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I was trying to sell product from salehoo's advertised suppliers.

Almost 100% of salehoo's advertised suppliers are offering products much expensiver than what ebay sellers are offering.

What can I sell from salehoo's advertised suppliers? Any suggestion?

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9 Dec 08 06:58:43 am
you can sell salehoo affiliate program.

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9 Dec 08 07:00:21 am
try wholesalelist101 lots of good input also.

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12 Dec 08 04:49:07 pm
You are right most things that I saw on Salehoo do cost more, since that is the case why use them? If someone can tell me how to cancel before the day trial period is up.

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12 Dec 08 04:58:50 pm
There are things out here to sell. I thought the same thing at first as well. You have to search. You can not expect to just type in ipod and have it fall into your lap at the greatest price in the world. Do not expect to make 100% profit on an item. If it was that easy everyone would be doing it.

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12 Dec 08 08:04:37 pm
Agree with you, most are expensive than ebay seller do. :(

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This is where many sellers go wrong. They try to compare real wholesale to the below wholesale prices ebays items sell for. You can find some great products to sell but research is needed. Or you can try liquidations. Buying items for a percentage of wholesale. Generally 10% to 15%. In my opinion thats where the real money is at.


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12 Dec 08 11:04:07 pm
You are right most things that I saw on Salehoo do cost more, since that is the case why use them? If someone can tell me how to cancel before the day trial period is up.

we are finding the same, good question where is the cancel section ???

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13 Dec 08 03:42:28 am
ive been loking for a lot of suppliers specialy jersy and shirts(polo) and other stuff i dont find anygood one ,

if u please tell me how can i cancel my salehoo membership all expensive suppliers

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You can go back to the page from where you clicked to join salehoo to find the link to get a refund if you really don't want to keep it.


Difficult I can do right away. Impossible takes a little longer
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13 Dec 08 06:55:55 am
I've said this so many times but always got bashed for saying it.

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Those of you that are wanting to cancel your memberships I am curious about a few things.

1. What are you looking to sell?
2. What price range are you looking for?
3. What kind of profit do you expect to make on each item?
4. Where do you plan on selling your items?

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13 Dec 08 03:31:37 pm
Almost 100% of salehoo's advertised suppliers are offering products much expensiver than what ebay sellers are offering.


Read this post I made a long time ago.

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I am one of the new members and it does not look as easy as walking in to a Sam's club and finding things in bulk or marked down. I am interested in finding Madden 2009, Norton Products, Xbox360 to sell on Ebay or at Amazon. Perhaps even women's sleepwear.

I have a feeling I maybe at the wrong place. I would like to work from home. I suppose if was easy everyone would be doing it. The searches I have done have not returned any results. One thing I have found no here that supplies may have a Madden a year or two back and want $30 for it. I would like to know where the people will be getting the next Madden for next year or even the 2009 one

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I am one of the new members and it does not look as easy as walking in to a Sam's club and finding things in bulk or marked down. I am interested in finding Madden 2009, Norton Products, Xbox360 to sell on Ebay or at Amazon. Perhaps even women's sleepwear.

I have a feeling I maybe at the wrong place. I would like to work from home. I suppose if was easy everyone would be doing it. The searches I have done have not returned any results. One thing I have found no here that supplies may have a Madden a year or two back and want $30 for it. I would like to know where the people will be getting the next Madden for next year or even the 2009 one


Unfortunately online selling is not easy as you point out, but that doesn't mean that if it was everyone would be doing, in fact as hard as it is, everyone is still trying to do it, and that just makes it harder to find your own little successful corner.

Those of us that have been here for a while see this all the time, new members asking where all the good suppliers are to sell on ebay, and why are all the products cheaper on ebay than from the suppliers listed here.

It's simply not realistic to expect to find a supplier that will sell you one item at a price that will allow you to compete on ebay, when the big sellers on ebay are buying in massive stock loads, and are there for getting high volume discounts making it impossible for the small seller to sell.

In most cases wholesalers themselves are using ebay as a market place to distribute their products, and it's not even close to possible to beat those prices because they can sell at a volume wholesale discount direct.

Having said that there are members here that do find things to sell, one member just found a tidy little earning product from a supplier here just the other day, in fact a product that was about $100.00 cheaper than his nearest competition on ebay!

