My final thing to do in preparation for selling my Photographic Art is to get a Seller’s Permit, which allows me to collect sales tax.
Well, that’s not happening anytime soon.
Now I understand what people mean when they say that California makes it extraordinarily burdensome on businesses, especially small businesses, and why many of those small businesses flee to other less burdensome states.
My next venture is to open an online store where someone else, and their automated shopping carts and checkout counters, collect the sales tax on my Photographic Art.
The places that I know about are:
►Fine Art America
Do any readers have any experience with those, good, bad, or indifferent? Or know of anyone who is using any of them? Do any readers know of any other online marketplaces? I will be spending most of my day today investigating those four and any others that I discover.
At this point, Etsy looks pretty good. They charge 20¢ per listing and then, when the listing sells, 3½% of the sales price. Not sure how my Photographic Art fits in there since my work is not one-of-a-kind. So I wonder how I’m prevented from selling multiple items via one 20¢ listing. I suspect they have a way. I would prefer a marketplace where I don’t have to pay per listing. It’s not the price. It’s the inconvenience of having to do all those listings and, presumably, when a listing sells, do the same thing again.
I’m looking at Fine Art America due solely to the fact that I found products similar to my Photographic Art hanging on the wall at the Wesley Palms Retirement Community last Sunday. So perhaps there is a demand of some sort for Photographic Art in larger sizes than what I was going to offer.
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