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Debunking the Myths of Wholesale Buying

Written by Salehoo.com All Rights Reserved

Buying and selling wholesale goods is frequently viewed as a sort of 'get rich quick' scheme,
where sellers can make enormous profits from very little investment or work. Three months after
they started, people just don't understand why things haven't gone according to plan! There
are four myths in particular that seem to lead would-be sellers astray time and time again.

Myth #1: Ebay is the best place to sell your wholesale goods.

Now this is a particularly popular one. As the world's biggest marketplace, eBay has
made its fair share of millionaires. What you don't hear about so commonly, is all
the people who struggle to make a profit from eBay because 100 other people are selling the exact
same products - for more competitive prices.

This is not a new situation. Supermarkets and large discount stores often run at a loss on
some items in order to attract more customers. For small or new sellers, this is a deadly
scenario.

The fact is, eBay is simply too competitive in some categories. Electronics, jewelry, designer
clothing and computer games are all dangerous territory for the new seller. You won't
stand a chance against established sellers who've already got a strong following and highly
competitive prices.

So what should you do? If your product falls into these or any other highly competitive
category, I recommend shifting your focus to less competitive markets such as selling through
classified newspapers in your local area.

While you won't be reaching audiences of the size that online auctions sites such as eBay
provide, buyers that use these alternative mediums to purchase goods are 9 out of 10 times more
likely to pay significantly more for products. Not only will your margins can be much higher,
you'll also have far less competition to deal with.

It's also a good idea to try using eBay international sites such as
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as well as other auction sites with less competition such as [please contact me for website address]
and [please contact me for website address] I find that these sites give consistently higher margins
compared to eBay US, and the number of buyers is still very high.

One advantage of eBay US however, is that the huge amount of competition makes it a brilliant
place to pick up cheap as dirt goods to sell elsewhere! It's not uncommon to find
best prices on eBay.

Myth #2: You can find all your wholesale sources online.

The Internet provides easy access to a great many wholesalers these days, and it's a quick
way of making initial contacts. However, it certainly doesn't provide access to all
wholesalers. If you're serious about finding the best wholesale prices for your products,
then it pays to check out other sources as well.

Try looking through trade magazines such as Closeout News and Wholesale Merchandise, to name
just a few. With less people vying for stock, there's a good chance you'll find some
exceedingly good prices tucked away in the corners!

And another thing, in my experience, building up personal relationships with sellers is absolutely
essential for getting the best priced goods. So whether you've found your supplier online
or in a magazine, make a phone call, start up an email exchange, or have regular chats on MSN
and get to know them.

The time you spend building a relationship will not only mean you're in a stronger position
to get better prices, but, because you know your supplier, you'll be more confident that
things will go smoothly when you finally do place your order.

Myth #3: Pricing research is unnecessary and takes up too much valuable time.

Whenever I mention this one, people always chorus:'But of course we know research is important!'
Well why don't you spend more time doing it then?

The amount of people that pass over pricing research constantly amazes me. Everyone always agrees
that it is important to research prices, but when it comes down to it, they seem to think that
they just 'know' how much items cost wholesale, and how much profit they are likely
to make later.

But how can they just 'know'? This is not information we're given at
birth!(Or perhaps I'm just unlucky!) Prices are constantly in flux, and carrying
out some decent (and yes, time-consuming) research is essential to a successful business for
two important reasons:

1. Firstly, it's important to get a good idea of the average resale price for your item
before you get started. For a number of popular items (DVDs, electronics and computer games
in particular), the profit margins tend to be very low. Despite this, many sellers just
see the popularity of the item and dive in head first. Overly-saturated markets just mean a hell
of a lot of work for very little in return. Throw big, established sellers into the mix
and it's almost impossible to compete. But you won't know this until you research
it first! So visit auction sites, read classified ads and any material you can get your hands
on until you have a good idea of exactly what you're going to get.

2. The second reason for research is that your preconceptions of value may be completely wrong. People
have a tendency to believe that 'wholesale' automatically means a fifth of the retail
price. This is usually totally out of line! Some sellers have emailed me in shock when
they realize that they actually have to spend a significant amount of money on their wholesale
stock. 'I always thought that purchasing a container of wholesale plasma TVs would only
require a few hundred dollars investment, but it looks more like several thousand,' wailed
one seller recently, 'Am I looking in the wrong place?' Well, I'm sorry to
shatter your hopes and dreams, but buying wholesale doesn't always mean huge profits for
very little investment. For some items, such a scenario is possible - but only if
you do the research!

Myth #4: Niche items can be bought from individual wholesalers.

Finding a niche item that no-one else is supplying at a competitive rate is every sellers dream. However,
if you think you're going to be able to find a wholesaler supplier for the item by doing
a quick Internet search for 'Left-handed Guitar necks' then you couldn't be more wrong.

