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Old 08-12-2018, 01:48 AM
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Id Checks At Online Sales Sites

Since Vango went out of business last month, I have been searching for a new venue to sell my art. I was very successful on Vango and was considering Saatchi Art, Jose Art Gallery and Artfinder, but I voided my applications after coming across one unsettling thing. These sites all ask me to upload a copy of my passport or driver's license as a form of ID checking? Are they insane???? Do any of my fellow artists find this totally unsettling? Are you doing this? I feel this is the biggest way to set yourself up for identity theft that there can be! In this day and age of security breaches? We are selling paintings, not government secrets and I refuse to put myself in this sort of danger for these sites. And I think my fellow artists should reconsider doing this as well in order to make them change their policy. The only thing that is needed is a paypal account for these online galleries. I welcome and look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts on this topic.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:41 AM
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Re: Id Checks At Online Sales Sites

Lots of online selling platforms do this now. It is for tax reporting reasons, for one--they have to report your income to the IRS over a certain amount. For that, they need your ID. Also, it helps them prevent Chinese sweat shops (and people who pose as artists and who are in fact just selling Chinese sweat shop art as their own) from selling on their platform. Plus nowadays you need such id just to get a job. It is the way it is.
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Re: Id Checks At Online Sales Sites

No answer to your quesrion, but wanted to say Iím sorry to hear that Vango went out of business. Do you have any insight on why their business didnít last?
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:37 AM
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Re: Id Checks At Online Sales Sites

I couldn't say for sure why Vango didn't last but my guess would be revenue flow. I always had pretty good success there. I sold 13 paintings through them over the course of 2 years! And I never had an issue with them when it came to depositing my payments on time, so I was quite shocked to hear about this.
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:43 PM
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Re: Id Checks At Online Sales Sites

I am on both AF and Saatchi. I can't remember the ID thing. Get a separate tax ID for your business and set up an LLC. I've sold so much more art through my own website that the dealer sites are mostly a curiosity. What I would advise is selling direct. Of course, when you set up the payment processing for your own site, you'll have to submit ID.
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