Meredith Blechman

Recent Posts

Sustainability Initiatives in the Art Industry

Posted by Meredith Blechman on Feb 23, 2021 12:27:59 PM

In the past year, there has been more dialogue on sustainability and we've seen an influx of new initiatives advocating for a climate-conscious future in the arts. And while we are excited to see our clients expressing interest in addressing climate change, so many don't know where to start. Here are some of the resources we would recommend to learn more and take action.

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Topics: Industry, Partners, Sustainability

Know the Basics: Sea Freight

Posted by Meredith Blechman on Feb 16, 2021 8:54:09 AM

While the environmental benefits of shipping via ocean freight are indisputable, there are many other factors to consider. Here are the biggest differences between air and sea freight and the different ways you can ship via sea.

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Topics: International Shipping, Sustainability, Sea Freight

4 Key Takeaways From the Hiscox Online Art Trade Report 2020, Part II

Posted by Meredith Blechman on Jan 27, 2021 7:33:33 PM

As COVID-19 turbo-charged the online art market, buyer behavior has changed. Read our key takeaways from part two of the Hiscox Online Art Trade Report and how the ARTA API can help sellers sustain growth and build loyalty.

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Topics: ARTA API, Industry

Case Study: How ARTA Can Help With Complex Shipments

Posted by Meredith Blechman on Jan 21, 2021 10:00:00 AM

While ARTA continues to push the envelope of what actually can be automated through our Public API and Instant Quote tool, some items will never be able to be automated and simply require a high-touch human experience. Read how ARTA can help with complex shipments in our case study with the City of Beverly Hills.

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Topics: Case Studies, International Shipping, Partners

The Impacts of the Post-Brexit Trade Deal

Posted by Meredith Blechman on Jan 14, 2021 11:00:06 AM

With the United Kingdom and European Union reaching an agreement on a post-Brexit trade deal just before Christmas, the art and antiques industry finally received some clarity on what the UK's relationship with the EU would look like and how this may impact the market. Here's what you need to know and what the biggest impacts have been so far.

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Topics: International Shipping, Industry, Duties and Customs

ARTA's 2020 Year In Review

Posted by Meredith Blechman on Dec 14, 2020 3:04:11 PM
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Topics: ARTA News

Our 2020 Carbon Footprint & Support of Conservation

Posted by Meredith Blechman on Dec 9, 2020 11:29:44 AM

As a next step in our commitment to sustainability, we produced our first shipping emissions audit and are proud to announce that we have made a donation on behalf of our clients to old-growth forest conservation to counteract the emissions produced from all shipments booked with ARTA in 2020. Read about why we chose to invest in conservation and learn more about the project.

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Topics: ARTA News, Industry, Sustainability

Our Commitment to Reducing Our Carbon Footprint and Promoting Sustainability

Posted by Meredith Blechman on Nov 4, 2020 5:39:33 PM

ARTA is committed to being a thought leader in pushing the art industry to take meaningful action to reduce its carbon footprint. Over the next few years, our goals are to both emit less CO2 into the air (emissions reduction) and to invest in removing existing CO2 from the air (carbon removal). Read about our commitment to sustainability and plans for the future.

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Topics: ARTA News, Industry, Sustainability

The New, Streamlined ARTA API

Posted by Meredith Blechman on Oct 27, 2020 10:27:24 AM

We are excited to announce an updated, streamlined Public API for new integration customers. We are excited to bring our automated shipping, fulfillment and streamlined transaction solutions to more customers worldwide. Read on about what's new.

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Topics: ARTA News, ARTA API, Product Announcements

Our Support of the Free Arts NYC Benefit Auction

Posted by Meredith Blechman on Oct 16, 2020 1:32:00 PM

We are proud to once again support the annual benefit auction for Free Arts NYC, a non-profit that empowers underserved youth through art and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence, and skills to succeed.

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Topics: ARTA News

About ARTA 

Best in class logistics software for high-value goods and collectibles.

ARTA's API automates shipping and fulfillment for high-value and collectible objects. Our software provides instant shipping costs for any item type—regardless of size, material, or price point—allowing our customers to reduce overhead, scale faster and offer a frictionless purchase experience for their buyers. With end-to-end global fulfillment services including shipping, packing, tracking, insurance, and more, ARTA is an all-in-one logistics solution for merchants and marketplaces.