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 … [Read more...] about I Want to Stop Consignments
Wholesaling / Consigning
Tips for selling jewelry wholesale and on consignment through shops and galleries. Strategies for production, marketing, pricing, and record-keeping in the jewelry business-to-business world.
by Rhianne Newlahnd. (Sedona Arizona, USA) I recently saw an article here about consignment. I was asked to show my jewelry in a gallery. When I went to talk about the deal, I was told that they would triple the price of my goods , which means a $300 piece to me would sell for $900 dollars there and they would take $600! I felt crushed as these are friends of … [Read more...] about What’s the Truth About Gallery Consignment?
by Nancy Bailey. (United States) We have our jewelry in a local gallery, and each month we showcase an artist in the gallery. We have a corner set up where we display their work. The gallery owner wants to showcase our work in April, but we are having a tough time trying to come up with an interesting display, but still keeping our jewelry secure from possible … [Read more...] about Displaying Jewelry in a Gallery: How Do We Avoid Theft?
by Gretchen Shea I’m getting ready to approach a few local stores. Is there a time of year that is best? Is Jan. or Feb. a good time? Or are they catching their breath from the Christmas rush? Gretchen Shea … [Read more...] about When is a Good Time to Approach Stores and Boutiques?
by Ariel. As someone who is housebound and wheelchair bound, I am always having to ask others to show my things for me. And I am wanting to get more of my things in shops. In the past my dealing with consignment at shops has been less than satisfactory. Slow payment and high consignment rates. Do you have any suggestions as to how to negotiate better splits with … [Read more...] about Negotiating with Shops: Any Tips?
by Dawn Hook. (Spalding. Lincolnshire United Kingdom) I am really keen to have some local Retailers sell my Jewellery. Does anyone have any experience of approaching Retailers, did you make an appointment or just walk in? Do you supply your own display cabinet? How do you show your jewellery in the first instance? Did you use special jewellery rolls or something … [Read more...] about Ready to Contact Retailers to Sell My Jewelry
by Brittni. Hello, I need help on creating my jewelry lines look book to add to my buyers packet, for when I am pitching my products to stores. Thank you. Brittni … [Read more...] about How to Make a Jewelry Lookbook?
by Beth. (Lincoln, Vermont USA) I am interested in starting to purchase beads wholesale and begin the the process of selling my work. Any recommendations for reputable sites or how to go about it? Are their wholesale bead shows to go to? Any help would be great. Bet Comments: Where To Get Them Beads by: Maryanne Murphy Hi Beth, Beads. There are so many different types … [Read more...] about Buying Wholesale
by Allison. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA) Quick question. I have a wholesale customer who wants me to apply bar code labels to my jewelry. I've done some bar coding, but I'm not sure how to handle this request. Has anyone had to do this? If so, would you please share how you did it? Allison Stem … [Read more...] about How Do I Bar Code My Wholesale Stuff?
by Rena Klingenberg. Here's a jewelry consignment checklist to guide you step-by-step through selling your handmade jewelry on consignment via shops and galleries. These steps should guide you safely through the process of finding the best shops or galleries for your work, approaching them with your jewelry, reducing your risk, getting paid fairly for your jewelry, … [Read more...] about Jewelry Consignment Checklist
Splitting the Proceeds Fairly Between the Artist and the Shop or Gallery by Rena Klingenberg. What's a reasonable jewelry consignment percentage when selling your work through a shop or gallery? In other words, how much of the proceeds from the jewelry sale should go to the artist, and how much to the shop? It's a good question - the one that jewelry artists … [Read more...] about Jewelry Consignment Percentage
by Rita Juhlin. (Private Stock Jewelry) Jewelry Consignment Sales 101: What You Need to Know First and foremost let me say that I am in no way discouraging people from doing jewelry consignment sales. Consigning my work has made me a very good income and I highly recommend it. However you need to be careful and be informed. My personal choice for marketing my … [Read more...] about Jewelry Consignment 101