FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


SELLERS

1.HOW DO I PUT MY ART ON THE AAMAC WEBSITE?
2.WHO CAN SELL ARTWORK ON AAMAC?
*AAMAC welcomes listings of artwork for sale by artists selling their own work, Dealers and Galleries selling works by a number of different artists and Private Sellers selling works they own. We accept listings from sellers in most countries worldwide.

*We also have listings for Art Wholesalers and Suppliers and other Categories within The MARKET
3.WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR LISTING ARTWORKS FOR SALE ON AAMAC?
*We charge a VERY LOW flat one off fee to list one piece of artwork for sale until it sells on AAMAC. This fee is charged in your own local currency if you live in the US, UK, Europe, Australia or New Zealand. AAMAC listing fees for sellers from all other countries are charged in our default currency which is $Au.

*If you are registered CLICK HERE to find out the cost of listing an artwork for sale on AAMAC.

*The cost of selling one piece of artwork on AAMAC is exactly the same whether you are a private seller, an artist, a dealer or a gallery.

*There are listings for Galleries, Dealers, Wholesalers ,Suppliers ,Art Societies etc and a Notification/Events Board to let others know of your events/sales etc CLICK HERE
4.LIST OF FEES and HOW DO I PAY FOR LISTINGS?
5.WHAT IS AAMAC ASSIST?
6.HOW LONG DOES MY ARTWORK STAY UP FOR SALE ON AAMAC?
*Your Artwork stays up on AAMAC until it is sold or you take it down.
7.HOW AM I CONTACTED BY A POTENTIAL BUYER AND WHAT DO I DO ONCE THE BUYER HAS CONTACTED ME?
*The artwork listing will have a link where the Buyer can send an email direct to the seller which will include their telephone number if they wish. When you (the seller) responds to their email you can decide between yourselves your preferred mode of communication – email, Telephone, Skype ,Viber, Facebook etc.

*The Market is where it happens, we keep it simple Platform so that you direct the buyer to your work and your other sites if you wish
8.WILL AAMAC EVER CHARGE ANY SELLER A COMMISSION ON THE SALE OF ART THEY HAVE LISTED ON THE WEBSITE?
*No AAMAC is COMMISSION FREE and to charge a seller or a buyer any Commission/Premium for selling or buying an artwork listed for sale on our website is against EVERYTHING WE STAND FOR -GETTING YOUR ART OUT THERE COMMISSION FREE!.

*This is a fantastic Platform for Sellers and Buyers to gather on AAMAC and where art can be bought and sold free of any Commissions/Premiums.

*We are keeping it Simple and Low Cost
9.WHAT ARE FEATURED LISTINGS?
*Featured Listings are an option sellers have to give their artwork more prominence in searches on AAMAC. *For a fee, a seller can elect to have their artwork included as a Featured Listing – meaning it shows at the TOP of the search category they wish it to be featured in.

*If the Artwork is a “Featured Listing” it will be Prominent on the listings.

*Artworks can be featured at the TOP of more than one search category if the seller wishes eg Featured Artists, Fine Art Category (of the artwork), Origin of Art, Subject, Location of Seller , Christian/Spiritual and Gay and Lesbian Artists etc . CLICK HERE
10.HOW MUCH WILL I SAVE BY LISTING MY ARTWORK FOR SALE ON AAMAC RATHER THAN SELLING IT THROUGH A GALLERY , AUCTION HOUSE OR MARKETS?
*Galleries charge either a 25-40% Commission fee plus depending on country a GST on top OR a large fee to hang the works in the space plus a 15-25% commission plus charges for advertising etc

*Auction houses charge sellers 15- 20% + commission if an artwork sells and also charge buyers 15-20% + Premium to purchase the artwork at auction. Sometimes auction houses charge sellers other fees including insurance and photography charges. On AAMAC you pay one very low one off fee to list your artwork.

*Marketplaces charge a site fee , insurances etc and you must stay with the site to sell your work

*When you sell on AAMAC you keep the whole amount you receive for the artwork NO MIDDLE PERSON.

*Selling your art on AAMAC can save you MONEY STRAIGHT UP!
11.CAN WE NEGOTIATE FURTHER?
*It is between the Buyer and the Artist to negotiate , with the NO COMMISSIONS and 100% of sales going to the Artists, Buyers may find the Prices all ready good value.

