TIPS ON SELLING YOUR TABLEWARE TO A DEALER
At Replace Your China we receive many offers every day from clients who wish to sell us tableware. We are offered far more items than we could possibly deal with, so we have to turn down many of the offers out of hand. However, the following tips may help customers to understand how best to present their offer to sell.
1 When we agree to purchase items, we almost always arrange to collect those items direct from the seller. For this reason, it is vital that the seller tells us at the outset, where the items will need to be collected from. We don't need an address, just sufficient information for us to calculate the cost of the collection - usually a partial post code or name of a town or village will suffice. Without that information, we will have to reject the offer.
2 We only purchase items that are in perfect "as new" condition. Items that are cracked, chipped, scratched, faded or otherwise defective will always be rejected. For that reason, it is important that we are informed as to whether the condition of the items reach that criteria. "Good Condition" just does not do it for us. Without confirmation that the items are in perfect condition, we will have to reject the offer.
3 When offering items for sale, do not tell the prospective buyer that you expect a certain percentage of their sale price. Unless you are in the same business, you have no idea of the seller's business model. The purchase price of stock is often a very small part of the costs of such a business. The business owner(s) have to factor in such costs as staff wages, cost of collection, cost of warehousing, internet costs, security costs, etc etc. If you start off my telling your prospective buyer how much you expect them to pay, you might well just put their backs up and the items will be rejected.
4 When listing the items that you have for sale, try to include sizes those items, so that there can be no confusion about what is on offer.
5 If you ask for quotes from more than one dealer, make sure that you know whether the price quoted includes collection of the goods, or whether you have to arrange delivery. This can make a big difference to you in terms of time, convenience and cost.
I hope that these quick notes are of assistance and as I think of further points, I will add them, but these were the things that sprang to my mind after a frustrating morning trying to sort out dozens of offers that we have received.