February 14, 2017

Top 5 Jewelry Trends for 2017

Didn’t make it to New York Fashion Week? No worries, Nina Designs has all of the top fashion trends for your jewelry business. We have a wide selection of Ready to Wear and Jewelry Making Supplies designed to help you keep your “finger on the pulse” of what’s hot – whether you’re a Personal Shopper, Etsy Superstar or Brick and Mortar Maven!

1. Midi Rings

Make a BIG statement with these TEENSY rings! Designed to be worn just below the knuckle, Midi Rings are the new must have accessory for the Stacking Ring Enthusiast. The look is modern, fresh and oh so sexy! Nina Designs offers two sizes and finishes so your clients can choose the right fit and color. These are the perfect “add-on” for impulse shoppers!

2. Ear Climbers

From Geometric and Minimal to Flirty and Feminine – Our new Collection of Ear Climbers and Ear Jackets are right on trend and sure to fit anyone’s taste. Seriously, you can’t open a magazine or browse online without seeing a pair of these fun, funky and hipster style earrings! Guaranteed to be a hot seller!

3. Geometric Shapes

Still going strong!

This year it’s all about the shape – specifically, sharp angles like hexagons, chevrons and triangles. You’ll see these shapes featured in simple metal jewelry and also in gemstone cuts. Get out your protractor, Geometry Class is back in session!

4. Hearts

Many of us have a Love/Hate relationship with Heart Shaped Jewelry but the 2017 Fashion Forecast calls for nothing but LOVE baby! You’ll find this sweet statement of affection on all types of accessories. No longer relegated to Mother’s Day, Valentine’s or gifts for Sweet 16 – Heart Jewelry is perfect for all ages and any occasion. Nina Designs offers Heart shaped Rings, Earrings and Charms to create necklaces and bracelets with. Be sure to stock up!

What’s not to love?

5. Charm Necklaces

They’re baaaaack! (Did they ever really leave?) Charm Necklaces are all the rage this year and the perfect way to “express yourself.” Help your customers “Tell Their Story” to the world with this easy to personalize accessory. Each charm is as individual as you are and makes a bold statement. Offering stamping blanks that can be embellished with special dates and initials is a great “add-on” as well! Build your own by choosing from our wide selection of Finished Chain and Charms or shop our Ready to Wear Charm Necklace Collection. How charming!

October 6, 2016

How to Grow Your Jewelry Business with Kiva O% Interest Loans

Have you ever had to wait to purchase more inventory, or delay working on a new order, because you were waiting for a payment to come through? Cash-flow is always a challenge for entrepreneurs, and Kiva is here to help.

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WHO IS KIVA?

Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through funding to alleviate poverty. Kiva U.S. provides 0% interest loans to small business owners all over the United States. The loans are crowdfunded on the Kiva website by lenders from all over the world. It was originally launched as a pilot in November 2011 under the name Kiva Zip, and was integrated with the main Kiva platform in June 2016. To date, Kiva has lent over $850 million dollars to over 1.5 million entrepreneurs around the world through a global network of over a million lenders.  Learn more about Kiva here.

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE for a KIVA LOAN?

Kiva is for any entrepreneur who can use a 0% interest loan to help take his or her business to the next level.  “Because we don’t look at extensive financial data about you or your business, it’s our hope that we accept everyone that’s serious about their business and our crowdfunding program.”  Whether you’re in the idea phase, start-up mode, or an established business, Kiva could be a great option for you. Entrepreneurs can raise money for any business purpose — working capital, equipment, inventory, marketing, or project-based investments are all ways you can leverage Kiva to help your business grow.”

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WHY might KIVA be right for YOU?

This is your opportunity to grow your business by accessing this great source of capital at 0% Interest and NO Fees! Get in on the ground floor of this exciting new domestic program.

So what are you waiting for? Apply Today!

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July 8, 2016

Building Community, Bead and Button Shines a Spotlight on Nina Designs

Nina Designs is honored to be featured in one of our favorite jewelry making publications, Bead and Button Magazine. The profile, “Building Community, Nina Cooper strives to make the world a better place, one finding at a time,” is beautifully written by Julia Gerlach and can be found in the “Spotlight” section of August 2016 Issue of Bead and Buttonwhich is available on newsstands now! It focuses on Nina’s efforts to create a supportive work environment, lessen our carbon footprint as a business, and help women entrepreneurs and artisans through microloans.

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It is a fascinating read that we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss because this isn’t just a shout out for Nina Designs, it’s also about you. When you purchase from Nina Designs, you aren’t just getting the best quality jewelry components and top notch customer service – you are also helping us to make the world a better place! Honestly, we couldn’t do it without you!

