Hi Ifutzwithfire these are good questions , let me try to answer one by one.
This is a Market place , the site will show this supplier has these goods for sale , the site also has a communication platform called Internal Mail ( IM for short ) you can send an IM and talk about price and get all the info you Need , and for payment you can discuss between buyer and seller, it could be Pay pal , bank transfer , cash what ever the buyer and seller desires.
We are just a market place which gives unlimited listings to show case your products.
Well, I make money from the subscription Fee , I charge US 29.50 per month. Each new member joining in will receive up to 10 IM`s FREE, This he could use in one month or One Year , My guess is by the time a user receives 10 IM`s a few sales would have happened and would not resist the US 29.50
Well , All members are from the industry, this is strictly a B2B site. Prices are wholesale , So No access to buy a piece or two for people outside the industry. We do have plans to open a different retail site using these stock , But that`s far into the future.
Exactly , Its more for artist to showcase there work and get noticed by boutiques and build relationships.