Hey you guys
I absolutely love these tricks you come up with, although, as a Finance Manager by profession (CPA), I would have thought Economics would play a big part in the International trade arena, Supply and Demand. You create a supply and the demand if the price is right will auto come along, and as the demand grows, normally the price will increase, but, in my opinion, keep the price low and increase the supply expanding the manufacturing of the product to many regions to reduce the shipping costs over a long run, that way you use the auction sites and so on to sell your products, you need no sales guys, no entertainment costs of clients and an occasional trade show should promote you well.
This is obviously not the case with manufactures and wholesalers, I mean, logic says, if you want an Xbox, the cheapest place would be Microsoft, well, no it is not, they refer you to Retail shops where you can buy products as retail, never mind wholesale, the Chinese went and created OEM and Third party products to compete with the problem of not being able to find the wholesaler and they have theoretically, I say again, theoretically flooded the market with cheap electronics and clothing so much so that you can buy a plain white T-shirt cheaper imported across from China to USA to South Africa that what you can at the shop round the corner in the cheapest part of town.
Trying to buy Video Games is as I have just found out, so hectic, I mean, I want to buy myself a Wii Console, and the cheapest place I can find it is on Ebay, never mind any â€œwholesalerâ€ or â€œdrop shipperâ€ on your site or any other I have found. The costs from China are so unreal you know it is a scammer and nobody is willing to take a chance. I found some people willing to be â€œVerification Agentsâ€ for a percentage of the invoice, what they do is go to the company and verify the company is legit, they confirm the QA of the company ensuring the products are quality and make you feel like you can pay that Western Union transaction, I did this, thought I could buy 15 Samsung 55â€ TVâ€™s and got scammed by the company and the agent. I am sure the agent even got a commission from the scamming company.
Flying through the directories is like finding online retailers like myself, so it is challenging to find the wholesaler or even drop shipper, and yes, buy quantity means big cash or a warehouse, I donâ€™t have that luxury trying to start out, hence the reason why so many people like me register at Doba, Salehoo etc etc, looking for the manufacturers and wholesalers.
If you get a list of wholesalers and drop shippers, even cheap retailers, let me in, I found Shopster and it seems to also be a good place to go.
Keep looking and good luck guys ïŠ