Sell Paintings

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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 are the requirements for joining Fizdi as an artist / dealer?

1. You must have minimum of 10 artworks to go live 2. Artwork quality should be really good. 3. Your artworks must be original, and 100% handmade*. If you are not sure about quality of your artworks you can sent the images of your paintings to sales@fizdi.com for our feedback before creating an account.

*Artist with Premium Accounts can also sell prints of their handmade paintings and digital paintings

What is the process for selling on the platform ?

1. First create an account on artist.fizdi.com 2. Complete your bio 3. Upload your paintings

Your paintings would then be checked by our curators, and exhibited on the website if found meeting our minimum quality requirements. If any of your painting is sold we will call/email you and inform you of the next process. 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.

Do you charge any registration fees ?

Please note Registration, Display of Handmade Paintings and Marketing activities are all free services provided by Fizdi for benefit of artists. If you wish to sell Prints of your paintings, then you would need to upgrade to Premium Account. Details of the same are shared at end of this page.

Do you also sell prints ?

Artists with Premium Accounts can sell prints of their handmade paintings. Artists making digital artworks can also sell their works. You have absolute freedom to chose your own pricing. You can also chose to print the image yourself or via us. Please check details about Premium Accounts at end of this page.

Who decides the price of the artwork ?

It would be decided by you. There are no restriction on prices as such. However if we feel that price put and quality of art greatly differ - then we may not approve the artwork. For handmade paintings, we only add 28% percent commission on top of your expected in-hand price + 12% GST. For prints you can check premium account section at end of this page.

Would you not pay me first, before I ship my painting ?

No, payments will only be done after 20 days from date of receiving the painting at our premises. 10000+ 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 you. 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. It is recommended you shoot your paintings via professional photographer. For return procedure of prints, please refer to premium account details at end of this page.

What kind of paintings are accepted ?

We need 100% Handmade paintings that are in stock. Any kind of subject / medium / surface is allowed except glass and powdery chalk/pastel/charcoal based artworks. If your medium/surface is not listed in our list shown while you upload a painting, it is better to have a word with us before upload your artworks. Artist with Premium Account can also upload prints of their handmade paintings, or digital paintings.

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 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. Handmade Art under Rs. 20,000 ($300) 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 mark it inactive in the artist portal too. 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.

Premium Account

What is difference between regular account and premium account ?

You can sell original handmade paintings on regular account. With premium account, you can sell original handmade paintings as well the prints. You can also sell digital paintings through premium account.

What are the charges for premium account, and how do I sign up for it ?

Recurring yearly fee of Rs. 990 ($14 USD) is levied for premium account. First you can send us low-res images of few of your artworks for approval on sales@fizdi.com. Please send one printable image (300dpi) sized to 24in on smaller side, and with your watermark so we can check image quality. Once we approve your artworks and image quality, we will guide you with further process to open a Premium account.

Who would print the art after order is received ?

We offer flexibility to the artists to print their own art themselves and ship to us, or they can get it printed via us too. Below table explains the commission structure and other details of both arrangement. It is obvious that printing via us has many advantages, the most important been that customers can chose the size they want.

Printing on your Own Printing via Fizdi

Size

You can only sell the size you entered

Dynamic sizing module is given to customers to choose their own size

Commission

40% or Rs. 1500 whichever is higher

25% or Rs. 500 whichever is higher

Printing Charge to Artist

Nil

Rs. 250/Sq.ft ($3.5/Sq.ft). Framing margin of 2 inches printed in black color for free.

Courier Pickup from Artist

Arranged by Fizdi (only in India).

Not Needed

Delivery Time to Customers

7 to 10 Days

2 to 5 Days

Canvas

As arranged by Artist

Scratch-proof, 380 GSM Poly Cotton with Satin Finish

Inks

As arranged by Artist

Branded Pigment Inks

Printing Quality

As arranged by Artist

Exceptional High Quality

Margin Color

As arranged by Artist

Black

Max size

As per artist's printer

56 inches X 200 inches. (+2 inches margin area)

Obligation to Artist

Must print and ship within 72 hours of receiving the order

Must share hi-resolution printable image in given size with minimum 300 DPI within 48 hours of receiving the order

Do I have to do all the commission and printing calculations while uploading the art ?

No. You just need to select whether you would like to print yourself, or via us - and enter in your expected in-hand price only. Our system will add the commission and printing costs by itself.

What all does your commission include ?

It includes 12% GST on the sale, Pickup & delivery Courier Charges, Payment Gateway Charges, Marketing fees, etc.

How do I decide the size of the print ? What default size shall I put in ?

If you are printing via us it is recommend that you put length of shorter side between 20in and 48in, and then proportionately calculate the longer side based on pixel resolution of image. These are best selling sizes. For example, say your image is 8000x4000px, and you decide to give size of 20in height to customer, then your width would be (20X8000)/4000 = 40in.

If you are printing yourself, you will of course give the size as per your printer's width. Make sure that you leave 2 inches black margin from all sides. Please make sure the size you put is proportionate to the image.

How can I be sure of my artwork's confidentiality when printing from you ?

Fizdi is a trusted platform by thousands by artists. We have been operational since a decade, and invested heavily in our systems and security. Please be assured that your artwork is safeguarded well, and deleted immediately after print is taken.

How are returns handled ?

If the artwork was printed by you, we will simply ship it back to you after receiving it from customer. If artwork was printed by us, you would need to pay us our printing fees and artwork would be couriered to you.

What quality of image is expected ?

We expect the best quality of image that is possible. It has to be 300 DPI and higher. It should be sizable to even 5 feet without any pixel loss. If you give us bad quality image after order we reserve right to cancel the order, and ask for commission lost from you. hence please ensure you have good quality images before opening the account.

What are the file types accepted by you ?

We accept jpeg, tiff, pdf, png, psd and ai formats. As you need to email hi-resolution files after sale is done and it can be of any high size. You would need to share the files via Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc.

Why is the painting upload form still asking for an image ?

You need to upload low-res image there, probably 1000px or around that, and at @ 72dpi to 120dpi. It is the image that would be shown to the customer on website. Make sure its sharp and shows all details of your artwork. Do not put watermarks as it confuses the customers.

Can I cancel my account anytime ? Do you have monthly plan ?

Currently we only offer yearly plan. You can cancel your account anytime during the subscription year. However please note that account fees once paid can't be refunded.

What kind of images I can upload ?

You can only upload the images of artworks you have created. You can't upload images bought from stock websites, copyrighted images of others or downloaded random images from internet. Photographers can upload their images, provided they are artistic, and not the generic ones.