6 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.
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.
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.
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.
Designed specifically for art collectors, ArtMoney is another delayed payment option. With a minimum spend of $1000, which gets spread over 10 instalments, it’s the most accessible external payment method for that show-stopping large artwork you’ve got your eye on – like this piece below from our top seller Sophie Lawrence. All you need to do is create an account, and then once the deposit is finalised the artist will pack your artwork securely and it will be with you in a matter of days. Get the lowdown on the ArtMoney process in this easy to follow guide here.
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.