What are your experiences with Fashionphile?

pasdedeux1

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Just so everyone else is aware, USPS will only insure fine jewelry if it is sent with their incredibly slow registered mail service, where each handoff of the package is signed for. There's specific requirements for tamper evident packaging as well.

regardless of what insurance you pay for, jewelry items/gemstones/etc are NOT INSURED with USPS unless they are sent registered mail.
 

acrowcounted

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Not OP, but I think she said she is from outside the USA. I don’t think they offer the free fashionphile label in that case.
Interesting. I assumed because she used USPS she was in the USA but I guess international companies link to usps once the package crosses the ocean? One reason I prefer using FP as a seller is that they provide the label which makes them seemingly responsible for the item the moment it leaves my hands (and all their auto processing/scanning is linked to it making it harder to lose items etc).
 

nicole0612

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Just so everyone else is aware, USPS will only insure fine jewelry if it is sent with their incredibly slow registered mail service, where each handoff of the package is signed for. There's specific requirements for tamper evident packaging as well.

regardless of what insurance you pay for, jewelry items/gemstones/etc are NOT INSURED with USPS unless they are sent registered mail.
This is very helpful, thanks for posting the details.
 

nicole0612

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Interesting. I assumed because she used USPS she was in the USA but I guess international companies link to usps once the package crosses the ocean? One reason I prefer using FP as a seller is that they provide the label which makes them seemingly responsible for the item the moment it leaves my hands (and all their auto processing/scanning is linked to it making it harder to lose items etc).
I would have assumed so also, but I happened to recall in her previous post that she had shipped internationally.
I completely agree with you, I will gladly take a slightly lower payout if required in order to use company that provides an insured label.
 

onlyk

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Sad sad news, their receiving department claimed they never received it! Whoever signed for the package they claimed has no such employee. Because I send by usps, I have no way to track it like ups or fedex, and not able to use fashionphile labels! USPS assumed it is delivered and signed for. So Fashionphile just closed the case for me, I am out at $4000! And you know what, today i think i found my item listed on their website! But my items are van cleef (not listed), a hermes twilly (just listed) and chanel earrings (just listed) but items have no specific reference on them, how can I said they were mine! I am new, i can not even start my own thread to seek more help! I need serous help
You may look up your quote number then take a look of the item they liisted if they are the same then that's your item.

Also just curious, why you guys take high risk of losing expensive things sending your items overseas instead you could selling in your own country? I'm sure there are lots of consignments in almost every countries? It would give me heart attack to mail anything that expensive without some sort of guaranty
 

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When I got my first label for their New Jersey location I was pleased that the shipping time had been reduced from a week to just 2-3 days. However the check-in time has increased so much, it's really a wash. I'm not even talking about processing time and getting paid, I'm talking about just OPENING the shipping box and acknowledging receipt of the specific item. Honestly, it's just scary shipping anything to them these days. I'm still waiting for them to open a box while Yoogiscloset has already paid me for items received on the same day!
 
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onlyk

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A qutesion, are you guys getting lower than usual quotes? I haven't been able to sell anything to them for awhile, because other consignments offered me 5%- 40% more on almost every item. I'm afraid of sending new items in for quotes, just don't want FP thinks I'm teasing them.
 

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Sad sad news, their receiving department claimed they never received it! Whoever signed for the package they claimed has no such employee. Because I send by usps, I have no way to track it like ups or fedex, and not able to use fashionphile labels! USPS assumed it is delivered and signed for. So Fashionphile just closed the case for me, I am out at $4000! And you know what, today i think i found my item listed on their website! But my items are van cleef (not listed), a hermes twilly (just listed) and chanel earrings (just listed) but items have no specific reference on them, how can I said they were mine! I am new, i can not even start my own thread to seek more help! I need serous help
Were they ever able to locate your package?
 
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ccbaggirl89

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A qutesion, are you guys getting lower than usual quotes? I haven't been able to sell anything to them for awhile, because other consignments offered me 5%- 40% more on almost every item. I'm afraid of sending new items in for quotes, just don't want FP thinks I'm teasing them.
I feel like their quotes have been lower in the past month. I think it really varies though from person to person and what you submit. You might want to search the thread, but I recall other people wondering if you can regularly submit for quotes but not send it to them. I believe the general responses were that they are ok with you getting quotes and not ultimately giving it to them as long as you are actively buying from them - they do stop giving quotes out to some people who they flag as never selling to them and also never buying from them.
 
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I feel like their quotes have been lower in the past month. I think it really varies though from person to person and what you submit. You might want to search the thread, but I recall other people wondering if you can regularly submit for quotes but not send it to them. I believe the general responses were that they are ok with you getting quotes and not ultimately giving it to them as long as you are actively buying from them - they do stop giving quotes out to some people who they flag as never selling to them and also never buying from them.
Thank you for your reply, I sell to them a lot, it's just when sometimes their quotes were too low for me to lose $$$$ or other consignments gave much higher. I'm paying high tax and high cost of shipping when buy from sellers, it is now much harder to sell because all these LV Chanel Hermes went up prices big time, such as I had just sold a like brand new Speedy to a consignment whom gave me much higher than FP's quote (I would lose $50 if took FP's quote) but, listen to this, even at this much higher quote from another consignment I only makes $60 after all the expense, laughable profit.
 

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The quotes are a mixed bag. I submitted 6 LV items to both Fashionphile and Yoogiscloset for quotes. Yoogis was higher on 3, Fashionphile was higher on the other three. I guess it just depends on what they are looking for.
 

azure5

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Thank you for your reply, I sell to them a lot, it's just when sometimes their quotes were too low for me to lose $$$$ or other consignments gave much higher. I'm paying high tax and high cost of shipping when buy from sellers, it is now much harder to sell because all these LV Chanel Hermes went up prices big time, such as I had just sold a like brand new Speedy to a consignment whom gave me much higher than FP's quote (I would lose $50 if took FP's quote) but, listen to this, even at this much higher quote from another consignment I only makes $60 after all the expense, laughable profit.
If you can manage it, may be better to source high quality bags and sit on them for a year or so.
THEN sell.

Because AFAIK prices are going to go north. We're entering a high inflation low growth cycle.

There's a lot of rubbish around and fakes, and if you can differentiate yourself, all the better.
High end auction houses are the go from what I can see. You can set a reserve and people are outbidding eachother. They view lux bags as an investment. It's not fashionistas in there. From what I can see.
 

azure5

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Dose anyone out there get lower than normal quotes lately? I can't sell any to them since last month, every item the quote they gave me was lower than other consignments, sometimes 15-25% lower. wondering why.
They're possibly clogged up with rubbish that won't shift. So they don't want to take more items on regardless of quality. I doubt if they're authenticating properly either. I've identified plenty of fakes in all sites supposedly giving guarantees. This is crippling their business model. Plus theft, people returning and substituting with a fake, etc etc.