This Week's Newsletter
 
  • Tradeshow Calendar Updates
    Check and see if a product wholesale tradeshow
    is headed to your area!

  • Insider Tips
    Tips, tricks and features to help you get the most
    out of our Directory of Certified Wholesalers.

  • Directory Sneak-Peek
    New Products Added! Browse thru a sample of
    the wholesale products from the Suppliers we
    added this week.



About Us
At Worldwide Brands, our passion is making sure Online Sellers have access to the same top quality (actual Supply Chain) Wholesalers that professional Retail Stores use. Watch our Video above.
This Week's Newsletter
 
  • Tradeshow Calendar Updates
    Check and see if a product wholesale tradeshow is headed to your area!

  • Insider Tips
    Tips, tricks and features to help you get the most out of our Directory of Certified Wholesalers.

  • Directory Sneak-Peek
    New Products Added! Browse thru a sample of the wholesale products from the Suppliers we added this week.



About Us
At Worldwide Brands, our passion is making sure Online Sellers have access to the same top quality (actual Supply Chain) Wholesalers that professional Retail Stores use. Watch our Video above.
 
 




On The Road Again...
Wholesale Tradeshow Calendar

Wholesale Product Tradeshows are a great place to see the latest products and even get an insight into upcoming trends. Even though some tradeshows can be expensive to attend (and require retailer registration info) you'll be able to see lots of legit Suppliers. Many of the Suppliers we list in our Directory of Certified Wholesalers have come from Tradeshow leads so you might even run into our Research Staff!



On The Road Again...
Wholesale Tradeshow Calendar

Wholesale Product Tradeshows are a great place to see the latest products and even get an insight into upcoming trends. Even though some tradeshows can be expensive to attend (and require retailer registration info) you'll be able to see lots of legit Suppliers. Many of the Suppliers we list in our Directory of Certified Wholesalers have come from Tradeshow leads so you might even run into our Research Staff!



DATE DESCRIPTION LOCATION
Sept 6-8, 2018 American Handcrafted Show Orlando, FL
Sept 6-8, 2018 Surf Expo Orlando, FL
Sept 13-15, 2018 Natural Products Expo East Baltimore, MD
Sept 14-16, 2018 Hawaii Market Merchandise Expo Honolulu, HI
Sept 15-16, 2018 The Makeup Show Orlando, FL



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Don't have time for Tradeshows?

As a Member of Worldwide Brands you don't have to go to Tradeshows to find genuine suppliers. We visit Tradeshows, Warehouses and more to find the best Suppliers for YOU. All you have to do is login and you can instantly search 100% genuine Suppliers from the comfort of your home. (Not a Worldwide Brands Member? Click Here to Join)
 
 
This Week's Insider Tip
Is Dropshipping Legal?
By Tisha Hedges, Director of Operations of Worldwide Brands


I was asked this question a few days ago and was taken aback a little. This was the first time I have ever been asked this question and I had a puzzled look on my face for about half a second.

We have been providing legitimate dropshipping supplier information to online business owners for almost 2 decades now.

Yes of course dropshipping is legal! But there are some gray areas & something that some consider dropshipping but is actually something else.

Legal Drop Shipping is simply a fulfillment method. It's when a store owner doesn't hold the inventory for products they are selling. When a customer orders that product from the retailer, the retailer purchases it from the manufacturer or distributor and then the manufacturer/distributor will ship the order to the retailers end customer. 

This allows retailers to offer all kinds of different products without having to purchase upfront inventory nor maintain the costly expenses that keeping a warehouse and staff would entail.

Dropshipping is not something new that was invented when online stores came to fruition in 1994. It has been around for a very long time and is even used by brick and mortar stores. Ever go to a large product store like a furniture store or large appliances and you are ready to buy but have to wait a week or so for delivery? That's because they are ordering the product directly from the manufacturer to ship to you or to their store for you to pickup. They don't hold that in their inventory. Remember mail order catalogs? Yes, mostly Dropshipped products.

Now, the important thing here is buying from the manufacturer/distributor, that's what makes it legal dropshipping.

