Instaprints is a new online marketplace for buying and selling Instagram photos as framed prints, canvas prints, greeting cards and posters. Instagram users can open a free account on Instaprints.com, import their photos, and begin selling print products in less than a minute.
Instaprints was founded by Sean Broihier, the same programmer/entrepreneur who started the Fine Art America online marketplace for fine artists and photographers. According to Broihier, Instaprints was designed for anyone who wants to turn their Instagram photos into an online business: “Instagram users love transforming their photos into stylized works of art. Our website allows those users to generate income by selling their photos as actual art products which you can hang on your wall.”
Instaprints sets a base price for each available product, to which you can add your own markup. When a sale is made, you keep their entire markup. For example, the base price of an 8 x 8-inch canvas print is $25. If you sell it for $100, you keep the $75. The base price of a 16 x 16 canvas print is $42.50; the base price of a 20 x 20 canvas print is $42.50.
For each photo you sell, Instaprints handles all of the processing, including: printing, framing, matting, packaging, shipping, collecting payments from the buyers (and sending the profits to you). Each print is manufactured at one of Instaprint’s three U.S. production facilities and delivered ready to hang with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
In addition to providing an online marketplace and order fulfillment service, Instaprints.com includes community features that allow buyers and sellers to follow their favorite photographers, participate in online discussions, advertise local events, chat live with other members, and comment on their favorite photos.