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So, if you haven’t read Bead and Button Magazine, we encourage you to check it out! It is published 6 times a year and features amazing “How To” projects as well as wonderful articles that remind us that maybe we can “make the world a better place, one finding at a time.”

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November 11, 2015

Wholesale Customer Requirements :: State Resale Information

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If you’re thinking about becoming a wholesale customer, or you already are and haven’t placed your first wholesale order with us yet, this post is full of valuable information about the resale documentation we need to help you set up of your wholesale account. In order to be as helpful as possible, we are providing information from every US state on the documents needed to re-sell merchandise.  This state document is what we need to establish your wholesale account. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We wish you the best of luck, and success with your new jewelry business!

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Find your state below to locate the information that will pertain to you (states are in alphabetical order).

Disclaimer: 

Nina Designs researched the unique information for each of these states and verified that the links worked at the time of research, completed in 2014.  Please contact us if links are broken, and we will do our best to update them.

This is not in any way meant to be legal advice.  Please contact your state directly if you have any questions about how to obtain your resale license.

If you are interested in seeing visual examples of your state issued documents, please open a search engine and do an image search for your state name and the document name, such as “Alabama Sales Tax License”.

Alabama

Alabama’s state issued resale license is called a Sales Tax License.

The instructions for applying online include a list of materials to collect.

Instructions for Applying Online

To apply online for a Sales Tax Account Number, and then be sent a Sales Tax License:

Alabama Business Tax Online Registration System

You can receive a Sales Tax Account Number and Sales Tax License within 2-3 days of filing your free application if you choose to be notified by email rather than snail mail.

Alabama Sales and Use Tax FAQ

Alaska

Alaska does not collect sales and use tax.

To sign up for a wholesale Nina Designs account, we require a state-issued business license or other proof of established business or customer base from our Alaskan customers.  An example is an Alaska Business License issued by the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.

Alaska Department of Revenue

Arizona

Arizona’s state issued resale license is called a Transaction Privilege Tax License.  Nina Designs will accept either your Arizona state or city issued Transaction Privilege Tax License.

Arizona typically requires resellers to have a Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) license from both the state of Arizona, and the city you are based in.  Links to apply are provided on the page linked below.

Arizona’s Department of Revenue TPT Page

Arizona Joint Tax Application (State of Arizona TPT Application)

Go to the Arizona Commerce Authority’s webpage to check if your city requires its’ own TPT License.  Click on the “Checklist Program” link under the “Start, Operate, and Grow a Business in Arizona” heading.

Arizona Commerce Authority

Arizona TPT FAQ

Arkansas

Arkansas’ state issued resale license is called the Sales and Use Tax Permit.

Arkansas’ online information is limited until you register for a taxpayer account.

Click on the link below and sign in to create a Sales and Use Tax account, and to pay your Sales and Use Tax online.

Arkansas Taxpayer Access Points

California

Nina Designs is based in California and the state government requires a copy of the form BOE-230 to be on file for each of our Californian wholesale customers.  We will provide this document to you, and will keep it on file as your resale license.

In California, you must register for a Seller’s Permit with the Board of Equalization (BOE) and have a valid permit number.   Nina Designs will then email you a simple form called the BOE – 230 to fill out and return to us.  Our company is based in California so there are strict requirements set by the state government regarding the documentation that our California customers must provide.

To apply for a free Seller’s Permit online:

California State Board of Equalization – Online Services Overview

Information Needed to Get Started

Colorado

Colorado’s resale license is called the Sales Tax License.

Most licenses are valid for a two-year period and expire at the end of odd-numbered years.  Filing for a Standard Sales Tax License requires a $50 deposit which is refunded after $50 in taxes is paid.

Two ways to apply:

  1. Colorado Business Express

 

  1. Colorado Sales Tax Withholding Account Application

For general information:

Colorado Department of Revenue Taxation Division Webpage

Connecticut

Connecticut’s resale license is called the Sales and Use Tax Permit.

The Sales and Use Tax Permit is valid for five years.

Applying for a Sales Tax Permit (Resale Number) Information

Complete Form REG-1 (link found on the Sales and Use Tax Permit Registration Webpage below) and pay a $100 permit fee.

Sales and Use Tax Permit Registration Webpage

Registration Information

Delaware

Delaware does not collect sales and use tax.

To sign up for a wholesale Nina Designs account, we require a state-issued business license or other proof of established business or customer base from our Delaware customers.  An example is a Business License issued by the State of Delaware Division of Revenue.

Delaware Exemption and Resellers Certificates

Florida

Florida issues each registered dealer a Certificate of Registration and an Annual Resale Certificate for Sales Tax at the same time. Nina Designs will accept either document.

The certificates expire annually on December 31, but as long as you are a registered dealer and are conducting business, your certificates renew automatically.