There is something called "retail arbitrage" that many are confusing as legal dropshipping. This is NOT legal dropshipping in our opinion and will simply cause upset customers and many of these are being shut down from sites like Amazon.

Retail Arbitrage is when large chain stores like WalMart or Target is offering something at a discount, but you offer that product on your site or third party selling site for more. When a customer purchases that from you, you then buy it from WalMart or Target and ship it to the customer and keep the profit. Or you go to the store, buy it while it's on sale and then offer it at a higher price. Flipping for profit.

This is buying from a retail store and not from an actual legal wholesale supplier. This is not a sustainable way to conduct a business and there are gray areas, like copyright infringements.

As mentioned above, I have seen two kinds of retail arbitrage. One where the "retailer" is buying products from the clearance rack at the store and tying to sell it from their built up inventory and the other, they are buying online and entering the shipping information of the end customer as they are getting the product from Walmart.com or Target.com and etc. This latter one is causing the legal dropshpping confusion.

Customer perception for retail arbitrage is not received well with the "drop shopping" version (yes, I called it drop shopping). If you are buying something from a site, you expect it to come from that site or seller on that site, not shipped in a Lowe's or WalMart box with an invoice included in the box with someone else's name and a lower price than what you paid for it. Causing upset customers that can result in getting shut down.

Secondly, there are many brands that you MUST have permission to resell online. If you do not have that permission, you can get in lot of trouble for using their brand name and offering that product as a retailer, when you didn't have permission to do so. You can get your site shut down and penalized for it.

Retail Arbitrage "Drop Shopping" is not a long-term business model and does not create a sustainable profitable business.

But genuine legal drop shipping manufacturers and distributors, now THAT'S who you should work with to avoid legal complications and to start a profitable long term business. It's a scalable model and can be built upon and 100% legal. Where do you find those legal wholesale suppliers? Here at Worldwide Brands of course!

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Need more tips? Read our Free eBook "Starting Your Internet Business Right". This popular free eBook has helped so many online retailers get their businesses started out the right way. Learn about getting legal, about legitimate wholesale suppliers, how to conduct parts of your business, learn about scams to stay away from and more.

It's a free eBook. No strings attached. We won't ask you for your email address or a credit card. Just go the above link and download it to get on the right path to success.

 
 


Directory Sneak-Peek
Wholesale Products Added This Week!
We are always working hard to find our Members the BEST possible Wholesale Drop Shippers and Bulk Distributors. Here's a small sample of the latest Certified Wholesalers our Research Team added to our Directory of Certified Wholesalers this past week...

Pet Supplies

Food & Drinks

Home & Garden

Sporting Goods

Sporting Goods

Crafts & Supplies

Health & Beauty

Sporting Goods

Business & Industrial

Business & Industrial

Health & Beauty

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Sporting Goods

Crafts & Supplies

Business & Industrial
(Note: This is only a small sample. Login to see ALL New Suppliers added this week.)
 
 


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Real Wholesalers! ON SALE!


  Our Review:

To run a successful online business, you need genuine wholesale suppliers to supply products to you and your customers. But with the fake wholesalers & bad information in the search engines, it's easy to fall into scam traps.

So how do you protect your business and your customers from getting scammed by these fake wholesalers? By working only with real Wholesale Suppliers!

Since 1999, we have been building a Directory of fully verified and qualified wholesale suppliers that ALL work with online retailers. With a Worldwide Brands Membership, you never have to worry about scam suppliers, counterfeit products, or middlemen.

Gain access to our always growing and changing online Directory that contains:

  • Dropshippers
  • Light Bulk Wholesalers (min. orders under $500)
  • Liquidators and Importers
  • Large Volume Wholesalers

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Our Review:

If you're new to online selling and need help picking the best products to start selling on Amazon or in your new online store then you need to get the Sell Niches Bundle.

The Sell Niches Bundle is a complete product market research system made specifically for beginners. It has helped many of our Members who were stuck trying to figure out something to sell.

We DO NOT get paid for recommending this product. We recommend it because (if you're a beginner) it will really help you figure out what to sell.

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