Sourcing for Independence! Sourcing for Your Online Store [6]

July 5th, 2017

Happy Fourth of July! This message was sent to our subscribers yesterday, but our offices were closed to celebrate our national holiday. So I’m posting it today.

While we are firing up the grill and waiting to watch some awesome fireworks, I’m going to keep this one short so you can get back to celebrating!

When you run your own online store, using a hosting provider like Yahoo, Shopify, BigCommerce and etc., you have the ability to work with A LOT more wholesale suppliers that sellers on eBay or Amazon do.

Why? Because the supplier knows you are a SERIOUS retailer at this point. You have to spend a lot more money to start and run an online store than with the other platforms, so the suppliers know that you are serious about wanting to sell their products too.

To run an online store, you have to pay for hosting, domain name, get a merchant account and more. Can’t get more serious online than that!

So short and sweet, ALL of the listed suppliers in our Directory will work with online store owners.

Take advantage of our Independence Sale! The Discount ends tonight!

 

 

Sourcing for Independence! Sourcing for Amazon [5]

July 3rd, 2017

This is the fifth post in our Sourcing for Independence series! Welcome back! Did you miss the others?  Click here to check them out.

This email is about sourcing to sell on Amazon. Amazon is a great selling platform, but just like eBay, it’s a competitive price driven marketplace. Even if you don’t sell on Amazon, read this anyway for some tips!

I had the honor of visiting the Amazon corporate offices in Seattle many years ago when they first launched their FBA program (Fulfillment by Amazon) and got to meet with department heads and get a walk-through of their new service before they launched it. I had the opportunity to give them some feedback and understand the process and how valuable it could be for online sellers. I still feel that it’s a valuable service if you sell on Amazon or even if you don’t, because they do offer multi-channel fulfillment. So yes, if you own an online store, you can still use FBA to stock and ship your orders for you.

Amazon has many fulfillment centers around the country and abroad, and their shipping speed is very reliable!

In order to use FBA, you have to buy in bulk, each product has to be registered with Amazon, have its own UPC code/labels, and you have the products shipped to them. They store the products in their fulfillment centers and ship your orders. Some other great things about FBA is that they co-mingle the products. For example, if 50 sellers are selling the same thing, and they get the products from those 50 sellers, they will put them all in the same section or take those products and spread them out to different fulfillment centers because they end up with a lot of them. They also move products around based on demand. For example, if they find that most people that buy swimsuits are in Florida, they will move a large majority of the inventory to a fulfillment center closer to Florida for faster shipping.

The last thing I’m going to say about FBA is that using that service, means you can also add the sought after PRIME tag for free shipping to your products for Prime members.

Now, back to sourcing for Amazon, which was the original purpose of this post. 🙂   Just like eBay, it’s harder to compete since it’s a price driven market. So you have to find products that many other sellers aren’t selling (stay away from products that Amazon offers too) Because not only are you competing with third party sellers on Amazon, you are also competing with Amazon!

So you have to research, research and RESEARCH to find the right products to sell.

Just like eBay, there are many wholesale suppliers that don’t allow sales by Amazon sellers. Many brand names sell directly on Amazon, so they won’t allow you to sell there and others avoid the platform all together because they feel that it could possibly devalue their products. However, Amazon is a step above eBay in seller quality. They want more business oriented sellers there, and not just garage sale sellers. All products need to be brand new, still in original packaging and everything must be labeled properly. So many wholesale suppliers that don’t allow eBay sales will allow Amazon sales.

Again, just like selling on eBay, we recommend that you do price comparison shopping. Check dropshipping wholesale prices, versus light bulk wholesale prices. If the prices are close to the same, go with dropshipping. If the prices are different, even by $5.00 or more, then go with light bulk. Every dollar counts for a small online business! Check into FBA if you decide to go with light bulk so you don’t have to invest in the time to ship the products out. Check your costs, because not only do you have to have stocking space, but you have to buy shipping materials too. So the cost of using FBA may seem more reasonable once you factor in the overhead costs you would incur directly if you did it yourself.

We list suppliers in our Directory that work with Amazon sellers! Dropshippers and Light Bulk Suppliers that are willing to work with Amazon sellers. We even list some suppliers that specialize in shipping to FBA.

