Hours of work for art dealers and collectors have been eliminated at a stroke by PicturePack.net, Cadogan Tate's instant online quotation service for shipping fine art door-to-door around the globe.
For dealers, PicturePack.net provides an instant fixed price for packing and shipping artwork. This enables you to offer your customer either a complimentary service included in the price or a 'no nasty surprises' billing figure for them to pay, allowing you to close the sale on the spot. Furthermore, this service is available on demand, 24/7.
For buyers contemplating bidding at auction in London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris or the Côte d'Azur, this service can be used to calculate your shipping costs in advance, and to budget your bidding accordingly.
The process is incredibly easy to use. You just need to know the longest length of the work of art, the countries it is being shipped from and to, and the value (and whether you require insurance). Within seconds of entering this information on our website, you will be quoted a fixed price for the packing, handling, transportation, shipping, insurance and Customs formalities. PicturePack will then instantly email a confirmed quotation to your specified email address.
This online service - which involved three years of careful development - can also calculate the cost of shipping a consignment of several paintings to the same destination. For shipments within Europe, the website will even determine the VAT payable. Once you are happy to proceed with your shipment, PicturePack will take you directly to Cadogan Tate's main website to complete the transaction, and our partners at FedEx will ensure that your piece of art is rapidly on its way to its new home.
Cadogan Tate works in association with FedEx.