Artspan and Jewelspan Remove Commission on Sales

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No commissions on sales made directly through member websites.

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We will not charge any commission on purchases made by buyers going directly to the artists websites. These are their buyers, not ours.

Artspan, a major art destination and leading provider of artist websites, and, a sister site devoted entirely to handcrafted art jewelry, announces the removal of commission on sales made directly from member websites. Artspan is a major portal to the world of contemporary art, featuring more than 4,000 artist web sites in 18 different categories, including painters, photographers, jewelers and sculptors, among many others. Jewelspan, which launched this past February, is rapidly becoming a premiere ecommerce destination for buyers seeking top-quality, hand-made jewelery.

“We will not charge any commission on purchases made by buyers going directly to the artists' websites. These are their buyers, not ours,” says company Founder and Director Eric Sparre.

Artspan and Jewelspan members have their own independent websites; they also have their work included in the and shops.

The member websites incorporate a dual offering: a multi-featured, fully customizable individual website, paired with the additional traffic, exposure and buyers that come from larger sites like and

Eric Sparre states, “There will continue to be a minimal commission on sales where the buyers use our searches and shops to find artwork. We will use the proceeds to promote the artists’ work and the ease of the shopping experience on and”

About Jewelspan: is a new boutique collection of artist websites specifically targeted to buyers looking for handcrafted jewelry. Its websites also appear on Member websites have their own domain names and can be directly accessed by entering the domain name in a browser search window. They are also accessible with Jewelspan using keywords and categories and mediums searches which can be filtered or sorted by price and location. For more information, visit

About Artspan:
Founded in 1999 by painter and entrepreneur Eric Sparre, is a major contemporary art destination connecting producers and consumers of contemporary art, featuring 4,000 artist and artisan websites in many different categories, including painting, photography, jewelry, and sculpture. Artspan member websites can be managed by anyone—no technical background needed—and have a variety of features, all at a very competitive price.

Artspan is exceptional among online artist communities and providers of templated artist websites, in offering artists the best of both worlds: Member artists benefit from being part of a searchable, high-traffic community, consistently top-ranked for the term “Contemporary Art” by Google and Yahoo, while maintaining the autonomy of their own URL. Members can also access a wealth of marketing information and, in an age of limited or non-existent customer service, the Artspan Help Desk can be reached by phone or email.

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