If you aren’t a member yet, we are running an Independence Day Discount, so now is great time to join!

It’s a One-time fee for a LIFETIME membership. Check it out here: http://www.worldwidebrands.com

Sourcing for Independence! Sourcing for eBay [4]

June 30th, 2017

This is the fourth post in our Sourcing for Independence series! Welcome back! Did you miss the others?  Click here to check them out.

This one is about turning your eBay seller account from a hobby into a business. Even if you don’t sell on eBay, read this anyway because you can still learn some valuable tips!

eBay is a great selling platform to get started selling online. They are easy to use, low cost, and best of all, you can start with things around your home first to understand how the process works. Plus, you get that valuable seller feedback you need and it’s very easy to STOP if you decide that you no longer want to sell online, or if you want to venture into other selling areas.

One of the great things about eBay, is that you don’t have to know anything about what you are selling. As long as you have a great description, and provide great images, customers will probably not contact you about it. (same for an online store!)

But what do you do when you have exhausted selling things from around your house, or from garage sales? Work with genuine wholesale suppliers of course!

Now, a BIG thing to remember, when you sell on platforms like eBay, many wholesale suppliers will not want to work with you. eBay is a price driven marketplace. Buyers go after the lowest priced products they can so many companies feel that eBay devalues their products, because everyone is always undercutting each other.

Your sourcing methods impact your prices.

Dropship Suppliers, selling one item at a time to you and shipping that product to your end customer for you, the wholesale cost is higher than if you purchase in bulk.

Light Bulk wholesalers (we coined this term), is a wholesale supplier willing to sell with lower minimum orders so you can get into the market. We list suppliers with minimum orders of $500.00 or less so you can stock and ship your own inventory, and you get better pricing, because you are purchasing in quantities.

Volume wholesalers, sell in larger volumes, like $1000 or more. You are usually buying all case packs of products. Volume wholesalers will post their tier pricing for you so you can see what the discounts are the more you buy.

Liquidators, offer store returns & overstocks. When you buy from a liquidator, you usually are buying pallet loads of products and they differ in price depending on “what” the products are on the pallet  and the amount of “what” is on the pallet. You are never guaranteed if all the products on the pallet are good to sell, meaning, they aren’t busted or don’t work, but the majority of the products are fine. But you have to take the time to inspect and test each one before you offer it for sale. However, this is a great way to get brand name products that you can’t normally get to resell, even if they aren’t new in the package.

It is highly recommended to compare dropshipping prices, with light bulk prices. If the costs are close to the same, then go with dropshipping so you don’t have to hold that inventory.

In order to compete on eBay, you have to get creative if you can’t offer the lowest price, especially when working with dropshippers. If you buy in bulk and stock your own inventory you generally get better pricing so you can be more flexible with your offer. In the world of wholesale, the more you buy, the cheaper each individual item gets.

If you can’t afford to hold inventory, and really want to use dropshipping suppliers, you need to offer incentives to the buyers on eBay to get them to want to purchase from you or BUNDLE products together to make it look like a better deal.

For example, don’t offer just one chair, offer a set of chairs. Don’t just offer candles; offer a case of candles or candles plus candle holders. Don’t just offer a bathroom rug; offer a set of bathroom rugs or maybe even matching towels and a shower curtain. It’s all about perception.

Incentives can be a discount from you the next time they buy, or a gift certificate to buy something from you later.

We do list suppliers in our Directory that work with eBay sellers!   So turn your eBay hobby business into a REAL business by working with genuine wholesale suppliers.

If you aren’t a member yet, we are running an Independence Day Discount, so now is great time to join!

It’s a One-time fee for a LIFETIME membership. Check it out here: http://www.worldwidebrands.com

Sourcing for Independence! Choosing What to Sell [3]

June 29th, 2017

This is the third post in our Sourcing for Independence series! Welcome back! Did you miss the other two? I put them on our blog for you to read. Check them out here in the blog.

In the first we talked about what sourcing actually is and the second, the importance of getting legal. This one, it’s all about Choosing What to Sell. This is very important to the success of your business and it honestly doesn’t really matter where you want to sell. The methods are still mainly the same.

