How to sell art prints

Updated April 17, 2017

Whether you're an artist or an entrepreneur, selling art prints can be an effective way of making money and promoting yourself as an artist. There are many ways to sell art prints, from setting up an online shop to contacting local businesses to see if they will sell your art prints in their stores. If you're an artist or interested in selling art prints, read on to find out how you can start selling art prints.

Learn business skills. Selling art prints requires knowing what it takes to run your own small business. Visit your local library and check out some books about running small businesses, or take business administration courses at a local college. If you're planning on creating your own website, consider taking a course in website design.

Develop an online presence. Create your own website for selling your art prints or consider selling them on eBay, Amazon or Etsy. If you're not comfortable selling online, establish a brick-and-mortar art prints store. You could specialise in selling a variety of art prints, or pick a speciality, such as vintage posters or graphic art prints. Or you could sell the art prints you have created.

Market your art prints store. Get the word out by making business cards, distributing flyers, placing an ad in your local newspaper or sending out e-mail updates to friends and family. You can also offer weekly coupons or sales on your art prints to entice people to buy.

Contact the buyers of stores that sell art prints to see if they would be interested in selling your art prints in their stores. Be prepared to negotiate a fair price.


Be patient. Establishing a small business requires a substantial amount of money. Be prepared to invest a lot of time and energy into establishing your art prints store.


If you are selling art prints by artists other than yourself, be aware of copyright and distribution laws.

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