NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Online Buyers Spend $155 Million at Sotheby's in 2016, Up Nearly 20% from Prior Year
19% of All Lots Sold at Sotheby's in 2016 Are Purchased Online Including Record $6 Million Earrings Sold to Online Buyer
52% of All Online Bidders Are New to Sotheby's
- Driving Overall Record Number of New Clients in 2016 -
Program of Online-Only Sales Piloted in 2016 to Complement Existing Global Auction Calendar
- Led by The Collection of Jacob and Aviva Baal-Teshuva With a Total of Nearly $2 Million -
Sotheby's Launches Apps Across Platforms
- iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV -
Sotheby's Social Audience More Than Doubles in 2016
- On Track to Pass 1 Million Followers By Year-End, Leading the Marketplace -
Sotheby's Museum Network Unveiled
- First Original Web Series Debuts: Treasures from Chatsworth -
"Embracing technology more effectively, both internally and through client-facing products, has been at the heart of our strategy over the past 18 months and our results speak for themselves," said Tad Smith, Sotheby's CEO. "We look forward to 2017 and continuing to deliver the best service in the industry and results for our clients and shareholders."
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*Estimates do not include buyer's premium. Prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer's premium and are net of any fees paid to the purchaser where the purchaser provided an irrevocable bid.
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