Annual Resale Certificate for Sales Tax Brochure

To apply, go to the page below and scroll down to “Register Online”.  The page shows a variety of Tax Certificates but you should be able to apply for the specific Sales Tax certificate when you register.

Florida Dept. of Revenue Account Registration

Florida’s Sales and Use Tax Webpage

Georgia

Georgia’s resale certificate is called the Certificate of Registration or Sales Tax Certificate of Registration.

Georgia limits the amount of available online information to those who are signing up for permits.  Please let us know if you have helpful information about your experience obtaining a Certificate of Registration with the state of Georgia.

Information about Sales and Use Tax in Georgia (click on the Register for a Sales and Use Tax Number link on the page below):

Georgia’s Department of Revenue Tax Registration Webpage

How do I… FAQ about Sales Tax

The permit is free to obtain and does not expire.

Hawaii

Hawaii’s resale license is called the General Excise Tax License.

There is a one-time fee of $20 to obtain a General Excise Tax License.  Click on the BB1-Packet link under the heading “How can I apply for a GET License?” to complete your State of Hawaii Basic Business Application and receive a General Excise Tax License:

General Excise Tax Information

Idaho

Idaho’s resale license is called the Seller’s Permit.

Fill out the IBR-1 (Idaho Business Registration) application for a Seller’s Permit.

The application link is under “New Businesses” and “To Apply”.  They recommend reading the webpage before applying so that you have your materials prepared.

Idaho Business Registration Information

Businesses Sales and Use Tax Information

Illinois

Illinois’ resale license is called the Certificate of Registration.

You must request an application for a Certificate of Registration from the Department of Revenue in order to apply.  You can call them or go to an office (follow the second link).

Pdf on General Information for Obtaining a Certificate of Registration

How to contact the Illinois Department of Revenue

Indiana

Indiana’s resale license is called the Registered Retail Merchant Certificate.

Fill out the Business Tax Application to receive a Registered Retail Merchant Certificate.  Follow the link below to find the Business Tax Application button under the video player.  The Certificate automatically renews every two years, unless you have delinquent payments, at which point you will have to fill out a form and pay a $25 fee to get your Certificate renewed.

Indiana Department of Revenue – Sales Tax

Indiana’s Sales Tax and Registered Retail Merchant Certificate FAQ

Iowa

Iowa’s resale license is called a Retail Sales Tax Permit.

The Iowa Department of Revenue webpage lists all of the action to take for receiving a Sales Tax Permit.

Iowa Department of Revenue

First, Iowa recommends watching a short video presentation to be prepared to register your business.

Video Center – Find the “Starting A Business? This Video Can Help” video on the right side of the page.

Then, register your business and specify the permits you would like to sign up for, including the Sales Tax permit.  This permit is free.

Register Your Business Online

Kansas

Kansas’ resale license is called the Retailers’ Sales Tax Registration Certificate

Fill out the Business Tax Application, Form CR-16, via the “Business Registration Online” link on Kansas’ Department of Revenue website to receive a Sales Tax Registration Certificate.

Business Registration Online

Kansas’ Department of Revenue Business Tax page

PDF for Kansas’ Sales Tax and Compensating Tax Use Guide

Kentucky

Kentucky’s resale license is called a Sales and Use Tax Permit.

Kentucky Sales and Use Tax FAQ

If you are starting a new business in Kentucky or beginning a new taxable activity, you may need to register with the Department of Revenue by completing Form 10A100, Kentucky Tax Registration Application.

Kentucky Tax Registration Application and Instructions

You can apply for a Sales and Use Tax permit using the Online Business Registration Portal.

Kentucky Online Business Registration

Louisiana

Louisiana’s resale license is called a Sales Tax Registration Certificate.

You must register for a LaTAP account before applying for a resale license.

Louisiana Department of Revenue – FAQ – How to register to use LaTAP

There is a guide for how to apply for a sales tax registration certificate using Louisiana’s Department of Revenue’s online system, called LaTAP.  This walks you through the process with step by step screen shots of what to click on.  Click on the link below and find the “Requesting a Louisiana Sales Tax Resale Certificate in LaTAP” tutorial link in the first section headed “Print Resale Certificates”.

Louisiana Resale Certificate Information

Louisiana Resale Certificate FAQ

Maine

Maine’s resale license is called a Resale Certificate.

It is free to apply for a resale certificate, but read the FAQ first to find out if you qualify for a resale license.

Maine Revenue Services Sales and Use, Withholding, and Service Provider Tax Registration FAQ

Go here to register your new Sales and Use Tax account.  Read the page and find the beginning of the registration process at the bottom of the page.

Sales & Use, Withholding and Service Provider Tax Registration Service

Maryland

Maryland’s resale license is called a Sales and Use Tax License.

Complete a Combined Registration Application to apply for a Sales and Use Tax License.  Find the “Begin Registration” button at the bottom of the page.

