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  • 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.

  • Artists have control over their personal markup on Art Prints, Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Framed Canvases, Floating Acrylic Prints, and Recessed Framed Prints. The default markup on these products is 10%, but can be adjusted at any time. For these items only, artists will share in the promotional costs. This means the earning you receive will depend on the discount that the customer had when placing their order. All other products have an artist share of 10% and this is not affected in any way by discounts that a customer may have.

     

    To adjust the markups on an individual artwork, follow these steps:

    1. Navigate to the artist studio
    2. Click on the artwork you want to adjust
    3. From the artwork details page, scroll down until you see "Set Artwork Markup" on the left hand side. Click on this

    Any changes made will apply to this artwork only.

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    To update the markups on all artworks in you store at once:

    1. Visit the Artist Studio and select “Set Store Markups” located towards the top right of the page next to the "Add New Artwork" tab.
    2. Make the desired updates to your markup percentages then click "Submit Changes"
    3. If you've already set unique markups on individual artworks, you will receive a pop-up asking if you'd like to keep your unique markups or to overwrite them with the new changes you've made. Make your selection then click "Submit"

     

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    If you choose to "Keep unique markups, but update everything else", the changes you make will only apply to any artworks that you have not set markups for on an individual level. 

    If you choose to "Overwrite unique markups and update everything else", every artwork in your artist studio will be updated with the changes you are making.

     

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    A few things to note:

    • The final price that will display in your Artist Shop will always be rounded up to the nearest .99 cents to provide customers with a more consistent pricing experience across the site. The total in the markup tool reflects the unrounded amount. The difference in price between the unrounded subtotal and final price rounded to the nearest .99 will be included in your earnings. 
    • Markups are set as percentages of the base price. The default markup is 10%. 
    • If the base price of an item changes (ie. a sale or promotion applied), your artist margin changes.

    For a detailed walkthrough on how to adjust your markups and using all other Artist Studio tools, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwba_hS9k_M

  • Artists can update the PayPal email associated with their account at any time! To do so, make sure that you have an alternative, active PayPal account already set.

    Note- There will be a $1 charge from PayPal for each email verification.

    Please following these steps to make the change:

    1. Visit your My Account page.

    2. Click "Change Verified PayPal Email Address".

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    3. This will trigger an email to be sent to the existing PayPal email listed on your S6 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 for further assistance.

    4. When prompted, log into  your new, updated PayPal account and pay the $1 verification fee.

     

  • Artist earnings are paid via PayPal (between the first and third business day of each month). Once an order has been placed for an item from your shop, it will show up as "pending" in your earnings dashboard. The earning will remain in a pending status until 30 days has passed from when the order was shipped. After that, the earning will be updated to a status of "cleared" and can be expected to be paid out during the following payment period. You may view your pending and cleared transactions on the Earnings page of your account here

     

    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

     

    Please note, an earning can be cancelled at any time before it is paid to your Paypal (regardless of it being in a "pending" or "cleared" status). If a customer requests to cancel their order for a full refund for any reason before it has hit your Paypal account, the earning will also be cancelled.

     

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.