The fastest way to start or increase online sales of vintage and antique pieces is to identify and join every marketplace relevant to a dealer’s focus. Ronati’s free guide covers the key online marketplaces with built-in communities of buyers that align with the expertise and inventory of a dealer.
CHICAGO, IL–Ronati, in partnership with LAPADA: The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, announced the launch of the first-ever Selling Online: A Guide to Vintage and Antique Marketplaces, available now at www.ronati.com/marketplaceguide.
Working extensively with dealers in art, vintage, and antiques in the UK, US, and worldwide for the last two years, the Ronati team is regularly asked, “Which marketplaces should I list on?” With more than two dozen sites that focus in these areas, such as 1stDibs, Vinterior, Chairish, Decorative Collective, LAPADA, Incollect, Artsy, Love Antiques, and others—selecting the right marketplaces is critical.
Ronati’s answer was to create the Selling Online guide, filled with detailed descriptions and information on leading and niche marketplaces. These marketplaces have poured considerable resources into showcasing vintage and antique dealers’ stock to an ever-growing community of qualified buyers.
“If you want to get ahead, you have to get online,” says Freya Simms, CEO of LAPADA.
“This guide is an invaluable resource for art and antiques dealers to help navigate the multiple platforms available to the trade and to understand which are the most suitable marketplaces for their stock.”
With 2 billion buyers purchasing online in 2019, selling online should be a part of every dealer’s strategy pre, during, and post-COVID-19.
“Dealers who formerly resisted e-commerce are now embracing it as part of the importance of global networking and surviving the post-COVID-19 world,” said Stacey Tiveron, Founder and CEO of Ronati.
“To get the attention of online buyers, dealers know they need to list on multiple marketplaces. This guide allows them to quickly identify and join the marketplaces appropriate to their focus, be it style, period, price, or maker.”
Selling Online: A Guide to Vintage and Antique Marketplaces is available free of charge to the industry at www.ronati.com/marketplaceguide