How It Works

How It Works

ArtBids is an Online Art Auction that consist of Buyers and Sellers of Art.

  1. Registration: Everyone must register (It’s Free) whether you want to be a Buyer or a Seller.
  2. Buyers and Sellers: Everyone becomes a Buyer and a Seller after they Register.
  3. Members Dashboard: Everyone gets a Members Dashboard after they register, This dashboard is sometimes called your Back Office, A place where you receive messages, save your favorite art pieces you searched for, setup your profile and photo, change your password, where your main account info is located, feedback you leave on art you buy, as well as all the info related to your selling like, Adding a new item to sell, list of items you are currently selling, items you have sold, payment received and auction fees owed, and more…
  4. Buyer: Buyers can just be Buyers, And never have to sell anything.
  5. Seller: Sellers can just be Sellers, And never have to buy anything.
  6. Buyer and Seller: Free to Buy or Sell anytime you want.
  7. Auction Types: ArtBids uses two types of Auctions.
  8. A) The Standard Auction: The Standard Auction Type is where Buyers do traditional bidding on items, Buyers just set their highest bid they are willing to pay for an item, Then sit back and wait till the auction is over to see if they are the winner or not. Some Sellers include the feature Buy Now into their Standard Auction allowing Buyers the ability to Buy the auction item Now at the price stated, which instantly guarantees the buyer to be the winner.
  9. B) The Classified Style Auction: Where Buyers do not bid on items. It is just a Buy Now auction where Buyers only choice is to pay the listed price if they want to buy the item.
  10. Buyer Fees: There are No Buyer Auction Fees for Buyers to bid, buy, or win any auction on ArtBids. The only fees a Buyer pays is the winning auction price to the Seller.
  11. Seller Fees: Sellers can list unlimited items for “FREE”, Sellers only pay an auction fee if they sell an item. the Current Seller Auction Fee is 10%, and is subject to change at any time without notice.
  12. Bidding Is A Contract: All Buyers must pay for the items they won in the time frame specified by the Seller and Auction Rules. ArtBids Auction Rules Supersedes Sellers Rules all the time. You can read Artbids Auction Rules here. Making a Bid, Clicking Buy Now, Winning an Auction, is a serious Thing On ArtBids. Failure for Buyers to pay their winning auction price to the Sellers in the time specified will result in the Auction Cancellation, Relisting Of Item, And termination of that Buyers member account, which means that buyer will not be allowed on ArtBids ever again.