12.WHAT HAPPENS IF I BUY AN ARTWORK FROM A SELLER ON AAMAC AND THERE IS A PROBLEM OR I DON'T LIKE WHAT IS DELIVERED?
*When you decide to purchase an artwork you can ask the seller whether they are willing to accept the return of the artwork for any reason after you purchase it. It is entirely a matter for each individual who offers artwork for sale on AAMAC to decide whether or not to accept returns on sales and offer full or partial refunds. AAMAC never intervenes in transactions between buyers and sellers of artwork on the site. AAMAC would advise to pay via PAYPAL during these situations.

AAMAC is not responsible for any problems between Buyer and Seller and like all transaction for goods on line, do your research and use known money transaction channels to buy off the NET.
13.WHO PAYS FOR THE TRANSPORT OR DELIVERY OF THE WORK?
*It is up to the seller of the artwork to decide whether they will absorb the cost of shipping the artwork to the buyer or whether the buyer should pay for packing and shipping separate to the price paid for the artwork. *It assists buyers if sellers can quickly obtain a quote for packaging and shipping an artwork at least to locations within their own country at the time they list the artwork for sale on AAMAC. Quotes for local and international packing and shipping can be obtained from your local all in one shipping company e.g. Fed Ex ,UPS Store (US), Mailboxes (UK) or Pack and Send, Postnet (Australia and New Zealand), Whom also can advertise on the site.

*Quotes for shipping only (no packing) can be calculated on the UPS, FedEx and DHL websites.

 BUYERS

1.HOW DO I BUY ART WORK?
* You just follow the Information/Contact Details that comes with the Artwork or Artists Profile you wish to to inquire about

*The Market is where it all happens , simply go into the market click on what you want eg Photography Black &White and it will take you to Art that is there, click on a Picture you like and the contact Information Price Details will come up (you can also make the Picture Larger). You can also go to a basic Profile of the artist which will have links to others sites they may be on or to more works, We are taking the fuss and Middle Man out of the journey so as you can get down to the Business of contacting the artist to buy the work.
2.WHO CAN BUY ARTWORK ON AAMAC??
Anyone
3.WHAT ARE "ARTIST NOTIFICATIONS (ALERTS)"?
*As a free service for potential Buyers to promote the listings of artworks on AAMAC we offer anyone who registers to use the site the opportunity to receive 7 FREE “Artist Notifications” via email. This means if you register on the site you can nominate up to 7 artists whose works you are interested in. AAMAC will send you an email once a week to inform you of any works by that have been listed for sale on AAMAC by the artists you have nominated. (still working on this)

*For a small annual subscription you can elect to subscribe for premium alerts which means you can nominate an unlimited number of artists to follow and receive Notifications IMMEDIATELY an artwork by any of these artists is listed for sale on AAMAC.

*It is our view that our “no commissions” policy will result in listings of many fine artworks that have not previously been offered for sale in Galleries, Auction Houses or Market Places etc. We therefore suggest you sign for our “Artist Notifications” if you are a serious art collector or art lover. CLICK HERE
4.HOW DO I CONTACT ARTIST AND WHAT DO I DO WHEN CONTACT HAS BEEN MADE?
*The artwork listing will have a link where you can send an email direct to the seller including your telephone number if you wish. When the seller responds to your email you can decide between yourselves your preferred mode of communication – email, Telephone, Skype ,Viber,Facebook etc.
5.WHAT IS WOP?
*WOP is Works on Paper
6.WILL AAMAC EVER CHARGE ANY POTENTIAL BUYER A BUYERS PREMIUM ON THE PURCHASE OF ART LISTED ON THE WEBSITE?
* No AAMAC is COMMISSION FREE and to charge a seller or a buyer any Commission/Premium for selling or buying an artwork listed for sale on our website is against EVERYTHING WE STAND FOR -GETTING YOUR ART OUT THERE COMMISSION FREE!

