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
Dec 8-10, 2017 Baton Rouge Jewelry Fair Baton Rouge, LA
Dec 16-17, 2017 VaporFair New York, NY
Jan 4-5, 2018 Streetwear & Actions Sports Show Long Beach, CA
Jan 5-8, 2018 Philadelphia Gift Show Oaks, PA



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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
How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Product Market
By Chris Malta, Founder & CEO of Worldwide Brands


Those of us who own online stores are always looking for wholesale pricing from the suppliers of the products we want to sell. Unfortunately, many people don't know what a wholesale price IS, or even what to DO with it when they find one.

By definition (Merriam-Webster's Dictionary), the word "Wholesale" means "the sale of commodities in quantity, usually for resale (as by a retail merchant)". That definition has been around since the 15th century. It does NOT mean "the absolute rock-bottom most dirt cheap price ever so that you can beat everyone else's prices no matter what".

There are some very good wholesale suppliers of products out there. We publish a B2B Wholesale Directory, the Worldwide Brands Directory of Certified Wholesalers & Dropshippers that includes thousands of pre-verified wholesale suppliers who are willing to Drop Ship their products directly to your customer from the warehouse, one at a time, at wholesale.

 

The Directory also includes thousands of Wholesale Suppliers willing to sell to you in small Bulk Quantities, while still giving you larger Bulk Quantity prices. We call that Light Bulk. It's an excellent way to do business without spending a ton of money. However, to be successful in business, you need to understand what "Wholesale" really means.

A Wholesale Supplier is a company that owns their own warehouse (no middlemen) and supplies you with products at prices that are lower than Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). That's what wholesale means.

So why do you sometimes find wholesale prices on some products that may be very close to the RETAIL prices for that same product online? So close, in fact, that there is not enough of a profit margin to make it worth selling?

Here's one very big reason: 

Chopper Bob has opened a store on the Internet. He thinks he's come up with an original idea. He's going to chop prices right to the bone on the products he sells. He thinks that because his prices will be so low, EVERYBODY will buy from him, and he'll make lots of money by selling large numbers of products. All those small profits will add up to a lot. Chop, Bob, Chop! See Bob Chop!

Chopper Bob is essentially chopping his own throat, although he does not see that yet.

Chopper Bob finds his first product to sell. It's a brand name small TV. This television has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $149. This is the retail price that the manufacturer suggests it be sold at in order to make a good profit.

Chopper Bob has found that the wholesale price on this small TV is $69. At that wholesale price, the profit margin to be made by selling it at MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) is 54%, which comes out to an $80 profit on each sale. That manufacturer has made a pretty good suggestion, wouldn't you say?

However, Chopper Bob believes that he is the first human being in history who has decided to sell at dirt-cheap prices and make money on volume sales. Because he is Chopper Bob, he's going to Chop the price on that TV on HIS web site all the way down to a mere $79.

People are going to flock to his web site, and buy thousands of TVs for $79. Chopper Bob is sure that he will get rich from all those $10 profits, once they begin to add up. Online Retailers will tell stories of his success for years to come.

Pretty soon, some people DO start to come to his site, and they start ordering TVs for $79. Chopper Bob is happy. He was right! However, people who want to order TVs are not the ONLY people coming to his site. There are also people coming to his site who want to SELL TVs.

You see, Undercutter Joe has also decided that he is going to undercut everyone else and make big money on volume sales. 
Surprising? Not at all. Most people who decide to open a business entertain this idea at least once.

Undercutter Joe searches online for the absolute lowest-priced competitor, and finds Chopper Bob selling the TV for $79. Undercutter Joe puts it on HIS site for $78.98.

Now, along comes PriceCut Jane, also searching for the lowest priced competitor. She finds that it's Undercutter Joe, and SHE starts selling the TV for $78.88.

Pretty soon, this turns into a feeding frenzy that would scare a Great White Shark.

The result of all this? The market price of the TV (the price that it's generally available for sale at) plummets from the MSRP of $149 all the way down to about $78.

Suddenly the original genius, Chopper Bob, finds himself undercut at every turn, and everybody is selling the TV dirt-cheap. Now that there is so much competition at that same price level, nobody is making any money.

As long as you're dealing with a genuine Wholesale Supplier, like the ones we list in our Directory, you will always find a good margin between Wholesale and MSRP. It's the fact that some people drive down the market prices on certain products that causes the problem.

The manufacturer and the Wholesale Suppliers of the TV don't care about this. They are still selling the TV at their wholesale price of $69, and now a LOT of them are being sold, because of all the price-choppers who are killing the market price of the TV, and their own businesses along with it. In a few months, the manufacturer will create an updated version of the TV and the whole cycle will start all over again.

Please don't make the mistake of thinking that YOU can't sell that TV for a higher price than Chopper Bob. You can. 

What you have to realize is this: The Internet is a very big place. Not everyone is going to FIND Chopper Bob's site. In fact, the vast majority of shoppers WON'T find it.

Most shoppers are very leery of sites like Chopper Bob's. People who get themselves involved in pricing wars tend to spend all of their time being mad at their competition, and to forget about customer service. You and I both know that we have paid a little more to purchase a product at a store we trust, rather than just going for the absolute rock-bottom price.

Thankfully, I see this type of situation mostly in just one area right now...consumer electronics. There are hundreds of thousands of other products that can be sold at very good profit margins without running into Chopper Bob and his buddies. However, that does not mean that you can't sell consumer electronics. You can sell anything you want to, no matter what the competition's prices.

Sales is a bit of an art form. If selling something were simply a matter of the absolute lowest prices, Wal-Mart would be the only store on the face of the Earth. 

Without going into too much detail, sales is a mixture of choosing the right product, or combination of products, for your web site. It's presenting a clean, attractive, focused site. It's giving the customer some little value-added bonus. It's providing the absolute best customer service that you can. All these things help a customer to trust you, and when they trust you they are willing to buy from you, even if in some cases, some of your prices are a bit more than they find on other sites.

If you feel that you must Chop something, Chop your customer service response time. Chop a few kilobytes off your graphics, so your pages will load faster. Chop the "dead wood" out of your site by getting rid of products that are overexposed on the 'Net.

Leave the price chopping to Bob and his buddies. They're only hurting themselves, not you.

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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...

Sporting Goods

Home & Garden

Health & Beauty

Sporting Goods

Health & Beauty

Home & Garden

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Mature Audiences 18+

Sporting Goods

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Crafts & Supplies

Business & Industrial

Home & Garden

Health & Beauty

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


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  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:

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  • 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.

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