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Jewellery Near Me?
Admin 04/04/2020
Jewellery Near Me?

Handcrafted product sales are on the increase and for good reason. The flood of poor quality Far East products, fuelled by cheap prices and unrealistic claims that don't hold up, has pushed consumers to look for alternatives in the marketplace. The expression 'handmade is best' has rung true for decades, but never more so than now.

So, why is it better buying 'handmade'?

 

True handmade products are few and far between and the correct term now should be 'handcrafted' as most products use an element of technology or machine manufacturing which, in itself, is also highly skilled, but handcrafted is good for the environment. Less fuel and energy is used to produce and transport the products making it more efficient.

 

If you're a regular buyer of handcrafted products, give yourself a pat on the back! :-) You're helping to support a local business and create jobs. People tend to value a...

Ring Sizer Conversion Tool
Admin 02/06/2020
Ring Sizer Conversion Tool

Coming Soon to Odissa!

To help customers determine the correct ring size conversion when ordering rings, The Guild of Jewellery Designers have commissioned a tool to be written that converts from one country size system to another.

This should be available very soon and will be a trusted resource for accurately converting your ring size to that of the system used by your jewellery designer/maker.

**UPDATE** Try out the ring size conversion chart tool here

New Product Price Calculator Tool
Admin 01/15/2020
New Product Price Calculator Tool

We're pleased to announce the addition of a brand new product pricing calculator tool which is available to all vendors in your back end admin area only. Click the blue button next to the 'Item Price' field to open the calculator.

The tool is designed to be a quick price calculation tool to confirm that your pricing is correct and that you are actually making some money! :-)

Pricing your products for selling, either wholesale or full retail, is difficult at the best of times. Hopefully this first of a series of new online tools available to Odissa members will help to remedy that situation and provide confidence to be able to price products accordingly.

How to use the tool:

Materials: 

Add up all your materials and services costs; raw metal, stones, castings...

New Features for Odissa Sellers
Admin 12/19/2019
New Features for Odissa Sellers

New Feature Number 1:

 

Odissa sellers can now create multiple logins and have up to 5 seller assistants for members of their team to help maintain their shop area. Eg, add products, update prices and descriptions etc.

 

So come on! Rope in your partners, friends and family and get them working for you!

 

New Feature Number 2:

 

We now have an enhanced order management tool in the Odissa backend admin area which allows shop owners to manage all their orders whether placed through Odissa or from any sales channel. Eg. Etsy, Not on the High Street, own website etc.


Orders can be entered manually and the display acts as an organiser so you can view at a glance the order details and plan which order needs working on and when it’s due for...

Lost Jewellery Recovery Service - Jewellery Reunited
Admin 11/26/2019
Lost Jewellery Recovery Service - Jewellery Reunited

Jewellery Reunited is a service run by The Guild of Jewellery Designers to help reunite lost or stolen jewellery with its rightful owner

The idea of a service to reunite people with their loved jewellery came about following a month of desperately retracing steps and turning our house upside down while frantically searching every room, twice sometimes three, with no luck. Finally resigned to the despair of losing my engagement, eternity and wedding rings ( I hasten to add, not even a year old, as we tied the knot in April).

However while getting ready for a change of hair colour, imagine my elation (well my husbands elation as he didn’t need to purchase them again), at finding all my rings inside a hair dye box...

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