Seriously, if you are looking at ebay as your market place then you need to come with plenty of cash to buy in volume, anything less than that and you really are just one of the other 10 million people around the world looking to break into the market, but probably never will.

Other options include liquidated stock, quite a popular choice these days and might be a good source to chase up for the sleepwear, but even then if you don't buy in enough volume you may struggle for margin.

Seriously, for those wanting to start a business, online selling would be one of the hardest that I have seen to get into successfully.

Can't help with the madden unfortunately.


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14 Dec 08 02:52:20 am
I am looking for a supplier for Saturday Evening Post Train Set
Any one run across it? Please go to my site Link hidden: Login to view and click on the email button and let me know which company on Salehoo (or elsewhere). I need it fast, I have two orders I cannot fill. The wholesaler I had is out of stock.
Please help. Also, those of you want to sell online also contact me. I may have a position for you. KDS-Kidsdreamshop.

Also, easy bake oven I am looking for also. I have orders for it also.
thanks

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14 Dec 08 03:03:09 am
Just pick a niche. You will always have the 'big guy' competition. But, you will be surprised that people will buy from you just because they can have the 'personal' service that you can offer. Price is not always the thing. Pick something you would buy yourself and you have a passion about. Don't worry about Ebay or Amazon, it is like trying to compete with Walmart. You can't in price, but you can in passion and personal touch customer service. I do agree that some of these on Salehoo are not the best prices I have seen, but it will get you 'in' the online selling. Don't expect the 'get rich' quick thing though. But once you find your niche, you will then focus on marketing the manufacturers so you can sell their products via purchasing from them.
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I guess I look at the situation from a different point of view.

The biggest benefit that I have received from joining Salehoo is the information that is shared in the forum. I have also found a couple of suppliers that I will be researching further - item by item.
I have one dropshipper that I use right now, but only for about 4 products, because they were the only products that I could make money on.
I started with the idea that I would sell 'this' or 'that', but when it comes down to it, I have had to make a change in my thinking.
Now, I look at a company and try to find one product that they offer that I can make money on - using ebay as a standard. Sometimes this research can take hours before I decide not to use them anymore.
I know that most people don't have time for that kind of research...., but that is how I do it - when I am looking for products that I can sell day in, day out. Otherwise, I really think that liquidations are the way to go - there just isn't any product stability.... you never have the same thing more than a couple here and a couple there.
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I am glad I found Salehoo.
I was using a company here that was dropshipping for me but they stopped the program.
I have found another and am having some brisk sales. But I didn't find them here.
They are dropshipping for me and I figure I will make at least 1500 per month net
probably a lot more over time.
I'm just in the first month so we'll see how it goes.
I might be sharing this with other members here at some point.

Jimmy has an excellent solution but I'm on hold at the moment.

There are some asian companies I found here that I may get involved with but
may go through a broker experienced in asian trade.

I may go to asia and even sell from there while visiting.

I use Salehoo as a shooting point and idea starter.

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14 Dec 08 06:02:07 am
Sounds like you have hit a gold mine with that drop shipper planes, you don't hear about that sort of success rate with drop shipping very much at all anymore.

I can only imagine you have found yourself a hot little niche market.

Couldn't agree more with getting a sourcing agent when dealing with Asian companies. A good sourcing agent can save a fortune, and all the hassle as well.

It's a good tip for anyone serious about doing business in Asia.


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14 Dec 08 12:01:01 pm
I've been searching since I became a member few weeks back but until now, I cannot find the best wholesaler for shoes and clothings. Ebay wont be my market place but I am planning to rent a small shop to put my items for sale...somehow it is not so easy - clicking 67USD for membership is very easy but when it comes to searching, wow, the opposite- let me try again hoping to find the lowest seller price but with the best quality- i hope there is such.

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14 Dec 08 01:02:35 pm
fudjj thankyou that was really helpful and clear. so do u reckon selling at shops and markets through face to face contact is a better option to make money?

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fudjj thankyou that was really helpful and clear. so do u reckon selling at shops and markets through face to face contact is a better option to make money?


Thanks Adam, appreciated.

To answer your question, I think anyone with both offline and online selling experience will tell you that offline products have a much better margin.

