Several Artists and Galleries want to be able to sell Panel art on their websites. Art Storefronts allows each of its customers this ability. Because of this we’ve provided a simple way to sell these items and display them within the Wall Preview Tool. This process must be completed in a Standard Store.
- Before beginning work on your Art Storefronts site, you will want to create a Transparent PNG file with your images laid out exactly as you would like them to appear. We’ve provided a screenshot below showing the settings we recommend for your drop-shadows.
Please Note: In Photoshop, you’ll want to add drop shadows to your image. For more information on how to do this, please Learn: How To Add Drop-Shadows in Photoshop.
- Once you’ve created your image in Photoshop, navigate to your Art storefronts Control Panel and click on the Standard Store you want to work in.
Best Practise: We strongly recommend you create a brand new Standard Store (How To: Create a Standard Store) for these types of items. You should name it Art Walls! Say for example a customer sees a piece on your site and she’s going to purchase it. She goes through the checkout process in your Art Print Store and then moves along. But imagine if she says a link to that same piece of Art, split into panels! She can buy that exact same image, thoughtfully split into 3 panels. It's modern, it unique, it fills up a wall space with elegance and style. She decides to buy it. To you, one canvas print just turned into three. In that simple turn of events, a $400 sale just parlayed into a $1,200 sale.
- In the Standard Store, click on the button labeled Add Product.
- In the drop-down menu select Polyptych Product.
- In the Name field, provide the product with a concise and descriptive name. Your customers will see this name.
- Once you’ve selected the Product Type and given it a Name, click on Save.
- You’ll be taken to a new page. The first item on this page is Name. This is where you can change or alter the name of the product.
- Next, you’ll see a section labeled Can Be Purchased. If this is set to On, it means the panel art can be purchased. If set to Off, the art will be display but it will have a message saying it is not for sale.
- After that you have a section called Artist Name where you can enter the name of the artist who created the piece.
- Item Code is where you can enter in a SKU number or it can be used for inventory purposes. You will have to update this manually.
- Next, there is a section labeled Wall Preview Size Control and the first item listed is Quantity of Wall Preview Sizes. This drop-down menu allows you to select a single size for display on the Wall Preview or multiple sizes on the wall preview.
- Size is where you can enter the total width and height of the product. If you chose to use single sizes, you will only enter one size. If you chose to use Multiple Sizes you will need to create these via Product Options./ For more information on Product Options, please see How To: Create Product Options for Items in a Standard Store.
- Short Description is where you can enter a brief description about the product.
- Long Description is where you’ll want to enter a longer description of the product. We suggest using phrases that elicit and emotional response from your customer and allows them to make a connection to the piece.
- Price is where you’ll want to enter in the total cost of the product.
- Search Keywords is where you can enter keywords that will be used on the ASF site to sort the item into a Product Gallery or the on-site search. THESE ARE NOT RELATED TO META KEYWORDS AND WILL NOT HAVE ANY IMPACT ON YOUR GOOGLE SEARCH RANKINGS.
Please Note: You should be adding the keywords art-walls to your panel art and then you should create a category on your home page titled Art Walls so you can display these items.
- If you are charging shipping costs based off weight, you need to enter a weight into the Shipping Weight
- If you click on Add Photos this will allow you to upload your Panel Art so that it displays on your website.
- When you’re satisfied with all your changes, click Save and your panel art will now be displayed on your web page! Since you've got your Art Walls created, you may want to look into making sure they display properly in the Wall Preview. To learn more about this, please see How To: Display Panel Art in the Wall Preview Tool.