How to sell and ship artworks as small business.
After opening an online painting flower shop, I sold my first yellow roses. In the past, when I sold my paintings, I sold them through gallery exhibitions. Someone I knew bought it, and someone I didn't know purchased it. When selling paintings through the gallery, the gallery took care of receipts, taxes, insurance, etc. However, there are many things to think about when selling paintings to personal orders. First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to create receipts for my customers.
After doing some research, I really like the receipt site below. I feel good all day when I find a site I like this way.
If you look at the invoice download on the right side, you can download and use one of the PDF or Word files.
Instead of the picture on the invoice above, I put my newly created logo in my case.
The next page of the invoice is about payment options. I recently added venmo here, and you can transform it like this if you use a word file.
The next step was to make a thank-you card for the customer who purchased the painting. The following ecard site can use templates of various designs and the user interface is simple.
Since I was selling flowers, a pretty flower card caught my eye.
And the next step is to create a postal address label before shipping. The online label template site below allows you to choose your favorite label and use it for free.
In my case, I chose flower-shaped label paper.
This painting was painted with acrylic on 7 x 10 inch paper, and I wanted to prevent it from getting wrinkled or wet when shipping. So, I bought an acrylic sign holder plate and an poly envelope from Amazon and put it in as shown below.
Below is the Amazon site. (Please note this is not for advertising purposes)
When this picture is delivered to the customer, I will write more about how it was delivered.
Hope this helps when you are about to start your own small business.
Myungja Anna Koh