Check what you are allowed to sell. We have a particular ethos, so no merchandise from the Far East or smaller faster turn over items not inspired directly by your art work, design or illustration. Find out more
If you like what we stand for, think your work fits the bill and want to sell online, then you are ready to apply
What do I do next?
Register with us by clicking Sign Up in the top right hand corner. Make sure you register as a Seller. You automatically become a customer anyway. You have to tick the Terms and Conditions box and Obligations box for your registration to be accepted. The Terms and Conditions are a longer more legal version of the Obligations which we strongly advise you read.
You will automatically get a Dashboard on registration but it will be disabled until you have gone through our vetting process
You will receive an Application Form to fill out and a request to send us 5 good product or clear life style images of some of the items you want to sell on our online Marketplace. You are required to have at least 10 items at any given time in your storefront if you are successful
The more detail you give, about who you are as an artist and maker and why your work is of the quality and originality we want, the better. If there are gaps in information and the images are not clear, we may not have the time to keep coming back to you to consider your application. From our research, we estimate that we shall be receiving applications from 40 great artists and makers a day so it will become very competitive
We shall then consider your application. This may take up to 4 weeks but we aim to let you know within 2. We might contact you to ask for more information
You will receive notification whether you have been successful or not by email. You will receive 1 of 3 emails: 1 = Successful with a few recommendations; 2= a chance to reapply making important changes or modifiactions or on providing more information; 3= not successful. This means your product is not at all our brand
If you have been successful, we shall ask for you to transfer our £50.00 admin fee by Paypal. You need a Paypal account to trade on the Art in the Heart Market Place.
Once we have received your payment, we shall enable your Dashboard and invite you to upload 2 products following the Help Guides available on your Dashboard. When you have done this, we shall give you feedback if appropriate and you may have to make a few adjustments. We are really keen on vetting uploads. It’s really reassuring for artists and makers that we stick to this standard
You are then good to go. We shall enable Publish Product Directly and will be able then to upload as many products as you want, but at least 10 in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.
The Dashboard is easy to use and there is help as you go through the process. There are great Help Guides on your Dashboard, Announcements to help you and if you get really stuck you can always contact us. We’ll also add you to our closed Facebook Group, a great forum for chatting to other Market Place Sellers
As with everything practice makes perfect
Remember your images have to be of professional quality what we call ‘product photography’. This doesn’t mean you have to have them done by a professional photographer. We require at least 10 products at all times. Make sure your English is good in your descriptions (use a spell check) and all details are correct before you upload. Make sure you say why your product is unique and original. You need to connect with the customer. Use any templates and examples provided. Look at other Sellers’ products for good examples
Then it’s plain sailing. You start selling, earning the money. You go from strength to strength and so do we
If you have a question, which isn’t answered on your Dashboard, then contact us