- Sell Paintings
I am an artist and wish to sell on Fizdi. Can I do so ?
Yes, we have a special section for Artists called as Artist Portal that helps Artists register and sell on fizdi.com. If you are a new artist to Fizdi.com, you can register on link above.
What is the process for selling on the platform ?
First you would need to register to be able to sell on the platform. Once registered you can upload your paintings by choosing link "Upload New Painting" on artist.fizdi.com. They would be checked by our curator, and exhibited on the website if found meeting our minimum quality requirements. When any painting of yours would be purchased by the customer, - we will inform you and arrange a pickup from your home. Once painting reaches our premises, we will do a quality check and forward it to the customer. After 15 days of receiving the painting at our premises, we will make payment directly to your bank account specified at the time of registration. Emails/Calls are made on every step of the process by our team.
Do you charge any registration fees ?
Please note Registration, Display of Painting and Marketing activities are all free services provided by Fizdi for benefit of artists.
Do you also sell prints ?
No, we only sell 100% handpainted art. So avoid uploading prints or canvas transfers of your artwork. Please only upload artpieces that are in stock. Out-of-stock artpieces are not allowed.
Who decides the price of the artwork ?
It would be decided by you. There are no restriction on prices. We only would add 40% commission on top of your price. Our commission also includes 13.5% VAT/CST, Transportation costs from you to us and from us to the customer, Octroi and Payment Gateway Charges. When you upload your artwork, please only mention the price you expect in-hand when painting is sold, without adding our commission or VAT. We will add them ourselves.
Would you not pay me first, before I ship my painting ?
No, payments will only be done after 15 days from date of receiving the painting. 2500+ Artists have trusted us over years, and you can too. Please be assured about the payment.
Do I need to frame my painting before sending it you ?
No, we prefer if you keep the painting in unframed format. Or in a format, where it can be easily removed from the frame and shipped to us on order. If you upload the paintings as framed, the cost of the painting increases a lot. Because we add 2 way courier cost above our commission. We understand many artists need to frame their art to hold local exhibitions. We suggest to do stretcher framing in this case, so that painting can be easily unpinned and removed when somebody orders the painting. Make sure you upload your painting as Rolled Canvas in this case to avoid escalation of costs.
What if customer didn't like my painting ?
We have an unconditional 15-days return policy for customers. In case customer wish to return the painting, we will first recall it to our premises and check for any damage. If found okay, we will forward it back to the artist. Returns usually happens when image shared by artist is too different from the actual painting. So make sure your images and actual painting are in sync.
What kind of paintings are accepted ?
Starting Oct 2014, we have begun accepting all kinds of paintings put at any price. Our only criteria is that they should be 100% handpainted. Any artist violatiing this rule, would be removed from our artists list, and never be allowed to transact on the platform again.
How will my art be promoted ?
We have lot of online channels where we promote your art. We are experts in online marketing, and will have customers give your art due attention it deserves.
How many paintings do you sell yearly ?
We sell thousands of paintings per year.
How quickly can you sell my painting ?
We can't assure you how quickly we can sell your painting, or if your painting will sell - it really all depends on the customer choices and preferences - but you can be assured of best efforts from us.
What type of paintings sell ?
There is no fixed formula as to what kind of paintings sell. We encourage our artists to try out different styles, and subjects in modern taste to see better results. Fizdi is more of a platform where customers look for art for decorating their homes, not only for art collection. So it is advisable to have both kind of genres in your collection - decorative paintings as well as deep art. To be able to find success on the platform please consider following tips
1. Please upload atleast 25 paintings and above to see good results. 2. Please make in sizes 3FT X 2FT and higher. Minor sizes do not sell much. 3. Please make art on canvas, rather than paper and other surfaces. 4. Warm shades (Yellow, Brown, Red, Orange) sell more than cool shades (Blue, Green, Mauve etc). 5. Please keep art unframed, or in a position that it can be removed from frame on order. If you upload art as framed, it would increase cost by quite a bit, as courier cost is very high to transport frames. 6. Art under Rs. 10,000 usually sell quickly
Do you hold offline Exhibitions ?
No, we only operate in Online mode.
After registering my artwork with fizdi.com, would I still be able to sell my artwork through other sales channels ?
Yes, you can sell on other sales channels too. However there is just one condition - whenever a sale is made on other channels, you would have to immediately intimate us so that we can remove the artwork from our list. If the artist fails in doing so, and somebody orders the sold painting on Fizdi – it would leave a very bad impression about us with the customer, and they might never return back. We will deactivate artists account in that case, and send notice for collection of our commission lost. We also urge artists to inform us if they are going on a long vacation so that we can keep their paintings invisible for that period of time.
I am unable to find a section where I can edit or delete already uploaded paintings. Where is it ?
You can edit your paintings by logging into https://artist.fizdi.com and selecting "My Paintings" and then "Edit". Once you enter in the information, you can click "Submit". In case you have missed filling up any mandatory fields, system will prompt so before accepting your Edit request. To delete any painting from fizdi.com, you simply need to click Edit, scroll down and select "Make Inactive" and then click Submit.
I am unable to find ID and Password to login to my account. How to find the same ?
Your ID is always your Email Address. In case you have forgotten your password, please click on "Forgot Password" link on the login page. Click here to go to the page directly
I am trying to upload paintings, but it doesn't work. How to fix this ?
After you click on SUBMIT button please wait for few minutes to let painting image and details to be uploaded on our server. Upload images less than 10 MB. If it still doesn't work, please raise a request by clicking on "My Requests".
Do I need to have an art degree to be able to sell on your platform ?
Not at all. We focus more on art than the degree.