*This is a fantastic Platform for Sellers and Buyers to gather on AAMAC and where art can be bought and sold free of any Commissions/Premiums
7.CAN WE NEGOTIATE FURTHER?
*It is between the Artist and the Buyer to negotiate any further, but please note because there are NO COMMISSIONS on AAMAC the art prices are already low and that 100% of sale go to the Artists, Buyers will probably already find good value.
8.WHAT HAPPENS IF I BUY AN ARTWORK FROM A SELLER ON AAMAC AND THERE IS A PROBLEM OR I DON'T LIKE WHAT IS DELIVERED?
*When you decide to purchase an artwork you can ask the seller whether they are willing to accept the return of the artwork for any reason after you purchase it. It is entirely a matter for each individual who offers artwork for sale on AAMAC to decide whether or not to accept returns on sales and offer full or partial refunds. AAMAC never intervenes in transactions between buyers and sellers of artwork on the site. AAMAC would advise to pay via PAYPAL during these situations

*It is recommended that once you have paid for your work that you send a copy of the receipt to the seller as proof and that you organize a registered Delivery Service so as the work can be tracked which should be supplied by the seller.
9.WHO PAYS FOR THE TRANSPORT OR DELIVERY OF THE WORK?
*It is up to the seller of the artwork to decide whether they will absorb the cost of shipping the artwork to the buyer or whether the buyer should pay for packing and shipping separate to the price paid for the artwork. *It assists buyers if sellers can quickly obtain a quote for packaging and shipping an artwork at least to locations within their own country at the time they list the artwork for sale on AAMAC. Quotes for local and international packing and shipping can be obtained from your local all in one shipping company e.g. Fed Ex ,UPS Store (US), Mailboxes (UK) or Pack and Send, Postnet (Australia and New Zealand), Whom also can advertise on the site.

*Quotes for shipping only (no packing) can be calculated on the UPS, FedEx and DHL websites.

EVERYONE

HOW DO I NAVIGATE THE SITE?
Sitemap which is located at the bottom or at the top with the Keywords, also you can click on pictures to get you around as well as when you are on a profile you can click on the Hyperlinked addresses to go straight to the artists website to see more art/info as well
FOR TRANSLATIONS OF FAQ's - Italiano

FROM THE ARTIST WE WANT

SOME INFO WITH EASY CONTACT DETAILS TO COME WITH ARTWORK
Name of Artist eg John A Smith
Name of work eg The Tree
Artwork Description eg 40x 50cm - Oil on Canvas
Email Address  eg smith@smith.com
A Unique Code/Quote Number made by the artist to be given with submission for easy Reference
eg John Albert Smith Painting 001 would be JASPNT001 this will help Buyer and Seller identifying the Artwork they wish to purchase

*The 1st time you add your work include a photo of yourself or a picture that will represent your profile plus a Brief CV and Artist Statement with other ways they can contact you to see and buy you work etc
If you are given a Reference Code for office use please put that into Reference Code Box as well

HOW DO I PAY?
When you fill all of the details that you need to fill for either your Product or Notification etc , you will then SUBMIT the form and it will automatically direct you to pay Safely Via PayPal to Pay your AU$30 for initial Artists Profile and 1 artwork/product, $5.00 for each listing fee after that or $5.00 Notification listing fee (for those with a profile) whether you are a Paypal member or not. Please do not forget to add your Artwork/Notification/Product Name to your Payment as a Reference. This is important so we can match up details.

 ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Category  
Style  
Subject  
Medium  etc  or from lists that are there or let us know a new one
Media Type ( ie Paper Canvas etc)   
Size 

THE ARTWORK PRICE 
As set by Artist or guided via AAMAC Assist - GO TO CONTACT US

QUESTIONS BUYERS CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING AN ARTWORK 
How is the artwork shipped?
Will it come framed? Do I get to choose the frame?
How soon will I receive it?
What are the shipping costs?
Is the work insured? What do I do in case of damage?
Do you have a guarantee or return policy?
Does the item come with a Certificate of Authenticity?
How is it maintained or cleaned?

OTHER INFORMATION
*Web Site Details where Everyone can see more of your work AAMAC can be used as a directory where people find you and head to see more of your work.

*Add your Face Book , Instagram ,Twitter , Skype .Viber and other Accounts to broaden your ability to be found.
Phone Number can be added but not recommended.

*It is also recommended when you send your Artwork always send it registered post and send a picture to the buyer of the parcel with its tracking number which will cover you both.




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