Q. If I submit an artwork to be listed or if I create a listing, am I required to sell on ART PLEASE?
A. No. If you submit your work to ART PLEASE, you are under no obligation to sell. Furthermore, we do not require exclusivity.
Q. What if I don’t have a photo of my work?
A. Seeing an image of your submission is an essential part of the approval process. Unfortunately we cannot offer to promote and/or broker your artwork without detailed images. However, if you are having difficulty uploading the images to create listing, our Client Service department will be happy to assist you. Please contact us at email@example.com.
Q. I just submitted works for review; when can I expect a reply from ART PLEASE?
A. Upon receiving images and details of your work, our selection committee will carefully assess each item and respond to you within two (2) business days.
Q. What if I have a large collection of objects to submit?
A. If you are looking to sell a large group of property or to liquidate an Estate, our dedicated Estates team will assist you. Please send an illustrated listing with details of the artworks you would like to sell and your contact details directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. How much money will I make on the sale of my artwork?
A. It varies based on the value of the work. Tell us your best net price or contact us email@example.com to discuss valuation. ART PLEASE will earn profit between the net price and secondary market-selling price. Our virtual consignment model allows for your property to remain in your possession until it sells, and as a result, additional costs including shipping, insurance and storage are removed from the selling process. You only can earn less than your asking price if you agree to an offer that came in lower than your asking price. Otherwise you earn either your asking price or even more!
Q. Are all costs reflected in the asking price?
A. All prices on ART PLEASE do not include shipping, insurance, tax, etc. These variables fluctuate daily and thus cannot be taken into account. However, our team of specialists will gladly help you determine some of the better options via our trusted partners. We will also provide you partner discounts when applicable.
Q. How do things get priced?
A. You dictate the terms and we are here to help at every step of the way. We have specialists that will always be made readily available to help you better determine selling price but it is you who ultimately decides the asking price. After all it is your artwork. Prices should be based on recent market intelligence and previous auction records of comparable pieces. Additionally, condition and provenance are very important factors in determining the value of your work. Although we strive to provide the most accurate representation of value, the value we provide are provisional, and subject to revision upon first-hand examination of the property, and could be subject to change upon further research of the property or to reflect recent market conditions or currency fluctuations.
Q. Can you sell my artwork(s) at a lower value than my net asking price?
A. Only with you prior written consent. In the case of a reasonable offer, we contact you to discuss options. You are always entitled to reject an offer.
Q. Will I have to arrange shipping or deal with the buyer?
A. No. After the sale, we will work closely with you to arrange for your work to be sent to the new owner of your artwork, who is ultimately responsible for all shipping fees. ART PLEASE acts as the middleman for the entire post-sale process so your information remains entirely anonymous to the buyer.
Q. When do I get paid?
A. Provided that we received payment from the buyer, we will pay net sale proceeds within three (3) business days from when we received payment.
Q. If I still have questions, whom do I ask?
A. Contact our client services team at firstname.lastname@example.org.