We would have loved to do a gala or other special event for our customers, showing our gratitude, appreciation, and continued trust and support over the years. However, when our clientele (which includes sellers as well as buying customers) spans the globe, this type of festivity was not feasible.
Middletown, OH (Vocus) April 7, 2009
Angie McIntosh, owner of Crystal Exchange America, started her business in April of 1997. At the time, she was a software developer, so building a web site seemed like a fairly simple challenge for her. Knowing a handful of Swarovski collectors with a couple hundred retired swarovski crystal pieces to sell, she quickly had a web site launched for Crystal Exchange America and was ready to go. In the mid 90's, for the most part, the internet was fairly new to most households and ecommerce had not begun. Collectors who found their web site made most purchases by phone or fax after finding the Swarovski crystal they wanted to purchase advertised on the Crystal Exchange America web site. As time passed, more crystal collectors approached them with Swarovski crystal to sell. The web site was more frequently updated as the product listings and availability was dynamic and rapidly changed. Their web site and business grew and grew and grew.
Today, Crystal Exchange America has nearly 6000 Swarovski figurines on their site. Most of the Swarovski listings are for retired and discontinued Swarovski. Nearly all items listed have photos and details from the Swarovski owners/sellers regarding the inclusion or exclusion of original boxes, identification stickers on boxes, certificates, and Swarovski logo on the crystal. Swarovski collectors demand attractive prices, and often-times, complete details of the Swarovski crystal item they plan to purchase. The more information about a particular item that is available, the more likely it will sell. Swarovski collectors can use a state of the art shopping cart system and securely submit their credit card information during the check out process.
For the person with a Swarovski collection to sell, they may safely and securely submit their collection details to have the Swarovski figurines posted for sale on the Crystal Exchange America web site. Motivated sellers can price their pieces with tremendous economical appeal and have them featured in the Swarovski Sale page of the site, which is dedicated to show those special pieces with the best Swarovski discount possible. If the seller is in doubt, the company is always glad to assist in setting realistic prices based on prior sales and present listings for similar crystal items.
"We would have loved to do a gala or other special event for our customers, showing our gratitude, appreciation, and continued trust and support over the years. However, when our clientele (which includes sellers as well as buying customers) spans the globe, this type of festivity was not feasible." says the owner. So, in celebration of their 12th anniversary, Crystal Exchange America has several promotions running to their repeat customers. Some of the promotions are a 12-month subscription to Warner's Blue Ribbon Book Online or $12 off shipping with a minimum $250 purchase. Their promotions are running during their anniversary month of April only.
For the avid Swarovski collector looking for more than the crystal figurines, Crystal Exchange America also sells the most popular books on Swarovski Crystal as well as software to easily inventory a Swarovski Crystal collection. Two of the collectors' favorite price guides are written and published by Swarovski collectors: Warner's Blue Ribbon Books on Swarovski. These phenomenal Swarovski catalogs are also the basis for Star Track Software.
Crystal Exchange America is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Swarovski. Crystal Exchange America is an independent company providing a specialist service to collectors of Swarovski Crystal and Swarovski Silver Crystal.