Comptroller of Maryland – Entrance

There are links to more categories about Sales and Use Tax at the bottom of the Sales and Use Tax Information for Maryland page.

Sales and Use Tax information for Maryland

Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ resale license is called the Sales and Use Tax Registration Certificate.

The following link has a lot of great information regarding how and where to get started.

Department of Revenue – Getting Started in Massachusetts

Register online with the Department of Revenue to obtain a certificate.

Department of Revenue Web File for Business – Registration

Sales and Use Tax Resources

Michigan

Michigan’s resale license is called a Sales Tax License.

Complete the Online Business Registration and Form 518 to receive your Sales Tax License.  Find Form 518 under the question “How do I obtain a sales tax license?” in the Sales and Use Tax FAQ.

Online Business Registration

Sales and Use Tax FAQs

Minnesota

Minnesota’s resale license is issued as a Minnesota Tax Identification (ID) Number.  We will require a copy of your confirmation letter from Minnesota, which states “Please keep this letter as proof of registration”.

Registering online renders an instantly usable valid ID number.

Information about the ID number registration requirements and more

Register for an ID number here

Mississippi

Mississippi’s resale license document states that it is a “State of Mississippi Permit to engage in business of selling tangible personal property or services taxable under the sales tax law”.  For briefness’ sake, we’re calling it the Sales Permit.

Register for your Sales Permit online:

Mississippi’s Taxpayer Access Point

Information on registering taxes as a business in Mississippi

Missouri

Missouri’s resale license is called the Retail Sales License.

Register your business online to receive a Retail Sales License.

Business Tax Registration FAQ

Online Business Registration for Sales Tax and more

Montana

Montana does not collect sales and use tax.

To sign up for a wholesale Nina Designs account, we require a state-issued business license or other proof of established business or customer base from our Montana customers.  One example is an Assumed Business Name (ABN) Registration confirmation letter from the State of Montana Secretary of State.  Another example is a city issued Business License that specifies that your business is in jewelry.

Montana.gov Sales Tax Page

Nebraska

Nebraska’s resale license is called a Sales Tax Permit.

Fill out Form 20, the Nebraska Tax Application, and indicate that you will be collecting sales tax to receive a Sales Tax Permit.  This permit does not expire.  Mail or fax the completed application to the address specified on the form.

Form 20

Information on starting a business in Nebraska

Nevada

Nevada’s resale license is called the Sales (or Use) Tax Permit.  “Use” is not always included in the title.

Click on the “New Registration” button next to the first blue arrow in the Nevada Tax Center to register for a new Sales or Use Tax Permit.

Nevada Tax Center

New Hampshire

New Hampshire does not collect sales and use tax.

To sign up for a wholesale Nina Designs account, we require a state-issued business license or other proof of established business or customer base from our New Hampshire customers.  One example is a Certificate of Formation from the State of New Hampshire Secretary of State.  Another example is a Certificate of Registered Trade Name from the State of New Hampshire Department of State that specifies that the nature of the business is related to jewelry.

New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration

New Jersey

New Jersey’s resale license is called the Certificate of Authority.

File a Business Registration Application (Form NJ-REG) to receive a Certificate of Authority.

New Jersey Department of the Treasury Form Fees and Instructions

You can either file online using the link below, or by printing the form and mailing it in.  The link to the Form NJ-REG is the first in the list at the bottom, “Business (tax and employer) Registration form, NJ-REG”.

When you click on “Business (tax and employer) Registration form, NJ-REG”, it brings you to a page named “PRINT FORMS” where you can choose the Form NJ-REG from the top of the list.

State of New Jersey Online Tax/Employer Registration

New Mexico

New Mexico’s resale license is called a Registration Certificate.

New Mexico collects a Gross Receipts Tax rather than a Sales or Use Tax.  Register your business to receive a Combined Reporting System (CRS) Identification Number and Registration Certificate from the Taxation and Revenue Department.

To file online, find the link in the “How to apply for a CRS Identification Number” paragraph on the site below.  There is also info on how to apply in person in locations around the state, and you can receive a number immediately.

New Mexico – Taxation and Revenue

Printable Application for Business Tax Identification Number (same as CRS Identification Number)

New York

New York’s resale license is called the Certificate of Authority.

An overview of registering with the state:

How to Register for New York State Sales Tax

Obtain a User ID before applying for a Certificate of Authority License:

My NY.gov Online Services

Step by step instructions for how to apply for your Certificate of Authority License:

How do I apply online for my license?

The instructions guide you to go to the License Center home page, here’s a link.

New York License Center Home Page

North Carolina

North Carolina’s resale license is called the Merchant’s Certificate of Registration.

