I am newbie at FAA here and have been trying to use the Limited Time special Promotions feature. I have these questions. Can someone help answer these? I really appreciate your help!
1) What is the default sort order for the images in the Special Promotion page? I keep seeing the same artwork on the first page all the time and my work always gets stuck page 10, 15 etc.! :) How do you move up in the default sort order so you get more visibility?
2) I see that there are lot of promotions that are expired - why aren't they removed immediately so other artworks can be moved up?
3) Even though FAA Special Promo page states that there is a set base price (e.g. Base price for 36x24 is $85), FAA seems to increase the base price once you increase your markup by more than $50!! That is really strange given how this feature is advertised! Any ideas why that is?
Regarding #3, from the behavior of the tool, I don't think it is a bug. It seems rather intentional. The whole thing about the special promo page is that you get a fixed published base price for certain size of canvases. There is no mention of conditional markup - below is info from that page. So, I am surprised when I keep increasing the markup the base price keeps increasing as well which is a bummer. e.g. when the mark up is $50, the base price is $85, for $51 markup, the base price is now $90 etc.
"Fine Art America has manufactured a large quantity of stretched canvases in seven standard sizes (see below). Since we manufacturer these sizes in bulk, we are able to offer them for sale at substantially reduced prices: "
Width Height Base Price
... ... ...
24" 36" $85
The prices shown are for gallery-wrapped stretched canvases (1.5" stretcher bars) with black, white, or mirrored-image sides. You get to pick one of your images... pick one of these sizes... and then add a markup to the base price for that size"
I am finding couple more puzzling facts as well. According to the published prices page (http://fineartamerica.com/printprices.html) for Canvases and papers, the regular price of a 36x24 canvas is $79.20. However the discounted price on the special promotion page for the same size is $85! (about $5 more than the regular price!!). For the canvases of the same size that are offered via my profile page, the price is $126 - BEFORE the markup - this is about $47 than the prices that are published!!
I am a bit confused! Can someone help explain why this is?
i never got that much into it. they never seem to sell. and it takes a while to get it all set up. not all crop ratio's work. i gave up on them a while ago.
you can't go by the print prices, limited promo's use a certain size of clearance frames. they are a specific size and ratio, therefore get a special price as well. i'm not sure if you can compare them side by side. there also may be less markups of other types.
From what I can tell, the items displayed on the Limited Time Promotions Page do sell as I have seen them appear on the Recently Sold items list and it looks like many of them just stay there forever. I am not sure why the default sort order is not by the time left on the promotions (i.e. Promotions that are expiring soon would appear first).
I would love to hear some explanations from someone from FAA as well.
i've tried playing with them in the past. but since it's hard to know what people might like it's impossible to guess which ones i should do. i guess i could try the abstract ones, but i'm still not sure if i care. but you can add the concerns on the suggestion list, though i bet it's there. the part i don't like is the fact your name isn't listed underneath the image (unless he changed that), some people like certain artists.
1. The order of the images on the special promotions page is the same as the rest of the FAA search engine. It's based on 25+ different criteria (e.g. number of sales, number of favorites, number of comments, etc.)
2. The search engine only updates once every 24 hours. If a promotion expires, it can take up to 24 hours for it to be removed from the search engine.
3. FAA has to pay the credit card processing fees when a buyer makes a purchase. As you increase your markup beyond $50, we have to increase the price that we charge, as well, in order to compensate for the credit card processing fees.