by Shawn McVey.
(Sacramento, California USA)
Thanks so much for your insight on consignment.
I’ve been making jewelry for at least 20 years. I sell in boutiques myself (no rep involved). What I’ve noticed is store owners will only do consignment with local artisans like myself vs. buying the jewelry wholesale.
However, they will buy wholesale from brand names that are manufactured in China. I have a system and policies in place, and a proven track record with these stores that consign my jewelry.
I now have a high end boutique that has sold a lot of my jewelry, but is now delaying to pay me. I’m so frustrated with the whole consignment scenario I’m ready to tell them I’m pulling everything out of their store.
I have a lot of customers in stores who request my jewelry too, so I know people actually like it.
How can I change from consignment to having retailers purchase my jewelry outright?
It would save me a lot of headache.
California Girl Designs Jewelry