I wish to buy a painting can I negotiate the price?
No, prices on 'Indian Art Buyers' are all handling, packaging and Shipping charges inclusive and non negotiable. Since our commissions are one of the lowest in the Indian art world, our prices are amongst the lowest too.
Can I have a look at the painting before buying it?
Unfortunately, that is not a possibility since we are an online portal for art. However, care is taken to ensure the image is as close to the real artwork as possible.
I like a painting. Can I reserve it?
No, you cannot reserve paintings for purchase at a later
What is the sequence of events I order a painting? When will Indian Art Buyers deliver the artwork?
Once you order a painting, the artist is immediately informed of it and gets the order ready to ship. We await the payment to be credited into our account and subsequently inform the artist of your shipping address who then ships the artwork to you through a reliable courier service. When the collector confirms receipt of the art work and satisfaction, the payment is then transferred to the artist.
So, after I order the work, I just wait for the painting to come?
Almost. We have an in-built tracking system where all three parties, the collector, the artist and 'Indian Art Buyers' can track the status of the Order. If the payment is not by credit card, then you are requested to log into your account and under "Manage Orders" update the status of your order to "Payment made". This keeps Indian Art Buyers on the alert to look out for your payment getting credited. The painting is immediately then, dispatched to you. When you receive it you are again requested to log into your account and under "Manage Orders" update status to "Order Received". At this juncture you are asked for your feedback to ensure that the painting is not damaged. When this assurance reaches us, we transfer the money to the artist concerned.
How soon can I get the painting?
You can get the painting delivered almost as soon as the payment gets credited into our bank account. The artist couriers the work in a time period of one or two or three working days by a reputed courier service.
What if the painting is damaged in transit? Can I return it?
In case the work gets damaged in transit on account of negligent handling or poor packing, it can be returned to the Artist within 2 working days – this means you should ship it back within 2 days even if it takes longer to reach the artist, that’s okay. The other reason you can return the work is because the image does not match the artwork. However, our Terms & Conditions does not allow you to return the work because you have changed your mind and do not like the artwork anymore. Such a return is not covered by our terms of sale.
How do I contact 'Indian Art Buyers' ?
How can I buy artwork from 'Indian Art Buyers' ?
If you like an artwork and would like to place an order, please click on the particular artwork and go through 'Buy Now' button to proceed your booking and payment. If you want to pay by demand draft, cheque, cash or any other option please do email us your query on - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, we will response you as soon as possible to receive your email.
Payment option: INR/Rupees. We accept almost all Indian Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking / Mobile MMID / Cash / Check / Demand Draft.
ONLINE BUYING PROCESS FOR INDIAN BUYERS THROUGH DEBIT CARD/ CREDIT CARD/ NET BANKING:
1. Signup/Login as Collector
2. Go to ''Buy Now'' and follow the steps for complete the purchase. (INR pre-selected)
Payment options: Dollar/USD. We accep Debit / Credit Card / Paypal / Wire Transfer
ONLINE BUYING PROCESS FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS THROUGH DEBIT CARD/ CREDIT CARD / PAYPAL
1. Signup/Login as Collector
2. Go to ''Buy Now''
3. Select Dollar option and follow the steps for complete the purchase.
I am a NRI Buyer can I pay through the INR/ Rupees prices?
Yes, NRI Buyers can pay throgh the INR/Rupees, amount remmit to our bank account in India. If shipping address outsite India additional charges for shipping and packing will be added with Iisted INR price. Please contact us at- email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, we will response you as soon as possible to receive your email with the account details.
Please provide us the complete Shipping address with PIN / ZIP Code and valid contact number and email address for quick and successful delivery.
How do I make a payment?
It is a click and buy model online portal for sale art. Please click on the particular artwork and go through 'Buy Now' button to proceed your booking and payment by our high security online payment gateway whether you may pay by your debit card or credit card, net banking or any other options.
Also, please click on 'Payment Options Page' for the details. Indian Art Buyers has an account with ICICI Bank. You can make your payment either by Cash/ Cheque/ DD Deposit or Wire Transfer or Internet Transfer in our bank account from any branches of ICICI Bank in india. For Wire Transfer please contact your bank. Please send an email to us on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning your name, contact number, image code before amount paid and after the paid of amount please provide us the payment reference number (transaction code). to proceed your order.
Is there a delivery cost?
There is no delivery cost.The price of the art works listed is all inclusive packing, shipping and handling expenses for Buyers residing in India. For those Buyers residing outside India, will no need to pay shipping and handling charges as it's already included with Dollar prices as 10% premium charges for all orders, but Indian Art Buyers does not take any responsibilities regarding your country tax rules. All type of taxes will be borne by you if be needed in your country.
I am an artist. How can I sell my works through 'Indian Art Buyers'?
If you are a professional and Indian artist you should register with 'Indian Art Buyers' at "Artist's Sign Up" area. Our Art Panel will review your application on the basis of your uploaded artworks and bio data. we will send you an greeting email if you selected by the panel on 'Indian Art Buyers' within 45 working days. No further comunication will be entertained. Please do not phone call us or email us after your submission regarding the same.
Please note that we have a highly discerning collector base platform and the Art Panel's decision is final on this. If you are invited to the 'Indian Art Buyers' forum you will be given a login name and password. Using these, you can log in to your account and post art works for sale. Presently you can upload maximum your 20 (Available artworks only) latest artworks for display and sell in our portal. You can edit and set your own prices anytime. In Indian Art Buyers always be the gallery selling / listed prices similar and no higher with other galleries online or offline any more where your artworks are in display.
