The Benefits of Buying Art Online
by Annie Lane Folk Art
Being an artist, I understand the inside world of how art is marketed and sold. The traditional way of buying art from brick-and-mortar shops and galleries has become outdated and just doesn't make as much sense anymore. Internet shopping has opened up the art world to a whole new market of buyers, where almost anyone can now afford to buy original art. Why be limited to a very small selection, pay higher prices and have to deal with an intimidating environment when you can eliminate all of these and shop in the comfort of your own home.
Shopping for Art Online offers an endless variety and selection for all tastes and stylesThink about it: How many brick-and-mortar galleries and shops are accessible to you and how many artists are represented in each location? Compare that to the almost unlimited number of artists and pieces you can see on the internet. Why not have the chance to choose what you like, not what the gallery and shop owners have chosen to represent and sell? Online shopping allows you to follow current trends and styles, or cater to you own personal taste and style.
Buy Art Online Direct from the Artist and SaveBrick-and-mortar shops and galleries generally charge 25% - 50% commission. A large percentage of this price is generally passed on to the buyer. When buying online and direct from the artist, you are able to purchase quality art at a far lower cost.
Purchase Art Directly from the Artist and receive Superior Customer ServiceMany art sites, such as Artpal.com, offer the independent artist an online gallery where they can list and sell their art themselves. Payments are processed through the websites but you otherwise deal directly with the artist. When buying directly from the artist you are able to have as much or little of a personal experience as you choose. If you have any questions, you can email the artist and receive prompt and professional customer service. Most artists are happy to help with anything from answering simple questions to providing more pictures. No commitment, pressure or intimidation. On the other hand, if you choose, it can be as quick and simple as ordering online as you do with any store: just click and purchase.
No Pressure or IntimidationWhen shopping online for art you can do it in the comfort of your own home. No running around to find that no one has what you are looking for and no sales pressure once you do find something. You can take your time and shop endlessly.
See emerging and established artists who are not in your area or not in storesDo not be limited to only seeing the art that is represented in your area. Shop emerging artists and established artists that you would otherwise never see. Many artist's such as myself, due to location or other reasons, are not featured in any brick-and-mortar shops or galleries. Thanks to my online galleries I have sold over 500 of my Whimsical Folk Art Paintings across the country and around the world. Shopping for art online greatly broadens the spectrum of what is really out there .
Happy Shopping!Whether you use ArtPal or another online art gallery to browse and purchase art, you will definitely find whatever tickles your fancy. So go ahead, grab a glass of wine, put on your comfies, kick back and enjoy!