Artfest revenue models are driven by online buyer and seller subscriptions, enhanced by add-on cross-sell purchases, and services that include list rental and marketing tools to help our members pull buyers into purchasing opportunities. Fee structures are based on member type and chosen services.
MyArtfest.com will launch first. Itserves as a concierge, a referral service between artists, private collectors, interior designers, retailers, wholesalers, and gallery operators who buy, sell and trade valuable art and home décor. This subscriber service offers e-commerce visibility and convenience. Subscribers can post items for sale or trade, search for their perfect item, and post information about themselves. New items will be uploaded regularly and fresh artists and galleries constantly featured so buyers will have reason to return again and again to MyArtfest.com.
Four member types are structured with prices and features specific to their needs.
~Business members can buy and sell.They can post an unlimited number of items for durations of 1 to 90 days.Their subscription-based membership runs for 90 day increments with an automatic renewal by credit card.Members can opt-out at any time.Business members are defined as those holding a retail license and a physical and/or Internet presence.
~Artist Members can buy and sell.They can post and unlimited number of items for durations of 1 to 90 days.Their subscription-based membership runs for 90 day increments with an automatic renewal by credit card.Members can opt-out at any time.Artist members are defined as those only selling their own works.
~Private Collectors can buy and sell.There is no registration or subscription fee for these members.They "pay as they go" for each 90-day posting and a referral fee when they wish to contact a Seller. The per occurrence-per item price is much higher than the subscription rates so private collectors are defined as buyers who primarily want to buy, but will also occasionally sell items that no longer fit in their home or matches their design plan.
~Designer Members (pending)
Auto-renew subscription fees will pay for base services while add-on fees, such as premier placement of an item and attention-getting icons, color and bolding will be charged on an opt-in basis.
Buyers and sellers will find a simple, one page registration process that takes only a minute to sign up. Although it is not required to register if all they want to do is view listings on this site, the site will encourage them to take advantage of all the other free features that registering has to offer. At launch the site will have these features for sellers:
"My Account" pages allow sellers to edit account settings any time...day or night.
Link to their web-page.A unique seller information page will be a post launch enhancement.
"Listing" process is very simple to use. The site guides the user through each step of the process which only takes a minute or two before the listing is live on the site.Multiple photos can be loaded.
"My Active Listings" page shows a list ofsellers "Active Listings" on the site, as well as the opportunity to edit those listings.
"Browse by thumbnails" feature allows for the first photo uploaded to be displayed as a thumbnail image in the New Items section of the home page – visible to visitors browsing the site.
"Seller's Other Listings" link is conveniently located on each listing display page for potential buyers to view all of the sellers other listings that are currently active on the site.
"Listing Extras" features allow additional indicators to listing to attract more attention from potential buyers while they are browsing the site.
"Attention Getters" feature allows sellers to draw special attention to their items by selecting one of the attention getter icons.
"Featured Listing" status gives the option to give listings some additional exposure on the home page feature section and at the top of all browse listing pages.
"Better Placement" feature gives listing priority (higher placement within table) over other listings within that same category.
"Bolding" feature bolds the text in the listing and changes the background color for additional attention.
At launch the site will have these features for Buyers:
"My Account" pages allow buyer to edit your account settings any time...day or night.
"Listing Favorites" allows buyer to keep a list of"Listings to Watch". They can add as many listings as they want and delete them any time within the personal account pages.
"Advanced Search" page allows buyer to narrow their search or expand their search to meet exact specifications.
"Messaging System" gives buyer the ability to communicate with sellers directly from this site without having to open up their email application. When the seller replies to their message through the Message System, that message will be stored on the site for them to retrieve later.
Seller's Other Listings" link is conveniently located on the ad display page for buyer to view all of a particular seller's listings that are currently active on the site.
"Tell-a-Friend" link on each listing display page allows buyer to quickly send a listing's details to a friend using the site's messaging system. No need for email!
"Browse by thumbnails" allows buyer to browse the site previewing thumbnail images of listings without having to first click through to the listing details page.
"Contact Seller" link is easily located on each listing page for buyer to contact the seller directly with any questions concerning their listing. The listing ID is automatically included in the message that is sent.
Features for Sellers and Buyers:
"Tell-a-Friend" link on each listing display page allows visitors to quickly send a listing's details to a friend using the site's messaging system.
"Contact Seller" link is explicitly located on each listing page for buyers to contact sellers directly with any questions they may have concerning the listing. The listing title and ID is automatically included in the message that is sent for quick reference.
The Buyers Awards Program We appreciate our buyers – and to support our sellers we are offering FREE art incentives to Buyers.MyArtfest.com provides a gallery of art choices from which the buyer can choose.The procedure for claiming awards is easy and convenient.
MyArfest Services will rollout when MyArtfest.com is stabilized. Learn more