A few weeks ago, we announced the introduction of new artist tiers and an account fee for Standard accounts. We received a lot of valuable feedback from our artist survey, and one of the most common themes was a request for more clarity on how accounts can be classified as Premium.
When it comes to determining an account tier, there isn’t a specific requirement such as hitting a certain sales threshold or having a minimum number of social media followers. Instead, we look at a range of attributes or signals. The most important signals are related to the kind of work you create and how you positively interact with Redbubble.
To demonstrate the types of accounts that are classified as Premium, we’ve collected some examples of artists, both new and old, who are doing great things. While some have already found success on Redbubble, others show great potential.
A few important things to clarify before we dive into the examples:
- If you’re a New Artist on Redbubble, be sure your account meets all the requested criteria to increase the possibility of being placed directly into Premium.
- New accounts can be classified as Premium at signup – accounts do not need to move through the Standard tier to be classified as Premium
- Standard accounts are still able to submit original designs for inclusion in the Fan Art Program. We’ll be updating the tiers chart and other resources to more clearly reflect this.
- Once you are classified as Premium it is unlikely that you will be re-classified as Standard. This may happen in cases where the content in your shop changes significantly, or for a considerable breach of the community and content guidelines, but our goal is to support artists to move up through the tiers.
We need to balance transparency with the need to protect the marketplace and artists from fraudulent actors so the examples below are aimed at providing more clarity about our approach to account classification.