I do artificial (costume) jewellery and I don't know how to sell my product. Can anyone give me some ideas?
By docrafts from Chennai
Do flea markets/craft shows in your area, ask different local merchants if they would display and sell some of your things. Also there is etsy.com, where people can post and sell their craft items.
etsy.com, etsy.com, etsy.com.....can't recommend it enough. Have to have a visa card, could get a small secured one from Walgreens or Walmart. They charge very little per posting and many people do well on etsy.
Any craft sales which have inexpensive table charges. Church sales. At your own garage sale. Make sure it's clear your jewelry is new/unworn, and keep your prices as low as possible to sell them if you do it via your own garage sale; it will tell you if people like them [nice design above] and encourage you. But make sure you get your expenses back so you can continue. You might consider trying to consign them to small boutique stores, but I'd suggest getting an enclosed, rotating display case that the store personnel have to open. I am sure there is a high shoplifting rate for jewelry.
If you can, get a few high school girls you might know to wear your jewelry and on those, make sure the girls quote put the price you want all the time to anyone interested. High school girls can never get enough jewelry. If nearby schools are going to have bazaars, that's a pretty good place to get a table.
Does your town have a market venue for craftspeople? Visit and talk to vendors. You can sell at many markets that are not only for crafts, just try to keep your table costs down. How many do you have to sell to pay for the table, etc.
What about craft shows. Ask your beauty place if she would put one out if you would give her a percentage. Ebay is another place. Amazon. Good luck, they look like some I bought on Ebay from a foreign country.
I found this article helpful. I think ebay and etsy are mentioned in the article. You can also sell on overstock.com (they have an online marketplace), Artfire.com, and Rubylane.com. Thats mainly if you want to sell online, I've found that you widen your customer base if you sell online. Not to mention that you can make your own schedule instead of working around the hours of a flea market or marketplace.
You could open up a shop on etsy.com , they take a very small fee for each piece you sell. You would have a much larger customer base there.
I have two friends who sell on etsy.com , one has been doing it for years, and I don't think she would have kept doing it that long if it was'nt working out for her.
My other friend just started about 7 months ago, selling mittens in a shop called "Marvelous Mittens" and it went so well that she opened up a second shop a few months later for things she makes with fabric, it's called "Fabriq". She started with a rubbermaid tub full of wool mittens she made from recycled sweaters she felted, and within a month she was almost sold out and was working almost full time makeing more mittens to add to her shop. Her mittens are fabulous, I own a pair myself, and I love them.
I'm thinking of opening a shop of my own later this year, not sure what to call it yet, or what all I will be selling there. ;D
I think your jewelry is beautiful! I think you would sell great on Etsy.com, especially since you're located in a unique place, from the viewpoint of most Americans and Europeans, that is! Etsy is a global marketplace online, with lots of tips and helpful articles. God bless!
Its beautiful jewellery.You could come to Bangladesh and bring a suitcase load for selling . Before that you may have to contact a local enterpreneur to help you with the details. This is happening quite often and people are travelling around the region with their crafts and selling them directly.Some of the jewellery may have to be slightly modified to fit the local taste but its very similar to the jewellery worn in all of S. Asia.
Host a jewelry party at your home. Invite friends and family, and ask them to bring one or two of three of their friends. Run it similar to a Tupperware party. Then ask all of your guests to host a jewelry party in their home. Be sure to offer a nice incentive for the prospective hostess, to make it worth her time and effort. Hope this helps.
Here is a site for more ideas at etsy.com
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