It's a bit of a pay of, with online selling giving you potential access to far more shoppers than any offline trading can. however with that benefit comes heavy cut throat competition, and your margin has to be reduced to even have a chance of competing in most situations.

Offline trading usually means that the competition is less, and it gives you the ability to deal with a customer one on one, so now customer service and sales skills play an important role, where online selling is all about marketing and price.

Offline trading also gives you the ability to value ad to close a deal, where as an online transaction is pretty cut and dry, here is the product, if you want it just buy it, which is why marketing plays such a large role with online sales.

Because the competition is usually less, and you have the extra tools at you disposal to close a sale, you can make better margin, but that has to be balanced against the size of your market.

Of course the major downside to offline sales is the cost and effort often required to get yourself established.

Marketing research has shown that people buy emotionally, and emotions can be manipulated by stimulating a persons senses. Sound, Sight, Taste, Smell, Touch. The right sounds can generate a sale, just has the wrong sounds can lose a sale, as it is the same with all the other senses.

I used to have a sales manager a long time ago that would say 'a generous smile is worth a sale, and it costs nothing'

He was absolutely right, never underestimate the power of good personal interaction when it comes to sales. It's what sorts the successful from the not so!

The true art of selling is mastering the manipulation of a customers senses to the maximum that your selling environment will allow. That of course means that you should give careful consideration to your selling location, because just relying on your products alone to generate you sales is a recipe for failure.

Offline selling is like building a house, and your selling environment, along with your mastering of it when it comes to manipulating customers senses is the foundation on which you are building.

Build a house on sand and you are asking for trouble!

No doubt offline trading has far more flexibility that allows you to make a sale, however you need the right product, and the right position to make the most of the advantages that offline selling offers. No good trying to sell ice to Eskimos, if you know what I mean.



Hope that rambling will be some help : )


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I've been searching since I became a member few weeks back but until now, I cannot find the best wholesaler for shoes and clothings. Ebay wont be my market place but I am planning to rent a small shop to put my items for sale...somehow it is not so easy - clicking 67USD for membership is very easy but when it comes to searching, wow, the opposite- let me try again hoping to find the lowest seller price but with the best quality- i hope there is such.


Hi Saromeke,

If you are actually going to be renting a shop then you will be looking at buying in volume. Part of doing business with any wholesaler is negotiating, and your wholesale purchase price will depend on the size of your purchase.

Don't judge any suppliers by a quoted price on a website, you look at that as a base price only, a starting point. My advice would be to deal with a genuine wholesaler, one that requires tax id, and one that does not charge a membership fee, they are simply brokers.

Once you have your supplier, start talking numbers, and don't be afraid to chase a better deal than their initial one. It may be that is their best price, but more often than not it won't be, and you'll never know unless you milk that cow til the bucket is dry!

Another possible avenue you may consider is liquidated stock, you can get some excellent shoe deals form liquidators, and at prices that may enable you to use them as marketing tools for your top shelf stock.


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I have to agree with most of the disgruntled people posting a reply on here, and just to play Devil's Advocate, I can't bitch about the replies Salehoo have threaded either, as they are right.

However, it's rather ironic don't you think that the following quote from Salehoo isn't used when they try and sell you their membership for $67.......

'Seriously, for those wanting to start a business, online selling would be one of the hardest that I have seen to get into successfully.'

The marketing used makes you think that it's all rather easy - buy cheaply from their wholesalers and sell it on - whilst we're not stupid enough to think it's THAT easy, you simply CAN'T buy from the majority of these wholesalers and then sell on ebay.

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I have to agree with most of the disgruntled people posting a reply on here, and just to play Devil's Advocate, I can't bitch about the replies Salehoo have threaded either, as they are right.

However, it's rather ironic don't you think that the following quote from Salehoo isn't used when they try and sell you their membership for $67.......

'Seriously, for those wanting to start a business, online selling would be one of the hardest that I have seen to get into successfully.'

The marketing used makes you think that it's all rather easy - buy cheaply from their wholesalers and sell it on - whilst we're not stupid enough to think it's THAT easy, you simply CAN'T buy from the majority of these wholesalers and then sell on ebay.


Just to clarify your post Strawberry.

