6 Tips on Purchasing Warehouse Mystery Boxes

June 25, 2016


Good Morning,

When I found out about these manufacturer mystery boxes for the first time I  thought I had stumbled upon an insider secret. Boxes chock full of all kinds of brand new product direct from the manufacturer warehouse. Depending on the manufacturer, a crafter can get a box loaded with product valued from $80 -$150 retail for $35-$50 per box.  Year after year I watched amazing boxes along with a few duds be unboxed. But always a little worried of getting that one dud of a box.  When I finally decided to take the plunge I came up with some rules/ tips that have served me well and thought I would share them.

  1. Keep in mind the product in these boxes will be at minimum a year old.
  2. Start with your “go to” companies, ones you are familiar enough to know past collections/products and if you liked them.
  3. Try not to have any expectations of what or how much you will receive of a particular collection.
  4. Check out YouTube for past unboxing videos of that particular manufacturer or company.
  5. Ask yourself after watching the videos:   Did you like the mix of products (brads, flair, stamps, paper etc) included in the box ? Did the box seem like it was worth it? Was there a ton of duplicates?
  6.  How much information has the company given about the box and how comfortable are you with it?  For example: Simple Stories let buyers know which collections to expect product. While other companies might just say product from the past two years with a dollar amount.

These boxes can be so much fun and with a little research it can be calculated risk that pays off in great product.

To get you started on a little research for next spring’s warehouse offerings here is my Simple Stories Warehouse Box Reveal.

 

Until next time……

 

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