5 Easy Ways to Pay on Bluethumb

So an artwork has stolen your heart and you’ve decided to make it yours. But which payment method is best for you? With multiple ways to pay on Bluethumb, it’s easier than ever to brighten your walls in a way that suits you. Scroll down to find the Bluethumb payment methods that best match your lifestyle below.

Instant Bluethumb payment methods. Photo of 2 blue chairs in front of pastel colour beach scene artworks.

Pay your preferred way with one of our 6 easy payment methods!

Credit Card

Starting simply, this is the most basic and common payment method around. Pay instantly with your own money using our securely encrypted system. It’s really as simple as 1, 2, 3, hang! With instant payments, the artist is notified straightaway that the piece is sold and ready to ship – so you’ll have it on your doorstep ASAP.

Bank Transfer

For those of us who prefer to see the money go directly out of our accounts or don’t find credit cards work with our lifestyle (I personally cannot be trusted with one!), bank transfer is the way to go. Upon confirming your order, you’ll receive an email with the Bluethumb account details and your order number. All you need to do is transfer from your account to ours with your order as the reference and you’re good to go. Depending on your bank, these payments can take a few days to clear so you might need just a little bit of patience. Once the payment is safely in our system, we let the artist know to go ahead and pack your artwork for a safe journey.

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Another standard for online shoppers, no doubt you’re familiar with that comforting Paypal icon. A secure third party payment method, it gives you that extra peace of mind when checking out that your purchase is completely protected. With their extensive buyer protection guarantee and offsite data, it can provide that extra level of safety that you’re looking for. It functions much like our direct payment methods, where you can pay instantly via your credit card or bank account and the artist knows immediately that your piece is ready to ship.


Gaining in popularity, especially among younger shoppers, Afterpay has quickly become a favourite way to pay for many savvy spenders. An approachable way to buying artworks up to $2000, Afterpay is built on the premise that you buy now, enjoy now – but pay later. Each purchase is broken down into 4 fortnightly instalments, so you can spread the cost of your dream artwork over several weeks and put less strain on your day to day budget. Read our blog here for more information on the wonders of one of the most popular interest-free Bluethumb payment methods.

Bluethumb payment methods: Afterpay. Green Aboriginal artwork by Fiona Young of Tjarlili Art

At $1,500 this mesmerising artwork from Aboriginal artist Fiona Young of Tjarlili Art is comfortably under the $2000 Afterpay threshold.

Bluethumb Layby

Did you know we offer our own layby payment method as well? It’s quick, simple and all in one place, so all you need to do is pay what you want, when you want. With no forms to fill out, simply select layby at checkout and pay a 25% deposit. We’ll send you reminders when each of your four instalments is due, until the sweet final payment is done and the artwork is ready to be yours! After that, get those hooks in the wall and hang it in the space we know you saved especially for it. Learn more about Bluethumb layby in this blog here or compare it with ArtMoney in our help guide here.

Put your favourite Bluethumb payment methods into practice with artworks from some of our top sellers on our Staff Picks, Popular Art or Collectable Artists pages.

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  1. Leo Birch says:

    Hi. I wish to sell my art, but do not have PayPal. Is it necessary to have this when selling please?
    Many thanks for your help and support

  2. Basia Mobile says:

    I’ve just bought some art with the lay by option and it was so simple! I had a few hiccups from my end and the Bluethumb staff were amazing, helpful and super friendly in sorting it out for me!!
    Im now making easy manageable repayments knowing my selected art is safely waiting for me. I could not be happier 😊
    Thank you Bluethumb!
    Basia xx

    • Grace Wye says:

      Hi Basia,

      Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience! Layby is such a good payment option. We hope you enjoy your artwork when it arrives to its new home 🙂

      Grace @ Bluethumb

  3. Chris says:

    I need to send a large stretched canvas from Queensland to Perth (around 100cm x 100cm). What is rthe best way to send it without breaking the bank please?

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