Are you looking for Wholesale Necklace Chain Suppliers? If so, you really should know something about them.
If you’re thinking of selling uniquely designed necklaces having received many compliments about you having a unique eye for awesome pieces, then you have to put in the work by searching for top-quality necklace chains. And if this is your first time exploring your dreams, dreams that could eventually spring into a Tiffany & Co, sort of jewelry company, you have to know where to source the good stuff from.
In this article, we explore the things you should know about the best places to buy your necklace chains from.
A supplier who meets these requirements and is reputable is the one you should consider sourcing the necklace chains from. The reason for this is that there are many types of chain materials for you to choose from and an understanding of each material is important, depending on the material you prefer working with.
While at it, don’t forget your bottom line. You should make a profit out of business.
So here are things you should consider when buying or looking for necklace chains in bulk.
1. The necklace chain style
By now you know that there are multiple types of necklace chains. Since you might be on the market for new styles, this is a good place to start. And, as always, you could start by selling a few pieces of necklaces, and if the reception is positive, you can increase your stock.
The main styles of necklace chains include anchor/ mariner chains, snake chains, Singapore chains, ball/bead chains, curb chains, cable chains, Figaro chains, rope, box, and Spiga or wheat chains.
2. Material to be used
Besides the chain styles above, you’d also need to identify the material you’d like your chain necklaces to be made of. Sterling silver and stainless steel are the most common materials used to make chains for necklaces, but they are not the only ones. Your choice is wide, and it could include copper, rose gold-silver plated chains, brass, 14 karat gold, and steel among others.
The reason for the specificity in the material is because most necklace wearers have preferences for whole chained necklaces and ones with pendants. You want to make sure that the necklace chain you buy is versatile to meet the needs of your customers.
Before you order your necklace chains, confirm the footage to make sure that you have a wide variety. Besides variety, go for chain lengths preferred by your customers. In most cases, your suppliers will have short and long lengths of chains to meet your needs. The shorter chains are often carded and bundled while the longer lengths are spooled. Also, most of the necklace chains are sold with a 12inch minimum unless you specify a 10inch minimum length. It’s also important to note that most of the spooled lengths are in other cases segmented at the factory which means that your wholesale supplier might not guarantee a continuous length for the chain. The most common footage varieties of necklace chains include the rope, Saturn, long/ short footage, large link, hammered/ textured, curbed and drawn cable footage.
You might also want to check whether the supplier has extenders for the jewelry pieces or not. The extenders give versatility in length, and some suppliers will sell necklace chains with adjustable lengths. Often, these have a slide mechanism while others come with built-in extenders.
Now that you have the specifics, including the numbers you wish to buy, let’s choose a supplier. What do you look for in the supplier?
5. Should you buy from a local crafts store or a wholesaler (locally or abroad)?
Buying necklace chains from a wholesale bring with it a great deal or reliability, and it’s also a cost-effective option. While local crafts stores are reliable at first, the costs tend to build up as your business grows. You might end up saving between 40% and 60% when in a partnership with a wholesale jewelry supplier. Note, however, that you only save this much if you meet the wholesaler’s minimum order requirements. The wholesalers also have minimum package sizes which means that you should check their minimum requirements, making sure that you can take on that amount of inventory at once. If your jewelry business is only starting to pick up, you should consider a local crafts store to meet your low demand.
Your other decision will involve choosing between a local wholesaler like Amazon or Etsy or buying from China. Your decision should be determined by your needs and the overall cost of the purchase, including shipping, taxes, and other fees. For large batches of necklace chains, a supplier from China might be a preferable option though you have to meet the minimum order requirements and shipping.
6. Be careful about shipping offers
If this is your first time ordering necklace chains online, know that those sites with tempting offers often have expensive products and you end up paying so much more for the product than you would be buying the chains from a supplier with standard rates and shipping fees, especially when ordering in large batches.
To avoid the offers trap, shift your thinking from the consumer purchasing style to a business purchase model where you factor in every little cost. You don’t want the free shipping offer to cost you more in the end.
7. Supplier’s reliability
To determine whether the supplier you have in mind is reliable or not, you have to check their reputation especially with many dishonest companies conning honest business persons.
Some of the things to check for reliability include an accurate disclosure of location. The supplier also needs to have a website.
The other thing to check is the transparency of product disclosures on their printed materials and the website. What this means is that it should be easy for you to find detailed information about the chains’ length, the nation of origin, sizes, material, coating, and weights.
Keep in mind that a reputable supplier will go out of their way to fix issues with shipping, the actual order, and the manufacturing details. But, you need to review the supplier’s terms and the return policies before signing the contract.
The other things you should check include:
- Reviews from previous customers
- The thing that the company is well known for
- Who to talk to if you have questions
- Finally, always establish a positive relationship with the supplier to ease things.