Best Places to Sell Your Sculpture Online
If you want to sell your sculptures online but you are not sure that you are up to these challenges such
- Creating a website
- Marketing the website
- Learning how to sell online all on your own
What can you do? Fortunately, there are sites that exist as marketplaces for art and crafts. These great
sites have everything you need to sell your sculptures online. All you require to do is to,
- Set up an account.
- Create a profile.
- Set your shop policies, if any.
- Post quality photos and descriptions of your items.
- Start selling.
Generally, most users can get their shop up and running in less than an hour. However, these sites do charge a
commission fee, usually about 3% of the selling price of the item. Unlikely but some sites also charge a listing
fee. Nevertheless, compared to the cost of setting up your own website and getting a merchant account to sell
through your own website, selling through these sites is cheaper. These sites advertise your shop along with all
the other similar shops and you have the added advantage of a built in customer base.
Additionally, you get the chance to network with other artists and crafters, build alliances, get support and
discover answers to questions about crafting, sculpting and selling.
Here are some of the best sites for you to use to sell your original art.
One of the most popular website in the world, Ebay is a site you may consider. In the past, Ebay was more
popular than it is now for original art. Now Ebay has developed into a “flea market” reputation and it is viewed as
a place for people where they can get huge bargains on brand names. Despite that, some original art does sell very
well on Ebay but the listing fees are high and there is a steep commission fee.
Etsy bills itself as a place for all things handmade and is the world's most vibrant handmade
marketplace. When they say all things, they mean all things, even if they are not very well made. It is
not a place with much of what one would consider “fine art.” However, the site is very well known among the
customer base that you want to attract. More interestingly, there are over 1 million registered users. Etsy
charges 20 cents per item to list and a 3.5% commission of the item selling price.
Trunkt is a juried site where artists need to submit photos of their work and documentation of their credentials
to be accepted. Once you are accepted, you will be able to sell to a much higher end clientele of boutiques,
galleries and art dealers. If you sell high end art sculptures, then Trunkt would be a good site for you to sell
DaWanda is very similar Etsy. It specialized in arts and crafts but DaWanda is an international site, so
if you want to sell your art overseas such as Europe, Canada or other countries, DaWanda is a great site for
that. It is a good platform to go start your online business selling sculptures and expand internationally. In
addition, the artists on DaWanda tend to sell higher end items so if you do high end sculpture or
jewelry, DaWanda will be a good site for you. There is no listing fee on DaWanda and there is only a commission of
3.5% if the item sells.