Sorority and College Beads
The Collegiate Bead Company
We are adding to our collection every day, so be sure to check out our website if you receive a
request from a customer. You will find the quality of our beads to be extremely high.
Our beads are a great addition to any bead line and encourage add-on sales such as
glass beads in university or sorority colors.
Information on Shipping, Orders, etc.
Product Information and Pricing: Officially licensed Collegiate Beads are designed to fit most major bracelet lines. Beads are solid sterling silver measuring approximately 12mm by 11mm oval by 7mm thick, hand-finished, and very high quality. Designed to stand out on any bracelet. Non-enamel wholesale price: $24, MSRP: $49; Enamel beads wholesale price $29, MSRP $59
Ordering Information: Collegiate Bead Co. accepts credit card and COD orders from authorized retail accounts. Orders can be placed via phone (248-336-9347), or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The opening order quantity is 6 beads (assorted or a single style). Reorders of any quantity are accepted thereafter, but reorders fewer than 3 beads will be assessed a $15 order processing fee.
Shipping Information: Collegiate Bead Co. ships most credit card orders via USPS Priority Mail for $5.15 per order. Expedited shipping is available upon request for additional fees. If your shipping address is not available in the USPS Click and Ship system, we reserve the right to hand-clear your package at the Post Office or send via an alternative carrier at your expense. Credit card orders totaling $1,000 or more will be shipped via USPS Express Mail (1 to 2 day delivery guaranteed) at cost. Depending on your location, orders will arrive in approximately 2 to 7 days. All COD orders will be shipped via UPS at cost. Most in-stock orders placed before 1pm EST will ship same day. NOTE: A $15 order processing charge will be added to orders under three beads. Also, we cannot guarantee delivery times. Only those shipping methods with a guarantee by the third party may be subject to shipping refunds upon failure to be delivered by guaranteed time as determined by the third party.
Custom Beads: Collegiate Bead Co. specializes in custom-made beads. We usually follow the design format of our college beads (oval beads with whatever lettering or design you have in mind). Additionally, we have the capability to do just about any 3D design you may want. The minimum initial order for a custom bead is 48 pieces and the minimum reorder quantity thereafter is 24 pieces. If the bead you are ordering is already on our future production list, the opening order will be 48 pieces (non-exclusive). To bring a specific college forward in our production queue, the opening order is 48 pieces (non-exclusive). Exclusive areas are available for custom beads, which can be discussed at time of order.
Custom Bead Process: First, we need your design ideas for your custom bead. On occasion, we will require you to submit artwork (high school logos, etc.). We will take a $250 design fee to begin rendering your bead. This fee is non-refundable, but will be applied to your deposit if you decide to purchase the custom bead that is rendered. We will then create a render (a 3D picture) for your approval. We require a 50% deposit upon approval of the render to begin production (the $250 design fee will be credited toward this deposit). Delivery time once the render is approved is approximately 4 weeks.
Web Sales: Prior authorization must be granted to any company wishing to sell Collegiate Bead Company products online. We maintain a strict policy that all beads advertised on the web must be advertised at the MSRP without discounting. Prior authorization must be given to anyone wishing to sell our products on third party websites ( amazon, e-bay, etsy etc.) Collegiate Bead products are not affiliated with any other bead lines and MUST NOT be advertised in a manner that would suggest otherwise. Product descriptions must contain the wording "product of the Collegiate Bead Company" and the beads must be named "Collegiate Beads"
Samples: We are happy to send samples to verified retailers for review. This sample bead is NOT a free bead. At the time of request, we will take your credit card information and ship the bead with an invoice. If you do not wish to place an order, please return the sample bead within 30 days. If the bead is not returned in a timely manner, your credit card will be charged.
Exclusivity: We do not offer exclusive sales territories at this time, except with regard to custom beads created that are not already in our future production queue. College or travel beads brought forward in the production queue with a 48 piece order are non-exclusive.
Collegiate Bead Company * 1 Ajax Dr. #120, Madison Hgts, MI 48071 * 248-336-9347 * CollegeBeadCo.com