Setting Up & Managing Your Shop
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You’re just a few steps away from showcasing your artworks alongside our international community of independent galleries and artists!
Manage your shop on Artify
To get started, log in to Artify and you will automatically be directed to the Seller (vendor) Dashboard on your personal profile.
The information below will help you keep track of what you have left to do to complete your artist page. Once you have ticked all the boxes in the checklist, you will be able to publish your artwork live on the Artify site.
1️⃣Populate your profile information
First, you need to upload a shop banner & profile photo. Go to Settings → Visit Store . Do this by clicking on the ‘add banner’ button at top of your store settings and selecting your preferred file from your computer.
Tip: Fill in as much information as possible. Every bit helps to build your reputation as a seller and allows Artify users to find your profile easily. The more data the user can find out about you and your art practice, the more chances you have of selling on Artify!
Remember to save your progress using the ‘Update settings’ button provided.
2️⃣Let us know how to get in contact with you
We need to be able to get in touch with you when one of your artworks sells! We need you to provide and verify an email address and phone number so that we can reach you. You can also opt in or out of our SMS notification service via the ‘Settings’ button..
There is no doubt that the internet is full of con artists, swindlers, and schemers who prey on innocent buyers. This has led to buyers being so doubtful of art sites and thus interfering with the businesses of genuine sellers. Verified seller program has been able to help legitimate sellers restore faith and trust in the internet trading.
How verification helps a seller;
It assures your buyers of your credibility
Most sellers on the internet have no idea what they are selling hence frustrating you as a buyer. However, this program ensures only sellers with the knowledge of precious stones trade on the site. This boosts buyers’ confidence guaranteeing more sales.
Better exposure on search engines
You are ranked ahead of unverified sellers meaning more traffic to your artist page and better visibility of your products. Since you are trustworthy, your artist store page and product listing are put on top of the unverified sellers This means you can have more sales because of this
Shows good reputation
Before being part of this marketplace, you must first bring business and personal references to prove you have an established business that maintains integrity in all its dealings. Buyers are assured to buy from people with experience, devotion, and passion in their artworks.
4️⃣Upload some artworks
The artworks from your application should appear here, all you have to do is complete the missing information, and add any more. Start by clicking on whichever you like and you will be taken to a page where you will be able to provide all the details that a buyer could possibly want to know about an artwork and what inspired you to create it! Use it to your advantage- it is a really great way to engage potential buyers with the ideas and processes behind your piece!
Fill in all the relevant fields, and press ‘Save’ when you’re ready. After this, you will be prompted to upload as many images as you would like, and to categorise to better present your work to potential buyers. If anything is confusing or if you would like us to look over or proof read any part of your entry (particularly if you are not a native English speaker), please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Uploading an artwork:
To upload your artwork image, click ‘Select files to upload’ or drag and drop the image file onto your browser. A bar will appear to show you the progress of your upload. Once the file has finished uploading, the image will appear on your screen.You are free to upload more than one image per artwork. Secondary images of artworks are really useful in providing a fuller picture to your customers and driving up sales. If your artwork is framed, it is very important to upload a secondary image of the frame in which it will be sold. Images of artworks should be cropped to exclude wall space and should not be watermarked or otherwise digitally altered.
Click the ‘Preview Artwork’ button to see what your artwork will look like when it is published on Artify.
5️⃣ How would you like to be paid?
Next, let us know how you’d like to receive payments from Artify. Go to the “Settings→ Payments” menu and fill in all the details according to the instructions. Please note; the ‘Bank Account Name’ is the name in which the account is registered (e.g. John Smith) not the name of the type of account (e.g. current account). Then press “Save” to continue.
Once you have set up a profile, you will then be able to set prices for each country to which you wish to ship. You will need to specify your rates for domestic shipping at the very least, but may then add further rates for any other regions or countries.
7️⃣Social Media Profile
Social media is critical. I doubt anyone would argue with me about that. Social profiles help you to gain more trust. Consider adding your social profile links for better user interaction. When someone refers you to his or her friends, you’re more likely to gain new customers. By far, one of the best forms of word-of-mouth marketing is through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. So it is best if you add links of your social media accounts to your vendor dashboard
8️⃣ Returns and Warranty
In an ideal world, we will never have to use this but we do still need it on record just in case. The information provided here will pre-populate a return shipment so please make sure it’s the location to which you want an artwork returned. Set your settings for return and warranty your products. This settings will effect automatically for your products