Most online businesses fail, because the seller immediately wants to sell products that are already saturated online or have their heart set on products they can’t legally get to resell. Don’t make this mistake!

Two of my more popular blog posts: “Do Your Homework before Deciding What to Sell Online” & “Just Because Someone Else is Selling it, Doesn’t Mean You Can!”  has opened many online sellers’ eyes as to why they should avoid many things that they love or things that they just have this gut feeling would sell well. You can’t trust your “gut” on this and often times you can’t sell what you love. You really have to do product research!

Market Research in a nutshell is deciding if a product will:
1. Make you money and
2. Fit your budget

You have to do keyword research, competition research, profit research and advertising research.
Keyword Research is how customers will find you.

Competition Research is checking out the other sellers in your space and checking to see if you can compete with them and learn from them.

Pricing Research helps to identify your profit margins, inventory requirements and break-even points.

Advertising research helps you to understand traffic costs like the cost of keywords to use if you decide to pay for advertising.

All of these things help you determine if a product is a good idea to sell and if it will fit your budget to sell them. Many new online sellers have to rely on paid advertising for customers to find you more quickly and while your site gets better indexed in the search engines for your SEO keywords. All of the research you conduct also helps with your SEO!

What types of products SHOULD you research? Well obviously stay away from mainstream products like electronics or brand name clothing. These products are already highly saturated, and guess what? You usually can’t find a dropshipper for these! Competitors that sell electronics and brand name clothing have BIG budgets & are usually required to buy in large volumes from the suppliers. You simply cannot compete in these particular product arenas.

You have to find your niche and build your site around that niche. Niches are focused, non-mainstream products that are perfect for small online business owners. Many large companies don’t offer a lot of different niche products & there are still PLENTY of customers out there for those products. Plus, since the larger companies aren’t focused on those products, you can afford to advertise.

To identify a Niche Product, you have to drill down to the niche. That means making lists of products to get to it.

1. Main Product Category like Baby Products
2. Sub-Category like Baby Food, Baby Health, Baby Transportation, Baby Toys, Educational Baby Products and etc.
3. Take one of those sub-categories and research that. Like Transportation.
4. Niche products would be:  carriers, strollers, car seats, slings and etc.

Another example:
1. Main Category: Home Décor
2. Sub-Categories; Lighting, Wall Décor, Furniture, Bedrooms, Bath, Kitchen, Floor Items.. etc.
3. Take one of those sub-categories like Floor Items and research that.
4. Niche products would be; tiles, carpeting, floor mats, hardwood, throw rugs, area rugs etc..

To get ideas of what to sell to then conduct your research, you should really start with the wholesalers you have available to you and that you KNOW will supply you products as an online store owner.

So where you do find those? With a Worldwide Brands Directory membership of course! Get access to over 8000 wholesale suppliers that represent more than 16 MILLION product types and we add new suppliers every business day!

Members also get Product Research Help in the Market Research section! We have worked with a great company for learning how to pick the right products to sell, (check out Sell Niches here!) It’s a truly valuable resource to our members and you don’t have to take our word for it. You can read what people have to say in our Member’s Only Forum too when you are a member.

Not a member yet? We are running an Independence Day Discount, so now is great time to join!

It’s a One-time fee for a LIFETIME membership.
Check it out here: http://www.worldwidebrands.com

Sourcing for Independence! Getting Started [2]

June 27th, 2017

This is the second post in our Sourcing for Independence series! Welcome back! Did you miss the first one? Click here to check it out.

Getting Started:
Whether you are doing this part time of full time, the main thing to remember is that you need to be a legal business.

That’s right, whether it’s a hobby or a full time effort, if you aren’t legal then you can’t legally work with genuine wholesale suppliers. It doesn’t matter where you sell either, it matters WHO you work with.

If you truly want to buy wholesale products, if you aren’t a legal business, these wholesalers will simply turn you down for an account. Why? Because they need to have a record of who you are for their tax reporting.

When you buy wholesale products from a wholesale supplier, they aren’t charging you sales taxes. They have to report to the government WHY they didn’t charge sales for your orders and your tax ID number is what they supply to show proof of that.

