chrispiper76 wrote:Any supplier/wholesaler/drop shipper that is selling on an online platform like eBay or Amazon for themselves, just keep moving and don't waste your time with them. You'll never be able to beat their pricing and it's ridiculous that a company calls themselves a wholesaler when they are selling in the same places some of their customers will want to sell like eBay or Amazon. These guys are a waste of time.
Also, 99.9% of companies that say they are wholesalers/drop shippers and require you to pay ANY fee, FORGET THEM TOO! You want to buy wholesale, and they make money off of you when you buy from them wholesale. SO you shouldn't pay a monthly fee for paying them for products that they already make a profit on from you.
It really just takes patience to find good wholesalers. Side note, you will NEVER have great margins from a drop shipper. You will have some margin, but not the kind you can get from a wholesaler. Also, 99.9% of wholesalers have a MOQ(minimum order quantity) and/or minimum order amount. You need to first decide how much money you can afford to spend to get started. With eBay and Amazon, there is a delay from the time a sale is made until you get paid, so you have to pay for all orders and shipping upfront, and then get paid accordingly. Amazon pays every 14 days, which sucks. Not sure about eBay.
There are a ton of ways to find suppliers. I would recommend googling whatever type of supplier you're looking for. Then you have to check them out, find out all pertinent info from them, hope that they're legitimate, etc. It takes time and patience. Also, use the suppliers on Salehoo. Haven't actually used any of Salehoo's suppliers, only suppliers I either already had from the past, or new ones I've found on my own. Only because as the OP said, the supplier's prices on here are atrocious. Hope that helps a little bit.