Buying beads wholesale can be an intimidating task, especially for brand new bead enthusiasts. From deciding on the level of quality to completing the relevant government paperwork, many jewelry shop owners miss out on the benefits of wholesale purchasing because they do not understand how to go about it.

Below is a breakdown of some of the simple tips you have to use to expand your small business or hobby.

What Is Wholesale Buying?

In general, buying wholesale simply means purchasing the product directly from the manufacture rather than a retailer. Wholesale jewelry and beads are sold in larger quantities compared to those of retailers. By purchasing directly from the manufacturer you cut out the middleman avoiding cost markups and overpricing.

Factors To Consider When Buying Wholesale Beads

Beads are manufactured in various designs, styles, and textures. Therefore, when buying wholesale jewelry and beads, there are important things that you need to consider.

  •     What Do You Require?

Before going shopping, it is important to have a clear mind on the type, style, and texture of the items you need to purchase. This avoids confusion and impulse buying which defeats the purpose of getting products wholesale. This also prevents you from overspending.

  •     Price

The price of any commodity is important when buying items wholesale. To get the best offer, compare prices between various wholesale beads manufacturers before you make a buying decision. Look out for discounts and offers since some manufactures provide them during certain periods. Go for the option that gives value to your money.

  •     Research And Reviews

Find out which manufacturers have the products you need. There are a host of manufacturers in the market so ensure you go with the trustworthy option.

An easier way to gauge whether a manufacturer is trustworthy is to go through the customer reviews. The reviews will give you an insight into some of the pros and cons of working with the manufacturer. If there are more positives than negatives, then the wholesaler has quality goods and provides excellent service.

  •     Delivery

Before you place an order for wholesale beads, it is crucial to account for the mode and cost of delivery. Find out if there are additional shipping fees that you might not be aware of. If you are shipping from abroad, you should not spend a lot of money on the shipping fees than the actual product. Ask if the manufacturing offers shipping discounts on certain amounts of goods bought and use that to your advantage.

You should also consider delivery times. You do not want your raw materials to reach you after the deadline of a major order.

Once you consider the factors mentioned above, your buying experience will become much easier and enjoyable.


Jewelry designing is becoming increasingly popular in the modern world. When inspiration strikes, it is important to have an effective way of purchasing your supplies. Purchasing wholesale beads allows you to save on money and time allowing you to have ample time to create beautiful and unique jewelry pieces. By using the tips mentioned above you will get your money’s worth.

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