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Manifold Gallery - The Marketplace for Creators
A zero fee sales ecosystem enabling anyone to list their own work while automatically rewarding those who help creators find their next collector.
Since our inception Manifold has approached building tools and experiences with creators front and center. We truly believe the creator is the platform, and aim to build products artists can leverage in permanence, even beyond Manifold’s own existence. What we launch today is no exception. A platform-less approach to the discovery, curation, and sales of digital art, and an experimental referral incentive not beholden to any centralized curator.
The Gallery App
Artists can now create single page auction sites for their work with the click of a button using the Gallery App inside Manifold Studio. The process requires zero code and is free for all creators (just pay gas). Simply choose your work minted with Manifold Studio and set a reserve price. Listing websites are automatically created and hosted at a gallery.manifold.xyz address customizable with artist slugs or even your own domain name.
Listings are managed right inside Manifold Studio with the ability to edit auction details, cancel and return tokens for inactive auctions, and settle successful sales for payout and token transfer.
The Gallery app is built on Manifold’s on-chain custodial marketplace contract developed and tested over the past year. You’ll likely recognize the classic all black Manifold listing pages from notable NFT drops like Dmitri Cherniak’s Dead Ringers, Snoop Dogg’s Ape Drops, and countless other 1/1 auctions by artists like ACK, Slimesunday, yungwknd and more. To date, our custodial marketplace contracts have transacted over 21,100 ETH for projects and artists big and small. Don’t just take our word for it.
Some of these past drops represent one of the most powerful features of our marketplace contract, the ability to create your own custom on-chain sales mechanics. From open editions, to ranked auctions, to one-a-day sales, it’s all possible. We’ll be starting out with the basics and adding more over time.
Zero Fees. What’s the Catch?
No catch. Only a twist. Gallery.manifold.xyz allows anyone to act as a curator of any piece listed with the Gallery app. Manifold does not take a percentage rake of your sale or charge you a fee to use the app. We never will. However, we’re introducing an always-on “Share” mechanic with this launch. Think of it as saving the 5-15% you’d pay a curated marketplace and instead giving roughly half of that back to anyone willing and capable enough to help you drive a sale, and of course, paying them only if that’s the case.
6.9% Seems Right
Listings will automatically be available on gallery.manifold.xyz in a feed format for discovery and sharing. When logged in with your web3 wallet you can copy a Share Link (referral link) that will automatically append your wallet address or ENS, providing a traceable link back to your wallet. All future bidding activity from visitors of your Share Links will be tagged back to you. Drive the winning bid and a 6.9% share of the final sale price will be immediately credited to your wallet upon auction settling.
We want to provide curators and developers the tools and access to build on top of digital creatives’ work. That’s why today we’re also opening up our suite of Marketplace Widgets for developers; a framework agnostic widget library for building flexible marketplace and curation experiences for listings created with our on-chain marketplace contract.
Our technology is already powering some incredible marketplace projects: from @mpkoz’s beautiful tectonics.app, built entirely on Wix - to Christie’s 3.0, the first ever fully on-chain global auction house, built from the ground up with the Manifold Marketplace SDK.
Our philosophy is simple. We believe sharing is the backbone to growing the space for all digital creators. What better way than to reward those who lift up other artists and arm creatives with the tools to continuously make these experiences better.
Naturally we’ll be launching additional sales mechanics through the Gallery app (think fixed price listings, batch support for ERC1155/ERC721 editions, etc.) and allowing more customization of listing configurations. We’re also thinking through new ways to support artist sales on the secondary market and the best tools and experiences for sharing those moments with collectors. Not to mention we’ll continue with a strong focus on developer tools so creators and curators of all technical abilities can integrate artists’ work into innovative experiences even we can’t imagine just yet.
Artists and curators can get started today by installing the Gallery app on Manifold Studio or by visiting gallery.manifold.xyz to discover auctions ready for you to share. Interested developers can begin building now with our library of Marketplace Widgets.