Writings for the Collector

CollectorMetric helps you tell the story of your collection.  Buying or selling a piece in your collection is an important part of that story.  That’s why we recently rolled out a feature to transfer items between users when an item is bought or sold.  That way the provenance of a piece including images, descriptions, and pricing information is preserved when an item is transferred.  Don’t worry, only important details are...

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We’re excited to announce our latest product improvement: easily sync items from your collection into your Woocommerce shop.   Woocommerce is one of the most widely used online e-commerce platforms.  It’s highly flexible and affords endless customization and especially well suited for building a collectibles shop online.  Woocommerce handles products, orders, invoices, payment, checkout, and many other e-commerce...

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We are excited to announce our new Valet service to help you get started and keep your collection inventory accurate and up-to-date.  We understand you might have your inventory tracked in a note book, spreadsheet, Word file or maybe you don’t catalog your collection at all.   Whether you’re starting from scratch with an inventory or are already using another program we are happy to help you get started with...

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I once helped an auction house pack up the estate of a train collector who had recently passed away.  The family clearly had become attached to the collection as a memory of their loved one, but they decided the collection would be best under the care of discerning collectors.  The deceased collector certainly understood the value and rarity of some of his pieces, but the family did not.  As we carefully packed up the collection, I...

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A collector is someone that buys for personal enjoyment. They find great satisfaction in seeking out rare and interesting objects across the globe. Finding the rarest poster or print in a series or the last edition of a comic book. Collectors often have wonderful displays of their collections: a room filled to the brim with memorabilia from every James Bond film or a small vault floor to ceiling in ancient coins. Whatever the object,...

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Chances are if you’re an avid collector you’ve had to deal with the “shipping problem” at one time or another.  There’s the weight of the package, the insurance value, the possibility of damage, and most of all what carrier will you use and how soon will it be delivered?  And if you’re buying internationally there’s the whole problem of customs declaration, import tax, and worst of all...

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