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How Much Do I Earn On the Sale of My Products?

Society6 artists earn a percentage of the sale on every product purchased featuring their designs. This FAQ provides more information on how your artist earnings are calculated.


How It Works


Prices on Society6 are determined by the base price (set by Society6) + markup (set by the artist). Note: The final artist earning is calculated on the price sold after any sales/discounts are applied by customers at checkout. 


Base Price


The base price includes the costs to manufacture the products and Society6’s fee for hosting the marketplace. This is the price of an item before the artist markup is applied.


Artist Markup


The markup is a percentage set by you, the artist, and determines the dollar amount you will earn on the sale of the product (your artist earning).


The default markup is 10% and can be adjusted at any time up to 999% from the Pricing Dashboard in your Artist Studio


Note: All prices are rounded up to the nearest dollar when displayed on site.


Retail Price


The retail price is the base price plus the artist markup. This is the final price that's visible on the site to customers. The retail price does not include sales tax or shipping costs.  


Calculating Earnings


Let's look at examples of how your earnings are calculated with and without a sale/discount. 


Without a sale/discount applied: 


Artist Earnings = Base Price x Markup 

A 16” X 16” throw pillow has a base price of $35.

You set a 15% markup for throw pillows. The retail price displayed to the customer is now $40.

$35 base price * 15% markup = $5.25 artist earning.


With a sale/discount applied:


Artist Earnings = (Base Price - Discount) x Markup 

The same 16” X 16” throw pillow with a 15% markup is purchased with a 20% discount.

($35 base price - 20% discount) * 15% markup = $4.20 artist earning.


While sales and promotions may seem to impact your profits, it is important to note that Society6 carefully considers the sales and discounts we offer to customers across product categories and each offer is designed to drive more customers and sales to your shop.


Third Party Marketplace Earnings

For products sold on third party marketplaces such as Amazon, artists earn the same amount as they would on a sale from Society6. Any sales made through a third party are reflected in your Earnings Dashboard.

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