'Seriously, for those wanting to start a business, online selling would be one of the hardest that I have seen to get into successfully.'

That quote that you have attributed to Salehoo was in fact made by myself, as people should be able to clearly see by looking at the membership id on the right hand side of the screen.

I am not employed by Salehoo, nor affiliated with them in any way shape or form. What I write here in the forum is my opinion, and should not be used to try and justify any issues with Salehoo through such a misrepresentation of the fact.

Should you wish to quote Salehoo, then I'm sure they will be happy for you to do that, as I am also happy to be quoted, but only in the correct context.


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15 Dec 08 12:22:10 pm
Well responded Jimmy.

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15 Dec 08 07:05:50 pm
So what you paid 67 dollars . It all comes down to the magical shop
that everyone thinks is here with 10 dollar Wiis and 3 dollar Ipods.

I believe this magical place has been looked for more than the fountain of youth.
Like everyone else that has been unsuccessful in finding it if your not happy here and can not find products then go get your refund.

Here is what will end up happening.Either you will leave here fall for a couple scams and give up,or you will go give WorldWideBrands give them 400 dollar only to be just as unhappy there.
You have to put time into this,have common sense,and look there are many suppliers here I have found that Salehoo has posted.

However their are many more listings in the forums. My opinion is read the posts,and open your eyes then you will see what you are looking for.

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16 Dec 08 12:47:08 am
^actually they do have magical shops in china with wiis and ipods...sometimes they magically disappear in transit and then they magically find where you live and you go to magic prison, where your soul magically disappears.. =D

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^actually they do have magical shops in china with wiis and ipods...sometimes they magically disappear in transit and then they magically find where you live and you go to magic prison, where your soul magically disappears.. =D


Sounds like a hell of a deal to me : ) pun intended!


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I am a new member and was so excited to get into the ebay business. Unfortunately it was not as easy as I thought. Though I have found some dropshipers that suply cheap products while giving me a profit... they dont do free shipping. I went to ebay and saw that almost all the products say 'free shipping' do dropshippers do free shipping? or is that liquidation?

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How do I cancel this 7 day trial before it is up. Cannot find a cancel area. Any one know? please email me Link hidden: Login to view Thanks.

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I am a new member and was so excited to get into the ebay business. Unfortunately it was not as easy as I thought. Though I have found some dropshipers that suply cheap products while giving me a profit... they dont do free shipping. I went to ebay and saw that almost all the products say 'free shipping' do dropshippers do free shipping? or is that liquidation?


Some do yeah, but you will probably find that they are just building it into the overall price.

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16 Dec 08 04:03:47 pm
thanks for the replying. I am so new so I need to understand more about this thing called tax id and liquidation? I hope very soon I can really find a good company as what you have suggested. fudjj,

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16 Dec 08 04:40:55 pm
I see alot of stuff from salehoo suppliers being sold on ebay.

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You can go back to the page from where you clicked to join salehoo to find the link to get a refund if you really don't want to keep it.



I am trying to find the refund to opt out of salehoo. Not for me at this time. I did the free trial to try and get a better understanding, but I am bothered that there is no one you can talk too...and too long of a delay to get any kind of a response. I looked on the page that I signed up on and did not see this link...nor on the clickbank.

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I am trying to find the refund to opt out of salehoo. Not for me at this time. I did the free trial to try and get a better understanding, but I am bothered that there is no one you can talk too...and too long of a delay to get any kind of a response. I looked on the page that I signed up on and did not see this link...nor on the clickbank.


No one to talk to?
Delays in response times?

I'm curious as to what questions you have asked, and how long ago you asked them to form that opinion?

I would use the contact form to ask admin cancellation directions.


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If you are thinking of leaving, then maybe you are too soon. I looked at the wholesale directory today and there is some good stuff around. It just depends what category you look at. I found quite a nice little niche item today, not going to use it myself but there must be a few people out there ready to do the research and find it.

I will give you a clue - its not an iPod, iPhone or anything electronic...

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17 Dec 08 07:06:24 am
powersellersunion is a another good place to find merchandsie!!! the good thing is they give you free templates to make a website!
i have looked over the company listings their and i was impressed.

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Trusted salehoo member owns the site, and has done a lot of work to create something useful for member, so definitely worth looking at if drop shipping is your thing.


