I signed up with WSC and was with them for a year. I had also
purchased merchandise through them for a gallery I owned, so I knew
their reputation. The folks there are very professional and genuinely
want you to succeed. The important thing about WSC is that you have
to advertise a lot to get your work out there. They have multiple
ways for you to do this and can be rewarding yet costly. You do not
have to do a wholesale show, many people don’t, but you will need to
keep your pages fresh and advertise! I left WSC because wholesale
shows work better for me. I broke even with my investment, met some
new shops and galleries, but it became too time consuming to keep up.
I saw one of the WSC gals at a recent show and she was as delightful
in person as she was on the phone. All in all it was a good
Also, they have a discussion board that you can post questions on,
and it can be a way for you to find out what’s happening around the
country. One thing I found by reading the board was that various
retailers have quite a problem with those who sell online through
their own websites or on Etsy etc. That will always be a hot topic
and it is up to you to handle that however you choose, but they have
a place to list this info on your profile page so buyers know this
before ordering. Some care some don’t.
I hope this helps a little in your decision. They have a LOT of
jewelry, but some folks have been really happy there. It all takes
lot of work no matter the venue.