It’s not easy finding a wholesale supplier, what’s worst is there are hundreds, maybe even thousands of middlemen claiming to be wholesale suppliers when they actually aren’t. The trick is to find the real wholesale or dropship suppliers and not the middle men posing as a wholesale or drop ship supplier. This article is meant to help you figure out how to locate a wholesale or drop ship supplier, and some pitfalls that you may come up against.
Depending on your reason for looking for a wholesale or dropship supplier, you may be able to go outside the virtual world into the brick and mortar stores that may or may not have a website. For the sake of argument we’ll assume that you’re only looking for a wholesale or drop ship supplier that has a website and does most of their, if not all of their business online. Most people try to start a business on eBay or other auction sites like eBay. For this they’ll need a wholesale or dropship supplier. Below are some tips that will make finding that great wholesale supplier to start your business with.
Tip One – Do your research. Looking into the products that are selling on eBay right now is a good indication of how you can move the product. It also gives you a baseline of how much of a profit you can make with the product. If your wholesale supplier is selling the product for $20 and you can buy it now on eBay for $12, then chances are you’re dealing with a middle man and the real wholesale supplier is still out there.
Tip Two – Know your product. Selling a product that you don’t know anything about makes it really hard to write a good sales pitch or even description for that matter. Locate a wholesale or dropship supplier that sells products that you have knowledge about, or at least have some interest in. Participating in discussions on message forums and blogs can help locate where the products come from and in turn that will help you locate the supplier of the product that you want to sell.
Tip Three – Use the internet. You have a load of information at your fingertips. Yes that’s right the internet, using the internet can help you in your research to find wholesale suppliers. The way to find out who was a wholesale dealer just a few years ago was to send them a request for a catalog, or more information about their products. Even then it was hit and miss, as most of the lists were outdated and listed companies that were out of business for years.
While these tips will help in locating a real wholesale supplier, it may be time consuming. Don’t be discouraged and don’t give up! Think of the rewards of being your own boss, and running your own business. However don’t let your optimism blind you to the fact that you can lose money at it too. There are lists that are sold that can help you in locating a wholesale supplier so you don’t have to waste your time searching hours on end. Read more about it at our website.
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