4 Things to Check When You Buy Handmade Jewelry Online

Originally submitted by Estherina Sally Tan. For more information about her, visit http://estherly.com.

One of the popular items that people buy online is jewelry. You might be thinking, are you serious?? Well, it was one of the first questions that I asked myself when I wanted to start my online handmade jewelry shop. But guess what, now I have customers from overseas whom I have not met before!

So, if you are an online shopper, and you are considering buying some beautiful jewelry, what are the things that you need to check before you made a purchase? Let me share with you from a seller and a buyer point of view, since I’m both, because I buy my supplies online frequently and I sell my handmade jewelry online.

  1. Make sure the photos are clear and are taken from different angles.
    As a buyer, I dislike photos that are not clear, blur and dark. If I can’t tell what it is or I can’t see the colours I won’t buy.
  2. The product description include the colours, measurements and materials.
    I have a measuring tape beside me when I buy. It helps me to estimate the size of the items that I plan to buy.
  3. There is a refund and return policy stated clearly in the shop.
    I will trust a shop more if they are confident enough to put out a refund and return policy, especially when I cannot visit their physical shop or touch the item that I want to buy.
  4. A good rating.
    A good rating does not necessary guarantees that I don’t have problems with my transaction, but at least it will make me feel better and more confident with the shop and the owner.