Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Secret Life of a Bead Supplier

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I hope you are having a marvelous weekend!  I'm finishing up some odds and ends from that massive order of beads I got in recently.

When I first started selling jewelry supplies, someone advised me to not de-string the beads before selling them.  I followed this policy for quite awhile.  Recently, however, I've started de-stringing everything and checking the beads over before bagging up and listing for sale.  Whoever says that selling online is simple never sorted a bazillion strings of beads!

Here's a prime example why I now choose to de-string:

Out of 20 strings of beads, this is how many sets of "twins" I had left.  That's a lot of unusable beads.

If you've never experienced "bead twins," this is when sets of beads are stuck together, rendering them pretty much useless.  I always try to pry them apart.  Just ask my poor old thumb nail!

Is doing all this time consuming?  Yes.  Is it tedious?  You bet.  Why do I do  it?  Because I don't want my customers to experience the disappointment of receiving bead twins in their orders.

The finished product!  Bagged and inspected beads, ready for sale!  This makes for happy customers who leave positive feedback and shop with me again.  That's what customer service is about.

These are a girl's best friend when it comes to sorting and counting out lots of beads.  Just sayin' ......

By the way, if you're interested in buying some of the beads shown, please check out my shop by clicking on the tab above that says "Shop At The Supply Garden."

Thanks for looking at my blog. I appreciate all the wonderful comments everyone leaves. Happy Crafting!

No comments:

Post a Comment