What's the deal?

No Commissions Through 2021

It's pretty simple, because we're a new marketplace and want to grow, everyone in Austin who sets up a shop by March 31st, 2021 won't pay any commissions to BuyAustinArt for the rest of the year. This helps us grow and provides us with more stuff to post to our social media and help promote your shops.

Start your BuyAustinArt shop

We can't wait to see what you're making!

At BuyAustinArt we cater to Austin’s artists, crafters and makers. All the shops and products that you find on this site are from local artists and shipped from the Austin metro area.

When you use BuyAustinArt you are supporting entrepreneurs in our community. An added benefit is that if you’re local too you’ll likely receive your orders quickly and may even have the opportunity for delivery and/or pickup.

For the rest of 2021, new vendors set up by March 31st, 2021 only pay for the credit card processing that PayPal charges: 30¢ + 2.9% of the transaction.

PayPal also charges a quarter when vendors withdraw funds from their BuyAustinArt account. 

When this promotion is over, BuyAustinArt collects a 5% commission per sale.

No extra marketing or advertising fees. 

That’s it!

The operations and maintenance of this marketplace is handled right here in Austin, Texas. We are small business owners too. Not some tech start up with investors to answer to. We’re here for you, the artists. 

Each shop is personally managed by a local artist who oversees their individual orders, products and policies.

We have specific criteria for shop owners, when making a purchase on BuyAustinArt you can take pride in the knowledge that:

  • Shop owners are local to Austin and the immediate surrounding suburbs. (It’s getting too expensive for many artists to live close to downtown)
  • Products you find here are local visions and shipped from Austin. We also allow the sale of items that are designed in Austin but manufactured for the artists elsewhere. Everything does not need to be handmade, but must be a creation of an Austin artist and ship from Austin or the surrounding suburbs. Drop shipping is prohibited.