Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) June 21, 2005
ArtByUs.com (http://www.artbyus.com), the online marketplace for contemporary, fine art by independent artists, artisans, and fine art galleries, today announced the launch of the next-generation of the art auction portal to enhance the customer shopping experience.
The user-friendly platform allows artists to have an innovative showcase to display and sell their artwork, and for art collectors to find original one-of-a-kind artwork directly from the artistsÂ studios.
"Over the past year of operations at ArtByUs.com, we have listened closely to the requests, comments and ideas of our customers to make the ArtByUs.com experience an even better and easier one", says Conni TÃ¶gel, CEO and founder of the ArtByUs LLC.
The successful art auction portal with over than 2000 registered artists, has expanded both visually and contextually. It provides a wealth of new original art direct from the artists, a more interactive look & feel and new personalization tools:
Browse by Price Range: Art lovers can now cut right to the chase to find the perfect art in the price range they are looking for.
Search by Artist Name: Users can search for specific artists' names through the advanced search interface, making finding your favorite artist a simple process, even if that artist is listed by a gallery representing more than one artist.
Improved Advanced Search: The new advanced search will provide visitors a better handle on finding exactly what they are looking for.
Favorite Seller Icons: To personalize the buying experience, Buyers can now mark specific artists as their favorite artist. Listings of their favorite artists will appear on their "My ArtByUs" pages and they will be marked with a special icon in the auction category listings.
Scheduled Auctions: Artists now have the option of choosing their own start time for their auctions - which will make it a lot easier to sell art.
New Fields in Selling Process: Artists can now add their artist name and art related memberships to their art listings at ArtByUs.com.
Auto Re-List: This new automatic auction re-list function will allow the artist to have their art auctions automatically re-listed if they ended without bids or without reaching the reserve price.
Duplicate Auction: To make it easier to list multiple items, artists can now duplicate an existing auction to save time and hassle.
Auction Page Layout: Listings will now display an "About the artist" box, that will display more information about the background and qualifications of the artist.
Feedback Rating: The new color-coded feedback system will give visitors a better understanding of buyers & artists trading activity on ArtByUs.com.
Billing System: Fees are now consolidated and charged to the ArtByUs.com user account. Invoices will be sent one a month and payments are now accepted via check, money order or credit cards through PayPal.
Unlike other auction sites, ArtByUs.com does not allow the listing of mass produced artwork, unless the artist is selling their own high-quality, fine-art prints.
ArtByUs.com can be reached at http://www.artbyus.com
Founded in March of 2004, ArtByUs.com is the online auction market that allows artists to have an innovative showcase to display and sell their artwork. ArtByUs LLC created this site to offer a positive platform where art collectors can buy art of the highest quality, and know that whatever they purchase will be real art, by a real artist, and not a third-party reproduction or print. ArtByUs.com strives to create an atmosphere where both artists and art collectors can feel at home, knowing the site was founded with both support and respect for artists to have a professional venue to show and sell their work to discerning art buyers, collectors and fine galleries. ArtByUs.com takes pride in offering the best customer service and an open ear for the concerns of their customers.
Peter TÃ¶gel, Public Relations
Phone: (719) 271-6422
Fax: (719) 272-6421
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