How to sell your pieces of jewelry at work
If you work outside your home, considering in selling your jewelry at work could be a great idea. Even your spouse, other family members, friends… can do the same for you.
But what do you need to do?
First check if any internal policy is against that, and ask your boss, and maybe human resources, if this is OK. Make very clear that you will be using your personal time, not company time, as lunch break, other breaks, after work hours, etc
Once you have your boss’ permission, you can schedule a jewelry trunk show. The best moment is before a present occasion , like Christmas, Mother’s day, etc
Since you could be a bit short on time, think up front and pack your inventory in jewelry rolls or other containers that are easy to transport and easy to show.
To set a jewelry show email as many coworkers as you can think that can be interested in your creations. Do not spam! Just inform them. Ask them to forward the email to other people. Offer discounts or drawing to make the show more appealing.
Do not worry if you do not get a lot of people queuing to see your show. Patience. Try to get your show in a popular spot, so people passing by the room can stop and look and luckily buy something. Even when you do not sell a lot, it will help you to be known as a jeweler, and more orders will follow.
Remember: Never disrupt workplace or people working!!
Another way to extend your business to work is to wear eye-catching pieces of your art every day. Most seen, if you work in an office, are rings and bracelets. If you do those, wear them!! People will ask you, eventually, about them. Then is the time to do some marketing: give them a business card, or a postcard, or your website address…
Or do a catalog, and let it circulate.
A great advantage of selling your jewelry at work is that your customers do not need to go shopping. Anything you do that makes life easier for your customers, is a great advantage to your business
If a friend or family member agrees, she/he can take your jewelry at work and try to sell it. You can compensate her later with a discount or a free piece of jewelry.