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 and a shipping fee is applied to each product sold. Please see below for further details.
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.
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).
Note: All prices are rounded up to the nearest dollar when displayed on site.
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.
Starting May 4, 2023, when you make a sale through Society6.com, or one of our third-party affiliates, a shipping fee ranging from $0.30 - $8USD will be deducted from your earnings. Shipping fees vary based on the product sold and the full list of fees can be found below.
In the rare case that the shipping fee is higher than your earning, you will not have a negative earnings, instead you will not receive an earning on that sale.
Shipping Fees By Product:
All fees are listed in USD.
|Mini Art Prints||$0.30|
|Unisex Tank Top||$0.40|
|Kids T Shirt||$0.40|
|All Over Graphic Tees||$0.50|
|Long Sleeve T-shirt||$0.50|
|iPhone & iPod Case||$0.50|
|Framed Mini Art Prints||$0.50|
|Hand & Bath Towel||$0.60|
|Kids Pullover Hoodies||$0.60|
|Kids Zip Hoodie||$0.60|
|Apple Watch Band||$0.60|
|iPhone & iPod Skin||$0.60|
|iPhone Card Case||$0.60|
|Android Wallet Cases||$0.70|
|iPhone Wallet Cases||$0.70|
|Laptop & iPad Skin||$0.70|
|Android Card Case||$0.90|
|iPad Folio Cases||$1.30|
|Framed Art Print||$2.00|
|Recessed Framed Print||$2.10|
|Floating Acrylic Print||$3.00|
|Outdoor Floor Cushions||$3.20|
|Wood Wall Art||$3.50|
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) - Shipping Fee
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) - ($35 base price * 15% markup)) - $1.00 shipping fee = $4.25 artist earning.
With a sale/discount applied:
Artist Earnings = ((Base Price - Discount) x Markup) - Shipping Fee
The same 16” X 16” throw pillow with a 15% markup is purchased with a 20% discount.
(($35 base price - ($35 base price *20% discount)) * 15% markup) - $1.00 shipping fee = $3.20 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.