Where does AJ wright, Ross, Marshalls, and Big lots get their goods?

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kalawin1
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19 Oct 12 04:22:37 am
Just wondering about this. They have branded products but significantly lower prices than that of other retailers. Do they buy it in bulk? Liquidations? Returns? Is this something you and I can do without front loads of money?

Thanks

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irene_salehoo
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21 Oct 12 03:12:47 pm
Hi kalawin1,

From what I have learned, T.J. Maxx is an off-price buyer -
They order mistakes made by mainstream retailers and over-production of items by the clothing makers. Off-price companies buy that excess merchandise. So if a vendor has enough fabric to produce 600,000 blouses but a department store only ordered 500,000, off-price buyers will purchase the extra 100,000 blouses. It doesn't necessarily mean that T.J. Maxx's inventory is from last season. They promise that at least 85 percent of it is in season.
T.J. Maxx, whose parent company also owns Marshalls and Home Goods, is the largest off-price retailer in North America and competes closely with Ross and Big Lots.
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I believe there is an arrangement between these department stores and the stores or liquidators that they sell their overstock items to, and it requires buying in huge lots. I am not aware of any means for individual resellers to get these directly from the department stores than by going to these stores or to a liquidator. :)

Hope this helps. :)


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fm1234
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21 Oct 12 07:36:11 pm
"Front loads of money" is a highly subjective concept -- you should try to get into off-price with enough money to stock a small store. In fact, many of the good o.p. suppliers won't deal with you if you don't have a physical store, so that's worth taking into consideration.

If you are near or can travel to New York or Las Vegas, there is a big off-price show each year. The site for it can be found, suprise, at OffPriceShow.com You might consider digging through their Link hidden: Login to view while you're there -- some potentially good supply leads there.


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fm1234
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21 Oct 12 07:41:58 pm
Just thumbing through the results there, I see several that don't even have websites (or don't advertise them at least.) Probably some very good suppliers indeed, although many may have stringent qualifications or high dollar MOQs.


Frank


"Failure is not when you fall down. Failure is when you don't get back up."

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