I sell in more than one online market. Some of my items are listed in one, some in all. Although up to now, I have been focusing on my etsy shop, things have been changing over there and I decided to add some of my higher end smalls to chairish. I figure I would tell you guys about that market as I do feel they are positioning themselves to become a force to reckoned with.
I got involved with Chairish a few years ago. They are a relative newcomer in the online marketplace and a lot of folks are unaware of them. They are presenting to an upscale audience focusing on interior designers. There are no vintage requirements and they encourage sellers to offer late model Furnishings and Decor. They also offer white glove shipping nationwide which they arrange at incredible rates. I price shopped Plycon on my own and they are seriously half of that. Although white glove shipping is a splurge, it really is a great choice as all you need to do is say 'put it over there' and they will, taking all the wrappings with them when they leave. I sling a lot of furniture and can say that alone is worth forking over the dough!
Chairish is a curated collection. That means someone there decides if they want your item listed. If for whatever reason they do not want it, it gets denied. It is a way of controlling what is associated with their brand. The audience is Interior Designers shopping for clients and savvy homeowners in the know. Sellers are also grouped by region and often offer deliver or pick ups. This is how you can shop smartly without driving up the price with shipping costs.
There are some great features in the App! First up is a VIEW IN YOUR SPACE feature.
From the desktop browser, I have also been able to PRINT A TEAR SHEET which looks like this. Also an Interior designer feature but helpful if you are coordinating your own project.
As you can see above, shoppers can make offers. Sellers can accept or counter. When you make an offer, be aware that everyone who has HEARTED that item gets a push email that announces HURRY! MALISSA HAS MADE AN OFFER OF $250.
SHOPPING TIPS: you can score a $20 off coupon as a new shopper just be signing up for an account or message me your email as I can have one sent to you. I also just printed out a packing slip for a buyer and it included a coupon code for $20 off a purchase of $100 or more on a return trip. You can ask questions directly to the seller as a public comment. Please note there there is not a private communication system nor will they encourage direct contact between buyer and seller off site. They will, however, assist as a go between and forward info between parties. Just contact customer service to initiate. TRUST: although listings are edited by Chairish, know that they do not authenticate any item being sold. I have observed some shady practices by dealers in this market. Like any other marketplace, make sure you ask questions and get proof. If the dealer cannot provide, you may want to find someone who will to purchase from.
TRADE DISCOUNTS. Are you an interior design pro? Chairish recently launched a Trade program where, once approved, you would be eligible for trade discounts as offered by sellers of 10-30% off listed price. I personally feel I price fair so have not jumped into this. Realistically, prices need to start higher to accommodate this on top of the already steep commission. I am going to wait it out and see. Shoppers always can make offers so not being featured in the promos is the only thing I will miss out on.
Pop over and give chairish a try! You can follow my shop at chairish.com/shop/madmodworldvintage and find me under Philadelphia sellers! ✌️Happy shopping! Allow 6-8 weeks to receive white glove furniture shipments! I had been taking 2 weeks just to get things picked up!