Written by Alison Newth ~ Northeastern BC, Canada
If you are an artist, you are probably thinking about where you can sell your artwork online.
You might already have a website. (If not, I recommend weebly as it is user-friendly and affordable...read about why I chose to use weebly over another awesome artist site.)
You might even be selling your artwork directly from your website...doing the printing and shipping yourself.
But, if you are like me, you are probably wondering how you could sell to others online without the hassle of printing, billing, packaging and shipping yourself.
I was relieved to find that there are some amazing companies and websites that print artwork on demand and sell to customers, on your behalf. They literally do it all. You upload your images, set your prices and you are good to go (although it is not always that easy). They take care of all the 'business' for you, freeing you up so you can focus on your art.
The down side? They have to charge you for that convenience. For some companies, the fees (or base prices, commissions, etc.) are quite reasonable. But for others, not so much. Do your due diligence and research each company before you decide. To help you get started, I have compiled a list of online printing shops that Do-It-All and print on demand. Here is that list.
Online Printing Shops that "Do It All"
finerworks.com They do it all.
FineArtAmerica.com They do it all. One of the most well-respected online art websites.
RedBubble.com Showcase, sell and print your art online. Looks amazing! They do it all. Check out my infatuation with redbubble:)
Art.com (which is really ArtistRising) Showcase some up and coming artists.
TheUntappedSource.com Showcase, sell and print your art online. They do it all.
DeviantArt.com They claim to be the world's largest online art community. They do it all.
DesignTaxi.com A meeting place for creative professionals to connect and showcase their work.
500px.com Showcase your photos. No print on demand service, but will connect you to online printers.
ArtofWhere.com Upload your images onto clothing! They do it all.
CafePress.com Artists only receive 5% from their own artwork, but art can go on a lot of unique products, like mugs, pillows, etc. They do it all.
ImageKind.com Upload your images and they print it and ship it for you. They do it all.
ArtPal.com Upload your images and they print it and ship it for you. They do it all.
exhibitit.com Showcase and exhibit your art. Free trial. (No print on demand, but connected to fidelisartprints.com...below)
fidelisartprints.com Print your art. Connected with exhibitit.com.
zenfolio.com Showcase, print and sell your art online. They do it all.
zazzle.com Turn your images into unique products, like mugs, pillows, etc. They do it all.
20x200 Showcase and sell your art. They do it all, but are currently in beta and will be fully up and running soon.
Not Interested in 'Do it All' Shops?
Are you more of a DIY person? I hear you.
Don't get me wrong. I LOVE my online print shops that 'do it all' (read about my Top 3 Online Shops).
But...I was still curious if there were online print shops that could print just for me...perhaps at a lower price than my print on demand shops?
That way I could do what I wanted with my artwork (keep it, give it, sell it locally) and perhaps keep more of the profit too.
To see a list of those shops, read Taking Out the Middle-Man: Finding Print Shops That Don't "Do It All".