Basics of Collectors.com
Logging onto Collectors.com for the first time can be an overwhelming experience —millions of collectibles listed, 10-and-counting verticals to choose from and so many prices to sort through. But with this user-friendly layout and powerful price discovery tool at your fingertips, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here, on one site, you can find the collectible and price you’ve been looking for.
To prevent you from getting that glazed-over, deer-in-the-headlights look, we’ve laid out some of the basics of Collectors.com.
How Collectors.com Works
For starters, let’s explore a bit of what the site does. No, it’s not an online market place or an eCommerce site, such as eBay or Amazon. It’s an aggregator—meaning, it pulls information for sites such as those mentioned above, then presents it to you in an easy-to-navigate manner.
No sorting. No typing endless strings of keywords to turn up that search result you’re looking for. All the collectibles you want at the click of a button.
Next, let’s take a look at our many verticals, or collectible types. Collectors.com is brought to you by collectors, so it makes sense that multiple collectible types would be available, not just, say, trading cards. From action figures to trading cards, Collectors.com pulls collectibles listed for sale from all across the internet and presents it for you. The next step? Adding it to your collection or continuing your search.
Currently, the site has 10 verticals:
- Action Figures
- Historical memorabilia
- Sports Memorabilia
- Trading Cards
Finding Your Collectible
Yes, sorting through millions of collectibles at your fingertips can seem like a daunting task. But the real beauty of Collectors.com is its ease of use.
There are three primary ways to search for that collectible you’ve been looking for: the search bar, the “Browse Collectibles” tab and by clicking over an image of the collectible type.
This one seems like a no-brainer. Simply type in the collectible you seek, and voila, hundreds to thousands of listings to choose from, depending on the collectible you’re searching for. This method is ideal if you know exactly what item to look for (for instance, searching “Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps #311”).
This method is convenient, in that it presents all 10 verticals offered in alphabetical order for you to choose from. Simply locate “Browse Collectibles” on the top left corner of the Home page, and click on the down arrow. Then, locate and click the collectible you seek.
Clicking the Collectible Type Image
The Internet is full of visual information and our hobby is a visual one, so tying images of collectible types to a search query related to that image just works. This method is the quickest, most convenient way to quickly navigate through the site and get an idea of what Collectors.com is about. This method is most useful for getting a feel for the site, and you can turn up search results in one click less than the “Browse Collectibles” method.
All you have to do is locate the block of 10 images portraying the various collectibles listed, click on that image and browse to your heart’s content.
It Will Only Get Better
There you have it. Browsing for that collectible you seek has never been easier. There are millions of items listed, 10 (and counting) verticals to choose from and multiple methods to find the perfect collectible for your collection. And the site will only get better.
As mentioned early, Collectors.com is brought to you by collectors, and the ultimate goal is to provide you a one-stop-shop of collectibles from all hobbies, all collectible types. The goal is to have every collectible in the world listed on Collectors.com. Because we know how stressful “the hunt” for a collectible can be. And it doesn’t have to be.
That wasn’t overwhelming, was it?