Impulse Goods: Top Artist Shops Products for Cart Building

The last time you shopped at a store, you probably at least glanced at the items on display at the cash register—stuff like candies, magazines, and novelties. These smaller, lower-priced items are there to entice shoppers to make impulse purchases and spend a little more than they originally planned. You can employ a similar strategy in your own Artist Shop by showcasing budget-friendly products that are great for cart building.

According to a recent survey by, 73% of respondents said most of their purchases tend to be spontaneous.1 Selling your art on a variety of affordable, lower-priced items activates this spontaneity, giving your visitors incentive to add a few more things to their carts before they check out.

The Artist Shops products below not only encourage cart building, but they’re also fantastic canvases for your art.

Mouse Pads

They’re essential to any office. Featuring non-slip backing and edge-to-edge printing, neoprene Mouse Pads help improve mouse performance while adding color and personality to workspaces.


Available in four sizes, Stickers are among the top-sellers across all Artist Shops. People love slapping them all over the place—on laptops, guitar cases, notebooks, bathroom stalls, etcetera.


Buttons are fun for anyone who likes to customize their belongings, adding flair to jackets, hats, backpacks, and more. They’re available in 1.25″ and 2.25″ sizes and coated with scratch- and UV-resistant Mylar.


Printed on flexible vinyl, Magnets are die cut in the exact shape of your artwork, making your designs really stand out. They’re available in 3”, 4”, and 6” sizes.


Approximately 150 million Americans drink coffee2, which is probably why Ceramic Mugs are also a top-seller at Artist Shops. They’re available in a standard silhouette (11oz. and 15oz.) and latte silhouette (12oz.).

Greeting Cards

There’s always a birthday, holiday, or special occasion around the corner. Greeting Cards are still relevant today because they help customers express sentiments that are sometimes hard to find words for. They come in packs of 3, 5, and 10, complete with envelopes.

Zip Pouches

Zip Pouches can serve multiple purposes. Your customers can use them as a mini purse, storage for art supplies, or a travel case for toiletries. They’re machine-washable and come in three different sizes.

After you update your Artist Shop with products for cart building, pepper them into your Homepage Collection so visitors can see the variety your shop offers.

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Footnotes: 1. – America’s Love for Impulse Spending is Going Strong in 2022 | 2. E-Importz – Coffee Statistics 2022

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