How do I set my prices on 'Indian Art Buyers'?
Artists can set their own prices on 'Indian Art Buyers'. However, they should ensure that they account for shipping charges, the 'Indian Art Buyers' service commission. Since on 'Indian Art Buyers', commissions are much lower than other art galleries, we expect the 'all inclusive packing and shipping, handling etc prices' listed by artists to be the lowest on this portal so that collectors benefit from this model as well.
What commission does Indian Art Buyers charge from artists on sales?
'Indian Art Buyers' currently receive 25% commission from artists on all artworks displayed and sold through this portal.
How Do I Know if my artwork/s sold through Indian Art Buyers?
When buyer made payment or booked the artwork you will be informed by us immediately through your provided email.
If Artwork Sold Through 'Indian Art Buyers' How do I Get The Payment ?
If artwork received in good and satisfactory condition by the collector, the payment will be credited to your account with 5 working days.
Are there any specifications of size of the image that I submit?
Yes, it is preferred that the size of the painting is
300-350 KB big (jpeg or gif, 800-850 pixel width and resolution 72). Also, please make sure that you have edited out the
borders and frames from the photograph. Images with border, background
behind the artwork image, frame or text will not be accepted by the
Indian Art Buyers Team. Please Edited artwork which you painted freshly.
For this regard it may be need to cut out painted image partially it is
ok. Please see How to upload artworks
Please do avoid to make high brightness, exaggerate of colors or higher contrast than the original artwork to receive unsatisfactory feedback from the collectors. Please do try to produce the image as original artwork.
I have uploaded the image of my painting but it is still not showing on the website?
When you upload the image of your painting, it goes to
the back end office for editing purposes. Once this is done the image
gets activated on the website. If there are many works waiting for
submission at the back end, then they are put in queue to be uploaded
gradually in one or two day’s time. If your uploaded artwork not
accepted by the team Indian Art Buyers will be rejected it without
Indian Art Buyers also can reject the artworks without display if it is too larger/big size file, incomplete descriptions, unclear or defective image or priced is higher than other online / offline galleries. Please follow the guidelines carefully while uploading the artworks/images.
N.B. Currently we are not accepting artworks either for display or sell from the collectors section. We will get back to receive the same shortly.
How do I post my collection?
If you are collector, this the best palace for share, exhibit and sell artworks online. All you need to post your collection are images of your artworks. The ideal size of your image should be 350-400 KB (jpeg or gif, minimum 800 pixel heihgt or width). The image should be good quality WITHOUT borders, background behind the artwork image, frames and text. For this regard Indian Art Buyers will be rejected it without display.
Once you have this image, just login to your account and click on 'Post your collection' to upload the same by 'selecting Artist''. Remember to add the bio-data if it is a new artist or not in our artists list. Also do write a few words about the artwork and your impressions on the same. Just the way you would explain to a friend who visits your home!
Do I have to pay to post my collection?
No, Indian Art Buyers is hosting art collections for free at present from the collectors. The mission of Indian Art Buyers is to create an online portal which showcases the best artworks in Indian contemporary art, which we know, are in the possession of collectors of Indian art across the world.
Should I post my collection only if I want to buy sell art works?
Absolutely not! The main objective of this site is to share your art collection with like minded collectors of contemporary & modern Indian art. Other collectors will enjoy viewing your paintings and can send you messages complimenting it. They may also seek information on the artists or references for getting their artworks. Buying and selling is only a secondary objective of the website, but a logical one, given the high commissions art collectors pay for transacting in the secondary market.
I have uploaded the image of my painting but it is still not showing on the website?
When you upload the image of your painting, it goes to the backend office for editing purposes. Once this is done the image gets activated on the website.
The image of my painting is not even getting uploaded. What do I do?
Please make sure that the image is not too big. The painting itself can be very big, but you can still reduce the size of the image o in Photoshop or "Paint" function in your computers, to a size that is about 350-400 KB in size (minimum 800 pixel height or width). If you have no any idea please send the image on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, we will edit and post it in our website if artwork accepted by the IAB team.
Where on Indian Art Buyers can I view my collection?
Your collection can be seen on various pages on the website. It can be seen on the New Collections, Collector Collections page,
I am interested in the works of an artist. How do I buy his/her painting?
If the painting is by an artist who is registered with us then you can simply login as a user, click on 'Buy Noy' and proceed to buy it and follow the options for complete purchase.
How will I know if the works posted on this site are original?
Each collector agrees with the 'Terms & Conditions' of Indian Art Buyers while posting their paintings. This clearly states that the artwork is original and he/ she have documentary proof for the same. Indian Art Buyers advises its members to ask for this documentary proof while undertaking any transaction if be needed.
What do I do if I want to cancel my work from the website or if I wish to edit information that I have given against it?
If you want to delete a painting, simply go into View Collections in your Member Area and delete the work. If you want to edit the information, please email us regarding the same on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, we will edit and re- post it.
Can I sell artwork through Indian Art Buyers? How much service charges if get sold through it?Yes if you have an authenticity certificate signed by the artist with the original artworks . Presently, the service commission charges is only 10% for the collectors for sold artwork.
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