We ONLY use the “Transpact Secure Escrow” system.
There are no options for cheques or credit cards - or any other system.
Transpact is a great method to protect both parties.
Escrow provides full monetary security to both you and the artist. You - the collector - pay for the work of art in advance. This payment is held securely by Transpact until the artist delivers the art you have ordered via Parcel2Go.com.
Simple and secure both for both artist and collector.
Sorry, that's not possible. When you sell, you MUST use a Parcel2Go.com courier for transport. Pick the best quote from their top couriers - by price and by delivery times. Your choice - but only within Parcel2Go.com couriers. And they offer insurance.
They are an essential part of our security payment protection system as their tracked delivery service is linked to the Transpact Secure Escrow system.
PARCEL2GO's own website is here
A highly competitive, simple system - you'll like it.
It costs the buyer nothing.
Shipping to Ireland North and South and to the UK is FREE to Collectors.
YOU - as the artist/seller organise this. Collectors like to see a final delivered price.
You get to build in delivery cost at the original pricing stage.
It's really simple and foolproof.
See "FAQ - How do I work out my final price?"
You only activate delivery if the work is confirmed SOLD. You will have previously calculated delivery costs through a simple online form.
DURING THE UPLOAD OF THE IMAGE to IrishArtists.com, artists will ALWAYS ADD DELIVERY and optionally INSURANCE to the final quoted price.
Artists always quote their work as "Delivered FREE to collectors in Ireland and the UK".
Outside these areas? Ask Parcel2Go.com for a quote.
The artist has the responsibility and choice of whether to take insurance or not.
When getting the delivery quote, artists have a choice for an instant insurance quote from Parcel2Go.com. We advise you to insure.
If not, the sender risks any loss if not insured.
The FINAL price is your BASIC PRICE + DELIVERY + INSURANCE (if required)
- Make sure you have noted the title and medium.
Let’s call it: “Summer Landscape.” Oil on Canvas. Unframed.
- Note the basic price of the work. Say it was €1000.
- Measure the Length, Width and Height of your artwork
Lets say it was 76cm Length x 10cm Width X 76cm Height
- Weigh the art you are selling.
That's essential. Collectors don't pay delivery - artists do.
So you must BUILD IN your transport costs at this stage.
Put it on your bathroom scales.
Or weigh yourself. Then weigh yourself holding the artwork. Subtract one from the other. That's the weight of the artwork.
Let’s say it was 6.5kg – call it 8kg when packaged securely.
“Summer Landscape.” Oil on Canvas
£1000 basic price
76cm Length x 10cm Width X 76cm Height and weighs 8k.
- You are now ready to add delivery and insurance to your basic price.
You have the Length, Width and Height of your artwork
Go to PARCEL2GO.com
- Using the “Quick Quote”, calculate delivery costs and insurance if required.
Let’s say you are in Ireland - the UK would be your furthest sales delivery destination.
Let's enter the example above:
(Select cm or Inches)
4 Courier options are shown.
Choose a Courier – Say - Nightline at €20 plus vat = 24 euros
Select: BUY THIS SERVICE
Fill in your details
Choose date you want it collected from your studio
Select: INSURANCE – it is offered at €47.50 on €1000 value
(If not, YOU totally risk any loss)
Note: Work framed with glass is excluded from Insurance.
(IF this was an actual sale and not a "pricing example" you would:
Fill in your Collection and Delivery information.
Pay online by Credit Card
Make a note to be in when your courier comes to collect.
Summary of our example:
Basic Price was €1000.00
Delivery (inc VAT) € 24.50
Insurance (inc VAT) € 47.50
FINAL PRICE say €1100.00 (including Delivery and Insurance)
On price – always remember that we are charging a lot less than other galleries to sell for you.
Reflect that - and reduce your basic price to the lowest you are comfortable with.
You'll get the same financial return as you’d get from a high street gallery and our collectors will get a great deal.
That motivates them to come back to you for more art.
It's worth considering that greed can be a recipe for failure in today's highly competitive art market.
