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 Invitation to world artists to sell custom models through MiniZoo

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PostSubject: Invitation to world artists to sell custom models through MiniZoo   Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:11 pm

As most of you are aware we own the website MiniZoo http://www.minizoo.com.au/. We have around 5000 registered customers, 1200 Facebook followers and our site gets over 10,000 hits per month. We do international shipments at least 3 times per week.

I always enjoy coming onto STS and in particular the custom models section. I'm sure you will all agree that there are some amazing artists producing world class models. Some are making their own moulds and producing copies. It occurred to me that we could set up a new category within MiniZoo where we could create a central point for artists to sell their models, giving them a potentially huge customer base and putting them on a level platform with the major brands.

Artists will need to send us the models they wish to sell, which we will hold on consignment. We will feature the models on the website and our Facebook page and customers will be able to purchase the figures through our shopping cart system. This will allow customers to select various custom models from different artists and combine/save on postage costs.

Artists will be able to set their own pricing. We will ask for a 20% commission after allowing for transaction fees and we will remunerate the artists via PayPal on a monthly settlement based on the models sold. Artists can request that unsold stock be returned at any time.

We hope that this seems attractive to some of the well established sculptors and that it will also give some of the emerging artists an opportunity to 'step up'. We do expect a certain standard and will reserve the right to be selective with the quality of model that is to be offered for sale through MiniZoo.

If any artists are interested in being a part of this opportunity please send me a personal message and I will reply ASAP.

I welcome questions, positive criticism and discussion over the idea and would like any such discussion to take place in this open forum environment.

Look forward to hearing from you, Jason
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PostSubject: Re: Invitation to world artists to sell custom models through MiniZoo   Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:04 am

AHHH! So you ARE the Minizoo  cheers 

This is a brilliant idea !!! Imagine being able to see the work of artists from all over the world in your shop  bounce Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Invitation to world artists to sell custom models through MiniZoo   Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:17 am

I'm interested, but my models aren't good enough Very Happy Maybe in some months (or Years Laughingsunny 

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PostSubject: Re: Invitation to world artists to sell custom models through MiniZoo   Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:58 am

I like the idea. If I were better I would consider. Dan's Dinosaurs does something similar.
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PostSubject: Re: Invitation to world artists to sell custom models through MiniZoo   Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:14 pm

Thanks Susan - I'd love to get this up and running ... and also to hear anyone else's thoughts.

Bonobo and Geospiza fortis you are both still very young and already producing some terrific work. I think you'll continue to develop into extremely fine sculptors and I'll keep watching your progress with a lot of interest!!
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PostSubject: Re: Invitation to world artists to sell custom models through MiniZoo   Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:58 pm

Wonderful idea, Jason.


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PostSubject: Re: Invitation to world artists to sell custom models through MiniZoo   Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:54 pm

And yourself question  Very Happy  Are your handmade models also available  sunny sunny 

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PostSubject: Re: Invitation to world artists to sell custom models through MiniZoo   Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:39 pm

Great concept  sunny 

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