How to take pictures?
1. Use professional lighting fixtures
We recommand you to use professional lighting fixtures in order to make your currency stand out. Ordinary lighting such as a light bulb or a flash light might whether darken the image or worsen the colors, which would affect the currency's attractivity.
2. Photograph only the item you want to sell
Having several items in the picture might distract or confuse the potential buyer on what is for sale. Any items not related to the description should be removed from the picture.
3. Use a neutral background
Using a neutral background helps the buyer to focus on the item. We suggest a white background.
4. Photograph both sides of the coin
Buyers tend to want to see as many details as possible. We request to always take pictures of the obverse and reverse of the coin. The more you highlight those details, the more will your customers be encouraged to buy this item.
5. Take your photos one at a time
If you are willing to sell a collection, take the photos of each item separately in order for the buyer to be able to examine each coin of the collection, even if you want to take a global one beforehand or afterwards. Just having a global photo would undermine your selling success.
6. The photo must be close to mirroring your item
Any signs of damage or scratches must be accurately mentionned in the description and highlighted in the pictures. Showing full disclosure fosters confidence-building between the buyer and the seller.
7. Hold properly your camera
Try to use a digital or professional camera rather than your smartphone in order to obtain a clearer image. Moreover you will be able to adjust the distance of your camera for all your photos to be even-sized and crop the edges afterwards with your computer to only just expose the coin.
8. A better picture encourages purchases
The first picture uploaded will be the first displayed. This picture must draw attention and convince the buyers that your item is the most worthwhile.
9. Include all the set in the picture
If your item, e.g. your coin, has an additional box or certificate, mention it in the description and take a photo of the whole to make it more attractive.
10. Avoid selfies or showing any other parts of your body
Buyers are interested in your item the most - avoid reflective surfaces and make sure your body is not visible in the background.
11. Submit all details
Buyers are picky, they will be looking for details. A high resolution image showing all of them details will be much appreciated.
1. Look for good quality packaging
Identify the type of packaging you need for your parcel. Coins, banknotes, medals or decorations may require different types of packaging. Good quality packaging is critical for protecting your parcel during transit.
2. Pay attention to the material
For good quality packaging always use high quality envelopes or boxes for parcels. For fragile items, double-walled or tri-walled constructions are recommended. Avoid reusing old envelopes or boxes as they may have lost some of their rigidity.
3. Strength is important
Refer to the envelope or box specifications to select suitable packaging for the weight of your shipment.
4. Size matters
Under-filled envelopes may collapse and overfilled envelopes may burst. Prevent this by choosing an envelope of the right size for the content being shipped.
5. Leave no empty space
It is important to fill all the space within the envelope or box to prevent the contents from moving during transit as this can cause damage to both the contents and the envelope. Use appropriate internal packaging materials such as foam sheeting, air bags, foam peanuts to protect the item.
6. Protect with good tape
Both the adhesive tape you choose and how you seal the package make a big difference in protecting the contents from being exposed or damaged during transit. For bigger packages, use good quality tape.
7. Separate items in a combined shipping
When shipping multiple items in a single package, always wrap each item individually and separate them with corrugated inserts or other divider materials as appropriate.
8. Use custom-printed envelopes
Don’t forget to write clearly your and the buyer’s address details. Make sure you don’t miss anything - name, surname, street, numbers, city, postal code, country. Provide your telephone number on the envelope.
9. Applying Shipping Label
Clearly displaying the shipment labels is important in ensuring that your shipment moves swiftly through carrier company’s network. Don’t forget you can send only registered letters trading on Millenium State.
10. Save postal check
It is very important to save postal check with tracking number until the buyer confirms about receiving an item.
11. Keep all parties informed
Providing a tracking number to the buyer and Millenium State is important to avoid any misunderstandings.