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Hey there,

My name is Desirai, I’m the Product Manager here at SaleHoo. I’m thrilled you’ve decided to join us and I want to briefly explain how you can get the most out of SaleHoo when selling online.

SaleHoo is a product sourcing directory of genuine and verified suppliers, including dropshippers, wholesalers and liquidators. It’s used by over 137,000 Amazon, eBay and online store owners to research and source items for resale.

First things first, you are going to want to bookmark this page as it is your “SaleHoo Cheatsheet”, so you can refer to it later.

Next, choose which option of these three make the most sense for you:

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Product Manager at SaleHoo
Yes! I know the product I want to source. Help me find a supplier.
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I am still looking for the perfect product to sell. Help me find it!
Teach me about Labs
Help! Teach me more about selling online before I learn SaleHoo.
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Find legitimate, low-cost wholesale suppliers 
in the SaleHoo supplier directory

We originally created the SaleHoo Directory because people kept asking us to share our favorite 
suppliers. Ten years later, we now have over 8000 verified legitimate wholesalers, manufacturers, 
dropshippers and liquidators, with more being added every day.


Quick Tips for the Supplier Directory

Search for products or brands

Enter “Lego” or “children’s blocks” into the search bar to find the product you are looking for. We only list suppliers who sell legitimate brand name products, so there is no danger of purchasing counterfeit goods. (Which can get you in trouble with the law!)

Use advanced filters to find perfect supplier match

Need international shipping? Low minimum orders? Want a supplier who will dropship for you? Just tick a few boxes and SaleHoo will zero in on vendors who meet your exact requirements.

Don’t have money upfront? Try dropshipping

If you don't have any start-up money to purchase products in bulk, dropshipping is perfect for you. We have over 1000 suppliers who will dropship for you. It's the ultimate no-risk way to get started.


Start here:

Watch this short video on how to find your perfect supplier using SaleHoo

2 minutes and 25 seconds video
Next up:

Are you ready to try for yourself?


Find the most profitable products in the SaleHoo 
Market Research Labs

Stuck on what to sell? Let us crunch the numbers for you in our Market Research Lab. We'll find 
products with high sales and low competition, so you can earn maximum profits!


Quick Tips for the Market Reseach Lab

Find products with low competition

Easily filter out the super-competitive products where sales could be slow and profits could be slim.

Find products with great sell rates

Use the slider control to find products that sell more often than not. When you combine low competition with good sales rate, you have a recipe for success!

Use directory to match potential suppliers to your product

We’ll find suppliers for you from the SaleHoo Wholesale Directory so you can click right through and get started right away.


Start here:

Watch this short video on how to discover top selling products using Labs.

2 minutes and 11 seconds video

Get off to the right start with our Smart 
Seller Training

Selling online isn't rocket science. BUT there are a few tricks you can use to avoid common traps and 
maximize your earnings. Our popular guides are here to help.
How to kick-start your home business

This guide teaches you absolutely everything you need to know about getting started using hot SaleHoo methods, as used by top sellers all over the web running profitable businesses.

Make drop shipping work for you

Dropshipping is hugely popular because it allows you to get started with very little money, but without this guide, you could make the same costly mistakes that 95% of all drop-ship sellers make.

How to find profitable products to sell

This guide is a must-read for any new seller who isn't sure how to get started and is seeking great products to turbo-boost their business with. Learn 10 hot markets for 2017!

Easy shipping and importing

Often you'll find that the best prices for the items you want to sell are from suppliers in a different country. This guide reveals how to get international suppliers to ship items to your door with minimum cost!

Finding fantastic suppliers

This guide teaches you about which type of supplier you should use. Each type is different and understanding the difference can save you a lot of time, money and hassles!

Selling on Amazon & Ebay

Not sure where to list your products? Read our guide to selling on eBay and Amazon!


Quick Tips for Getting Support at SaleHoo

Get your questions answered in the forum

Word of mouth is the best resource in the industry, and SaleHoo is one of the leading online communities for buyers and sellers on the internet. Read old threads for inspiration and insider tips or reach out with any questions you may have and get expert (and peer!) advice.

Get one-on-one support from our expert team

Just shoot us an email with your question. We won't waste your time with lame "canned" responses that don't even answer your question. You'll get a real person, every time. Or you can give us a call and chat in person.

Getting frustrated? Do you need expert help?

Yes, there's a better way! Talk to our Customer Support team about Concierge Research Add-On for SaleHoo. Tell us what you're looking for, and our Concierge researchers will search high and low to deliver you the best suppliers on a silver platter.


Frequently asked questions

Dropshipping works because it's simple and effective.

It’s a way for you to sell products on your store without ever holding inventory or shipping anything. Instead, your supplier - (the drop shipper) - ships your products directly to your customer when you receive an order.

It’s inexpensive to get started, low risk since you don’t need to hold or buy any inventory and you can run your business from anywhere with an internet connection. (To learn more about dropshipping in general, go read our full guide.)

Wholesale selling works because it has very high margins.

You buy items at a wholesale price (meaning you’re basically paying for materials and labor without any markup), then sell them at a higher price.

It’s somewhat expensive to start, but it’s typically much more profitable than dropshipping, which is where you hold no inventory. (To learn more about purchasing from a wholesale supplier, go read our full guide.)

Although purchasing from suppliers in your own country is ideal, some of the best prices and most sellable products come from suppliers abroad and particularly those in China. So no need to panic if you can’t find a suitable supplier in your own country!

Here are some characteristics of a great product:

  • Retail price of $20 to $150 which maximises conversions and margins.
  • Small and lightweight to reduce shipping costs.
  • Requires multiple components or accessories (for upselling and cross-selling)
  • Is not highly confusing or requires a complicated installation
  • Disposable or renewable

If you’re wondering why these make great characteristics, head over to our product selection guide (applies to drop shipping and wholesale). We also reveal some common mistakes people make when choosing a product.

Finding the perfect supplier is just a matter of knowing what to look for!

Specifically, a great supplier will:

  • Sell a high-quality product
  • Offer white label shipping services
  • Have fast shipping and fulfillment times
  • Allow easy, hassle-free returns
  • Give stellar, fast customer support

So, how do you find this gem of a supplier?

The easiest way is to punch your product idea into your new SaleHoo directory.

Okay, I’m ready to start using the Directory and Labs


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