Maximizing your presence on 1stdibs

OPEN A 1stdibs Account

  • Follow Fountain Street
  • Follow yourself
  • Browse the artwork and follow a few artists and other galleries
  • Select a few images to open and “save” two or three
  • Sign up for emails in categories of interest, Saturday Sale, etc.

This will give you a first-hand experience of how your work is being marketed to 1stdibs members. You’ll be very pleased! You'll start to see pieces you look at all over your internet experience and will also be encouraged to see how thoroughly and pleasantly 1stdibs reaches out to viewers. This is how people who don’t know your name or Fountain Street’s will find you. And be patient.

POST a link to your 1stdibs listings in your newsletters and on your website

To get this link, open 1stdibs and search by your name. All of your available listings will come up on one page. Make a copy of this link to share through your newsletters, blog posts, website, etc. At the bottom of this page is a FOLLOW button. If a viewer selects this, then they will be notified whenever new work is available from you. You should also follow yourself so that you can see how your work is highlighted.

Featured Items

Each week, we can post twenty items as Featured Items in our Fountain Street Storefront. Images that are featured go out to 1stdibs’ extensive email lists in a weekly newsletter each Wednesday.

Priority is given to 

  1. new work
  2. relisting items that have been unlisted due to shows, vacations, etc
  3. recycling currently listed work, from oldest “last-featured” date to newest. 

Currently, items are re-featured every three or four months. Every week, our storefront features twenty new images, so your work will never stay on the storefront first or second page for more than a week at a time.

We usually release new work in groups of 3-5 pieces per artist. You can submit a larger group if you like doing the work all at once. We’ll schedule release across time so you work gets the most views. Collectors like to see artists who are actively producing work.

Saturday Sale

This seems to be the most reliable way to draw viewers to your work. Once your paintings have been up for 30 days, we’ll select one and put it on Saturday Sale. Another promotional email goes out with sale items on Saturday. We find that views increase for all of an artist’s work when one of their pieces is on Saturday Sale. We usually post 4 items for Saturday Sale each week and leave them on sale for about 3 threes. Currently, we’re posting a sale item from each artist every three weeks. This really drives people to your work.