Looking for a supplier for eBay store

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slavka18
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6 Feb 13 01:31:50 pm
I've been looking in the salehoo directory for a couple days, and just been looking for a couple hours, and just can't find anything actually worth it. PLEASE help me find something because I just payed for this website and am really starting to think it may have just been a waste! I do not have a Tax ID number btw.

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irene_salehoo
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7 Feb 13 02:53:30 am
Hi Slavka18,

Welcome to SaleHoo! It would help if you could let us know what products you need suppliers for, and we will search accordingly. :) You can actually filter the search to those that will not require Tax IDs, or for those who do, you can let the suppliers know if you are not based in the USA and they will just as for something equivalent in your country.

I also encourage you to explore our supplier directory. To use and search in the directory please click on the Directory link you will see on the topmost part of the SaleHoo page. You will be led to a page with a Search box where you can type the product/keyword that you need suppliers for.

As mentioned, you can actually filter the suppliers search by order requirements (no minimum order to brackets of price order required) , by category and sub category, by location (drop down list of countries) and by type (dropshippers, wholesalers, manufacturers, liquidators). You can also choose to filter those who can ship internationally and/or does not requiring a Tax ID. :) To see these options, just below the green box for Search, you can click on 'More Options'. Set the filters you need and click on Search. :)

Let us know what specific products you need suppliers for and we will do our best to assist you. :)


Irene
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slavka18
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7 Feb 13 03:30:45 am
Thankyou for your reply! I have been using the supplier thing by using the directory and searching, and have used the thing where you can check off the suppliers that do not require a tax id. Most of the websites are just almost retail price items. Those that are cheaper than retail, you wouldn't make anything off of them because after you pay that site for shipping, then you ship it to my customer and stuff, there is no money left to be made.

As for what specific products I am looking for, there really isn't any that much. I mean anything that could bring a profit selling on ebay. Maybe even some ideas or something would be great, but everything that crossed my mind so far, was just the way i explained it up above.

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irene_salehoo
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8 Feb 13 05:20:39 am
Hi Slavka18,

Thank you for your reply. Please note that most of the times, the best prices are not listed on the wholesalers’ websites. Suppliers are in constant competition with each other and seldom will you see the wholesale pricing published on the sites. Wholesale pricing usually works on volume buying. A wholesaler supplier won't be able to give you an accurate price until they actually know what sort of volume you want to purchase. Most wholesalers will have a set structure in place, such as pricing per unit type of thing, so it is always best to talk with them for the prices, and let them know what your requirements are in regards to purchasing in volume. Most suppliers will often tailor their prices to your order. There are also suppliers who will also negotiate better prices with sellers that they have a good relationship with. :)

Then this fact - eBay has become an extremely competitive marketplace and it is not uncommon to find products selling at prices the same as or lower than wholesaler. How can this be? Because a lot of wholesalers are also on eBay sellingdirectly to the public! Unfair yes, but its the reality.

What can you do about it?

* Order in bulk quantities to drive the wholesale price down
* Sell on another auction site other than eBay – there are heaps to choose from and profit margins are usually better.
* Buy liquidation – this lets you get product for pennies on the dollar. (I’ll let you in on a secret, this is how lots of powersellers make money on eBay these days)
* Find a niche market with few competitors – collectibles and one-off items have amazing profit margins, even on eBay.

Hope this helps. :)


Irene
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slavka18
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8 Feb 13 06:34:15 am
Hmm thankyou so much for the information. I've never actually gotten into the liquidation stuff, going to look around in that area...and as for the nitch markets, not really sure how to do that kind of stuff. To find some kind of collectible or something like that, you first have to find it yourself somewhere, for who knows what kind of price.

But thankyou so much for providing me with some of this information. I will do some more searching around, hopefully this time around I will find something actually to make my money worth it here.

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wholesalesterlingrings
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1 Mar 13 07:12:42 pm
Please feel free to check out our site: wholesalesterlingrings.com.

We sell a vast assortment of jewelry that retails with a minimum 400% mark up. All orders ship for a flat fee of $5.95 in the USA and there is no drop-ship fee. At present, we have about 650 items.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mike

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