Artists: Get Print Fulfillment Stresses
OFF Your Plate
Having robust print fulfillment in place -- that you can trust and rely on --
becomes crucial when you start selling a lot of art.
How do you get it?
Artists: Get print fulfillment
stresses OFF your plate.
Growing an art business is hard enough already. There are so many things you can spend your time on - and all of it means less time spent actually creating.
The way I see it, your goal as an art seller is to get the highest return on investment (“ROI”) on every minute of time you spend NOT creating.
So let's talk about what activities are "high ROI".
At the top of the list...marketing. Of course. It's where sales actually come from! The one activity that will most positively impact your future.
At the bottom...the way bottom...is personally managing your own print fulfillment.
I'm talking about shopping for shipping supplies, driving across town to the printer and shipper, filling a spare room or basement with tons of inventory...
Unless you are particularly passionate about this part of the job, it is largely logistical busywork that eats up your time without pulling its weight by generating you new buyers.
So I think it's important to find a way to stop doing it. Stop worrying about it, stop troubleshooting it, stop spending precious time on it.
Here's our solution:
The high-end print fulfillment services included with membership allow you to focus on just the high ROI stuff while automatically fulfilling a huge array of fine art print media from world-class vendors DAY AND NIGHT without lifting a finger.
Your work even ships out in a box with your logo on it.
This isn't your average mass-production system that lacks the oversight to produce work truly deserving of the label "fine art." We do things differently.
These services are included, but optional. You are still free to self-fulfill if you prefer to do your own printing or connect to a local printer you have a relationship with.
But keep in mind, selling your work without offering a robust range of media types makes building an art business harder than it has to be.
Picture this – 3 art buyers come to your site:
Can your website close all 3 of these sales?
Or does it turn away at least 1 of them?
Because each "1" described above, of course, stands in for MANY. Likely tens of thousands of website visitors over the years.
Generating consistent art sales is tricky if you're missing that many opportunities to actually sell your work.
With Art Storefronts, you get a wide selection of media types to easily toggle ON or OFF. Within each general type (like "canvas"), you'll find several options to choose from (ie: a budget canvas, a standard canvas, a premium canvas, and an ultra-premium canvas).
This gives you total control over the quality of materials and price points you offer on your website.
And what about the smaller stuff? The stocking stuffers and swag?
NEW FOR 2020: MERCHANDISE PRODUCTS
No, these aren't going to be the products that make or break your art business, but they play an important role in allowing you to offer a broader range of price points without under-charging for fine art prints.
We often see art buyers "step up" their purchases over time – a phone case first, then a small print, then a larger one, then a limited edition or original.
Having a nice spread of products available, from "totally affordable" to "serious investment," allows you to maximize revenue over time.
Here are a few of the products we have added:
- Tank Tops
- Phone Cases
- Tote Bags
- Kiss Cut Stickers
- Jigsaw Puzzles
Remember: all of these are printed on demand. No need to decide how many to order upfront, or do any legwork at all to get the product to the buyer.THE BIG PICTURE
Having someone else looking after your print fulfillment standards and holding your vendors accountable saves you a ton of time and makes your life a whole lot easier.
But the real value of this whole system is in what you do with the extra time.
We want you to take those time savings and focus ALL of it on actively growing your art business with smart, effective marketing. Of course, we'll show you how.
Not a member yet? Let's talk.
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