Complete the Business Registration Application, Form NC-BR, online or mail it in to receive a Certificate of Registration.

The NC-BR form is the third one listed on the following link.  You have to choose whether to file online or to fill in a pdf that you can print out.

Sales and Use Tax Forms and Certificates

North Carolina Department of Revenue Sales and Use Tax FAQ

North Dakota

North Dakota’s resale license is called the Sales and Use Tax Permit.

Be forewarned that there are a lot of old and broken links within North Dakota’s online resources.  The one we provide works best.

Apply online for a Sales and Use Tax Permit:

North Dakota Taxpayer Access Point

Printable application (in pdf style) that you can send in to the address specified on the form:

Application for Income Tax Withholding and Sales and Use Tax Permit

Ohio

Ohio’s resale license is called the Vendor’s License.  We will also accept the Transient Vendor’s License.

Complete and submit the form ST-1 to receive a Vendor’s License.  Complete the form ST-1T to receive a Transient Vendor’s License.  The following link has links to both forms, and describes the differences between the two licenses.  When you click on the ST-1 form, you’ll receive a page recommending that you file online with a link to the online portal, and a link to the printable form at the very bottom of the page.

Ohio Department of Taxation – Sales and Use Tax License and Filing Requirements

ST-1 Form (online or paper options)

ST-1T Form (paper option)

Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s resale license is called a Sales Tax Permit.

Register your business online to receive a Sales Tax Permit.  You must complete the Business Registration Packet (Packet A).  Follow the link below and click on “Enter the Online Business Registration System” at the bottom of the page.

Oklahoma Tax Commission Online Business Registration System

Shortcut:

Oklahoma Business Registration Application

There are hints that there are registration fees but they are not listed on the pages prior to entering the system.

Oregon

Oregon does not collect sales and use tax.

To sign up for a wholesale Nina Designs account, we require a state-issued business license or other proof of established business or customer base from our Oregon customers.  One example is an E-filed Assumed Business Name Registration confirmation from the Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division. A second example is a current Application for Renewal of Assumed Business Name from the Oregon Secretary of State.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s resale license is called the Certificate of Registration Sales Tax License.

To apply for a Sales Tax License, fill out form PA-100 and follow the instructions on the page below.

Application for a Sales Tax License

Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s resale license is called the Permit to Make Sales at Retail.

Register your business online to receive the Permit to Make Sales at Retail.  There are fees to register, but they are not listed at the entrance to the online portal.

RI Division of Taxation Combined Online Registration Service

Pdf copy of the Business Registration and Application

South Carolina

South Carolina’s resale license is called a Retail (Sales Tax) License.  The license issued says “Retail License”.

Checklist of items needed to register for your Retail Sales Tax License

The South Carolina Business One Stop (SCBOS) website says that form SCDOR-111 is the form needed to file for a Sales Tax License, and that SCBOS has a “Start New Business” tool to use instead of filling out the form directly.

South Carolina Business One Stop – Start New Business

South Dakota

South Dakota’s resale license is called the Sales (and/or Use) Tax License, but this title is not listed on the document itself.  It does specify “Sales Tax” under “License Type” on the left hand side, above the human name and address of who the license is issued to.

You can use the Tax Application Website to apply for a Tax License without creating an account, but you have to fill out the application in its entirety at one time.  If you create an account, you can save the application and come back to it another time.

South Dakota’s Department of Revenue Tax Application Website

Tennessee

Tennessee’s resale license is called a Certificate of Registration.

In Tennessee, you must register your business in order to receive a Certificate of Registration resale license.  Follow the instructions for registering your business online – click on “How to set up and manage your account”.

SALES Instructions

The link below is a pdf of Tennessee’s application to register your business and receive a Certificate of Registration.  Instructions on how to fill out the application are included at the bottom of the pdf.

Application for Registration

Tennessee’s Department of Revenue Sales and Use Tax page:

Sales and Use Tax Forms

Texas

Texas’ resale license is called a Sales and Use Tax Permit.

It is free to apply for a Sales and Use Tax Permit.

You can apply online but must print the signature page and mail or fax it in to the Comptroller of Public Accounts office in order to receive your Sales and Use Tax Permit.  The page below lists the information you need to apply, and the button to begin the application is near the bottom of the page.

Begin the Texas Online Tax Registration Application

Pdf for the Texas Sales and/or Use Tax Permit

Utah

Utah’s resale license is called the Sales Tax License and/or Use Tax Certificate of Registration.

You must register your business online to receive a Sales Tax License and/or Use Tax Certificate of Registration.

Utah’s One Stop Business Registration System

Utah Sales and Use Tax Information

Vermont

Vermont’s resale license is called the Sales and Use Tax Registration.

It is free to register for a Sales and Use Tax Registration license.

