Jewelry is a huge seller on eBay. One of my favorite things about selling it is that it’s so
lightweight that your shipping costs don’t eat into your profits. Plus, because wholesale jewelry
items are so small, you don’t need to hire storage for them, making it a very economical choice for
If you are just starting out on eBay, or you are looking for a new niche to expand into, give
jewelry a go. To help get you started, here are 5 essential tips to conquering wholesale jewelry on
1. Find a reliable source of jewelry. Wholesalers are a great option. All good ones offer low prices
and thorough customer service. When looking for a wholesaler, make sure you take the time to find a
trusted one. I always make sure my suppliers meet the following requirements:
a) They offer safe payment options such as PayPal or credit card payments. This way, you can do a
charge back if something goes wrong. b) They are a member of a directory such as SaleHoo.com who
verifies all their suppliers. c) They have been in business for more than 2 years. (You can check
this by going to http://www.domaintools.com and entering their URL to see their company
2. Before you go dealing with a new supplier, order a sample of the wholesale jewelry from them
first. This way you can assess their quality before committing to a larger order. When ordering
samples, make sure you take the time to wear the jewelry yourself to see if it tarnishes or breaks
easily. Buyers are always looking for good quality items when it comes to jewelry.
3. Avoid fake goods. This is vitally important. The penalties for selling fake items are very
serious, and auction sites like eBay are dedicated to keeping their sites free from fakes. Sometimes
it can be hard telling the difference between a genuine designer item and a fake. The trouble is,
many suppliers of fake wholesale jewelry sell them at very low prices to entice new sellers in.
What these sellers don’t know is that even at a wholesale rate, designer goods are very expensive.
There really is no such thing as a $100 Rolex watch, or a $50 pair of Tiffany earrings… unless of
course, they are fake!
4. Once you have sourced your jewelry, give yourself more of a chance of making a sale by including
more than one photo of the wholesale jewelry items. Buyers love to see the item thoroughly, and
photos are the only way to do this. While it does cost extra in eBay fees to list more than 1 photo,
it is proven that listings with more than 3 photos sell better than those which do not. If you are
concerned about paying more in eBay fees, look into using a free image host such as supload.com.
5. Research the current hot sellers on eBay. Even if you aren’t selling your wholesale jewelry on
eBay, researching what are currently the big sellers there can give you the snapshot you need to
sell to succeed on any market. eBay Pulse http://pulse.ebay.com/ is a fantastic tool that eBay
provides sellers to give them a bird’s eye view of what the hot selling items are.
For jewelry sellers, you can find out the hot sellers by drilling down to the Jewelry and Watches
category and seeing what comes up. eBay Pulse will then give you the top 10 hot sellers. This will
give you some great ideas on what to sell.
Implement these 5 tips, and you’ll be well on your way to succeeding in the wholesale jewelry niche.