ARTA Extends its Leading Logistics Solution to Support Auction Houses & Aggregators

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ARTA Helps auction houses, like Phillips, streamline shipping.

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“With ARTA for Auctions, auction houses can focus on what they do best, while their bidders can focus on getting what they want for the price they want."

Today, ARTA, the contemporary logistics platform for shipping specialized items, is launching ARTA for Auctions, a new solution that automates shipping for auction houses and auction aggregators to ease their logistical burdens. Leveraging ARTA’s proprietary Instant Quote, which enables buyers and sellers to immediately receive bookable quotes, auction houses can now, for the first time, automate the pre-bid quoting process to allow bidders to have full awareness of the end-to-end cost of an item, including complex shipping fees and how and who can manage it.

“Often times, shipping can be the Achilles heel for auction houses and their buyers,” said Adam Fields, CEO of ARTA. “With ARTA for Auctions, auction houses can focus on what they do best, while their bidders can focus on getting what they want for the price they want. From the beginning, we’ve aimed to fill a hole in the high end art world. With intimate insight into what auction houses need, ARTA for Auctions is extends the promise and power of our solution for seamless, pain-free logistics and shipping. ”

ARTA has a proven track-record of helping auction houses since the company launched nearly five years ago, including serving as a preferred shipper for international, national and regional auction houses like Leslie Hindman, Wright, and Bonhams. ARTA’s services complement those of auction houses with a robust logistics team, though they also serve as an outsourced logistics team for smaller auction houses that don't handle shipping in-house.

Phillips, the leading auction house for art, design, watches and more, is already using ARTA for Auctions to relieve the logistics burden on staff and ease the shipping process for customers. "By automating the pre and post-sale quoting process through ARTA, we are saving our team time and providing a better experience for our buyers." said Adam Dinwiddie, Director of Digital Projects at Phillips.

As part of this offering, ARTA is launching an API that allows users to integrate shipping costs directly into their website to optimize the pre-sale quoting process and post-sale fulfillment operations. Since its founding just four years ago, ARTA has managed shipments to/from nearly 60 countries, and has fulfilled more than 35,000 items to-date. For more information, visit http://www.shiparta.com.

About ARTA
ARTA delivers a contemporary logistics platform for securely and efficiently shipping specialized items around the globe. Combining technology with deep industry expertise and international partnerships, ARTA automates the shipping of high-end goods, like fine art and design objects, while also managing the last mile to deliver superior customer service. With a single solution that safely, easily and cost effectively ships luxury items, ARTA removes logistics hurdles to help individuals and businesses optimize operations and drive more sales. For more information, visit http://www.shiparta.com

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