Jewellery suppliers in Australia wanted

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shkeja
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4 Sep 08 10:28:34 am
have been searching for dropshippers in oz but have given up on that. now I'm looking to find wholesalers but doesn't seem to be too many of those either. I'm thinking maybee jewellery but I'm willing to give anything a go. Any help in finding suppliers would be greatly appreciated..Del

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5 Sep 08 10:50:38 pm
Hi Del,

Can you give a clearer picture as to the market you want to sell through?

Retail, online auction format, weekend market, that type of thing. It's important to know where you will be selling to provide decent advice in this situation as different marketing avenues have different margins.


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13 Sep 08 10:46:25 am
Hi fudjj, sorry for not replying sooner. Hope to sell via a website. Bought a few websites last year but still havn't had any luck getting them up and running. Actually I think I was ripped off with all the stuff they promised and made it all seem so easy. Maybee so in the states where they came from but no in oz.

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21 Sep 08 11:05:55 pm
Sounds like you have bought into a few dropshipping scams, well I call them scams, but for my own reasons where other may disagree.

If you are looking at selling on a platform such as ebay you will need to source better than wholesale to compete in 99% of items, unless you can find a niche market, a market that is under serviced, but they are like looking for unicorns these days.

If you are interested in things like jewelery, then I would consider going to some weekend markets. Take a look at what people are making themselves, because the one thing I have learnt is that just because someone knows how to make something, they don't always know how to market it.

If you can get yourself in amongst a few suppliers like this you can be a huge benefit to them by offering your services to market their products online.

If the products are unique and popular, you create a niche market that other sellers can't tap into, protecting your source, while providing a valid marketing service to your suppliers.

Win Win, just switch on that creative side of the brain and you'll see doors opening where you didn't even know doors existed!

The biggest mistake people make today is they all want to find unicorns online, and of course if one can find it, then 10,000 thousand can and it no longer even resembles a unicorn.

The real unicorns still exist, they just lay waiting to be discovered by a keen eye in the offline world. Always remember, as popular as online commerce is, there is still more commerce carried out offline.


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30 Sep 08 01:34:56 pm
WOW.... That was deep. XD.

So does it mean that people can actually make profit resell things from South Bank Night Markets online??? I should've known...... probably not sell to Brisbanites of course..... maybe I should try this weekend.

Well Cheers!! Thanks for da tip fudjj.

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1 Oct 08 12:18:11 pm
Hi again, I didn't buy into any dropshipping scams but I did buy several websites from a company (american here for a promotion) and they suggested dropshipping. They were certainly not cheap and like a lot of others, and there were plenty of them ready to part with their money and probably just as nieve as me all signing up. they made it out to be so easy but I sure learn't the hard way. Because I parted with a lot of money for this so called business so I don't have a lot left to buy a great deal that is why dropshipping sounded good. But I will certainly try the markets who knows maybee that is where I will find the answer. thanks for your help.

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1 Oct 08 01:45:40 pm
fudjj,

i've been searching salehoo for weeks and i'm unsure of its usefulness.

what is your opinion on relevance of suppliers for Australian buyers only???
Dropshiping seams a waste of time with no benefits on pricing???

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1 Oct 08 10:33:07 pm
,

i've been searching salehoo for weeks and i'm unsure of its usefulness.

what is your opinion on relevance of suppliers for Australian buyers only???
Dropshiping seams a waste of time with no benefits on pricing???


I understand the economics behind why people use drop shipping as an option, but while I read that about some members doing ok, my own personal opinion about drop shipping is not very high.

I've seen MLM schemes that I would rather be apart of that Drop Shipping.

As for the relevance of genuine wholesalers in the directory, I guess that all depends on what your market is. I often read people asking where are all the genuine wholesalers here, the ones where they can buy products from that have profit in them. Of course most people are judging the prices from the suppliers to the prices on ebay, and you will struggle 99% of the time to find any wholesaler that can give you a price better than that already available on ebay, because ebay is already set at wholesale value, and below.

The other problem is that some don't actually realize there isn't much mark up on some products to start with. Wholesale works on volume sales to make money, it does not work on margin alone.

I definitely think that there could be a much bigger range of suppliers from Australia featured in the directory, and I would like to think that is something that the Salehoo staff are working on. What tends to be listed for us as wholesalers are very little more than discount retailers....OO.com.au, etc.

Having said that, people using offline markets, such as a retail shops still should be able to source realistic wholesale prices because they are catering to a retail trade, not wholesale like ebay, and therefore have more margin.

It all comes down to your market I think, and don't forget the yellow pages as an important research tool, can be very effective : )


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10 Oct 08 10:37:16 am
Hi fudjj, sorry for not replying sooner. Hope to sell via a website. Bought a few websites last year but still havn't had any luck getting them up and running. Actually I think I was ripped off with all the stuff they promised and made it all seem so easy. Maybee so in the states where they came from but no in oz.


Hey bud

I am in Sydney and I sell DS/DS Lite games wholesale, sometimes on eBay too.
I have all the latest titles.

I am moving more onto the wholesale only now, I can offer them to you too.

If your market is eBay, go search, do your homework and let me knw.

100 pieces MOQ.

But one thing...our $ went down, and I have to pay USD, not so cheap any more. Still making profit though.


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19 Sep 10 05:01:17 am
Hi there, I am new to salehoo and am looking mainly for jewellery suppliers to Australia? I am specifically looking for metal/long cuffs (arm or wrist) and bangles- does anyone have an suggestions? thanks :)

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20 Sep 10 05:32:47 am
Hi everyone, I am going to Asia middle of October to the trade shows, if you let me know what you want I can try and have a look around.

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21 Sep 10 02:12:35 am
Hi everyone, I am going to Asia middle of October to the trade shows, if you let me know what you want I can try and have a look around.


That sounds great Beth and I'm sure many people will appreciate the help! However, I'll just throw in a caution that whenever you deal with suppliers outside SaleHoo, you can't be guaranteed you are safe. So anyone dealing with any recommendations from this Trade Show, please make sure you only pay with a safe payment method (credit card) and ask a lot of questions before proceeding.


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