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Virtual fairs and digital listings help Portobello Road traders attract shoppers

28 November 2020

During lockdown traders of art and antiques around Portobello Road had been forced to close alongside all non-essential retail in England.

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Website portals welcome lockdown growth

23 November 2020

Online art and antiques portals for dealers have been growing this year – largely due to these websites being one of the few options when shops, centres, fairs and markets have been forced to close through the various lockdowns.

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Battersea Decorative launches online platform and private shopping services

21 November 2020

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is launching new digital initiatives after being forced to cancel two out of its three annual events.

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CADA takes to Instagram for Christmas

09 November 2020

The Cotswolds Art and Antiques Dealers Association (CADA) is taking to Instagram to give its members a boost before the festive season.

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Dealerships awarded freedom of the digital city

19 October 2020

A Flemish lacquer inlaid and tortoiseshell cabinet-on-stand made in Antwerp, c.1660-70, is among the highlights at the first edition of digital fair ArtCity.

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LAPADA website moves into e-commerce

05 October 2020

The LAPADA website, which acts as a dealer portal for its members, has added an e-commerce option for objects under £5000.

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TEFAF launches digital marketplace

23 September 2020

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) is set to launch a new online platform next month.

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Online marketplace seeks The Bruno Effect

29 June 2020

The former boss of Online Galleries and 1stdibs International plans a ‘private members club’ marketplace for antiques dealers.

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Connect Art Fair launches exhibition portal and announces charitable donation

24 June 2020

Although the inaugural summer edition of Connect Art Fair has been postponed, the organisation has been busy supporting dealers and the wider industry.

Online browsing: a list of dealer portals

18 May 2020

Buying direct from a dealer’s site is fine when you know what you want and who to buy it from. But readers who have enjoyed browsing our recent selections of dealers’ objects have asked us for a list of dealer portals.

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ATG letter: Disgruntled dealer reacts to the 1stdibs price rise

09 December 2019

MADAM – I was surprised by your editorial on 1stdibs last week and what it implies (News, ATG No 2419).

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‘Less is more’ idea drives new selling and buying website

09 December 2019

A new website founded by two dealers aims to offer a “user-friendly” hub for buying and selling art and antiques.

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Online platform 1stdibs subscription fees rise by 42%

25 November 2019

Antiques and luxury items platform 1stdibs is increasing its monthly subscription fee to dealers by 42%, from £350 to £500. The firm says the move reflects the increasing cost of maintaining the online portal.

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Bonhams to expand online by selling via thesaleroom.com

02 October 2019

In a move to increase its digital presence and reach new bidders, Bonhams has agreed a long-term partnership with online auction marketplace thesaleroom.com.

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Online art and antiques marketplace 1stdibs to close sister company Online Galleries

01 May 2019

Dealer portal Online Galleries is to close on July 1 with its US owner choosing to focus instead on growing the art, antiques and vintage online marketplace 1stdibs.

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Auction house Christie’s launches tie-up with online art and antiques marketplace 1stdibs

17 April 2019

Christie’s will sell a collection of art and design objects through marketplace 1stdibs.

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Ebay’s new tracking policy could lead to higher postage fees

08 February 2019

EBay has announced a change to its postal tracking policy as a caution against buyers who fraudulently claim they never received items that were sent.

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Online giant AbeBooks to continue trade in four countries after dealers remove books from site

12 November 2018

A mass boycott by more than 580 book dealers across 27 countries has forced AbeBooks to U-turn on its planned withdrawal from four countries.

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AbeBooks ‘not suitable sponsor’ for ABA as giant quits four markets

05 November 2018

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA) has scrapped its sponsorship deal with Amazon-owned AbeBooks after the online book portal chose to quit selling in four countries.

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Online dealers’ platform scraps commission for sellers in a bid for “more transparent marketplace”

24 July 2018

The Kairos Collective, an online dealing platform for antique and designer furniture, has stopped charging commission on every sale as part of a major change in its trading model.