UPLOAD your very best work FIRST.
This is the artwork that will AUTOMATICALLY appear on the front page of IrishArtists.com (if you are a Full or Full + Member)
Select your work to upload with full details (See “Calculating your final price” above).
Update a short Artist’s Statement and a CV if required.
Some Collectors are interested in you as a person, your motivation as an artist and your achievements.
Add a photo of yourself. Or your best work.
Up to ¾ of sales go to artists with this information presented. It is important to do this.
Your sale potential is diminished if you don’t.
Quality images sell better. Larger is best.
Here are a few simple steps to ensure this:
Decide on how many images you want to upload
As a Free Member, you are strictly limited to 9.
As a Full Member or Full Member + you can upload up to unlimited images.
Decide what size images to upload
If you can, it's always best to size your image before uploading.
This ensures your image retains the original quality.
The MINIMUM sizes for images you upload should be:
Landscape: 800 pixels x 500 pixels
Portrait: 500 pixels x 800 pixels
Square: 800 pixels x 800 pixels
JPEG and GIF formats only
DPI (dots per inch) Any standard resolution will be absolutely fine.
If you would rather that our system resize for you - no problem.
But remember that the resulting quality will depend on how large your original image is. So bigger is better.
Try to size as above if you can for maximum presentation quality.
It sells better too…
IMPORTANT: CROP OFF any frame in a painting before uploading.
Sorry, but any images uploaded with frames will be deleted.
Low quality or blurred images may also be subject to deletion.
UPLOADING IMAGES ALL AT ONCE
How do I use your Bulk Uploader?
You can use our Bulk Uploader – uploading multiple images of your art in one go. Here’s how:
Click the "Add Files" button and select all your required images.
Click "Start Upload" and all images will be uploaded.
If you would rather upload files individually following selection just click the "Start" button against each.
Now give your images their Titles.
When you are returned to your art listing page your new art will be shown as "Incomplete".
Simply complete the remaining details for each and you're done.
You can do this. Remember if you are a free member you can only upload 9 images in total. Full members do not have such restrictions. Just upload the work normally and mark it SOLD
All work is quoted “unframed”. But, yes – you can send work framed but you must accept that it is priced “as is” – you cannot ask for more than the price on the site.
Collectors will treat a framed work arriving as a “free bonus”
And remember. it is much more expensive to transport and – if it is glassed – you cannot easily insure it.
Parcel2Go is committed to delivering your shipments with speed and care. However - you need to pack with extreme care too.
Please note that neither IrishArtists.com nor Parcel2Go will accept any liability for any packaging advice. The sender always remains responsible for ensuring packaging is adequate for transportation.
Sources for further packaging advice
Watch the Parcel2Go.com "How to pack video" here:
Many of the features on the website are available free of charge.
HOWEVER, certain key features vastly increase sales potential.
These are ONLY available to FULL MEMBERS (including FULL MEMBERS +)
- Full Members get front page exposure guaranteed and automatic.
- Only Full Members images are shown automatically on upload.
- Full Members work is shown first in every search.
- Latest Full Members names also automatically appear on the front.
- Only Full Members images appear on front under “Most Viewed.”
- Full members enjoy much lower commission on sales:
- 10% for Full Members + and 15% for Full Members against 30% for Free Members.
- Full Members work is automatically drawn from our database for front page large slider feature on a minute by minute basis.
- Full Members can hire the large Front Page Slider feature for exclusive one person virtual exhibitions for one week duration.
- Basically, if you want front page maximum exposure to sell, you are FAR better off being a Full Member or Full Member +.
For those artists who demand this maximum exposure and much greater sales opportunities, Full Membership is recommended as BEST VALUE.
£52 per year (£1 per week) - €65 per year (€1.25 per week)
Easily spread payments by Direct Debit
£5 per month - €6 per month
Remember your Sales Commission rate drops from a Free Members 30% to a Full Members AT ONLY 15% - or even 10% for Full Member +.