Tailored Marketplace for Solid Gold Jewelry
Buy solid gold jewelry for x % the gold metal value inside.
The melt value marketplace is scheduled to roll out in Australia in late 2019 and internationally in 2020 and beyond.
According to the World Gold Council, around 25% of the world gold supply comes from recycling; around 90% of this comes from jewelry.
How can buyers trust sellers?
There are many small retailers.
There is a lack of understanding of the difference between the value of the metal and the value of the jewelry.
Each retailer has a limited and ever-changing selection to choose from.
Many retailers are geographically isolated from one another.
It is difficult to compare choices between retailers.
Browsing each retailer's stock is time consuming.
Many smaller retailers do not advertise their existing stock online.
Wouldn't it make sense if the public had the option to buy the used jewelry before it goes to the refiner to be melted down?
Introducing the melt value marketplace, a tailored marketplace for solid gold jewelry with the goal of saving used jewelry from the furnace.
Only registered businesses can list their products; this promotes trust in the sellers on the marketplace and the products they are selling.
Businesses we wish to list on our marketplace include:
When a metallic item is melted down and separated into its component metals, the value of the metals is called the melt value.
For metallic items which contain precious metals, the vast majority of the melt value is the precious metal value.
Melt value is a generic term used in the metal recycling industry.
Calculating melt value is difficult.
That is why we created a series of melt value calculators to help people to easily calculate melt value.
The melt value calculators automatically do weight conversions, currency conversions, and perform all the necessary calculations.
Bullion melt value calculator.
This website is proudly made in Perth, Western Australia.
The marketplace is scheduled to roll out in Australia in late 2019.
International expansion is then scheduled for 2020 and beyond.
If you are interested in keeping up to date with marketplace developments, please contact us.
We are aiming to raise capital in 2019 or 2020.
Working capital will help fund a successful rollout of the marketplaces. We wish to incentivize businesses with fee-free trial periods to facilitate marketplace seeding. We also expect to need paid advertising and marketing campaigns to gain market share.
Learn more about the size of the market we are trying to capture.
If you are interested in investing, please contact us.
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