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.
The information in this section gives you an outline of I-Live's capabilities. For a more in-depth explanation, we recommend that you talk to one of our customer managers.
I-Live is a custom-designed software application for the management of online inventories. It has been specifically designed to meet the needs of interior designers, galleries and collectors. It provides up-to-date visibility and control over stock and assets, quantity, value and locations.
Multi-national purchases can be difficult to control. However, our network of warehouses, truck lines, air and sea containers and distribution vehicles solves this problem. We can provide you with real-time details of the location and the physical condition of the asset, along with the projected arrival date if the piece is in transit. For items stored at our London warehouse, we can even track vibration, tilt and temperature if that is important to you.
The website is hosted on a secure server; all information is encrypted and can only be accessed via unique user names and passwords. Depending on how much involvement you want from us, we can offer 'read only' access to the site or access with editing facilities, within certain security guidelines.
The software can be modified to suit your exact requirements and can even store photographs - allowing you to hold images for each item in your inventory.
Designer Installation, Distribution & Storage
As a leading provider of specialist installation, distribution and storage services for interior designers, Cadogan Tate offers a comprehensive and fully bespoke solution. This covers every element of the interior design process - from state-of-the-art customised storage options through to distribution and installation, in the UK and overseas.
Having worked with the industry's leading designers, Cadogan Tate has unrivalled experience of moving art, storing rare, fragile and high value objects and handling their assembly, packing and art transportation.
Regulated by the FSA, Cadogan Tate Insurance Services is authorised to arrange insurance. We buy competitively and can insure much higher value items than most of our competitors: up to £100 million per consignment immediately and higher than this at an hour's notice.
When it comes to moving the world's irreplaceable items, Cadogan Tate is irreplaceable.