The Decorative Collective is a global online marketplace for Sellers of antique, vintage and contemporary items for the home and garden. Only items of a high standard, which are in very good saleable condition, are allowed on the site. We do not accept modern reproductions or items in a poor state. We do allow some items for re-upholstery, and on occasion some items may appear in their time worn state, but would need to be of such quality to merit their being allowed on the site.
We have a select range of 21st Century items of quality and design on the DC, some are from ranges creaed by our Sellers, and it is an area that we are keen to expand upon. We welcome Artisans, upcoming Designers of ceramics, jewellery, art and sculpture.
We are sorry, but we do not sell, provide advice on or give valuations on items owned by non-Sellers or private clients.
How does it work?
Upon joining the DC, Sellers are provided with their own login, giving them 24 hour access to manage the site themselves.
This allows each Sellers individuality and style to come through, and the flexibility to be involved at times that suit them.
Sellers load their own items and deal directly with enquiries from clients that are made via the site using the online enquiry form.
How often and how much can be put on?
Sellers can add items as and when they wish, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
There is no limit overall as to how many items dealers can upload to the DC, but we ask that no more then say 10 items are loaded to show live on the site at any one time, ie morning and/or afternoon. There is a delay function so if you want to go in once a week, you can set your items to show over that period, or longer. This is so that everyone gets a chance to be seen, rather then a few dealers having an overbearing presence on the site and to give smaller dealers as good a chance as the larger ones.
Does the DC charge any commision?
The DC does not charge commission on sales. Sellers pay a monthly membership fee only.
How do clients view my items
Sellers items are shown on all pages where items are shown for sale / sold and will sometimes be included in the weekly Newsletter. We also use Sellers photos in advertising and on social media. Good quality stock pictures are included on the homepage carousels.
Sellers have their own Storefront where all the items they have on the site at any one time are shown together, effectively creating your own mini-website.
Sellers items and blogs will also appear on the DC's various social media pages.
What is the NEW page
The NEW page shows all new items added in the order they are uploaded and in real time.
Members are able to post their own blogs on the DC site.
Blogs are great for SEO purposes and are a good way of keeping clients up-to-date with their news and promoting their businesses.
Another way in which we promote Sellers items for sale, is in our weekly Newsletter, which includes some of the latest items added to the site, our news and information.
What does Membership cost