PRO MEMBERSHIP PLAN - ARTISTS
For this process to work efficiently, we need to completely manage the whole process from archiving your prints ready for processing and supply. This all-in-one process protects you and us from worries and concerns when we receive orders. We can just get on and do it all on your behalf. So here's a breakdown of the costs involved in selling your artwork.
Firstly, we need to create a shopfront for your work. That will consist of taking photographs of each artwork so that we can place them in various categories on our website to provide the maximum exposure for your work. For example, say you want to sell a print of Dartmoor. We could for example add this image to catalogues called Landscapes and Dartmoor Scenes. By adding your work to mulitple categories, we increase the opportunities to sell your work for you. The costs of this are covered by your membership fee and the setup fee.
Unlike for photographers, we will be shipping a print that you have already created so there are no additional printing costs to consider. There are however payment processing and shipping costs and these need to be factored in to the overall cost of supply.
Thirdly, and just like for photographers, we need to increase your exposure by selling not only through Pixtures, but also working with other shops and galleries. In general, these outlets will demand a commission for their efforts and this commission will be variable depending on the outlet. Normally commissions are in the range 25% - 40%. It is our intention to work with much larger outfits where possible to maximise opportunity. Pixtures commission will obviously be at the lower end while larget outlets will expect higher commissions. We will of course negotiate the best deal possible for you.
As an example, you are selling a one-off, A2 unframed colour print of Dartmoor for £129.00 GBP to a customer in the UK. The payment processing and shipping costs are £12.95 and it's sold through Pixtures for a 25% commission. That's a total cost of £45.20 so you receive £83.80 from the sale. Of course this is just an example, actual costs will vary. However, it gives you an idea of potential income.