Register online or fill out Form BR-400 to receive a Vermont business tax account and a Sales and Use Tax Registration Certificate.  The following link provides an introduction for what to expect tax-wise when starting a business in Vermont.

Vermont’s Department of Taxes – Starting a Business Page

Register your business tax account online to receive a Sales and Use Tax Registration Certificate.

VTBizFile Business Taxes Online

Alternatively, to register by paper, print and mail or fax the application (Form BR-400) in when complete.  The contact information is on page 3 of the pdf.

Pdf for Form BR-400

Virginia

Virginia’s resale license is called the Certificate of Registration for the Collection of Virginia Sales and Use Tax.

It is free to register for a Certificate of Registration.

Register your business either online or by mail or fax to receive a Certificate of Registration.

Register online with the abilities to save and come back to your application later.  In the “New Users” box, click on “Are you a new business?  Register Here”:

VATAX Online Services for Businesses

Alternatively, fill in Form R-1 and print to mail or fax your registration:

Pdf for Form R-1

For a general overview:

Virginia Department of Taxation

Washington State

Washington’s resale license is called a Reseller Permit.

A link for Washington’s Department of Revenue overview for Reseller Permits follows below.  There is a section for “How to get a Reseller Permit” a few paragraphs down the webpage.

Using and accepting reseller permits

You can apply online for a Reseller Permit.  Log in to My Account, choose “Manage Business Account” on the left, choose “Get Reseller Permit Information”, and follow the instructions.

Department of Revenue Log On

Alternatively, you can print and fax or mail your application in for a Reseller Permit.

Pdf Application for a Washington State Reseller Permit

Reseller Permit FAQ

Washington DC

Washington DC’s resale license is called the Certificate of Registration.

To receive a Certificate of Registration from the Government of District of Colombia’s Office of Tax and Revenue, you must register your business using the blanket form FR-500 – the Combined Business Tax Registration Application.

Combined Business Tax Registration Application Form FR-500

Form FR-500 includes the following sections:

–          General Information (Part I)

–          Franchise Tax Registration (Part II)

–          Employer’s D.C. Withholding Tax Registration (Part III)

–          Sales and Use Tax Registration (Part IV)

–          Personal Property Tax Registration (Part V1)

–          Miscellaneous Tax (Part V2)

–          Unemployment Compensation Tax Registration (Part VI)

The Washington DC website (dc.gov) is very comprehensive and says that licensing your business with form FR-500 should be one of the last things you do when building your business.  More information:

Business Licensing and Corporate Registration

West Virginia

West Virginia’s resale license is called the Business Registration Certificate.

Registering your business with the state of West Virginia will provide you with a Business Registration Certificate.  Register using the online portal.  You must log in to access more information, and it looks like there may be a fee for registering.

Business for West Virginia Online Portal

You can access more forms related to registering your business on the West Virginia State Tax Department homepage.  These include forms for getting your Business License Registration Fee refunded (form BRT-814) and getting a permanent Business Registration Certificate (form BRT801A).

West Virginia State Tax Department Business Registration Forms

Wisconsin

We accept either the Business Tax Registration Certificate or the Seller’s Permit as valid Wisconsin resale licenses.

Wisconsin has an FAQ with the parameters of applying for a Seller’s Permit clearly outlined.  The biggest stipulations are that you should apply at least three weeks before you open your business, and that if you have been delinquent on any tax payments in the past, the Department of Revenue may require you to make a $15,000 deposit.  Yes, $15,000!

Wisconsin Department of Revenue Sales and Use Tax Permits FAQ

There are two ways to apply for a Seller’s Permit.  Register online by following the link below and then clicking on “Register for Wisconsin tax permit (withholding, seller’s permit)”.

Wisconsin Business Tax Registration

Register via mail by printing out form BTR-101 and mailing it to the PO Box address at the top of the application, or faxing it to the number listed below the PO Box address.

Form BTR-101

Wyoming

Wyoming’s resale license is called the Sales/Use Tax License.

Fill out the application and mail, email, or fax it in, or apply online at the following secure site.  Wyoming has a one-time application fee of $60.00. Your application will be processed within 10 business days of receipt.

Wyoming Internet Filing System for Business

Find the application as a printable pdf at the Department of Revenue’s website.  The address to mail it to is at the top of the application.

Sales/Use Tax Application

Wyoming’s Sales/Use Tax vendor manual, which functions as their FAQ:

Vendor Manual

Extra Materials

A fantastic resource from blog.taxjar.com!  This is an article from August 2014 that lists contact information for how to talk about sales tax to a live person in every state.

http://blog.taxjar.com/state-sales-tax-phone-numbers/

January 19, 2015

Launch Your Jewelry Business: Live Webinar with Nina!

