It's absolutely the easiest thing to start up your own online jewelry business! You'll need to get your license via your local chamber of commerce, but once you've got that you can begin searching for wholesale jewelry products that you'll be selling online.
Unless you are planning on making your own jewelry (something to think about in the future?) you'll need to develop a relationship with a wholesaler. A wholesaler is the company or organization or person who buys large quantities of a product and sells to merchants or retailers (you) who then sell to the public. Wholesalers, because they buy their product in bulk, are able to sell the product at a much cheaper price than you would find in a retail store. Say, for example, that you want to sell Italian charms. In order for you to make a good profit and yet keep your products at a reasonable price, you'll need to find Italian charms at wholesale prices.
The Internet is the perfect place to locate wholesalers and there are literally countless suppliers of Italian charms. The first thing to do is to try a search for “Italian charms wholesale" or something like that. That will bring up lots of websites and you'll have to sift through them all to find the appropriate wholesaler for your needs. You should already know exactly what you want to be selling. Try to find a wholesaler who'll be able to provide you with all the Italian charms you want as well as any other jewelry or materials that you'll need. It will be much easier, especially in the beginning, to develop a business relationship with the one company that can deliver all your needs at once.
Do try to determine that the company you choose is a wholesaler or manufacturer who sells wholesale, that way you'll probably be securing the best price. A broker is a business person who sells on behalf of a company for a commission. This will probably mean a higher price for you. Read up on the company's history, usually found on the “About Us" page. Determine the level of experience of your wholesaler. A long history in online ordering certainly makes for a better service.
The next important thing to check up on is the policy your wholesale supplier has on returns and faulty merchandise. As a retailer you need to be happy about your product in order to sell it. As such, you need the assurance of the wholesaler that if you are not satisfied with the product you buy they'll accept it back, no questions asked. Any wholesaler who cannot do this is not worth getting involved with.
Lastly, make sure your Italian charms wholesaler has a massive selection of charms. Italian charms are always popular so you'll need to think about your future sales right from the start. Make sure you find a wholesaler with an impressive selection of charms and one that is always updating stock. That means you'll always be able to provide your customers with the best products.
Dean Erickson - Journalist, and web site builder Dean Erickson lives in Texas. He is the owner and co-editor of http://italian-charms-wholesale-finder.com on which you will find a longer, more detailed version of this article.