Recently I've explored the internet checking out different sites that I might use to sell my art. One site I looked at was ArtFire. They don't charge a seller for listings and take no percent out of your sales. I signed up for a studio there a while back, but have never listed any items there. But I plan to now.
THIS WEEK I received an email from ArtFire about a Group Offer. Imagine a Pro Account there with all the features for $5.95 per month-with no costs to list items and no final sale costs!
Here are the details posted on ArtFire:
"We've been keeping a very special promotion tightly under wraps for the last week. Some of you may have been given a few hints or a heads up from the ArtFire Maven team, who we want to thank profusely for helping us ‘focus group’ many parts of this deal and who were on hand when we needed help testing. A big thanks to our Mavens, we couldn’t have pulled this off without you.
ArtFire will be exiting beta very shortly and to celebrate we’re offering, for a limited time only, the chance for up to 50,000 members to lock-in a Pro account for $5.95/month. The initial deal does have a few conditions; mainly that we need a minimum of 20,000 people to opt in at the $5.95 rate before we can give anyone this incredible rate. We want to be very clear, by opting in you are not getting a $5.95/month Pro account right away. Your information is securely stored and will not be charged unless the deal is on. If we don’t meet the minimum threshold, nobody gets a $5.95 account, your credit card isn’t charged, and your existing account and any associated subscriptions will not be affected."
I've spent quite a bit of time on ArtFire this week, checking out this Group Offer, reading in the forums, looking at what is selling there, and comparing the costs of having an Etsy shop with an ArtFire studio. Sellers there don't renew, so I wouldn't have costs of renewing daily like in my Etsy shop.
Stay tuned...I'll be setting up my ArtFire studio in a few days, and learning the ropes over there.
Come on over and check it out: http://www.artfire.com/