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How to take pictures?

Below you will find our tips for taking better photos of your items to make them stand out. Better photos will draw more attention from clients and result in higher prices for sellers.

Use professional lighting fixtures

We recommend that you use professional lighting fixtures in order to make your currency stand out. Ordinary lighting such as a light bulb or a flashlight might result in a darker image and worse color.

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coin picture

Photograph only the item you want to sell

Having several items in the photo might distract or confuse the potential buyer. Any unrelated items should be removed from the photo.

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coin photo

Use a neutral background

Using a neutral background helps the buyer to focus on the item. We suggest a white background.

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coin photo

Photograph both sides of the coin

Buyers want to see as many details as possible. Always take photos of both sides of the coin (obverse and reverse). The more you highlight those details, the more your customers will be encouraged to buy the item.

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coin photo

Take your photos one at a time

If you want to sell a collection, take photos of each item separately so that the buyer can examine each coin in the collection. Just having one photo of the entire collection will undermine your success.

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coin photo

The photo must accurately represent your item

Any signs of damage or scratches must be accurately mentioned in the description and highlighted in the photos. Showing full disclosure fosters confidence between the buyer and the seller.

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coin photo

Steady your camera

Try to use a digital or professional camera rather than your smartphone in order to obtain a clearer image. Using a tripod or other mount will provide consistent size and distance for your photos.

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coin photo

A better photo encourages purchases

The first photo uploaded will be the first displayed. This picture must draw attention and convince the buyers that your item is the most worthwhile.

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coin photo

Include boxes and certificates

If your item has an additional box or certificate, mention it in the description and take a photo of the whole set to make it more attractive.

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coin photo

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.

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coin photo

Capture all of the details

Buyers are picky - they will be looking for details. A high resolution image showing all of the details will be much appreciated.

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coin photo

You will see below all our advices to make better parcels for your items and get better sales.

Well packed parcels guarantee a better customer satisfaction.

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.

Coins

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coin photo

Banknotes

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coin photo

Medals

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Decorations

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coin photo

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.

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coin photo

Strength is important

Refer to the envelope or box specifications to select suitable packaging for the weight of your shipment.

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coin photo

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.

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coin photo

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.

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coin photo

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.

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coin photo

Combining several items in one shipment

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.

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Use custom-printed envelopes

Don't forget to clearly write your details 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.

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coin photo

Applying shipping labels

Clearly displaying the shipping label is important to ensure that your shipment moves swiftly through the carrier's network. Remember that you can only send trackable mail when trading on Millenium State.

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coin photo

Save the postal receipt

It is very important to save the postal receipt with tracking number until the buyer confirms they have received your item.

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coin photo

Keep all parties informed

Providing a tracking number to the buyer and Millenium State is important to avoid any misunderstandings.

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