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Finding Wholesale Sources Is It Really That Freakin Hard?

Feb 14, 2008
Some time in the future, if not straight away if you are building a long term eBay business you are going to have to find some wholesale sources to provide you products to sell.

You might imagine this would be a easy thing to do, but I am afraid I have some rather bad news for you. You are not likely to get killed in the rush for wholesalers looking for you to sell their goods. No the harsh reality is on the whole most wholesalers would rather deal with large retail businesses and not online ebay businesses.

So where should you start when trying to find a reliable wholesale source?

Well once again the most successful methods come down to research. One method that can yield results is simply to do a google search for key words such as "treadmills wholesale" or "yoga mats bulk supplier" or similar types of phrases.

One place few people realize is a source for wholesale merchandise is eBay. There is actually an entire category for wholesale lots. You can find this by just searching on the eBay site with the eBay search engine.

The fastest and In my view most consistent method is to utilize a on line source directory. The best one I have found is by World Wide Brands which you will find at http://www.auctionwealthsecrets.com/directory . This is a very well researched resource that I use almost daily and has made me many thousands of dollars.

If you live in one of the major cities you can also find wholesale suppliers through visiting tradeshows. The good thing about trade shows is they are only open to businesses so you know that you will get an opportunity to make some good supplier contacts.One good tip is to know what you are looking for and make sure you have done basic research so you look like a serious business owner and not a wannabe.

Although intimidating you could just get out the local or even national business directory and start contacting companies by phone. If you are trying to source products from abroad you may want to make initial contact via email or letter to ensure you can speak to some one who speaks your language or you will need to arrange an interpreter to act on your behalf as a very last resort.

When you have been working with suppliers for a while you'll find they might improve deals that you had with them although you may need to suggest this. If the supplier values you business then they should be able to offer better terms making you more profits.
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