Niche products are hard to find precisely because they aren't wanted by absolutely everybody. Thus,
finding a supplier will take quite a bit of work on your behalf as these items usually can't
be purchased from individual wholesalers. Instead, you'll have to contact large wholesalers,
or even contact the manufacturer directly.

It'll be a lot harder than you think, but if you've done your market research effectively
and you take the time to find a good supplier, then your hard work will pay off.



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Top 10 Tips for Selling on eBay

Written by Salehoo.com All Rights Reserved

1. Start Small

If you're anything like me, once you have a good idea you want to put it into action immediately!
Although you probably know in theory that any business takes 12-18 months to become established,
somehow you still hope that you can get there in 2!

But, one mistake entrepreneurs consistently make is to throw their life's savings into
buying case loads of stock - before they even know how eBay works. It's easy to be lulled
into a false sense of security on eBay after buying just one or two items. For buyers, eBay is
meant to be user friendly. For sellers, things are a little more complicated. All powersellers
agree that there are new things to be learned all the time and you'll be surprised at how
much more you know after several months selling small, inexpensive items.

Be prepared to spend the first couple of months buying and selling a variety of inexpensive
items you can purchase with your loose change. Keep track of what sells best and work on narrowing
down the possibilities to a few strong products. By this stage you will also have experienced
the best and worst situations eBay has to offer, so you will be much better prepared to crank
things up a notch.

2. Respond to questions as quickly as possible

Most people use the Internet because it provides what they need instantaneously: information,
contacts, gifts, advice, and so on. Therefore I can't emphasize enough the importance of
checking your emails as often as you can and replying to queries as quickly as possible.

3. Organize your time and keep to a schedule

If you are holding down a full-time job and working after hours to get your ebay business in
motion, then it's vital to have a list of what you need to get done and stick to it so
you make the most of the precious time available. Once you are working on eBay fulltime, this
becomes even more important! It's all too easy to reach the end of another day and find
that you have got hardly anything done. So keep a planner or diary and make a timetable of what
needs to be done and when.

4. Do take professional photographs from the beginning

The old saying remains as true as ever: A picture speaks a thousand words. A bad picture can
look unappealing and unprofessional. Plus, if the buyer can't really see the item properly,
they may be put off bidding because they can't tell if it is what they really want. So
right from the beginning, work on creating the most professional pictures you can, even if it
means spending money on a photo tent and better lighting.

5. Don't put all your eggs in one basket - use other ways of selling apart from
eBay

eBay is not the be all and end all of selling online - although it is one of the best
ways to start. As soon as you can though, try thinking of other ways you can increase your web
presence. Perhaps you could place a classified ad in Yahoo or write about your auctions in a
MySpace blog. There are plenty of cheap and easy ways to build up your profile.

6. Do keep a constant look out for other products to sell, while also monitoring carefully
what you are already selling.

Don't become complacent! Even if your items appear to be stock standard - such as
chairs for instance - make sure you keep looking at what other sellers are doing, emerging
trends, magazine articles, home decor programs, and more. There may be another related
product opportunity just waiting to happen that you completely overlook if you keep your blinkers
on.

7. Do keep in contact with your wholesale supplier regularly to ensure you are aware of any
stock issues.

A backorder can create a lot of extra work for you soothing customer's ruffled feathers.
And if they want their order refunded, it costs you money too. So make life easier for yourself
by regularly touching base with your suppliers and ensuring communication lines stay open.

8. Do carry out regular keyword and market research

Keyword research is the way to ensure your potential customers find you successfully. Set aside
some time each day for marketing and research to ensure that you're keeping at the top
of your game.

9. Do use software to help organize your sales

It's hard to part with the initial investment when the business is still finding its feet,
but the right software will make life so much easier. My eBay quickly becomes unwieldy when you
are selling more than 15 items, and software ensures that you avoid making costly mistakes, such
as under-ordering stock, forgetting to ship to a customer, and so on.

10. Don't offer free shipping as a gimmick unless you can afford it

Free shipping is a very effective way of attracting more people to your listings. However, before
you consider offering free shipping, think carefully about your profit margins, how much your
item weighs, and the fact that shipping will vary depending on how far away you are sending it.
Offering free shipping is a good move if you can absorb the cost in your profit margin, but it
could easily become crippling if you apply it to a variety of items of different shapes and sizes.



wholesale products ebay drop shippers list

About the Author: SaleHoo is one of the fastest growing product sourcing
portals on the internet. It contains a database of drop ship, wholesale, closeout and manufacturing
suppliers offering thousands of product suppliers to consumers! Located
at [please contact me for website address]
visitors are allowed to sign up for unlimited and lifetime access to the completely searchable
database of products and suppliers. The database is regularly updated, ensuring that
the latest retail products are always available for purchase and SaleHoo carries the BBB Reliability
Seal!wholesale products ebay drop shippers list



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