Remember:
If a “wholesale supplier” doesn’t ask for a tax ID, they are usually doing something bad for your business. They could be sneaking the sales tax into the “wholesale price” and that just lowers your profit margin. Or, they’re not a TRUE wholesale supplier and just a middleman passing the orders to the real supplier and providing the supplier with THEIR tax ID information. Either way, your profit margins are lowered because a middleman always increases prices so they can make more profit and that leaves your business struggling to compete and the middleman is succeeding.

Now, this doesn’t apply to EVERY wholesaler out there. Some wholesale suppliers are in tax exempt States and others are overseas. But use that as a general rule of thumb when looking for suppliers to use or you can use a Directory like ours where we have already verified the suppliers are REAL wholesale suppliers and work with retailers that sell online.

Getting Legal:
Becoming a legal business is not hard and many States make it really easy with online forms and low costs.

1. Determine the business entity & name your business:
Whether you decide to start a corporation or a fictitious name or DBA (doing business as), you have to file this with your state. Many states have these forms online, so you can do a search for Register a Business in ____ and fill the blank with your state name. Look for sites that end with .gov or .org in the search results for government related sites and not other sites pushing you to buy their service to do this. You can set up many types of entities on your own. If you decide a Corporation is the way to go, you may need to consult a lawyer for help. But your State website will give you the forms to do it yourself. The Fee for this can run anywhere from $25.00 to $200.00 or more depending on the level of business you start.

2. Get a Tax ID:
A Tax ID is called different things in different States. Sometimes called a Sales & Use tax ID, or Seller’s Permit, or Reseller Certificate and etc. Basically it’s an ID number that allows you to buy wholesale products without getting taxed and to charge sales tax to customers in your State. Do this after you get your business name registered. You can find the forms for this your State’s Department of Revenue site. So just do a search for that to locate it. The fee for this can run anywhere from $0.00 to $50.00 in most States.

Once you get legal, then you can legally work with REAL wholesale suppliers, get REAL wholesale pricing and you are on the right path to success.

Don’t want to spin your gears trying to find real wholesalers on your own? It takes a lot of time and effort to find suppliers that work with online retailers and even more time and effort ensuring that they are real wholesale suppliers. So get our Directory!

We are running an Independence Day Discount, so now is great time to join!
One-time fee for a lifetime membership and new wholesale sources added every business day!

Check it out here: http://www.worldwidebrands.com

Sourcing for Independence! [Introduction 1]

June 26th, 2017

The United States Independence Day is fast approaching and we wanted to share with you some great ways to “Source for Independence”!

This is the first post in a series, so make sure to check them out as they get delivered to you! This is the introductory. The following posts in this series will contain a lot of helpful information for your business.

So what do we mean by Sourcing for Independence?

To Source means;
Obtain from a particular source or to find out where (something) can be obtained.

Independence means:
Freedom from the control, influence, support, aid or the like from others.

So Sourcing for Independence means finding reputable suppliers, to help your online business become successful, so you can be financially independent!

Most people start an online business to supplement their income as a part time job or they want to own their own business and work on it full time to be their main source of income.

However, you decide to do it, you need genuine reputable supplier sources for your chosen selling platform. Whether that is eBay, Amazon or on your own website, you need REAL wholesale sources supplying you with genuine wholesale products and real wholesale prices.

The basic supply chain is:
1. Manufacturers make the products and a lot of manufacturers will sell wholesale to retailers and others send their products to Authorized Distributors and never to retailers directly.

2. Authorized Distributors have large warehouses and offer products from different manufacturers. So you can get variety of products and brands with a distributor that you can’t get with working with the manufacturer directly. Authorized Distributors will sell to retailers and to wholesalers.

3. Wholesalers sell to retailers and also to other wholesalers, creating sub-wholesalers.

As you move down the supply chain, the wholesale prices increase. These companies have to make money too! So getting to the highest tier of the supply chain is where you find the best pricing.

