Not everyone will want to email you with a question that they might have. Some will want to talk to you in person on the phone, others might want to send a letter. You should provide them a way to contact you via email, phone, and mail. In this article discover what is necessary for your artist contact page to build an audience.
Artist Contact Page – What is Necessary?
People are becoming more comfortable shopping online and you see that continue to grow. It is convenient, most times cheaper, and you are guaranteed to find what you are looking for. Even though people are shopping online more frequently, buying art online is much different than buying a coffee mug or Zumba mat.
When someone is buying a coffee mug they know exactly what they are going to receive. They know the color, the saying or image if any, volume that it holds, size, what it is made of, and weight. When someone is buying a piece of art from an artist that they do not know, there will have many questions that will need to be answered before they go to the shopping cart.
They might have questions of the texture, or request a close-up image of the art. They might need some assistance on what type of frame to purchase or if it will match their décor.
Most websites services will have a contact form. This is where a customer can type in their question and send it directly to you. You then will communicate via email. In most cases this is how you will be contacted.
Along with the contact form you should include a phone number and an address.
Most artists feel uncomfortable with having their address on their website. You can provide a P.O. Box address from your local Post office. P.O. Boxes are relatively inexpensive and will keep your home separate from your business.
It is very seldom that I am contacted by mail or phone, most cases are via the contact form on my website. It is, however, necessary for building customer trust and Google rankings.
- Your artist contact page should include:
- Contact Form – Suggest why someone might want to contact you- “Please contact me for more information on a piece of art.” and “Please contact me for a commissioned painting.” are a couple of examples.
- Phone Number – You can use your cell phone number to keep your house phone private. Hours to contact you.
- Business email address
- P.O. Box address
- An image of you
It doesn’t take a lot of effort for you to build a contact form page, but it will be beneficial for your business.
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