To become a Seller on BuyAustinArt there are two requirements that must be met.
The Seller must reside in Austin or the surrounding suburbs
This website was specifically created to support the local artists in Austin. To create a shop on this marketplace you must be a resident of the city.
The products offered by the Seller must be made locally
This means that the products you sell must be designed and produced by the seller, or a small group of individuals, or employees. Sellers may alter ready-made goods with their own designs but production should not be outsourced or mass produced, with exception to the use of manufacturing services for items like: pins, prints, etc.
BuyAustinArt also allows the sale of supplies that can be used for creating handcrafted goods. Supplies do not need to be handmade, but must ship from Austin. Drop shipping is prohibited.
What is Drop Shipping?
Drop shipping is defined as a supply chain management method, in where the retailer/seller does not fulfill the orders. Orders are collected by the retailer/seller, then forwarded to a manufacturer, supplier or wholesale who then ship the goods to a customer.
BuyAustinArt does not allow drop ship retailers. All orders need to be crafted, packed and shipped or delivered locally.