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...on a few pieces.

Just curious if this is something people will be interested in. At the moment I've put Digital Sales on the following pieces:

Saerak: Left 4 Dead: https://inkbunny.net/submissionview.php?id=7158
Prissy Kitty: https://inkbunny.net/submissionview.php?id=950
Dingo Nurse: https://inkbunny.net/submissionview.php?id=919

So if you are interested, they're only $2.50 a go. :)

I may withdraw this service at a later date, however. I'm concerned at the opportunity for pirating that comes with selling the print-ready files. :/

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Added: 8 years, 9 months ago
8 years, 9 months ago
Well people have scanners too, so even if you only sell prints it's just a matter of time. But that's the whole thought behind this site, is that while you may not be able to stop all piracy, this site opens up the opportunity for many people who do want to support you by purchasing prints and/or digitals. =3

You may want to rethink your digital prices though. It's always up to the artist what to sell their work for, but more people would be inclined to add a digital to a basket the lower the price is. ^_^; I mean people are already selling several pictures for $3 to $5, and with the vast resources people have on the internet, it's hard to claim much higher value than a buck or two for single images.

Discussion here: https://inkbunny.net/journalview.php?id=684
8 years, 9 months ago
I would be more inclined to reduce the price if Inkbunny wasn't nabbing 20% of it just to allow people to download. It's way too high a fee and puts me off offering this in the first place.

I think the idea that I get $2 for someone using my art to print out for themselves isn't unreasonable, to be honest. :/ What will $2 buy you in the real world? Some candy or a soda?
8 years, 9 months ago
We provide a payment gateway built into a site where people can easily search for and buy a whole bunch of stuff from multiple artists simultaneously, presented it in a sexy way with "Buy now" links and a search system that helps people find your stuff for sale. We host your file, take orders for you, give customers automatic download links, take care of all technical and customer issues, deal with payment disputes at our own risk/cost. The list goes on! We like to think that justifies 20%. :3

We certainly offer more services and features than you get just by advertising items in a journal or free submission and taking orders manually. Once the payment systems absorb their percentage fees, we're left with much less than that 20% too. ;.; And then once we get that cash, it goes to funding the cost of running the site. It's not like we're rolling in money here. XD
8 years, 9 months ago
One thing Starling didn't mention and which I covered elsewhere but can't find:
Customers hate additional fees. It can kill a whole transaction. They're often less sensitive to price hikes than they are to fees.

Artists don't have as much choice as customers. They tend to have to pay a fee if they want to sell at all. But it's a lot easier for an individual customer just to walk away. So inevitably, sites tend to focus on charging artists rather than customers, in the hope that it will increase sales.

So if you need to raise your prices, you should do so. At least then it fairly reflects the cost. People end up paying and making about the same per transaction whoever pays the fees, only customers feel better about not getting nickeled-and-dimed and so (hopefully) buy more.
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