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Earnings

  • For any artists expecting to receive a tax form for the earnings they've received during the fiscal year, all information for this can be found on PayPal's website here

     

    If you are not sure whether or not to expect a 1099-k or other tax form for the upcoming tax season, PayPal has Online Resources available to address any questions you may have. 

     

    Society6 is unable to provide tax advice. Please contact PayPal's support team for more information.

  • Society6 artists earn 10% of the retail price on all products except for Art Prints, Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Framed Canvases, Floating Acrylic Prints, and Recessed Frame Prints. The retail price covers the cost of manufacturing, fulfillment and the artist share. Please see below for the full list of products and their prices. 

     

    Art Prints, Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Framed Canvases, Floating Acrylic Prints, and Recessed Frame Prints allow artists to set their own markup beyond the default 10%. The markup on these products can be adjusted anytime in the Artist Studio. Learn more about setting markups here.

     

    Discounts & Promotions
    For the products that allow markup control (art prints, framed prints and canvas prints), the markup is a percentage of the base price. If the base price changes due to a site promotion or discount, the artist share also changes. The calculation looks like this: 

     

    Base Price x (Markup %  x (1 - Discount %))  = Artist Share*

     

    *Note: All prices are rounded up to the nearest $0.99 when displayed on the site. The difference in price will be included in your earnings. 

     

    For products that do not allow markup control, the artist share is calculated on the retail price and discounts or promotions do not affect the artist share.  

     

    Society6.de Earnings
    For products sold on Society.de, artist earnings are paid in USD. For all products (except for Art Prints, Framed Prints and Canvas Prints) the artist share is calculated on the retail price in USD. For Art Prints, Framed Prints, and Canvas Prints, the markup percentage, however, is applied to the base price in Euros. Euros are then converted to USD for artist payment at the point of sale. Please note that the price displayed on our international sites include VAT.

     

    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 the Earnings section of your artist account. 

     

    Disclaimer: We strive to be as accurate as possible. However, we do not warrant that all pricing, payment or other information in this FAQ are accurate, complete, current, or error-free. We reserve the right to correct any errors and revise this FAQ accordingly.

  • All artist payments are paid out via Paypal. To claim your earnings, log into Paypal with the email address you used for verification on Society6. You can find the email used here

     

    Note, if a payment is unclaimed after 30 days it will be returned to Society6. We will resend any returned payments with the next scheduled payment. For any issues claiming your earnings, please contact Artist Support.

     

    Disclaimer: We strive to be as accurate as possible. However, we do not warrant that all pricing, payment or other information in this FAQ are accurate, complete, current, or error-free. We reserve the right to correct any errors and revise this FAQ accordingly.

  • You can check the status of your earnings anytime in your Artist Studio here. For more information on the status of your earnings, please refer to our Earnings Glossary below. 

     

    Earnings Glossary

    Pending: Earnings are still within the 30-day clearance period. 

    Cleared: Earnings have passed the 30-day clearance period and will be paid out during the next payment period. 

    Paid: Earnings have been paid out to the artists.

    Unclaimed: Payment was unable to be sent. You may need to update your PayPal email on Society6 or reach out to PayPal directly. 

    Reversed: Payment has been sent back to us by the artist. Payment will be resent in the next payment period, please check in with PayPal.

    Void: Payment has been voided and will be paid out in the next payment period. Please reach out to Artist Support.

    Processing: An error has occurred in processing the transaction. The earnings will need to be voided in order for it and any other pending transactions to clear. Please contact Artist Support.

     

    Disclaimer: We strive to be as accurate as possible. However, we do not warrant that all pricing, payment or other information in this FAQ are accurate, complete, current, or error-free. We reserve the right to correct any errors and revise this FAQ accordingly.

  • Have you recently changed the email address that you use to sign in to PayPal or no longer have access to that email? You'll need to also update your Society6 account with your new PayPal email to continue receiving payment for your earnings.

    You are able to re-verify your account by following these steps:

    1. Visit your My Account page.

    2. Click "Change Verified PayPal Email Address".

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    3. You will receive an email with instructions on how to change your PayPal email to the PayPal email address that is currently linked to your Society6 account (be sure to check your spam and junk folders).

    If you do not receive an email or no longer have access to your old PayPal email, please contact us here.

     

    Disclaimer: We strive to be as accurate as possible. However, we do not warrant that all pricing, payment or other information in this FAQ are accurate, complete, current, or error-free. We reserve the right to correct any errors and revise this FAQ accordingly.

  • Artist earnings are paid via PayPal (between the first and third business day of each month) and credited 30 days after the shipment of each order. Once an order has shipped, it will appear as a pending transaction. You may view your pending transactions on the Earnings page of your account here

     

    Please note, there is a 30-day clearance period from the time of shipment for each transaction, wherein the artist share will be paid out between the first and third of the following month via the PayPal account you used to verify your Society6 account. 

     

    Example: You sell an Art Print and it ships on January 15th. The 30-day grace period ends on February 15th. You will be paid for that sale between March 1st-3rd

     

    Disclaimer: We strive to be as accurate as possible. However, we do not warrant that all pricing, payment or other information in this FAQ are accurate, complete, current, or error-free. We reserve the right to correct any errors and revise this FAQ accordingly.