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How to search for products in the wholesale directory


benholder90
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31 Jan 17 11:21:34 am
Hi I am new to SaleHoo and just signed up yesterday. I have been having a little look at the wholesale directory and its not really what I expected. When I search for a product, let's say Vans shoes for example or if I just choose a category from the list like "clothes and fashion" I find that the results are not really relevant to the search. And I can't actually find what I'm looking for, it just seems to be companies selling random stuff that's unbranded. Can someone help me? Maybe I had a wrong idea about the products I thought I could find?

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doubledenterprises
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31 Jan 17 02:04:10 pm
Hi. I too am new to Salehoo. I've been a member for two days. Like you, I am not impressed. All the listings I see are businesses that I had already found on my own by a simple Google search. When I have found a few suppliers of branded products, the pricing is simply not competitive. When doing a search on Salehoo, a lot of the results do not match. All in all I am very disappointed in my decision to join Salehoo, fortunately the do have a money back guarantee. I will give it another couple of weeks.


tonyvalencia1070
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31 Jan 17 04:35:17 pm
Same here...I'm seeing the exact same thing with low relevance with searches. I see "Amway" on each search result. What?????? This is a bit frustrating, and I'm curious as to how one can find good deals in terms of profit margin on any items. I searched all day yesterday and couldn't find anything that would be worthwhile to sell. Additionally, it seems that when I do find a decent deal, there's always somebody on Amazon who can beat the wholesale prices of anything I find on here.


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31 Jan 17 08:24:05 pm
In relation to any directory search issues, please report those directly to support so they can pass on to the tech team for further diagnoses Link hidden: Login to view

In relation to Tony's point above regarding wholesale prices not competing with Amazon. Anyone wanting to deal in a wholesale market needs to speak directly with wholesaler supplier/s in regards to their wholesale prices because wholesale prices are based on purchasing volume. A wholesale supplier can only provide you with a wholesale price when they know the actual volume of the order.

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tonyvalencia1070
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1 Feb 17 08:58:34 pm
Thanks Mark, interestingly enough I received a general email from salehoo today speaking to that same point. I will be contacting them directly over the next couple of days and see how it goes. I guess if I'm dropshipping then I'm probably not going to get a very good deal since I wouildn't be buying in bulk which is a bit contradictory to some of the Youtube videos I'm seeing out there that are touting Salehoo as a great place to find low cost dropshippers to use for Amazon Dropshipping. It's a great idea in theory but finding that there's always one person in the niche market I'm looking at that is selling the product at around the same price or lower than the dropshippers\suppliers are selling them for.


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1 Feb 17 09:47:22 pm
Unfortunately there are markets where drop-shipping just can't compete, that's the nature of the business. Of course what tends to happen is that most people want to use a drop-shipping model to compete in those exact markets because they are the extremely high turnover hot selling markets.

What people don't realize is that those types of markets are dominated by big wholesale buyers and even wholesale suppliers themselves selling on very thin margins to great market saturation and make their profit through high turnover.

There are drop-shipping markets on sites like Amazon and eBay, but you have to look outside of the big markets where there aren't the huge turnover rates due to the much lower customer demands. Those are the markets where big wholesale sellers and suppliers aren't, which then gives opportunities for drop-shipping.

So it's about being realistic more than anything, you have to pick your market very carefully to give yourself the best possible opportunity ....... especially when using a drop-shipping model.

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