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Unfortunately online selling is not easy as you point out, but that doesn't mean that if it was everyone would be doing, in fact as hard as it is, everyone is still trying to do it, and that just makes it harder to find your own little successful corner.

Those of us that have been here for a while see this all the time, new members asking where all the good suppliers are to sell on ebay, and why are all the products cheaper on ebay than from the suppliers listed here.

It's simply not realistic to expect to find a supplier that will sell you one item at a price that will allow you to compete on ebay, when the big sellers on ebay are buying in massive stock loads, and are there for getting high volume discounts making it impossible for the small seller to sell.

In most cases wholesalers themselves are using ebay as a market place to distribute their products, and it's not even close to possible to beat those prices because they can sell at a volume wholesale discount direct.

Having said that there are members here that do find things to sell, one member just found a tidy little earning product from a supplier here just the other day, in fact a product that was about $100.00 cheaper than his nearest competition on ebay!

Seriously, if you are looking at ebay as your market place then you need to come with plenty of cash to buy in volume, anything less than that and you really are just one of the other 10 million people around the world looking to break into the market, but probably never will.

Other options include liquidated stock, quite a popular choice these days and might be a good source to chase up for the sleepwear, but even then if you don't buy in enough volume you may struggle for margin.

Seriously, for those wanting to start a business, online selling would be one of the hardest that I have seen to get into successfully.

Can't help with the madden unfortunately.



this guy now whats going on.

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17 Dec 08 08:39:46 am
we are finding the same, good question where is the cancel section ???


If you wish to cancel your membership, just email Link hidden: Login to view with your name, email address and Clickbank receipt number.


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Dropshipping sounds so BORING. You sell the item, take the customer's payment, then order the product. You only have to read the forums here and in eBay to understand the problem of the dreaded BACK ORDER. You've sold the product but now the supplier has run out of the item and you are in a panic because you have somebody's money and nothing to send them. What do you do? Perhaps chase around like a headless chicken trying to find the product elsewhere and maybe having to pay retail for it just to avoid the backlash from your customer. Whew! I wouldn't want to be in that position. How do you members who dropship get around the problem of back-orders?


Difficult I can do right away. Impossible takes a little longer
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most/some companies will list new products(on their website) when they arrive to them.So you can be sure they have a large supply at that time.Thats when you list on your auction sites.Also they will tell you when certain products are back in stock,so you now know you can list at that time.You can also send them money to hold your product until it sells.Not all companies will do this but some will.

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most/some companies will list new products(on their website) when they arrive to them.So you can be sure they have a large supply at that time.Thats when you list on your auction sites.Also they will tell you when certain products are back in stock,so you now know you can list at that time.You can also send them money to hold your product until it sells.Not all companies will do this but some will.


There is also this, it does help. Most dropshippers will have and continue to get frequent stock. Pre-ordering if often a better way to do things, if you think an item is high in demand then this is a better option providing you have the capital.

Can't say I know a lot about powersellersunion but if you look at whats advertised its the hot products like the ipods, playstations etc and looks like most will still be left dissapointed.

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17 Dec 08 03:38:45 pm
I personally know someone on this site who uses a company on salehoo and they sell alot on ebay.Including myself.The company does wholesale and dropships.As i said before ask the company if they will dropship for you.some will,they may add 3.00 or so to the price,but they will give you a good price where you can sell it.I know this first hand.

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17 Dec 08 04:07:40 pm
Thats another thing a lot of people don't do and should. Just because they don't have dropshipper plastered across their homepage, doesn't mean they won't do it.

If you look at the companies that do retail as well there is no difference between that and retail for them.

If you don't ask, you don't get!

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Well as far as The Power Sellers Union goes bevsey123 your absolutely right you dont know nothing about it. The Power Sellers Union is not anything like Salehoo,or World Wide Brands, or any of those type places, and does not want to be.

While you were checking out the website did you read that it clearly states ' If you think we are a get rich quick scheme of any kind you should not waste your time here. What we are is a business created to help our clients make money by selling products online'.

Yes The Power Sellers Union does have dropshippers however before a person can even become a member we make it plain and clear to them that they will make more money in other areas like wholesale, and liquidation. We also spend countless hours on the phone with them teaching them, answering questions,and searching for specific products for them which is something that I don't think any other place does.

