Want Real Suppliers???


jd35648
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1 Jun 08 06:24:40 pm
OK people, I am no internet genius or supplier guru. But using common sense and a little research has helped me find any supplier,real supplier, not some website owner pretending to be 1. Forget all the useless wholesale lists you go thru trying to find 1 real supplier out of hundreds listed.

My secret... google advanced search and the real online yellow pages.
Google.I type in what im looking for.clothing,manufactor,supplier.distributor.
I exclude words like wholesale. (every tom,dick,and harry use wholesale in their listings). Within 10-15 minutes I have found some real suppliers.
Same way with yellow pages> national search for suppliers,distributors,manu-
facter.

First I make sure they have a physical address and phone number, not some website e-mail address.Then I see how long in business. Most suppliers have this on their website under about us.Along with phone contact and address,many with pictures of their warehouse or business front. Some want a tax ID, some dont.

Usually, some have 100.00-300.00 minimum order.Most all dont sell 1 item at a time.Lots of 3-6 items at a time.Most retailers dont buy individual items but
small lots of different colors or styles or sizes. Most all suppliers have quantity
discounts if buying 10-20 or more of same items.They all have payment processing in the normal way. either there own processing or third party processing of credit cards. NOT PAYPAL. Paypal is so expensive it is much cheaper to use merchant acct. for their volume business.These are the clues to look for when looking from a real supplier. Like I said I'm no genius, but
common sense and a little research go a long way. Im just an average guy
trying to build a reliable business, like many of you. To build a reliable business,you have to have long term reliable suppliers. Just got to know where to look.Good luck to all and best wishes for your success... :D :D :D


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jimmy_huber
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1 Jun 08 08:17:53 pm
There is actually 1 thing I have to mention. A real distributer if your going to a direct supplier will only accept Bank Transfer. They will not accept credit cards. I myself was considering only accepting bank transfer myself but I am yielding to help smaller sellers with ***deleted by moderator*** so I accept Credit Cards for smaller orders. Truckloads I will only accept Bank transfer.

When I buy truckloads and Pallets from the Retailers I buy from they only accept Bank transfer. So remember that if your dealing with a Big US company they will only take payment by Bank transfer. :D

But I do agree with JD. A big list is convenient. But if you want a specific source locally its best to check your own yellow pages.


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jd35648
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Jimmy said:
When I buy truckloads and Pallets from the Retailers I buy from they only accept Bank transfer. So remember that if your dealing with a Big US company they will only take payment by Bank transfer. :D

You are absolutely right, my suppliers take credit cards as long as purchase is not over 1000.00. Then they require bank transfer.
OOPS!! :oops:


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jimmy_huber
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Yeah I think the main reason is because of Credit Card Fraud. I will accept payment as high as $2000 but only if the Credit Card AVS matches Perfectly. Meaning the Name, and Address have to match the address on the Card And the Address must match the shipping address requested.

If the credit card does not match the AVS codes I check. Then the buyer has to pay by bank transfer.


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