"SaleHoo are fabulous and have become mainstays of our business!"
Hi I'm Carolyn. My sister and I joined SaleHoo a year or so into our joint eBay selling venture when our original suppliers decided to go in other directions and stopped offering the products we needed. We are delighted with SaleHoo, as it has provided us with reputable, dependable companies offering quality merchandise and services. Read more
As a result, our company Bootsies-Boutique.com is going from strength to strength!
What do you like most about SaleHoo?
SaleHoo gave us rated lists of wholesale companies and drop shippers. They were fabulous and have become mainstays of our business and for others to whom we make recommendations.
I worked in the non-profit area for 20 years, but gave it up to gain more flexibility to care for family living in several places. In 2007, I began selling on eBay with my sister Bootsie. We first stepped into eBay selling things from around our home, but it wasn't long before we found a successful niche in Plus Size Ladies clothing. From there, our store began to take shape by selling items reflective of Bootsie's personality: Classy, frugal, creative and charismatic!
At present we are Bronze Power Sellers and are very pleased with the way their business is growing. Of course, selling on eBay is not without its challenges, and we have had to overcome the hurdles of eBay's fees, and finding trustworthy suppliers.
Despite this, the people are what makes selling on eBay enjoyable. Building relationships with both customers and suppliers is one of the most important factors in the success of our business.
What advice do you have for aspiring eBay sellers?
Try to do the best you can for a sale, one listing and customer at a time… There will be highs and lows, check your stats, but don't dwell on the negative issues. Learn from them, alter where needed and keep going!
How does SaleHoo help you maintain your PowerSeller status?
We have found SaleHoo's email newsletter and regular blog updates very valuable for solving problems, they are a great resource for ideas, vendors and trends!!
We are now focusing on the marketing of Bootsies Boutique, and have a few tricks up our sleeves for branding our company with a professional presence.
Bootsies-Boutique.com is run by a family with big hearts, and their proceeds go to helping out their brother and to various charities. Generously, they are offering SaleHoo readers a 10% discount on any purchase from their store! Email them with the secret word 'SaleHoo' before you make a purchase.