The Power Sellers Union is a young company, but with close to 100 members in 4 months no one has left disappointed. I guess the biggest difference in The Power Sellers Union, and any other place is if a member has a problem or needs help they can pick up the
phone and get a straight answer in about 5 minutes time.
Yes their is also a forum as well they can go to for questions and in January they will also have a market place similar to Bonanzle that they can create their own store and sell up to 100 products on without any fees. We do not make any promises to anyone and we also clearly state on our website 'That we are in no way shape or form a get rich quick scheme, and that this takes a lot of work'

I think a lot of times people think that they will come to a site like this and that there will be a magic website and that after they sign up they are on the road to easy money. We tell them up front that they are going to have to put in a lot of time building a business before we even let them in the door.
I am not in any way saying that we are better than anyone else. What I am saying is this. We listen to our members, we make changes, upgrades daily, add new distributors weekly, and focus on keeping our members happy as we believe they are the only reason we exist.

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19 Dec 08 11:46:16 am
I checked out the powersellersunion and its GREAT.Remeber many a company started out in a garage.Everything starts from a idea.Jason has a good idea and its truly helping people from what i seen.

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Yes well, all I know is you are looking at your 'sales' business the wrong way and not assessing the full picture.


You are treating your business like a hobby, or extra thing to do. You don't want to do that. You want to treat your business, like a business.

So for instance for me, what I discovered is I could be a heck of a lot more successful selling OFF of eBay than bothering to really continue with eBay.

What I discovered is that eBay just isn't a very realistic marketplace for dropshipping anything, and that was a while ago and I saw the inside of the court system as proof of that fact.

VERO and the like have completely ruined the eBay experience, and for whatever reason they are like thieves of a different sort. So once in a while, you might find something worthy on eBay and what I mean is rare vintage items. Usually things that can be auctioned off, not sold. I don't see eBay any longer a real sales environment.

So once in a while I might have something I have to auction off, that's fine and I put it on eBay or eBid something of that variety.


But all the other times, I pick my niches on my own which requires quite a bit of searching and pointed work. Then I make sure my niches are in stock, of course I even do background research.

To top it off, I sell all my merchandise through official merchant stores like Amazon or Godaddy as those are the places to make real profits. They're designed for selling goods and products, of any kind especially dropshipping.

And I mean products that have been routinely checked. I screen every product I sell so I'm never dealing with someone like the real nasty type who works at eBay. Every single product is screened and fulfilled by me, shipped by me, and on the back end I do almost no work at all except administrative.

Then obviously, the profit margins are high and always very good. Because I'm just doing straight sales of all my products, and I can advertise them everywhere on my own since this is a business.

To give you an idea, I have one ad that goes out to 600,000 list subscribers. I have another ad that goes out to another 300,000. I have another ad that reaches over 1 million people with a few days, and yet another one which I advertise in intervals of more than 90,000 a shot.

These are all people seeing my offers, genuinely interested in finding a particular product or just buying it up like I suggested. They also then will buy from me direct at ioffer.com or something else to that extent, and what matters is traffic and content.

By treating my business like a business, it has been quite good to me. But I had to get over that small 'jump' and not limit the vision. I may advertise to well over 50 million people. But it brings in the sales, and it brings in the Clickbank sales in addition, so it works and it works fast.


And I will do that on a regular basis so that I'm in control of my business, NOT eBay. eBay no longer has any say in what goes on in MY business. Because anytime I use eBay or even have a need to use it, its done on my terms only.

And that's because I do have the capacity to generate that level of traffic now, I can advertise my business & products drop-shipped or whatever else on twitter, on 30 other social networks, and in front of well over 40-60 million people and I can be absolutely 100% confident that they will sell & the profits will fly inward. That may seem like a heck of a lot, but suddenly it's rather easy to advertise that far. And that I can then triple my traffic again, and bring in even more added.

And I can be 100% confident that when my marketing has reached its max potential, something as archaic as eBay will be phased out completely. It's just you and your business after all. So I recommend treat it like a business, and do whatever you feel is best to obtain those results all the time. Forget doing the same old thing to change them.

