Since we are concerned about helping you as a jeweler to increase you profits in your trade, we are going to focus on the process of acquiring the supplies affordably, so that you can create perfect products that you can resell and make attractive profits without overcharging your customers. You should however understand that the way you price your products determines the number of customers you will get.
We have two main sources of jewelry making supplies, which are the local supplies stores near you and the online sources that are coming up nowadays in large numbers. The local stores are a bit expensive due to the monopoly they enjoy of being the only jewelry supplies store available, but you can still buy from them if you are not after buying the supplies in bulk. Buying from these stores feels a bit safe because you can actually see what you are buying and hence you will not have to worry about losing your money and fail to get the products.
Online jewelry making supplies stores on the other hand offer their products at very affordable prices, due to the stiff competition that is brought about by the increasing number of the stores. Even though you do not see the real products that you are buying, online stores have many advantages over the local ones because of the wide variety in addition to the cost, reduced expenses for instance you will not have to worry about the packaging and shipping when you buy on wholesale. The fear of paying for the commodities and failing to receive them is uncalled-for because most of the online jewelry making supplies stores are genuine, and are regulated by the concerned authorities to ensure that they offer genuine services to customers all other the world.
When you want to check the genuineness of an online jewelry making supplies store, you can visit the Better Business Bureau website, which provides information about all the registered online companies. It offers any available information of a company, whether positive or negative, and hence you can decide whether to work with the particular online company or not. It is good to note that you are supposed to pay a small charge to access the services and information on the Better Business Bureau website, although the value of the small amount you pay cannot be compared to what you could lose if you transact with an unscrupulous online store and lose all your money.
It is therefore prudent to buy your jewelry making supplies online and enjoy the discounts, receive the order on time without getting worried of how it will get to you, and attract more customers after you factor the discount in the selling price to offer the finished products at affordable rates.