Thank you for your reply. Please note that most of the times, the best prices are not listed on the wholesalersâ€™ 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 â€“ there are heaps to choose from and profit margins are usually better.
* Buy liquidation â€“ this lets you get product for pennies on the dollar. (Iâ€™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 â€“ collectibles and one-off items have amazing profit margins, even on eBay.
Hope this helps. :)