It’s difficult to find genuine wholesale sources if you search online. Search results are full of middlemen, fake and fraud suppliers and they are GREAT at getting their sites to the top of the search engines because they are marketers, not wholesale suppliers. So don’t use keywords like wholesale products or dropshippers when searching online. Most legitimate suppliers do not go after these keywords, and rely on trade shows and Directories to get their names out there to retailers.

We have had many members of the years give us horror stories about companies they thought were genuine wholesale suppliers, but ended up being a middleman constantly upselling other services that they just NEEDED to have or a fake supplier that just ran away with their money.

So where do you find REAL wholesale sources willing to work with online retailers? Trade shows is a great start and that’s where we get most of the wholesalers in our Directory.

You can do this yourself of course! But there is a lot of legwork involved. Not all suppliers will work with online retailers and not all will dropship. So be prepared for a lot of NO’s.

Cut out all that extra work by getting a membership to our Directory of WBI Certified Wholesalers and Dropshippers. We have already done this work for you, and as everyone knows, Time=Money.

Not a member yet? We are currently running a $50.00 discount! Get your membership today!

Making Your Online Store Stand Out from the Crowd

June 6th, 2017

It has become increasingly difficult for online retailers to stand out from their competition, due to all the new online sellers. As an online seller, you need to stand out from the crowd and here are some suggestions on how to accomplish this.

  1. Try to sell products that you know well, or educate yourself on them:
    The more you know about the products you are selling, the better you can talk about them. When selling online, expertise and knowledge sells. The more you know = the more valuable information you can provide about the products.I have talked about the dangers of datafeeds (API’s, RSS, XLS, CSV and etc) a few times in this blog, and I really want to drive this home for you. So perhaps I need to be more blunt about them, since we get asked often through customer service if we have suppliers listed with feeds.Datafeeds, are online store killers. Yes, they are convenient to load a large variety of products and descriptions onto your store with the click of a button, but you are HURTING, not helping your online store succeed if you don’t then go through and then carefully craft the descriptions and information about those products.Search engines such as Google, like UNIQUE content and will push down sites or not show sites that have the exact same content on them. They call this duplicate content. Duplicate content will impact your search engine rankings because it confuses the search engines as to which relevant sites to show their user. This will cause your store to either not show in the search engines, or greatly lower your potential for ranking high in the search engines. Search engines will rarely show sites with duplicate content. They will generally pick a popular site that pays for advertising or gets a lot of traffic to show instead of your store. So you need to cater to your chosen demographic by writing the descriptions for the products yourself.
  2. Have an About Us Page and Make a Statement:
    An About Us page helps customers know who they are buying from. Personally, if I’m looking at a website I have never purchased from, I will take a look at the About Us page to see who I’m buying from, to help instill shopping confidence. I will also look at their return policies, and shipping times so I’m an informed consumer in case any issues arise. With all the internet scams STILL running rampant today online, as a consumer you have to be careful about who you are providing your credit card information to. So make sure to give customers your story, ensure them that they can be confident buying from you, and include how you are different from your competitors & all of that can  help to incite a sale.
  3. Offer Free Giveaways:
    Freebies are great ways to get attention and obtain loyal customers. Social marketing platform users like on Twitter and Facebook LOVE contests and free things and it’s a way to garner attention, and get a bunch of followers that you can promote to.Giveaways don’t have to be free products or free shipping, it can also be educational giveaways, or gift certificates that the consumer can use when shopping at your store. Things like “submit your name and email address” for a free drawing for a $50.00 gift certificate. Doing this once a month or every couple of months, will get eyes on your store and what you have to offer. Customers may see something that they like and even buy from you while waiting to see the results of the contest.Consider this, $50.00 gift certificates or less or more, whatever you can afford, may be scary at first because that is out of pocket expenses for you, but that customer turns into a loyal customer once they order, because they know they are getting what you promised. Plus, the BIG upside, is all the new followers you will get to market and promote to and as a new online store owner, the more traffic you can get and quickly, the better. So $50.00 or so a month, as a cost of acquisition for thousands of new customers to market to, is a big ROI (return on investment) for your online store.
  4. Niche Marketing:
    Yes, we have talked about this numerous times too. Just do a search on the right for Niche and you will see all of our article about it. Niche marketing is highly important. Don’t try to be a solution for everyone by offering everything. If you do that you dilute your online store, and you have to manage TONS of keywords for SEO and the search engines to make every page of every product relevant for the search engines.Niche marketing is where you choose a set of products, all under the same category. Like Cupcake Decorating Kits for Boy’s Birthdays as mentioned in another blog post or like different types of Archery Releases. Search engines LOVE these types of sites, because your SEO keywords are repeated on practically every page of your store because you are talking about the same types of products over and over. In the search engines eyes, that makes your site an authority on those products and will rank you higher in search engine results.Need to find niche products to sell? Take a look at our Directory!

