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 12-16, 2017 Atlanta International Area Rug Market Atlanta, GA
July 16-18, 2017 MRKET / Men's Fashion New York, NY
July 17-19, 2017 Home Textiles Sourcing New York, NY
July 17-19, 2017 Intl Apparel Sourcing New York, NY



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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
When Your Customers Steal
By Chris Malta, Founder & CEO of Worldwide Brands


You know it’s a slow news day when the news programs on TV turn their attention to their favorite new consumer warning. “Beware of online businesses!” they cry. “YOU could be SCAMMED on the Internet!”

Every time I see one of these news stories, I groan, and wonder how many sales my sites just lost. Then there are the ads for credit cards that “protect” consumers against online fraud. They make Internet business people look like a bunch of thugs who meet in a sewer all day long to torture innocent consumers.

There a lot more honest, hardworking Online Entrepreneurs out there than scam artists. That doesn’t make for a good news story, though, so we all take the lumps for the transgressions of a sordid few.

You know what I’ve never seen, though? I’ve never seen a headline story about the CUSTOMERS who scam the Online Sellers. I’ve seen stories about thieves robbing convenience stores. I’ve seen exposes featuring the practices favored by professional shoplifters. What about the “consumers” who target online businesses when they steal?

My partners and I market both informational products and brand name merchandise on the Internet. And we’ve been taken on both sides of the fence.

We publish the Internet's Premium Product Sourcing Directory which lists thousands of pre-verified wholesale suppliers, willing to work with home-based eBiz owners.

Quite a few years ago, I received an email from someone who bought our Directory on eBay, and had questions about how they were to receive the information updates we send our customers every month. (At that time, our Directory was a downloadable product.
Today, it is a huge online Directory that grows daily.) There was only one problem with the email I got.

We didn’t SELL our Directory on eBay.

I was forced to write back to that person and tell him that he had been scammed. It was obvious to me that someone had purchased our product from us, downloaded it, and was reselling it to others illegally. How this scam artist expected to get away with reselling the product, I’ll never know. At that time, it was a download that contained nearly a thousand pages. (Now, it's a much larger!) There is a copyright notice on EVERY SINGLE PAGE. It’s like me buying a Stephen King  book on Amazon, typing it up into electronic form, and then reselling it on eBay. I’d have to be nuts to try something like that!

Also a few years ago, a site I was working with received an order for some moderately expensive jewelry. Nothing out of the ordinary. The credit card processed just fine, with the AVS (Automatic Verification System) coming back “green”.

This means that the online processing system had checked the card’s information against the on-file address and zip code of its owner, and everything was OK.

The Ship-to address was different from the card owner’s Bill-to address, but that’s nothing out of the ordinary either. LOTS of people buy jewelry and have it sent as a gift to another address.

A while later, we received a “chargeback” letter from the customer’s bank. A chargeback means that the card owner has disputed the charge, and we have to show cause why we should not refund the money. At about the same time, we got a phone call from a police department in West Virginia, asking about that same order.

Turns out that a woman in West Virginia had inadvertently left her credit card on a checkout counter at a large department store. A clerk at that store picked up the card, and used it to make several online purchases. The clerk was having the purchases delivered to a vacant house RIGHT NEXT DOOR to his own. This guy must have left his brain cell in the ‘fridge that day.

The above are both good examples of how WE, as Online Entrepreneurs, get “scammed”. Maybe I’ve been luckier than most, but it has not happened to me all that many times.

We caught the guy who was reselling our Directory on eBay. What we did was this: The person who purchased the bootleg Directory was naturally very upset. I told him that if I were able to catch this person and confirm what had happened, I would see to it that his purchase was made good, and he would receive full access to our REAL Directory. He immediately sent me all the information he had on the eBay seller.

Sure enough, the seller was a customer of ours. I notified eBay’s fraud department. I then contacted the perpetrator and elaborated on the penalties of copyright infringement. He pulled his auction listings immediately. We came to an agreement for restitution that I was satisfied with. I suggested to him that he refund the other people to whom he had already sold bootlegs, before THEY came after him.

The police in West Virginia caught the store clerk. They set up surveillance at the vacant house next door, and waited for more of his online purchases to arrive. After the case was prosecuted, we got the jewelry back. All we lost was a few dollars in shipping charges.

If you’re in business, you’re a potential target. Protect yourself as best you can. Use an AVS system when you accept credit cards.

Confirm large-dollar purchases before processing them. When people charge thousands of dollars to buy large-ticket items from my sites, I always contact that customer to verify the purchase. I caught two stolen cards that way, BEFORE I got burned. Watch for multiple purchases of the same item by the same person. They’ll end up being re-sold out of the trunk of a car, and you’ll be stuck paying the REAL card owner back. Be aware of protection programs like eBay’s Safe Harbor. And if you think you’re being ripped off, don’t just wait around to hear from someone about it. Contact the bank that issued the card, and the police in the area you think the perpetrator purchased from. The banks take credit card fraud very seriously.

Who knows? Maybe someday, someone will write a news story about it.

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Need wholesale suppliers? Let us do the legwork for you! Here 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...

Health & Beauty

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Food & Drinks

Supplements & Nutrition

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


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Better Wholesalers! 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

Check us out today!





Better Wholesalers! 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

Check us out today!