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Buying artwork online has never been easier and more fun. Gone are the days you would have to drive to a gallery where a few large pieces of artwork would hang, out of your price range and what were the chances of walking in and finding just what you were looking for.
These days you don’t even have to leave the house. There are many websites offering affordable artwork, in hundreds of different styles, and mediums. There are sites offering ‘made to order’ pieces where you can change the size, colour and style to suit your interior. There are sites offering ‘one-off’ pieces that are unique and original. You can purchase Modern Paintings, mixed medium images, Sunset Art, pop art pieces of your favourite celebrities and so the list goes on.
There are many things to consider when buying from an Online Art Gallery. I have talked about the considerations of the actual piece itself in other articles, but here I am going to give you some tips on what to think about where you are purchasing it.
There are draw backs with buying online, but these can be quickly overcome if you take the right steps and look into the gallery you are buying from. This is mainly detailed in their ‘terms and conditions’ Here are a few pointers:
- First and foremost, do they offer a secure checkout where you know your card details are safe. A few well know payment carts are; Protx, World Pay, Paypal, Google Checkout. If you are unsure, you should be able to visit the payment site and read up on more information.
- Make sure the gallery has a telephone number you can contact them on, should you have any problems. You don’t really want to wait for an email reply.
- Always check the return policy, if you are not happy with your artwork you should be given a time period in which you can return it.
- All artwork sent should come with a tracking number, and be fully insured.
As long as the gallery has at least the above, you should feel confident in buying from them. Things to consider when buying art online are that your computer monitor may show a slightly different colour than that displayed on screen. Make sure you are certain it is the colour you require, some galleries will describe it, if your not sure contact them and I’m sure they will be happy to advise you.
If you need any more help about buying artwork, or have found somewhere but are not really sure please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will happy to help. Alternatively you may wish to browse our extensive range of painting though our Canvas Art Online Store.