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
Jan.26-Feb. 6, 2017 JOGS Show (Gems & Jewelry) Tucson, AZ
Feb. 11-13, 2017 Atlanta Shoe Market Atlanta, GA
Feb. 12-14, 2017 Playtime NY New York, NY
Feb. 18-20, 2017 Intl Equestrian Show Charlotte, NC



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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
Locate Qualified Drop Shippers for Your Online Business
By Chris Malta, Founder & CEO of Worldwide Brands


Whether you're opening your first internet store or you're an old hand at online selling, drop shipping offers an easy entry point into buying wholesale products. A drop shipper is a wholesale supplier or manufacturer that will send individual items straight from their warehouse to your buyers' homes, on your behalf.

The Ups and Downs of Drop Shipping
For an ecommerce business, drop shipping presents several considerable advantages:

  • There is no risky inventory investment.
  • There are no storage or shipping issues.
  • It lets you offer an extensive product lineup.
  • It provides a model for testing out new products and identifying hot sellers (that you can then purchase in volume for higher margins).

That's not to imply that drop shipping is the end-all solution for all internet sellers. It poses certain limitations as well:

  • Because the majority of the work falls on your wholesaler, the profit margins are notably thinner than if you were purchasing in volume. They are true wholesale prices, but they are wholesale prices on single items, rather than bulk lots.
  • Since the supplier is handling the shipping, you have less control over that area of your customer relations. Any late deliveries or poorly packaged products will reflect badly on your business. For this reason, it's always a good idea to place a small test order with a drop shipper before listing their products on your website.

Identifying True Wholesalers
Finding legitimate wholesale drop shippers isn't easy. Many new online sellers begin looking in the worst possible place--the search engines. You will rarely find genuine wholesalers there if searching for dropshipper or wholesale supplier. What you will find are a great number of middlemen and con artists, posing as true wholesale sources.

One way to find reliable sources is to attend tradeshows. The wholesalers and manufacturers you'll meet there have been vetted by a trade association. Not every vendor at a trade fair will be willing to drop ship, but many will; and you'll feel confident that they've been verified.

You can also check out industry publications. Trade magazines are a good source for finding wholesale suppliers.

Lastly, you can call the manufacturer of the product you're interested in selling. Ask them for a list of their factory-authorized wholesale suppliers. Then call the wholesalers on that list to see which ones are willing to drop ship.

Finding the Right Fit
Once you're certain you're talking to real suppliers, narrow your list to the companies you want to do business with. To decide if a drop shipper will be a good fit for your business, ask pertinent questions.

Early on in your conversation, ask if the supplier will work with your business. Many wholesalers aren't anxious to sell to online businesses. They operate on thin margins and make their money selling in volume. So naturally, they don't believe an online store will place any large orders on a consistent basis. Some also have sales territory agreements with their physical retailers that restrict their customer from selling across the internet.

Even if a wholesaler will work with online sellers, that doesn't always mean they'll work with eBay or Amazon sellers. So if eBay or Amazon is your primary sales venue, you need to ask up front if they'll sell to you. Sometimes, the manufacturers fear their merchandise will be devalued in the market if it sells for too little on those platforms.

So, If you sell mainly on eBay or Amazon, make sure your drop shipper permits their merchandise to be listed there.

Another important question to ask is whether the supplier offers single-item drop shipping--the critical word being "single-item." If a supplier sets a drop shipping quantity minimum--say five items--you're forced to require your own customers to purchase products at least five at a time. Find wholesalers who will drop ship individual items for you.

Also find out if the supplier has a minimum dollar amount requirement for drop shipping. Some drop shippers set a minimum dollar amount, known as a minimum ticket. To sell their items, you need to bundle them or simply steer clear of offering any of their individual products whose price points fall below their minimum ticket.

Lastly, ask if your supplier offers blind drop shipping. This means the supplier's name doesn't appear on your package invoices, inserts, or labels. The drop shipper may simply use a "fulfillment center" label or a blind PO Box, so your buyer never knows where their package arrives from. The point is that the drop shipper is invisible to your buyers, and your home based eBiz looks bigger than it actually is.

Finding and qualifying genuine wholesale drop shippers is a process that requires patience and a willingness to do the work. But the pay off is having those legitimate supplier relations that provide you with a steady, reliable source of products you can sell through your home business, at prices that let you make a profit.

The bottom line is using drop shippers affords your eBiz tremendous benefits and supplies an excellent supplement to your other sourcing techniques.

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At WorldwideBrands.com, we have been helping online retailers find legitimate wholesale sources for their online stores or auctions for over 18 years now. We love what we do, and we love helping people. If you are unsure about where to start, I recommend reading 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...

Consumer Electronics

Health & Beauty

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Consumer Electronics

Jewelry & Watches

Mature Audiences 18+

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Business & Industrial

Health & Beauty

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Business & Industrial

Sporting Goods

Health & Beauty

Business & Industrial

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


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Certified Dropshippers!


  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

Check us out today!





Certified Dropshippers!


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

Check us out today!