The Wedding Dress Link is not the first and only website that provides the facility to help
you buy and sell wedding dresses online. Our niche within the market however is within the
quality look, feel and usability of our site.
Emotion can have a lot to play in marketing, especially with an item such as a wedding
This is why we focus on creating an upmarket experience through the design of our adverts,
to ultimately display your dress in the best possible manor that will achieve you a sale.
General selling platforms such as these are not ideal for presenting specialise items such as wedding dresses. Potential customers want to feel that buying a dress is a one off, very special purchase and not a second hand bargain, which most of these market place sites portray.
Popular bridal magazines also advise brides not to buy from such sites to avoid fraud and over sea sellers providing illegal designer replicas.
There is also the chance of you being approached by fraudsters pretending to be “potential
Leaving the seller without the dress and the reimbursement paid.
We provide a platform for listing dresses only. We do not purchase dresses.
We specialise only in the advertising of wedding dresses that are...
We do not advertise any other wedding related clothing or items.
To place an advert on the site it costs either £25 (for the gold package) or £30 (for the
diamond package). Your advert that will then be listed on our site for a total of 12 months or until it is sold.
The differences between the Gold and Diamond packages are as follows.
Although our Gold package will get your dress viewed, our more prestigious Diamond package
offers the following additional advantages.
People can get back up to 50% of the original cost of their dress. However, it is entirely up to you to decided how much you think your dress is worth.
Points to consider when pricing your dress.
We also recommend that you look at other dress adverts on this site to see what they are being sold for.
There are many influencing factors that can determine how quickly you can achieve a sale.
quality photos and a comprehensive description that makes your dress desirable?
Buyers can contact you via email by clicking on to your advert and selecting “contact
seller”. This is why it is important that you provide a correct email address when setting up
your account. If you then wish to exchange telephone or mobile numbers via email you can do
this as well.
To update your profile
We use a secure online payment through PayPal which also accepts credit and debit cards.
You only pay The Wedding Dress Link a one off fee of either £25 (for the Gold package) or
£30 (for the Diamond package) for a 12month advert on our site.
When you sell your dress you keep all the proceeds. We do not ask for any further payment when a dress is sold.
It is usually the responsibility of the buyer to pay for the posting and shipping cost but
this can be discussed between you and your customer. Alternatively arrange to meet with the buyer
and exchange the dress for payment during the appointment to avoid such costs.
There are a number of different factors that can effect the cost of shipping a dress. For
We would suggest you contact delivery services such as UPS, FedEx and TNT for quotes. Make
sure you ask for insurance that covers the cost of your dress and for deliveries that require
the signature of the customer.
spaces with tissue or acid free paper.
beading to protect it from damage.
opened by customs.
If you have any queries or issues listing your dress we have a very efficient customer services team who will be more than happy to assist you. Contact us on email@example.com
Our company’s aim is to display your dress in style and find you a customer.
This means quality is required and this particularly applies to the photographs you use.
Portrait photos are best – We do except landscape pictures however due to the nature of this site and the programming portrait pictures are always preferable.
Sizing of you photograph – Please use the standard sizing of 7X4 when ever possible and less than 5 Mega pixels.
Types and angles of your photos – Try and use photographs that display the full length of your dress as well as some close up shots showing detail such as beading and embellishments. Photographs that show your dress from different angles can also be useful.
No marking or dubbing – do not dub out your face or any others that may be displayed in your photos as doing this ruins the effect and presentation of your dress.
You must be the copyright holder – make sure you have the right to use the photos before displaying them on our site.
We recommend that you dry clean your dress before placing it on our site, as this will ultimately increase your chances of achieving a sale. The sooner you organise getting your dress cleaned after your wedding day the better. We also suggest that once it’s dry cleaned that you keep it...
This will make your dress look as good as new and will help to get you to achieve a quick sale. Some dry cleaner can take up to 3-4 weeks.
Only certain dry cleaners deal with wedding dresses so make sure you choose some one that is experienced in cleaning wedding dresses. Such companies will usually have a pre set pricing for different styles of dresses.
Prices will vary from each business but on average most cleaners will charge from £60 - £100. Please not that some will determine the price however depending what you estimate your dress to be worth.
We suggest that once your dress has bee dry-cleaned that you keep it...
Once your payment has been processed your advert should appear straightaway however in some cases please allow for up to 72 hours.
The differences between the Gold and Diamond packages are as follows.
Although our Gold package will get your dress viewed, our more prestigious Diamond package offers the following additional advantages.
The multi sell option provides a discounted rate for the number of adverts you place on the site within one transaction they consist of either Multi Gold or Multi Diamond packages (these adverts cannot be mixed and must be either all Gold or all Diamond).
1 dress advert = £25
2 dress adverts = £20 each (save £10)
3+ dress adverts = £15 each (save £30)
1 dress advert = £30
2 dress adverts = £25 each (save £10)
3+ dress adverts = £20 each (save £30)
We would firstly recommend that you make sure payments are received before you hand over or post your dress.
Meet the buyer – meet face to face to avoid scams.
Use PayPal or organise a direct deposit - if you are unable to meet the buyer organise a secure payment method such as Pay Pal.
Our site allows you the control in what you feel comfortable in doing. Some individuals will feel it vital to try and view a dress before buying while others may feel happy to buy online without trying first.
Simply discuss with your enquires what you would like to do.
You do not need to offer a return policy. The purchaser cannot return a dress once a payment has been made.
If you receive a cheque that is more than the asking price of your dress return it back to the sender and ask for the correct amount.
Or alternatively wait for the cheque to clear!!
This has not occurred on our site but there have been recent online scams particularly with high end priced items.
The process of the fraudster
Leaving the seller out of pocket for the item and the reimbursement.
For the majority of situations these tips may seem extreme but it is always best to abide by them to promote safe buying.
You may update your items as often as you like.
You advert will automatically expire after 12 months and will be removed from the site.
Once this process is completed your advert will be permanently removed from our site.
It may also appear in our sold section.
Your listing will expire 12months from the date that it is placed on our site. When your dress is sold please log in to your account remove your listing to avoid other buyers continuing to contact you.
Even though your advert is displayed for a total of 12 months you can relist your dress whenever you wish, even before your 12 month listing has expired!
This means that you can remove your current listing and create a new-refreshed advert by purchasing another Gold or Diamond package. This will then make your advert appear before other listings on the site and will ultimately increase the chances of getting your dress seen by potential buyers.
To relist your dress you firstly need to remove your advert and create a new one.
To remove your listing:
To create a new listing:
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