Selling artwork online has become more popular in recent years.Just scroll through the web and you will notice many online art galleries with online shops and online auctions. They are transforming the way that art is sold and exhibited and are growing rapidly. The usage of social media is also important for sales.
Speaking to online art gallery owners you will realize that a major percentage of sales that go through the gallery are actually online sales that are done without exhibitions or auctions. With some galleries stating that they have not even met some of their biggest collectors. This meaning that the online sales basically support the physical galleries.
The buying of the art online makes things a lot easier for collectors as well as other galleries buying and reselling artwork online. No need to travel far and wide to go look at a painting across the country, just go online and look through all the major online art galleries and they will deliver with experienced art delivery companies.
With art galleries going online, it is not a worry that we would lose physical art galleries altogether. Physical art galleries are still very important to support the online stores. A physical art gallery can still build relationships with clients and have a presence for the old school art collectors wanting to visit and view a painting themselves.
Visiting an online art gallery, you will always see photos of the actual gallery being presented from the interior to the outside of the gallery. Posting photos of warehouses with paintings would not seem too professional or attractive to potential collectors and buyers, which makes the physical galleries still very important.
Artists, whether being well known or not, can speak to galleries regarding selling their artwork online as consignment. Some galleries only charge monthly fees for artists to display their artwork on their gallery websites.