Redbubble is an open marketplace that welcomes all types of art and design. We believe in fostering a vibrant and supportive artist community while also maintaining a high quality, engaging, and positive experience for customers.
In this post we’ll provide clarity on the behaviors that may lead to an account being classified as Standard, with the aim of giving artists the knowledge you need to elevate your Redbubble shops. We’re here to provide guidance and support, helping you develop your skills, and succeed and grow within the Redbubble community.
The Standard Tier of artist accounts primarily includes those who may engage in behaviors that aren’t the best fit for a healthy marketplace, or upload designs that may not meet the same level of quality or uniqueness as Premium or Pro tiers. We understand that discussing these behaviors may seem negative, but we believe it’s important to be transparent.
When we refer to “quality” and “uniqueness” we’re looking at a number of things. It could be designs that are repetitive, created in large quantities without a lot of effort. Or designs that use stock images or clip art without any modifications, or low-resolution images or issues with file quality.
Having an excessive amount of this kind of content harms the overall marketplace experience by making it harder for customers to find what they’re looking for, and reduces the chances of them making repeat purchases.
Managing and reviewing this content also comes with extra costs. Accounts that upload such content have higher instances of tag spamming, uploading designs that infringe on copyright, or using bots to bulk upload. These accounts also tend to have a higher rate of returns, which isn’t ideal for anyone.