Artist Become (ArtistBe.com) Achieves Record Breaking Sales

Social Commerce Site Reports Sales Increase of More Than 500% in September 2012 and Increased Integration on Sister Site overstockArt.com.

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overstockArt.com launched the Artist Become Gallery on its site.

The increased sales can be directly attributed to Artist Become’s growing number of highly-talented artists from around the world and the increased integration we have done with overstockArt.com.

Wichita, KS (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), the new online community for creating, selling and buying artwork online, is pleased to announce record breaking sales for September 2012. The social commerce site reports an increase of more than 500 percent in sales in the month of September 2012 with October 2012 sales consistently on the rise. In addition to this sales success, the online platform is announcing further integration with its sister site overstockArt.com, the go-to source on the web for purchasing art reproduction oil paintings.

“We are extremely pleased with this remarkable increase in sales,” said David Sasson, president and CEO of overstockArt.com. “The increased sales can be directly attributed to Artist Become’s growing number of highly-talented artists from around the world and the increased integration we have done with overstockArt.com. As membership builds and more people get access to the site and its offerings through the integration efforts we fully anticipate to see the sales numbers continue to grow.”

overstockArt.com is further incorporating Artist Become in numerous areas, including:

  • Artist Become Gallery – overstockArt.com launched the Artist Become Gallery, making a handpicked selection of artwork from Artist Become member artists available to view and purchase on its site. Consumers can also view these select works of art in their own rooms with the site’s acclaimed augmented reality feature, “View in a Room.” Fine art prints can be purchased directly from the online art retailer. The gallery can be viewed at http://www.overstockart.com/artistbecome.html.
  • Holiday Art Catalog 2012 - Artist Become was incorporated in overstockArt.com’s Holiday Art Catalog, which highlights more than 250 works of art available from the online art gallery. The catalog dedicates two pages to promote a selection of art from Artist Become member artists. The catalog can be viewed at http://www.overstockart.com/gcatalog.html or in the Home and Gifts sections of Google Catalogs at http://www.google.com/catalogs.
  • overstockArt.com Oil Paintings App – Select art from Artist Become member artists was added to the galleries on the overstockArt.com Oil Paintings app. Users of the app can add the art to their personal galleries and view it in their rooms with the app’s augmented reality feature. The app is available free to download for the Android, iPad and iPhone.sd

“By featuring Artist Become directly on overstockArt.com, in its catalog and mobile app, we are introducing the online art community and its member artists to overstockArt.com’s network of thousands of art lovers,” Sasson explained. “We are also creating added value for our customers by making it easy for them to find new art and up-and-coming artists.”

Artist Become provides a unique means for emerging artists to be discovered, and to assist established professionals in finding new clients without relying on agents. Fellow artists and art lovers can connect and communicate with other community members, comment and rate each other's artwork and become fans of other members. Artwork found on the site can be purchased as an original piece of art directly from the artist, or as museum-quality fine art prints. There is no cost to join and members can sell their art without commission fees. Artists receive royalties for every canvas reproduction sold.

For more information, visit http://www.ArtistBe.com.

About Artist Become:
Founded in 2011, Artist Become (ArtistBe.com) is the new online community for contemporary artists around the world. Offering original artwork and fine art canvas reproductions, Artist Become provides tools and resources for independent and emerging artists to show and sell their work online and connect with the global art community. Artist Become is owned and managed by overstockArt.com, one of the web’s leading distributors of high-quality wall art. For more information, visit http://www.artistbe.com.

About overstockArt.com:
Founded in 2002, overstockArt.com is one the web’s leading distributors of high-quality wall art. With more than 100,000 wall décor combinations to choose from in stock at all times, the online retailer has one goal: to make it easy and affordable for people to transform their space with hand painted art. Recognized as a premiere shopping destination for hand painted fine art reproductions, overstockArt.com has expanded its offerings to include hand painted and hand carved decorative ceramic tiles and high-quality original canvas art prints. The company also owns and operates Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), the online community for contemporary artists around the world. overstockArt.com provides decorating assistance, custom framing, commercial decorating services, augmented reality tools to help people visualize the art in their space, and an interactive mobile app for iPad, iPhone and Android. Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., the retailer was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2010 and 2011 Inc. 5000 lists, Internet Retailer magazine’s 2012 Hot 100 list and 2011 and 2012 Second 500 Guides, and was recognized with the STELLAService Seal for excellent customer service. For more information, visit http://www.overstockart.com.