The art dealer industry is composed of professionals who possess market knowledge and experience in buying, selling and owning art. Art dealers act as brokers between artists and owners of art and those in the market to purchase. Standard art mediums include sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints or murals. Art dealers typically have showrooms where buyers can examine items prior to purchase. On occasion art dealers operate entirely without a showroom and exhibit the art they sell as it is displayed – wherever that may be. There are no formal education requirements in order to become an art dealer, however many possess advanced degrees in art and history. Although there is no accreditation or licensing to become an art dealer, operators are typically practice as corporations for business branding and accounting purposes.
Operating an art dealer business requires skill, tools for examining authenticity and the ability to drive to various art display locations. Art dealers sometimes operate on their own or elect to work under large galleries in major cities worldwide. These enterprises both large and small are run by both on premise software and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications to efficiently manage operations. Management inventory and consignment, gallery maintenance, scheduling, client communication, accounting, invoicing, billing and art dealer payment is all run through integrated software applications. These platform processes make payment collection secure and available at the time of service.
Payment Integrator has direct integrations into the most powerful art dealer management and sales platforms. Our PCI Compliant environment comes equipped with P2PE security and credit card processing devices with the ability to accept e-wallets like Google Pay and Apple Pay. Our hosted payment page (HPP) is perfect for creating live payment links to accompany invoices for immediate art dealer payment. Text to pay, email to pay, QR code to pay, tap to pay, dip to pay and swipe to pay and online shopping cart integrations options give art dealers a frictionless credit card and debit card customer payment experience. Our unique tokenization enables the ability to create customer profiles to offer payment card on file options available to repeat clients.
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