Shop / Marketplace
The two websites im looking at are:
Nobrow is a very easy to navigate site, with a clear toolbar at the top showing all the different areas, e.g. web shop, as well as having the shop there’s also a section for artists so if your looking to find a piece of work in particular it shares with you the artist profile as well as piece’s of work for sale in which the artist is featured. Recommending other pieces to buy which you may enjoy.
As well as artist profiles. They have a vast and detailed list of other items they have to sell posted in different categories and within them more sub categories making it easier to narrow down your search.
I believe it’s free to host your work on here although it has to be submitted and agreed by the people at Nobrow. So it’s not for everyone. It’s a very limited amount of people aloud on. Mainly people suited to the style in which Nobrow follows., so in that case it’s very restrictive
This is where society 6 is very good, society 6 as a site is welcome for anyone to join although it’s focused at a particular group of people. All it takes it a quick verification to set up then form there its yours.
As well as easily being able to set up your own shop, by providing a print or design society 6 provide a service in which they use your print of different mediums such as IPhone cases, T Shirts and canvas’s. Making your design more accessible to a wider group of people. I personally don’t like this idea; I believe it almost ruins the original design. A bit of a cheap tacky idea.
Although society 6 will take a piece of your sales, your profit out weighs this, still making a clear profit. Although the price is pretty much set when it comes to the iPhone cases etc.
Similar to artist profiles on Nobrow, society 6 allows you to customize your own page. Personalizing your profile with custom borders etc. although I’ve found it quite hard to find different artists pages and easily navigates the page.