April 2017 – Wholesale Suppliers Added

May 5th, 2017

Just a quick note to let you know what we added to the Worldwide Brands Directory of Certified Wholesalers for the month of April 2017 for our members!

We added suppliers, that together, offer a total SKU count of over 170,000 SKUS!

The newly added suppliers offer:
Wholesale Tattoo Clothing
Wholesale Leather Business Bags
Wholesale Smartphone Cases
Wholesale Sublimation Blanks
Wholesale Medical Supplies
Wholesale Bedding Sets
Wholesale Pickleball Paddles
Wholesale Souvenir Merchandise
Wholesale Home Decor
Wholesale Survival Kits
Wholesale Collegiate Rain Wear
Wholesale Auto Parts
Wholesale Aftermarket Truck Parts
Wholesale Women’s Loungwear
Wholesale Stationary Sets
Wholesale Swimwear
Wholesale Color Changing Clothing
Wholesale Home Linens
Wholesale Gadgets
Wholesale Women’s Fashion Clothing
Wholesale Weightlifting Gear
…and more!

Our members at WorldwideBrands.com, can setup notifications when we add new suppliers to categories that interest you. So take a look in your My Account area to set those up and then every time you login, you can see the newly added suppliers assigned to that category on the right side of the Directory.

If you are not a member yet, check us out today!

The Best Products For Dropshipping

April 13th, 2017

keep calm with worldwidebrands.comDropshipping is hugely popular with online sellers. That’s why we focus a lot of our time and attention locating and Certifying new Dropshippers every week. As you know, our Directory of Certified Wholesalers lists thousands of Certified Drop shippers (and grows weekly) giving our Members fresh new exciting products to choose from all the time.

Dropshipping offers a lot of conveniences to sellers such as low upfront costs, no inventory requirements and low risk. However, the flip side is that YOU have to do some extra work if you want to make drop shipping work for your online business. So if you plan on using a Dropshipper, then you need to plan on being more selective when you’re deciding what to sell.

So how do you pick the best products to sell for Dropshipping?

We asked the product research folks at Sell-Niches.com to put together a few tips to help answer this very important question.

Here’s what they said…

Tip 1: Don’t be stubborn with your product choices.

You can’t walk in with the mindset that “I’m only going to sell product x” or you’ll probably be disappointed pretty quickly. You’d be surprised how many new sellers have their heart set on selling (what turns out to be) highly competitive products for their first time selling online or products you simply cannot get as an online seller.

Here’s how it usually goes down…they have an idea for a product they really want to sell. They don’t do any research they just jump right to finding a Dropshipper, contact them, get their wholesale price and then their jaw drops to the floor when they see their wholesale price being higher than other people’s retail price they see online. They get upset, confused and then usually give up without ever considering any other products. That’s a huge mistake.

It’s imperative to understand that with Dropshipping, you get wholesale on 1 item. So in highly competitive markets, where other retailers are buying in volume to get deeper wholesale discounts, it’s not uncommon to see a dropshipped wholesale price be MORE EXPENSIVE than the other sellers retail price. For some products you have to buy in bulk quantities to really compete online. It’s not like that for ALL products though…

If you plan on using a Dropshipper then you need to be prepared to RESEARCH A VARIETY OF PRODUCTS. In fact some of the best products will be ones that you may have never considered selling before. Most new sellers tend to look only at products ‘they like’ or products they see advertised on TV and as a result, all they see are dropship wholesale costs that offer no profit margins because those types of products are competitive products with volume buyers and sellers.

