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Pricing & Earnings

  • 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.

  • Artists can set their prices on all of the products in their Artist Shops from the Pricing Dashboard in Artist Studio. You can apply a markup (%) as Shopwide Pricing and it will be applied to all designs/products in your shop. Or you can set your Pricing by Design to apply a custom markup (%) for that specific design. 

    Note: The default markup on all products is 10%, but can be adjusted at any time here.  

    To adjust the pricing on your products:

    1. Navigate to your Artist Studio.
    2. Click on the “Pricing” tab.

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    To set Shopwide Pricing: 

    1. Select the “Set Shopwide Pricing” tab.
    2. Type the percent markup you’d like to apply in the Markup % column and press “Enter”.  You can set a shopwide markup % on all products or set your markup % by product or product category.
    3. Once you’re happy with your adjustments, click on the “Save Shopwide Pricing” button and choose whether to keep or override any custom design pricing. 

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    To set Pricing by Design:

    1. Select the “Set Pricing by Design” tab.
      Pro Tip:  Use the search and filter tools to make selecting the designs you’d like to update easier.
    2. Find the design you wish to make changes to.
    3. Click “Edit Pricing”.
    4. Type the percent markup you’d like to apply in the Markup % column and press “Enter”.  You can set a design markup % on all products or set your markup % by product or product category.
    5. Once you’re happy with your adjustments, click on the “Save Markups” button. You have now set a custom markup (%) on the selected design.

    If you make an update to your Shopwide Pricing after setting custom design pricing be sure to choose the correct selection when saving. Choose “Keep custom design pricing” to keep the custom design markup set or choose “Replace custom design pricing” to override the design markup you had set.


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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 dollar to provide customers with a more consistent pricing experience across the site. The total displayed in the Pricing Dashboard reflects the unrounded amount.  
    • Any new changes to your pricing can take up to 2 hours to be reflected in your Artist Shop. 
    • The default markup is 10% and can be adjusted up to 999%

    For a detailed walkthrough on how to set your pricing check out this video.

     

    Still have questions? Our team can help.

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  • 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 are expected to 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.

     

    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.