At MadeMay, we strive to provide 2 objectives for customers:
On the first point - if a customer wants to commission an abstract painting, we do not want to show them portrait-only artists. Obviously, we want to showcase abstract artists.
On the second point - if a customer wants to commission a small, 2-subject pet portrait painting, then we want to display pricing for small, 2-subject pet portrait paintings. For example, there could be 10 artists that can fulfill a small, 2-subject pet portrait painting, so the platform displays those 10 artists with their individual pricing.
We use the request form to do this match-making.
Of course, all artisans on MadeMay are independent, with varying specialities and varying price points. Before we can match-make customer with artist, we first need to understand two things from artists:
This is commonly referred to variable pricing, which we refer to as "scenarios". On MadeMay, this is submitted from your Dashboard.
Let's jump straight into an example. Suppose you have a customer that starts a request.
When this occurs, we display artists that indicated that they can provide:
It's a 1:1 match - perfect.
Not only do artists say, "Yes, I can do this", but they also indicate pricing for that specific scenario. Therefore, we can showcase that artist when this "scenario" occurs along with the pricing.
So, what does this mean for artists and how can you maximize your visibility & exposure on MadeMay?
According to our data, customers go through many different scenario combinations. As an artist, if you can provide many different combinations, then the more often you will appear on the results "Matched Artists" page.
As you can imagine, there are many different scenarios and setting it all up can take some time. Common example for Physical Artwork:
For physical portraits, you can see there are 16 different scenarios.
If you also do pet portraits, then it's doubled to 32 total scenarios.
Other categories, such as landscapes, are a bit more simplified because the number of subjects it not required, just the size.
Ultimately, you will need to add these scenarios to indicate which categories you can provide.
Will it take some time to get it set up & completed? Yes.
Is it worth it? Yes.
Mathematically, the more different scenarios you appear in, you boost your visibility & exposure, thus the higher chance you have of getting commissioned.
A few notes:
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