Are you wondering how to start a Bricklink store?
If you're planning on selling Lego online, then Bricklink is, in my opinion, the best place to do it.
I've sold on Bricklink for over six years and have experience running a store with more than 500,000 parts (one of the largest stores in the UK at the time)
Today, I'm going to take you through how to start a Bricklink store from start to finish.
By the end of this post you'll have set up a fully working Bricklink store which is viewable to those looking to purchase Lego parts you have to offer.
First things first, you're going to want to sign up to Bricklink.
Bricklink is completely free to join and the sign-up process is super simple.
One thing to note is that you need to be at least 18 to buy and sell on Bricklink.
Once you've signed up you'll receive an email asking you to confirm your email address.
You'll also note that you have a profile on the Bricklink website.
Your profile allows you to see the orders you've placed on Bricklink as well as messages as both a buyer and a seller.
You'll be able to see your feedback profile and update your settings and profile image here too.
Now, we're going to open our Bricklink store.
To open a Bricklink store you need at least one valid feedback as a buyer.
This is to protect the marketplace, and although it may mean you can't set up a store instantly. I
It's a great chance to do some market research, see how other stores are set up, and how parcels on Bricklink are sent.
Once you've got your one feedback as a buyer, you can open your Bricklink store.
You can do this by hovering over the ‘Sell Lego' icon on the navigation bar next to your ‘My BL' profile.
How To Set Terms
Once you've made it onto the Bricklink website it can be rather difficult to navigate (it's got so much better over the past five years though) so to make this as simple and easy as possible head to Bricklink.com, login and then click here. This is the direct URL to your store terms.
Then the page will load and look like this;
What Should I Say?
According to Bricklink, your store terms should do the following;
Describe your order processing timeframe, payment terms and any additional fees such as handling fee.
Detailed store terms can significantly decrease confusion, cancelled orders, etc.
However, what does that even mean? How should you format it? What should you disclose? Well, here are some examples of good store terms.
These terms are simple, straight to the point and provide the potential buyer with absolutely everything they need to know.
At a very minimum, I'd advise having this much information formatted in this style.
This will make it as simple and straight forward as possible for the potential buyer to find the relevant information they need.
While the content of Constructibles terms and conditions is good and features information for returning buyers.
It could do with some more distinctive formatting when compared to the bullet points and text colours.
Galaxy Arms is unique in the sense that the terms and conditions here are in both English and German.
This store is German-based but has also translated the terms into English to encourage international buyers – Something worth considering depending on your location. Again the formatting with the lines works really well.
As always if you have any questions about your Bricklink store terms, or simply want us to review them leave us a comment and we'll do our very best to get back to you.
If you have any advice for those setting up Lego stores then again, feel free to leave a comment below.