Whether you are an art and antiques dealer looking to sell or a buyer wondering where to look for something special, one of the best places to start is with the series of online marketplaces that play host to hundreds, if not thousands, of the best trade professionals and their stock.
From Vinterior and Chairish to 1stDibs and Lorfords, these marketplaces are one of the biggest draws across the industry these days, but until now no central guide has catered to them and their customers.
Ronati, the e-commerce management specialists serving the art and antiques market, have just put that right with the publication of Selling Online: A Guide to Vintage and Antique Marketplaces.
What makes this the most useful of reference tools is that it is pithy, to the point and clearly set out. It has also been put together by industry experts who understand what is important to those who will use it.
Not only endorsed, but jointly published with LAPADA, the UK's largest association of art and antiques dealers, the guide provides entries on 27 leading marketplaces, explaining which is relevant to you, depending on your area of interest, as well as providing handy information on who buys, what sells, how you can sign up to sell and what the costs are for each one.
Ronati Founder and CEO Stacey Tiveron says: "The fastest way to either begin online selling, or to increase your online sales is by identifying the marketplaces that are most appropriate for your business in style, period, price, maker, and type of buyer. These established marketplaces have invested years building communities of buyers, listing your pieces on them gives you instant access to the worldwide market.
"The number one question we hear is, What marketplaces should I list on? Our answer is Ronatis 2020 Guide to Vintage and Antiques Marketplaces."
LAPADA CEO Freya Simms adds: "The official launch of Ronati could not come at a more valuable time for dealers. LAPADA is delighted to partner with Ronati to present this Selling Online guide, an invaluable resource for art and antiques dealers to help navigate the multiple platforms available to the trade and to understand which are the most suitable marketplaces for their stock. If you want to get ahead, you have to get online."
Selling Online: A Guide to Vintage and Antique Marketplaces is available free of charge to the industry at www.ronati.com/marketplaceguide