Friday, January 16, 2009
Art Show Listing - Potential Evolution
One of the free services that we offer to customers of iPrintfromHome.com is our monthly Art Show Listing. The listing features information about art shows that our customers are participating in, as well as images of their artwork.
Click here to see our current Art Show Listing.
We send the Art Show Listing to over 20,000 people across the nation each month in our monthly eNewsletter. It's a relatively simple thing that we can do to help our customers gain exposure. So far, it's been going really well. We get some very cool submissions and our customers seem pleased with the service.
But, like we do with every product and service offered at iPrintfromHome.com, we've been thinking up ways to make it better and ultimately more useful for our customers. First, we're thinking of using the same technology to open an online gallery where our customers can display their work and link to it, without being required to be participating in an art show. The general idea is that we would have an Artist's Listing as well as the Art Show Listing.
The ultimate goal would be to enhance both the Artist's Listing and the Art Show Listing to allow viewers to actually purchase prints of the artwork. The artist, of course, would get to set the price and create the product (i.e. an 8x10 Somerset Giclee with a 1" border OR a 16x20 Photographic Print, ect.). Then we would take care of the rest. We would print the work, send it to the client and then send the artist a check.
Creating this system will take a lot of work and before we really get moving on it, we want to make sure that the interest level is high enough to warrant the work. Also, we want to make sure that we consider all of the possibilities before moving forward with a particular plan.
So that means we want to hear from you.
Depending on the feedback, we'll either go ahead with the project or start thinking of a new one. So if this is something you're interested, definitely let us know.
Click here to send us an email. Or, add your comment to this posting.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to communicate with us about what you like/dislike about iPrintfromHome.com and our ideas, as well as giving us new ideas to think about. We really appreciate your input.