Wondering how you can turn all of your fabulous jewelry designs and ideas into an actual business? Look no further, Nina has all of the tips and steps you need to take your love for jewelry to the next level. Follow along during a live web seminar to hear ten tips on how to take the next step in making your jewelry dreams a reality.

Nina has over 30 years of experience in running her own business, and wants to share her tips for success with you! During this web seminar you will learn:

  • If you could and should launch your own jewelry business.
  • A detailed jewelry business plan, from book keeping to pricing, branding and marketing
  • How to have the confidence you need for successfully starting a jewelry business & more!

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Sign up here to register for this exciting web seminar hosted by Nina. There will also be a live question and answer period at the end of her presentation, so have questions ready to ask to get an expert’s opinion!

March 12, 2014

PayPal 101 :: Learning to Use PayPal with Nina Designs

At Nina Designs, we carry high quality original designs, charms, and jewelery supplies for you to purchase. We want to ensure that when ordering your jewelry supplies, checking out online with Nina Designs is as clear, easy, and efficient as possible!  When you place orders online with us, you have the option of paying using either a Visa or MasterCard credit card, or you can pay using your PayPal account. (We can now also accept PayPal, in addition to credit cards, for phone orders as well!)

Here is a step by step guide outlining how to check out on NinaDesigns.com with your PayPal account:

  • When you are checking out through our website, once you get to the “Payment” options page, it will ask you if you would like to use a credit card, or pay using your already set-up PayPal account. This is where you would choose the option to pay via PayPal if you wish.

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  • After choosing this option, our website will let you know that you will now be temporarily leaving our website, and are being taken to PayPal’s website to sign in, and complete the approval for the payment on your order.

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  • On the PayPal page, you will have to login to your PayPal account to complete your order.

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  • Once you have logged in, it will display your account information, and have you confirm the PayPal transaction for the amount of your order. After clicking on “continue”, you will be taken back to the Nina Designs page.

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  • When you are back to the Nina Designs page, you will then be on the order review tab or the checkout process, and the payment method listed at the top will display “PayPal”. Be sure to finish your order! Click the Send Order button after you review your information to complete your order.

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  • After you have placed your order, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Nina Designs confirming your order with us, and you will also receive an e-mail from PayPal summarizing your transaction through your account there.

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  • After your order is placed, you can then login to your PayPal account through the PayPal website to track your transaction.

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  • When your order is placed with us, we do not actually charge your order until we have pulled the items you ordered, in case we need to adjust your total if anything is out of stock. This prevents us from having to issue any refunds, and confirms that the total is correct for the merchandise you are receiving. While your order is being processed and pulled, and before we capture the total for your order, your transaction on your PayPal account history will show as “Pending”, meaning that you have authorized the amount of funds that your order total came to, but we have yet to actually charge you, and remove the funds from your PayPal account.
  • Forgot to add something to your order? Don’t fret! If you contact us as soon as possible, and before your order has been completed and charged, we are able to add on to your exiting order, even if the total rises above the original authorized amount. If we have already charged you order, we would then have to place a second for your forgotten items.

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  • After your order has been pulled,we adjust your totals in case something you ordered was out of stock. We will then charge your order. When we charge your order, we only will be taking the final order total amount out of your account, which can sometimes differ from the original amount of your order due to our adjustments for out of stock or backordered items.  After we charge your order, a second transaction will appear on your PayPal account summary, which will read “Completed”.

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  • In the end there will be two transactions listed within your PayPal account. The first is your “Pending” transaction, which is from you checked out, for the original authorized amount. The second transaction is your “Completed” transaction, which will be for the amount we charged you for once your order was done being processed. In the end, we did only charge you once, not twice, and there is sometimes a different in the amounts due to adjustments to your order’s total.

Hopefully this guide will help you understand the ins and outs of how the PayPal payment process works, and can be something for you to refer back to if necessary. We also have a great customer service team full of ladies who love to talk jewelry, and can answer any questions you have regarding placing your order with us, or our products!

Thank you to all of our loyal customers. We appreciate your business very much!

October 30, 2012

STOCK UP TODAY and SAVE :: Silver Prices Increasing on Friday, Nov 2

Filed under: Business — Tags: , @ 10:27 am

On Friday, November 2 at 5 pm Pacific time, our prices on sterling silver, gold plated silver styles, and gold plated bronze styles will increase between 10 – 15%, depending on the item.   As you know, silver prices for jewelry findings are affected by the global silver market.   And, recently the silver market has been erratic with increases and decreases, as you can see in the Kitco chart below.  As we recently demonstrated in June 2012, if silver prices drop in the market and remain there for a sustained amount of time, we’ll roll back our prices.

Order today & save:  All orders placed before November 2 at 5 pm will be processed at the lower prices.  However, effective immediately, all new back orders and special orders will be processed at the increased prices.  Existing back orders (those in our system prior to October 30) will remain at lower prices.