If you’re a Member of Worldwide Brands you really have an advantage here that most other sellers don’t have. Worldwide Brands has got one of the biggest Dropship Directories we’ve ever seen with more dropship product choices than any other Directory so use that to your advantage. Start to include some products in your research that aren’t products you thought about selling when you started. Be open to selling products you may not know much about yet. By breaking away from ‘common mainstream products’ you’ll start seeing products you can dropship that have wholesale prices you can profit from.

Tip 2: Look for products with “Lower Demand”.

Sounds odd but it’s true. “Lower demand” products work better with Drop shipping because lower demand products typically have less competition from those big retailers.

You might be thinking…but doesn’t a low demand mean I won’t get many customers? Not at all. The online world is big. I mean…REAL BIG. So what’s considered “low demand” online can still mean hundreds or even thousands of customers a month. To a big retailer, only getting a few hundred customers a month isn’t enough to sustain their company, employees and other business expenses. However, to a small home-based online seller with little overhead, hundreds of customers a month add up really fast.

So when you’re doing your demand research, don’t be so quick to dismiss a product that you may think has ‘low demand’. It may just be a product worth researching further.

Tip 3: Focus your research on “Niche Markets”

As you may have guessed, at Sell-Niches.com we LOVE NICHE PRODUCTS. Why? Because we’ve found (like many others have discovered) that selling to niche markets is a great way to build a business as a NEW online seller. If you plan on using a Dropshipper, niche markets are *ideal*.

Most big retailers don’t mess around with niche products because big retailers have big overhead so they need to attract a lot of customers as fast as possible. They need to sell mainstream products that attract millions of shoppers. So for them, niche products are considered a waste of time. That’s great news for small home-based businesses!

When you start researching niche products you’ll start seeing what you’ve been hoping to see. You’ll start finding products with better profit margins, you’ll start seeing your dropship wholesale prices LESS than other retailers prices in that space, you’ll see cheaper advertising costs and the list goes on. So why isn’t everyone selling niche products? Simple. Most people don’t know how to do product research. They just know how to look for products they know, have used or see commercials on TV. When those products turn out to be too competitive for Drop shipping, they don’t know what to do next and like I said before, they just give up hope.

There are millions of products and tens of thousands of product niches you can research. There are so many untapped niche product markets waiting to be sold by online sellers. We often have people ask us “have all of the good products been taken?” The answer is NO. When you avoid common, mainstream product markets, you start to see an entirely new landscape of opportunity for online sellers. So when you hear people say “dropshipping doesn’t work” it almost always means they tried to sell a product they didn’t actually research first. Dropshipping does still work but you need to spend more time researching. If you don’t know where to start, here’s what you need to do…

First, make sure you have a REAL Dropshipper to ensure you are getting true wholesale. If you need help getting a real dropshipper look no further than www.WorldwideBrands.com. They are the most trusted source for Certified Wholesalers for a reason.

Second, make sure you understand product research and start researching niche markets! If you need help, we invite you to check us out at: http://www.SellNiches.com

March 2017 – Wholesale Suppliers Added

April 6th, 2017

Just a quick note to let you know what we added to the Worldwide Brands Directory of Certified Wholesalers for the month of March 2017 for our members!

We added suppliers, that together, offer a total SKU count of over 9,000 SKUS!

The newly added suppliers offer:
Wholesale Vibration Plates
Wholesale Djembe Drums
Wholesale Small Kitchen Appliances
Wholesale Hot Sauces
Wholesale Fashion Purses
Wholesale Kitchen Products
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Wholesale LED Lights
Wholesale Natural Skincare
Wholesale Pet Supplies
Wholesale Housewares
Wholesale Costume Jewelry
Wholesale Magnet Frames
Wholesale Ready to Assemble Furniture
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Wholesale Fashion Jewelry
Wholesale Hypoallergenic Skincare
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Wholesale Bean Bag Chairs
Wholesale Italian Leather Belts
Wholesale Inspection Cameras
Wholesale Condiments
Wholesale Nasal Filters
Wholesale Neckties
Wholesale Personalized Jewelry
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Wholesale Christmas Craft Kits
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Wholesale Animal Baby Booties
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