The process of buying jewellery wholesale is simply a matter of finding legitimate suppliers and ensuring the products are legitimate and real. The internet provides a perfect resource for scouting out wholesale jewellery.
There are two main tips that are offered when buying jewellery wholesale. Always ensure that the wholesaler is registered and it is a legitimate business. A quick way of knowing this is that legitimate businesses always ask for a tax ID or re-sellers permit. Secondly, wholesale jewellery sellers sell goods at real wholesale prices.
When shopping online, be sure to use all methods available to ensure that the wholesale jewellery being bought is real and authentic. Be sure to do a background check on your site. Take AT LEAST a week to do this check so you get yourself all the possible information.
Always read the documents presented carefully. Look out for words like ‘gold filled’, ‘gold plated’, ‘realistic’; these words imply that the product is not real.
When buying, be sure to research the pricing, refund and sales policy of the wholesaler before purchasing. This is very important as if the item does not suit your expectations, you may need to know if there is a hassle free way of getting a refund or exchange.
Ensure you know what it is exactly that you want to buy. Some wholesalers may use this indecisive mind frame to woo buyers into buying something they do not want.
If buying online is not feasible, then one may want to find jewelry wholesale at a trade show. A useful website is www.biztradeshows.com. This site provides a listing of fairs and trade shows in a city near you. A discount club such as Sam’s might be your best bet to find wholesale jewelry at greatly discounted prices.
- Another source gives the following advice:
- Ask about the refund and return policy before you buy.
- Check for the appropriate markings on metal jewelry.
- Ask whether the pearls are natural, cultured or imitation.
- Ask whether a gemstone is natural, laboratory-created or imitation.
- Ask whether the gemstone has been treated, whether the change is permanent and whether special care is required.
- Make sure your sales receipt includes any information you relied on when making your purchase, like the gem’s weight or size. Some jewelers may give you a grading report from a gemological laboratory.
- If you are planning to shop for jewelry online:
- Look for a street address to write to or a phone number to call if you have a question, a problem or need help. Call the number to test. You may want to know if the seller is in another country.
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