Note: Buy Now & Make Offer selling options are currently limited to galleries with a bank account and primary address located in the United States, Hong Kong or select European countries. Review the list of eligible countries.
Important note: For more information on international shipping during the COVID-19 outbreak, read this article.
This article will walk you through the steps needed to enable Buy Now and Make Offer. To enable these selling options, you will first need to connect a Stripe account to your Artsy CMS and add a verified business address.
Enabling Buy Now and Make Offer payment options is completely optional for galleries not on Essentials. Artworks sold through Buy Now and Make Offer selling options are subject to a 4% processing fee (collected by Stripe) and a commission that varies based on your subscription plan. To learn more, review your Artsy Subscription Terms of Service.
Step 1: Connecting a Stripe account
Note: For Europe-based partners, you must have a VAT registration number added to CMS before getting started. If you've already connected a Stripe account to your Artsy CMS, please skip to Step 2
To begin, click “Connect With Stripe” in the banner at the top of your CMS Dashboard.
You will be automatically redirected to the Stripe platform. Here, you can create a Stripe account by entering your U.S. or European bank account information. When creating a Stripe account, make sure you have your social security number (for U.S. accounts) and routing numbers on hand! This information is needed to create a new Stripe account.
Note: If you already have a Stripe account, when initially directed to the Stripe set up page simply click "Sign in" to connect the account to Artsy CMS.
When you make sales on Artsy and collect funds through the new selling options, Stripe will direct the funds to the bank entered here.
Once you have entered all necessary information, click “Authorize access to this account.”
You will then be automatically redirected back to Artsy CMS where you will see a message that says “Merchant Account was successfully created.” You now have successfully connected your Stripe account to your Artsy CMS.
Step 2: Add a verified business address
In order to enable the Buy Now and Make Offer selling options, you must enter at least one business address.
To add your verified business address, navigate to Account -> Settings -> Locations in CMS.
Click “Add a Location” to add a new address. If you wish to verify an existing address, click “Edit” on the address you wish to verify.
Select the address type “Business.” Continue to fill out your address in the fields below.
Select whether you'd like your verified business address to be publicly viewable or not by clicking on On/Off button.
Lastly, click “Save Changes” to confirm your address.
Note: If you have multiple business addresses in CMS (for example if you have three gallery locations), please make sure all of these addresses have “Business” selected as the Address type.
You have now successfully enabled Buy Now and Make Offer!