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Starting in this business - need advice


geckopia
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8 Dec 09 11:35:40 pm
Hello,

We are Tony and Denise from Australia. Just started and very confused. Have tried to do this whole selling thing before but got ripped off. Need some direction on the way to make things happen.


fudjj
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Hi Tony and Denise, let me be the first to welcome you both to the community.

Sounds like you've had a rough start to it, but you're not alone, plenty here have had the same experience when starting out.

Let us know what type of products you are interested in selling, and we'll all do our best to provide you with some good solid advice : )


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richelle_salehoo1
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Hi Tony and Denise,

Welcome to SaleHoo :)

I would say before you start again, a few days (and maybe nights as well) of reading and researching would be quite helpful.

If you haven't already, please visit the following links:

"Link hidden: Login to view - You'll find a lot of helpful information from sourcing, importing, what to sell, how to know if the suppliers are doggy and the likes - Great for starters!

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Another treasure chest you could explore is the forum itself, you'll find real life experiences and valuable advices from the staff and members all of which are super helpful :)

Hope this helps. Cheers!


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satya
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Hello Tony & Denise,

It's great to have you on board!

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to post here or email us at Link hidden: Login to view.

All the best!


haydee
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Hi Tony & Denise,

They have said it all! :) But here's warm welcome from me! It's great to have you guys here. I look forward to hearing more from you in the forum.

All the best,


dinasour230
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All I could say is read, read, and read some more. Salehoo has so much information. Very helpful for a newbie. I know reading all the posts has helped me.


expresslaneplus
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17 Dec 09 07:54:32 pm
Here I am starting a new business and very confused my head is spinning


fudjj
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Here I am starting a new business and very confused my head is spinning


Yes, quite a lot to take in and can be very confronting, but the more you learn about the business, the better the chances are that you'll find some success.

Plenty here on the forum to get you going, and you may also want to check out the bonus guides located in the side menu, very helpful if you're starting out.

Btw, welcome to the site, and just yell out if you do need advice or have any particular questions.

Cheers


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satya
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Here I am starting a new business and very confused my head is spinning


Hi expresslaneplus,

Welcome to SaleHoo!

I know sometimes it can be a bit too much so let's take this one step at a time. The first thing we suggest you do is decide what type of products you want to sell and where you want to sell it. Generally it's best to start selling something you are interested in because you are going to be spending a LOT of time thinking about it! Do you love fashion or movies? Perhaps you feel excited about the thought of new gadgets and technology? It's likely that there are plenty of other people who also share your interest - giving you an instant audience for your product. And once you have decided where you are going to sell your items, you can check out your competitors and find the average selling price of the items you wish to sell. This information will help you know how much to pay wholesale in order to make a profit.

To learn more, read our blog post on the topic: Link hidden: Login to view

You might also want to check out our Learning Center and FAQ for more information on setting up a business, importing & shipping, scam prevention, eBay selling, and more.

All the best!


 

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