Whether you are buying or selling luxury goods, it is important to get to know your product. The preowned luxury goods market has exploded in the past few years! People are buying preowned designer goods now more than ever before. With this business boom comes a new responsibility; making sure that these items are authenticated before they hit the market. This has become a huge nightmare in the industry. Reputable names like The Real Real and Fashionphile have had their fair share of counterfeit issues.
There are a number of authentication services in the market now, but a lot of them leave the customer asking more questions than before. These services often hire people at a low hourly rate to review designer goods, often it is people that have no training on the luxury brands.
Once you get the result, they tell you if it is real or fake, but they don’t explain to you how they got to this conclusion. This is where my service is different. This is what makes The GCC Authentication Consultation a much better deal. You don’t just get an answer, you get a mini lesson on the piece you are trying to authenticate. You actually get to know your product.
HOW DOES THE GCC AUTHENTICATION CONSULTATION WORK?
WHAT IS IT?
Authentication Consultation takes the process of authenticating luxury goods to the next level.
Others: With traditional authentication services, you send pictures of your item. They will either respond and tell you your item is fake, or tell you your item is real and try to upsell you on a certificate (I say traditional but these have only been around for a few years max, so let’s not pretend they are age old establishments).
The problem with these certificates is that they aren’t worth much more than the paper they are printed on. There is no government authority regulating authentication services. The very same luxury brands you are authenticating do not recognize these certificates within their company. (If your bag breaks, and you want to take it to Louis Vuitton to have it repaired, they will not repair it if it is fake. Furthermore, they won’t care if you have a certificate from XYZ authentication llc. It means nothing to them).
The GCC: With Authentication Consultation, you will not only find out if your item is rea or fake, you will get a detailed spreadsheet with all the reasons why and how we got to this conclusion. If it is real, I will show you exactly what makes it real. This way, you enough about your product to feel confident you paid for the real deal. If your item is fake, at least you get a full lesson as to why it is fake and you know what to watch out for in the future.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
I believe in offering my customers value. I have been in the fashion and marketing industry for years. I have been a luxury goods reseller for almost 6 years. I know what I am looking for. It is easy for me to call something real or fake and move on with my day. They problem is, counterfeits in the market affect all of us. It deters new customers from buying preloved designer goods online.
There is no price on education. If you have to get your item authenticated anyway, why not learn a valuable lesson while you are at it. My hope is that my authentication customers leave with a better understanding of the designer market, and with a little mini lesson that they get to keep.
WHO IS AUTHENTICATING?
Unlike other companies, you know exactly who is processing your piece... ME! I will be authenticating every single piece. So, who am I to authenticate? What is my deal? Well, I have years of retail, fashion, buying and marketing experience. Want to know more about little ol' me before you commit? Click here
COST AND TURNAROUND TIME?
The standard Authentication Consultation will cost $30 and will have a turnaround time of 3 business days or 72 hours.
The Rush Authentication Consultation will cost $40 and will be delivered within 24 hours of when the customer sent the images.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CANNOT DETERMINE AUTHENTICITY WITHOUT A DOUBT?
In the event that I refuse to make a call on the item (which has yet to happen), you will receive a full refund and my findings. I have a reputation to protect. My store motto is, if I cannot guarantee that an item is 100% authentic, I pass on it. I will apply this same idea to authentication.
This is where a lot of companies get in trouble. They just want to turn over money and bring in as much product as they can. If I am not 100% certain and can prove my findings, I will refund your money and give you my notes so you can continue your search for the answer.
WHAT ITEMS CAN I SEND IN? WHAT BRANDS WILL YOU AUTHENTICATE?
For now, I will only be authenticating luxury Accessories (Men’s and Women’s). I will authenticate any high-end brands available. If you have questions regarding a specific brand or item, please reach out to me and I will let you know if I am able to help you with your inquiry.
*I will not authenticate vintage items. Anything older than 20 years will need to be reviewed first. For any questions on vintage items, please email me first firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU, FRIENDS!
I have received so much support from The Global Collective Co. community! Thank you, for playing my authentication games, for reading my blogs, for wanting to learn, for putting the time and effort into my lessons, and for supporting me on my journey. I am excited about this new service and hope to continue teaching you guys about designer goods.
If you have any comments or questions regarding the program, please email me email@example.com
TO PURCHASE A REGULAR SERVICE, CLICK AUTHENTICATION CONSULTATION
TO PURCAHSE A RUSH SERVICE, CLICK RUSH AUTHENTICATION CONSULTATION
*Do not forget to use discount code GCCAUTHENTICATION to get $5 off your first service.
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