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Do you sell stuff on-line? Interested in it? Well, this blog might be for you. Don't expect lots of news stories or other stuff you can easily get. I want to give you the ugly side...the practical, the-stuff-they-don't-warn-you-about side of on-line retailing for the small seller.

I've been selling on-line for about 9 years. And I'm happy to share some of my experience and knowledge with anyone who has the patience to trudge their way through my random ramblings!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

So...where do you get your stuff? The Next Generation

OK, so we covered getting items to re-sell via normal channels you go to everyday (big box stores, discount stores, etc.).

But you need more perhaps. You are tired of driving around these places almost every day to see what new stuff they got in.

You need a more consistent source.

You need...a wholesaler.

Wholesalers open up a HUGE world of opportunity to you. Plenty of supply, great prices, and there about a gazillion wholesalers out there.

Good luck finding them. Or at least, good luck finding one that will deal with you.

I'm gonna tell you right off the bat that if you are looking for a wholesaler who will sell you a bunch of iPhones or Wii game stations, you got yourself one heck of an uphill battle. Who wouldn't want to sell these?!?! Just about everyone wants one. And you can get them, too. You really only need a couple of things:
  • a significant business presence (think Toys 'R Us, rather than a bonanzle booth)
  • a significant amount of money/credit (think purchases by the truckload, rather than 2 or 3 units).
If you take anything from this blog, let it be this: don't try to repeat the success of others, find your own thing...PLEASE!!!)

OK...back to our story...

Now don't get too upset. There are actually a lot of wholesalers who will work with you, even though you aren't a Best Buy and you don't have a million-dollar line of credit.

They just don't sell Wii's. But they do sell toys, games, clothing, home goods, food, cooking supplies, sports equipment, craft supplies, big/small appliances, blah blah blah.

And this is where you can make some serious money. I'm talking serious serious money.

Where are they?

Sorry...that would be telling.

But I will give you a hint...soon...very soon.

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