Today, we announced our API integration with LiveAuctioneers, the leading online destination for rare and collectible art, antiques and luxury goods. The integration will provide automated shipping solutions for auction houses and buyers on the world’s largest online auction marketplace for one-of-a-kind items.
Today, we announced our API integration with LiveAuctioneers. Through the integration, LiveAuctioneers now offers the 5,000+ premier auction houses on their platform the ability to show buyers instant shipping quotes that can be booked during the checkout process. ARTA will also provide fulfillment services on behalf of the auction houses.
The API integration with LiveAuctioneers allows auction houses to deliver an elevated customer experience with no additional overhead, and joins a robust suite of services and features LiveAuctioneers offers to more than 5,000 premier auction houses worldwide. LiveAuctioneers data shows that auction houses who offered a transparent and seamless shipping experience saw twice the rate of returning buyers in 2019. And now, for no added cost, ARTA’s premium logistics services will be available to auction houses on LiveAuctioneers as a service they can extend to their customers. The integration will launch with sales at Gray’s Auctioneers, Neue Auctions, Helmuth Stone Gallery, and select others in Q2 of this year.
“This integration automates the post-sale shipping process for LiveAuctioneers’ auction-house partners and their clients, a process previously handled offline and at the onus of the buyer,” said Adam Fields, CEO of ARTA. “Auction houses will be able to offer shipping and fulfillment services to their buyers — in many cases for the first time — greatly improving the customer experience. Moreover, our goal is to help these auction houses get more bids by sharing the total purchase price up front, having access to an international fulfillment network, and providing packing and transport solutions for any item, including fine art, design objects, jewelry and furniture.”
“Thanks to investments in trust, technology, and innovation, auction-house partners of LiveAuctioneers saw a massive 31% year-over-year increase in items sold online during 2019,” said Phil Michaelson, CEO of LiveAuctioneers. “We look forward to working with ARTA to further this growth by providing a better shipping experience for online buyers and for auction-house partners. LiveAuctioneers' API integration with ARTA reflects our commitment to empowering auction houses with the most innovative technologies that help them operate more efficiently.”
ARTA's goal is to enable the next generation of e-commerce. By providing white glove logistics automation technology, sellers can seamlessly enter the white glove arena across multiple categories, price points, transport modes, services and geographies. Our integration with LiveAuctioneers is yet another example of our technology in action.
If you are an auction house on LiveAuctioneers and are interested in using the ARTA integration in an upcoming sale, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.