Collectors love to talk about their collections and Artists love to talk about their work. We have designed myMuseo.com to be much more than an e-commerce site for selling art and collectibles. This is a community site, where you can enjoy the dialogue with others, and sell or buy if you choose.
To get started, click the "Register" link in the upper right of any page on myMuseo. Fill in your email address and enter a password you will remember. Passwords require 1 upper case letter, a number and a symbol. After you click the "Register" button you will receive a confirmation email with a link to Activate your account.
To complete your profile do the following:
Upload a profile image
Typically, this would be a portrait of yourself, but it can be any type of avatar you want. Keep in mind that community members do tend to respond to more favorably to an image of a person rather than an avatar.
Use the About section to your best advantage
Here you can write a narrative, however long or succinct, about your collecting passion(s). The more community members know about your ‘story’ the more likely they will want to connect with you.
Consider the Following:
Your Personal Website and Websites You Like
During the registration process, you will be able to enter the names and URLs of your website or blog (if you do not have one, no worries) and websites you love that are related to your areas of interest. We’re sure you have come across some unique and amazing sites and sharing these with others is a gift to the community.
Set Your Privacy Preferences
myMuseo.com provides default privacy preferences that you can change during registration or at any time. These preferences are not dissimilar from most social media sites.
Please note: during the registration process, you will be able to skip these steps and you can come back at any time and edit your privacy preferences. From the menu at the top right of the site, select My Account from the menu and edit areas you have not completed.
Getting Started with Listings
myMuseo.com is a visual site. The better quality your images are, the more response you will have to your listings.
Consider the Following:
If you purchased items you are listing on myMuseo.com from an artist, gallery or another collector, you may want to contact them for photos if a professional photographer was used.
If you are taking your own photos the following suggestions will help:
All images you upload will show your name first on the items detail page. We suggest titling an item in the following format: Item title, Artist or manufacturer. Using this format, the item will appear on the site as: Your user name, Title, Artist or manufacturer and will appear as such:
This formatting is especially important if you are both an artist and collector: This allows other members to distinguish your personal work from items you collect.
If you are selling on myMuseo.com, pricing is critical. Setting pricing is relative to the Artist whose work you are selling or comparative pricing for collectibles.
Some examples on how to price:
Note: When pricing you have the ability to allow Offers. You set the minimum offer and if a community member meets your minimum offer you can accept or deny the offer.
On myMuseo.com descriptions are different from your standard e-commerce site and this is where it can really be fun. Take some time and tell the story about how you acquired the piece, when you acquired it and how it fits into your collection. Your item may be one of those once in a lifetime thrift store or yard sale finds, or you may have bought a painting directly from the artist and had him/her over for dinner to hang the piece. This is a great place to be creative: spin a yarn, tell a tale. Descriptions are a great way to draw community members into your world and engage them. We all love stories, and the story behind an item is as interesting or valuable as the item itself!
You can arrange your item in collections or list them as single items. Depending upon the items you list you can group them in any number of ways. A few examples are:
We have designed myMuseo.com with a default set of top level categories. When uploading and adding details to an item you can select Other, and add a category. When adding a category, that category will appear in the all categories list and will be searchable from the search field.
All sales and purchases made between sellers and buyers on myMuseo.com are between the two parties. Transactions are not made through myMuseo.com and are made through payment services such as PayPal, Apple Pay and similar services. We discourage bank to bank transactions that may put your privacy and bank account at risk.
If a community member selects Buy Now on the detail page of any item you have listed for sale you will receive an email to the account listed with your myMuseo.com account. You will also see this same email in the Message Center of your dashboard (in the menu at the top right of the page when you have logged in, select My Dashboard, and click on the Message Center tab.
When a community member purchases an item, that item will be marked Pending Sale. The payment method and shipping method are made by agreement between the two parties. Messages may be sent via myMuseo.com – preferred for both buyer's & seller's privacy – or by exchanging messages outside the myMuseo.com system (discouraged). To close a sale in the myMuseo.com system the seller must enter the following information in their dashboard under the My Items tab:
Once this information has been entered the item will be marked as sold. We do not remove sold items from the site. If an item has sold and you no longer want it to be on the site, please delete the item from your dashboard under the My Items tab.
The shipping method of an item is an agreement between the seller and buyer. For your protection, we strongly recommend using a shipping method that is signature required and has a tracking number.
We want you to enjoy engaging with the community at myMuseo.com. Whether you are selling or buying we want to provide the best experience without too much meddling from us. Connecting people and seeing your stories is our greatest reward. Have we covered everything here? Let us know if you have any questions or concerns we can add.
Questions? We love questions. Just email us and we will get back to you ASAP!