I would have one wholesale price list. With your wholesale prices.
Some galleries only do consignment, and that's fine. You have to
decide whether or not you want to do consignment, and if you want to
do it with them. I've had some really bad experiences, I've had some
I have 3 consignment stores now. One is great, pays like clockwork
easy to work with. The second is okay, I have to remind them every
month to cut me a check- annoying! They changed managers and now they
don't operate as efficiently as they have in the past. The third is
about to go to small claims court. Can't get her to call me back.
Before doing consignment with a store, I would ask for references
and call them! Ask what they think, how they pay, at the same time
each month? Any problems with them? How do they like working with
them & would they recommend this account to another artist.
When I do consignment, I add a little to each piece to cover
shipping, special orders, cleaning when it returns to my studio.
It's nominal- like $3-$5.00 a piece. Some people add a percentage to
each piece. Some just do their regular wholesale price.
One more thing, I don't like to do consignment with stores that buy
and consign. Unless I'm using them as a way to get rid of some older
stock that's no longer in my line. If they're going to buy someone
else's work, why can't they buy mine as well? For that reason, I
don't offer consignment up front. If someone wants to talk about it,
I'm open to a dialogue, but I don't advertise: You can buy OR borrow
my work. I think it sends a mixed message.
This is all just my personal opinion based on my personal
Amery Carriere Designs
Romantic Jewelry with an Edge