We are pleased to be able to offer a lower cost alternative in our bronze line, available in natural bronze, silver plated bronze, and gold plated bronze.  The natural bronze and the silver plated bronze will remain at current pricing and are not affected by the price increase.  While gold plated bronze prices will increase, it remains a lower cost alternative to gold plated sterling.

Due to this price increase we anticipate a high volume of orders this week.  Please note:  orders will be pulled and processed as we normally do.  We always pull orders with expedited shipping (UPS Overnight, 2-Day, and 3-Day) before UPS Ground and Priority Mail orders.  UPS Ground and Priority Mail orders are processed in the order received. Free Shipping orders are processed last, and in the order they are received.  This is important to keep in mind because we may run out of stock on some items and back ordered items will come in at the higher price.

We understand these are challenging times.  We are working hard to present options to help you continue to thrive in this economy.  Thankfully there are still many women who can afford to invest in heirloom quality jewelry made from precious metals.   For those who love our designs but can no longer afford them due to the increased costs of sterling silver, we are excited to be able to offer our bronze collection.   The volatility in the silver market is exactly why we designed the bronze collection.

We hope with these various options, we have something that works for you.  Thank you for your business and understanding.

Nina Cooper

June 6, 2012

STOCK UP NOW AND SAVE – Thai Bronze prices going up on Friday at 5pm

Filed under: Business — Tags: @ 9:47 am

STOCK UP ON THAI BRONZE NOW and SAVE!!!  Current lower prices are good while supplies last through Friday June 8th at 5 pm Pacific Time. Prices will increase 15-19% (depending on the style) on all bronze and silver plated bronze items on Friday at 5pm.

These higher prices are a direct result of a dramatic increase to the minimum wage implemented April 1 by the Thai government. As a result, our Thai labor costs have risen significantly. Fortunately, with the decrease in silver prices, we are able to keep our Thai silver prices the same!  Gold plated bronze styles will stay the same as well because the cost of labor and bronze is small compared to the price of gold.

  • Thai Bronze and Silver Plated Bronze, Up 15-19%
  • Gold Plated Thai Bronze, No Change
  • Thai Silver and Gold Plated Silver, No Change

All backordered bronze and silver plated bronze will be at the new higher price.  Please note that orders will be processed and pulled as we normally do: orders with expedited shipping (UPS Overnight, 2-Day, and 3-Day) are pulled before UPS Ground and Priority Mail orders. UPS Ground and Priority Mail orders are processed in the order received.  Free Shipping is process last, after all other paid shipping methods.  This is important to keep in mind because we may run out of stock on some bronze items and backorders will be at the higher price.

Thank you for your business and support of Nina Designs, and for your patience and understanding as we navigate the turbulent seas of a global economy.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed that silver prices continue to drop and then stabilize at a more attractive price point than we’ve seen in recent years.

February 28, 2012

Silver Charms in Tight Supply

Filed under: Business — Tags: , @ 10:04 am

Keeping our Silver Charms and Pendants reliably in stock is a high priority at Nina Designs. Carly, our inventory manager, works hard at tracking and anticipating demand. Under normal circumstances our system works well to keep jewelry making supplies flowing to everyone who needs them. Unfortunately, the flooding in Thailand last fall created huge unanticipated delays in our production. The flooding was the worst in recorded history. Much of the country was under water for months. We were very fortunate that our factory was one of the few that were not damaged. However, supply lines were badly disrupted and many of the workers lost their housing or had to return to their villages to look after their families in flooded areas.

While it feels like a long time has passed since the water subsided,  repairs to infrastructure take time. Think of the damage from Katrina. Much of New Orleans is still devastated years after the hurricane destroyed the city. If we are still struggling in the US with disaster recovery, you can imagine how difficult it is in a developing country.

I want to personally apologize for any inconvenience or hardship caused by holes in our inventory. We have a huge amount of stock coming in over the next two months as the factory catches up. Then we should be back to normal.

Thank you for your patience!
Nina

Flooded Bangkok Streets

Flooded Factories

October 28, 2011

SAVE on Silver Charms! 13% Price Reduction

Filed under: Business — Tags: @ 4:55 pm

Save on Silver Charms, Silver Pendents and Silver Jewelry Findings! On Friday Oct. 28 at 5pm we lowered our silver prices 13% in response to the recent decrease in global silver prices. This effectively rolls back the 15% price increase we had in August.

As a result of our 6-8 week production schedule, we have not actually received any inventory at the lower prices. We decided to lower prices anyway because we understand that in this difficult economic climate every cent counts. We hope these lower prices help you launch a fabulous holiday season!

New Tree of Life Pendant


New Leaf Charm


New Puzzle Piece Charm

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