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
July 31-Aug 2, 2022 Playtime New York New York, NY
Aug 1-6, 2022 VOW Bridal and Formal Atlanta, GA
Aug 1-6, 2022 World of Prom & Special Occasion Atlanta, GA
Aug 6-8, 2022 Michigan Shoe Market Troy, MI
Aug 6-9, 2022 OFFPRICE Wholesale Apparel Show Las Vegas, NV
Aug 7-9, 2022 Chicago Men's Wear Collective Chicago, IL



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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
MAP - What Is It and Why is it Sometimes Required?
By Tisha Hedges, Director of Operations of Worldwide Brands


MAP is a common term used by wholesale suppliers. You might see it on their dealer price list, or it's outlined in their dealer terms. We get questions like What is MAP? Why does this supplier require it?

Wholesalers have their own industry terms. As a retailer, it's good for you to be able to talk with them in their own language. This avoids a lot of misunderstandings. Also, you won't have to stop them to ask to explain what they mean. They will treat you more seriously if sense that you understand the business.

What is MAP?

 

MAP means Manufacturer's Advertised Price. That is the required advertising price of a product. Meaning you can't advertise that you sell it for LESS than the retail price the manufacturer has set for it.

Let's do an example. Looking at a dealer price list, you may see that the cost of a honeysuckle scented soy jar candle is $3.50 wholesale. That is YOUR price that you will pay per candle. In another column, it says MAP is $9.99. So when you post that product for sale on your website, on eBay, Amazon or another third party website, you cannot advertise that you sell it for LESS than $9.99.

Why do some suppliers require it?

There are manufacturers that require you to use the MAP and will shut you down if you don't. This is to regulate the price of the product online.

One of the biggest problems with online retail is that anyone can start an online business, but that doesn't mean that everyone should. There are poor sellers out there that think that they have to undercut everyone's prices to make sales, and that is not the truth.

In an effort to protect their products and brands from bad retailers, and to keep the competition equal they will enforce the MAP policy. It's in the best interest of the brand, and their dealers.

Is there a way around MAP?

Ok ok.. someone always has to ask. Read again to what what MAP is.. Minimum ADVERTISED price. So the way around the same price everyone else is selling it for, is to not advertise it that it's lower. Meaning you can't post the lower price on your site or on third party sites, but if you own your own website, you can HIDE the price and show it in the shopping cart at a discount.

So you aren't going against any policy but what's the point right? If customers can't see they can get it lower at your site than somewhere else, they are going to move on. So just follow policy and quit trying to do a "hack" for everything. Some things just have to be followed for the benefit of everyone involved.

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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...

Mature Audiences 18+

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Crafts & Supplies

Travel

Home & Garden

Pet Supplies

Health & Beauty

Health & Beauty

Vehicles, Parts & Accessories

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Home & Garden

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Toys, Games & Hobbies

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


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Get Legal


If you are going to setup as a LLC or a Corporation to protect your personal assets, then it is recommended to use a professional. In fact, in many cases, you HAVE to as a registered agent for your biz. Many states make this a legal requirement!

This is where we MUST introduce MyCorporation  to you. We have recommended this trustworthy company for over 20 years now. They have helped thousands of our members get their business legal and are continuing to help them keep it up to date!