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25 Nov 10 10:24:43 pm
Hello again everyone.
There is a lot of talk about suppliers and wholesalers and how difficult it seems to be to start and operate an ecommerce website. Like what bayericlowe writes about, you have to treat you business like a business..not a hobby or just a pocket change business. I am not going to say it lightly..it's tough, but it can be done...we have. You have got to understand that eBay has become a haven for large companies and businesses with lots of money that have been in business for very long time. Hence the slightly over wholesale pricing..even predatory pricing strategies are being used on the site. You can not use eBay to figure out what to sell or how much to sell it for. At the same time, just because it is selling on ebay, doesn't mean it's selling everyplace else. The sellers selling the high ticket items like iPods and such, they are very large business, so don't even try to compete with them.
I would like to share some points to pursue in your internet retailing journey. I hope these will help all newcomers to realize it can be done, because we here at Forever Looking Up have done ok in the short 2 years we have been in this game..becoming a powerseller and top rated seller with high DSRs..but you know what, eBay to us is just a stepping stone to having the business that we want to have.
Hope this list helps all..

1-Long Hours...expect them..burning the midnight oil is all part of it.

2-Time...don't expect too much too fast..it just isn't going to happen. Every business man knows it takes 3 to 5 years minimum.

3-There is no get rich quick scheme..only hard work and long hours will get you there.

4-Research..research the products you want to sell before you sell them. Make sure it is what customers are looking for. Picking merchandise hap- haphazardly usually leads to 0 sales.

5-Diversification..just don't sell one type of product. Offer lots of different types of merchandise. What do you do when that product niche dries up..?

6-Customer service..I can't stress this enough..it's written in stone. You have got to be prepared to offer your customers the best personal customer service available, it's what they want.

7-Offer "carrots" to your customer to bring sales. Speaking of Walmart, old Sam had the right idea when he opened his original small store. He stuck a popcorn wagon out front to bring customers inside.

Well, that's all for now..I don't want to bore you..but these points above are basic business principles that have to be pursued if you want you business to succeed..


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3 Sep 11 09:15:02 pm
you can sell salehoo affiliate program.
- Hey I have only been on salehoo since july so Im relatively new to it i suppose. I have had watchers on my items but not sold any yet, I'm staying positive though. I was just browsing and came across this and I am interested in selling the salehoo affiliate program but how do I go about it? Hope anyone can help.

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4 Sep 11 11:08:40 pm
Hi Walks_World,

Thanks for the positive attitude! It's one fo the things you need to survive the world of ecommerce :)

With regards to your interest in becoming an affiliate of SaleHoo - Please note that we operate our affiliate program through ClickBank (Link hidden: Login to view).

If you already have a ClickBank ID then you don't have to do anything extra to become a SaleHoo affiliate: just insert your Clickbank ID into our hoplink generator and you have your unique affiliate link.

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24 Mar 12 08:14:47 pm
salehoo is useless. I rather go online and research it myself and get a better deal!

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salehoo is useless. I rather go online and research it myself and get a better deal!


It's unfortunate you feel that way, mrswhitney. We would be happy to help you find suitable suppliers for products you are interested in selling, just let us know.

Although many of our suppliers may be found by searching through Google, the main thing that sets our directory apart from your Google searches is the fact that our suppliers have been prescreened and tested to ensure that all our members have a safe online buying experience. When you find a supplier on Google or other search engines, are you immediately sure you are dealing with a legitimate business?

We also offer other services/tools that are quite helpful for any online seller - Link hidden: Login to view, Link hidden: Login to view and the Link hidden: Login to view

Anyway, hope you are able to optimize your use of the resources readily available to you as a SaleHoo member.

@Frank: Yes, your suggestion about thread attrition has been forwarded to Dean and has in fact been considered in our future updates :)

Cheers!


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Just sayin' :-)


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26 Mar 12 08:47:14 pm
What our company did was make deals with the factories and new vendors on the market.


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[quote="bayericlowe"]Yes well, all I know is you are looking at your 'sales' business the wrong way and not assessing the full picture.

Great reply, Bayericlowe. I am very impressed with the system you've set up and the numbers you've disclosed.

Although I am in the very beginning stages of starting my online business, you seem like a person who would be great for a "pick your brain" session, should the opportunity present itself.

-Andrea

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