to upload to Zazzle
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A
  • Additional info: N/A

where to sell art online

RedBubble

  • Sells artwork
  • Reproduction prints, product prints
  • Commission structure: Artists set mark up and keep profit
  • Non-juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Handle marketing, sales and payments, printing, and shipping
  • Artist does not pay to upload to RedBubble
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A
  • Additional info: N/A

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Artspace

  • Sells artwork
  • Originals and limited edition prints
  • Commission structure: N/A
  • Non-juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: N/A
  • Payment for upload: N/A
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A
  • Additional info: N/A

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Turning Art

  • Sells and Rents artwork
  • Original artwork and reproduction prints
  • Commission structure: artists keep 10% of rental revenue, up to 40% of print sales, 60% of original sales
  • Juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Handle marketing, sales and payments, printing, shipping, and have a dedicated support team to answer your questions
  • Artists do not pay to upload to TurningArt
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A

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Artsicle

  • Sells artwork
  • Original artwork and reproduction prints
  • Commission structure: no commission taken by Artsicle
  • Non-juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Handle marketing and exposure
  • Artists do not pay to upload to Artsicle
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A

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Artist Rising

  • Sells artwork
  • Original artwork, giclee prints, and poster prints
  • Commission structure: artists keep 30% of prints sale and all original sales
  • Non-juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Handle marketing and exposure, printing, and shipping of prints (artist handles original sales with the buyer)
  • Artists can select a free or premium plan ($50/year). The only difference is free plan artists can only upload 50 artworks, while premium artists can upload 2,000 artworks
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A

sell art onlineThe Art Factories

  • Sells artwork
  • Original artwork
  • Commission structure: no commission for artists on $9/month premium plan, artists on free plan keep 75% of sales
  • Non-juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Help with marketing and exposure
  • Artists pay $9/month for no commission and unlimited uploads, artists on free plan can upload up to 100 images and pay a 25% commission on sales
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A

sell art onlineArtnatic

  • Sells artwork
  • Original artwork
  • Commission structure: artist keeps 80% off sales
  • Non-juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Help with marketing and exposure
  • Artists do not pay to upload to Artnatic
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A

sell art onlineArtfully Walls

  • Sells artwork
  • Reproduction prints only
  • Commission structure: commission rates vary by print size, but artists typically keep around 23% of sales
  • Non-juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Handle marketing, sales and payments, printing, packing and shipping, and customer service
  • Artists do not pay to upload to Artfully Walls
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A

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sell art onlineArtistBe

  • Sells artwork
  • Original artworks and reproduction prints
  • Commission structure: artists keep 15% of print sales
  • Non-juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Handle sales and payments, printing, and packing and shipping for print sales only
  • Artists do not pay to upload to Artfully Walls
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A

sell art onlineArt of Where

  • Sells artwork
  • Product prints only
  • Commission structure: artists keep 25% of product print sales
  • Non-juried site
  • No exclusivity contract
  • Admin services: Handle marketing, sales and payments, printing, packing and shipping, and customer service
  • Artists do not pay to upload to Art of Where
  • Best practice suggestions: N/A

 

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