• $4,500,000,000+ USD Processed
  • 1,400,000+ Customers Trust Escrow
  • BBB Torch Awards Winner of 2017 Award for Ethics
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How Artsy works with Escrow.com

Escrow.com offers a way for collectors to purchase works from Artsy’s commercial partners quickly and safely, with easy-to-understand terms and conditions and secure transactions. Escrow.com offers many benefits to both parties in a transaction. It offers a straightforward process, an easy-to-use platform, and complete transparency throughout the sales process. With Artsy and Escrow working in partnership, buyers and sellers can benefit from using a risk-free secure payment method —protecting all parties and helping them to safely buy and sell artworks.
  1. The Buyer and Seller agree to the price of the artwork on Artsy, which includes any handling or shipping fees.
  2. The Buyer submits payment to Escrow.com. Escrow.com then verifies the payment and notifies the Seller.
  3. After payment verification, Escrow.com notifies the Seller to send the artwork and tracking information to the Buyer.
  4. The Buyer inspects the artwork and has the option to accept or reject the artwork.
  5. The transaction is complete and Escrow.com releases the payment to the Seller.

Benefits of Using Escrow.com to Purchase Artwork

Escrow.com is fully licensed and accredited as an escrow company. Using Escrow.com to manage the financial transaction offers complete peace of mind and a simple and safe sales process for all parties involved.
  • Cost effective

    With low minimum fees and commissions as low 0.89%, Escrow.com is cheaper than credit cards and many other online payment methods.

  • Low risk

    Buyers get to review the business before accepting. Likewise sellers are protected from counterparty risk with no chargebacks, ever.

  • Award winning

    Escrow.com is the winner of the 2017 BBB Torch Award for Ethics for Silicon Valley, San Francisco and the Bay Area, an award presented to a business that goes above and beyond in their business dealings with customers, other businesses and the community.

  • Track record

    Incorporated in 1999 by Fidelity National Financial, over US$4.5 billion in transactions have been protected. Escrow.com has over 21 years of operating a licensed, regulated, and regularly audited escrow service.

Simple and transparent pricing

With low minimum fees and pricing as low as 0.89%, Escrow.com is cheaper than credit cards and many other payment methods. Additionally other payment providers may allow a transaction to be reversed or "charged back" for up to 6 months after settlement, while Escrow.com transactions are safe and final.

Transaction Amount (Merchandise + Shipping)
Fees for Transaction
Transaction Amount (Merchandise + Shipping)
$0-$5,000
Fees for Transaction
3.25%
Transaction Amount (Merchandise + Shipping)
$5,000.01-$25,000
Fees for Transaction
$162.50 + 0.26% of amount over $5000
Transaction Amount (Merchandise + Shipping)
$25,000.01 +
Fees for Transaction
0.89%
Transaction Amount (Merchandise + Shipping)
Fees for Transaction
Transaction Amount (Merchandise + Shipping)
€0-€5,000
Fees for Transaction
3.25%
Transaction Amount (Merchandise + Shipping)
€5,000.01-€25,000
Fees for Transaction
€162.50 + 0.26% of amount over €5000
Transaction Amount (Merchandise + Shipping)
€25,000.01 +
Fees for Transaction
0.89%
Transaction Amount (Merchandise + Shipping)
Fees for Transaction
Transaction Amount (Merchandise + Shipping)
$0-$5,000
Fees for Transaction
3.25%
Transaction Amount (Merchandise + Shipping)
$5,000.01-$25,000
Fees for Transaction
$162.50 + 0.26% of amount over $5000
Transaction Amount (Merchandise + Shipping)
$25,000.01 +
Fees for Transaction
0.89%

Frequently Asked Questions

How does online escrow work?

Online escrow is a five-step process. It protects the Seller by verifying funds and protects the Buyer by allowing inspection of the merchandise before funds are disbursed. For an overview, visit our five-step tutorial.

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How long does the escrow process take?

Transacting an online store through Escrow.com usually takes between five and twenty days. This allows time for the online store to be transferred and the buyer to make sure all assets are as described. The length of the transaction depends upon:

  1. 1. The inspection period agreed upon by both parties.
  2. 2. The Buyer's payment method.
  3. 3. Delivery time from Seller to Buyer.
  4. 4. Seller's selected disbursement option.

How does Escrow.com protect me?

With Escrow.com, every step in your transaction is verified with proven tracking and verification procedures.

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Where do I send my payment?

Your payment should be sent only after you select the payment method available on your transaction screen. Banking details will be provided to you via email once your transaction has been agreed.

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What happens to my money when I send it to Escrow.com?

Your funds remain in our secured escrow non-interest bearing trust account until the transaction concludes. See payment options.

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