we sell art on the internet, real art to a lot of different people all over the world
We've been doing this since 2007, largely via our email newsletters that go out at least 2x a week. When I started all of this up back then, people said I was crazy, that I couldn't sell art for as little as $20, and that I'd be arrested for being a spammer if I imposed upon ppl's inboxes twice a week
- Since then we've sold over 140K prints and now people gladly receive our emails, which we send much more frequentlymaybe something like - 140k prints sold later, 20x200 is a much bigger operation than it was back then, but staying true to the ideals + values that we used as our foundation, even while growing very quickly is exactly why we've succeeded.
I still write a lot of the newsletters myself, and I still receive a lot of emails from our collectors asking me to change their address, or requesting that we work with a certain artist. On the one hand, it might seem silly that the CEO of a 20 person company is sending or receiving those kinds of emails, but...
Balancing Instinct VS. Data: example #1 our customer satisfaction survey
Balancing Instinct VS. Data: example #2 - Browse by color came about over an IM conversation
Experimenting: how the 11x14 edition was a game changer for us!
We are a group of people, part of a family: the staff, our artists, our collectors
Companies are made of people:we’ve grown enough to have room for a ping pong tableWe’re a special kind of start-up because we have THIS ping pong tableJason trusts us to take care of the table for him