Niche marketplaces are becoming the new norm, with sites like Car Sales for vehicles and Crown & Caliber for watches gaining traction with consumers. Now the mineral and crystal industry gets its own marketplace with Minerfy.
Minerfy is a marketplace that lets people buy and sells minerals and crystals. The ads aren’t limited to raw minerals and crystals though, some sellers even list artwork and jewellery as well.
The great thing about the Minerfy platform is the fact that sellers can purchase their desired ad package depending on how many items they wish to post. If a buyer is interested in a specific ad, they can contact the seller using the Minerfy messaging system.
Sellers often take payments via PayPal meaning buyers won’t need to link their bank or card to the marketplace.
The user dashboard lets sellers see how many visits each of their ads have gotten so they can make any necessary tweaks to optimize sales.
If you want to post a listing on Minerfy, all you need to do is create an account. Once you’ve registered on the platform, you can start creating ads and communicating with interested buyers.
You can even set up auctions for your items. If a bidding war arises, you could end up getting more money for your item. Minerfy also lets you rent out items for others to use for a given period of time. Renting out items is a good way to create long-term passive income.
The benefit of using a niche marketplace like Minerfy over large retailers like Amazon is the fact that you get to establish a close relationship with your buyers, increasing the odds of getting returning customers. You also get more visibility on niche marketplaces since there are fewer ads crowding the platform.
Finally, it’s much easier to sell crystals on Minerfy than sites like eBay or Amazon because you can target the right audience. If someone is on Minerfy, they’re most likely a fan of minerals and crystals, and thus more likely to respond to your ad than generalized buyers on other websites.
Buyers will have the opportunity to review a seller after completing a purchase. Sellers with good reviews are more likely to attract buyers than those with bad reviews. Sellers will also have the chance to review buyers. This mutual review system leads to buyers and sellers who are more respectful to one another, and virtually eliminates any chance of scammers exploiting the platform.
You can set the location of your ad to make it more visible to nearby buyers. Minerfy makes it easy for in-person trades to happen through the platform. Be sure to meet in a public place when conducting trades though.
When posting your ad, you’re free to add as many details as you like. Adding details like size, weight, postage options, and even your preferred payment method gives you the best chance of making a sale.
Overall, Minerfy is another entry in a great line of niche marketplaces and makes it easy for sellers to profit off of their crystals.