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.
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.
Use a neutral background
Using a neutral background helps the buyer to focus on the item. We suggest a white background.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Strength is important
Refer to the envelope or box specifications to select suitable packaging for the weight of your shipment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep all parties informed
Providing a tracking number to the buyer and Millenium State is important to avoid any misunderstandings.