Changes to Fees | Insertion Fees
Last month ArtFire removed 1 million items from commercial sellers to ensure that our marketing dollars were spent fairly promoting handmade items and rolled out a new program to ensure great makers are recognized.
On June 1st, 2016 we’ll be introducing a change to the fee structure for new and existing ArtFire merchants which includes an Item Listing Fee (ILF) at our Ad Supported/Commission Only plan level. The insertion fee is a flat rate of $0.23 per listing for 60 days. You’ll only be affected by this change if you are on an Ad Supported account. ArtFire sellers who have a Store level plan or higher with a monthly fee will not be charged a listing fee.
This fee helps ensure that all sellers are paying for the marketing spend necessary to promote items on search and shopping engines and other paid marketing services. By charging this insertion fee we balance the spend so that monthly members are not subsidizing the marketing for Ad Supported accounts. Overall, this will result in more traffic and increased sales for all merchants on the ArtFire platform.
Insertion fees will only be implemented for our Ad Supported shops, which have no monthly subscription fee. The new item cap for the Ad Supported level will be increased from 24 to 250. If you are on an Ad Supported account you can upgrade to a STORE PLAN now to avoid Item listing fees and unlock all premium ArtFire features.
All Items which are listed on an Ad Supported account will expire on June 1st, 2016. You can keep your items active now by choosing to the .23 cent per item insertion fee or you can upgrade to a STORE PLAN.