Modern online shopping has revolutionized the retail industry. Consumers buy everything online these days—clothing, electronics, furniture, even groceries. The one thing that some people still seem reluctant to buy through the internet though is artwork, especially collectors and other individuals looking for original pieces.
Being hesitant to invest in an original artwork you haven’t seen in person is understandable. But if you give it a try, you might be surprised at the advantages online art shopping has to offer over traditional in-person buying.
1) Wider Selection
The most obvious advantage of shopping for art online is the practically unlimited access you have to artwork and artists. With such an extensive selection at your fingertips, you’re able to explore and compare a wider variety of art styles, individual artists, and unique pieces than you could at a single (or even more than one) gallery or store. You’ll also have access to smaller emerging artists that may not be on the gallery radar.
2) Upfront Pricing
Art prices are far more transparent online than they are in a gallery. In most galleries, you have to ask for a price and sometimes match higher competing offers. Most artist’s websites have their prices listed upfront, so you don’t run the risk of falling in love with something just to find out you can’t afford it. Plus, original artwork sold directly from artists tends to be cheaper online too.
3) No Pressure
Buying art in person at a gallery or from an artist can be intimidating. When you’re shopping online, there’s no sales pitch or pressure to make you buy. You can take your time as you search and decide whether or not to make a purchase at your own pace.
You can waste a lot of time (and gas) traveling between galleries or stores looking for the perfect art piece. Buying online is a much more convenient way to narrow down what you like, allowing you to browse from the comfort of your own home. If you do find a piece you want, it will be delivered directly to your door instead of you having to try to finagle it into the car hoping it doesn’t get damaged.
When you’re ready for a new original art piece to add to your home collection, start your online search at Tobi Collage! Choose from a wide selection of one-of-a-kind collage quilts that each tell a unique story and have their own original beauty to offer.
Head over to my online shop to explore my original fiber art creations today!