How does SaleHoo work?

SaleHoo works by allowing you to find trusted and verified suppliers of any product you want to sell on any channel (eBay, Amazon, Shopify, offline or even your local auction site). 

If you aren’t sure what products to sell I strongly suggest you have a read of this guide: Finding Products to Sell. It’s designed for finding products for dropshipping, but the same guidelines apply to wholesale selling.

Once you've got a few (perhaps five or six) ideas of products you want to sell, it's time to start researching suppliers.

For this, the best way is to jump straight into the directory (need to join for access) and perform a search; use the filter options on the left if need be.

Once you have found some suppliers who fit your needs, send them an email using the templates we provide (but tweak them to suit your situation, of course), introducing yourself and explaining what you’re after. One small tip: if you buy 20+ units at a time, you should be able to negotiate a better deal with most suppliers. It's also a good idea to contact more than one supplier before you start buying to compare prices (we suggest contacting four or five).
Have a read of this for more tips on finding suppliers and some key questions to ask them: How to Find Great Suppliers for Dropshipping

After you have listed your products and start making sales, you receive payments directly from your customers. The method of payment will depend on how you set it up on your online selling platform (PayPal, credit cards etc.). 

If you're dropshipping, then once you make a sale, you use the money paid by your customer to order from your dropship supplier. Once an order has been made, your dropship supplier will package and send the items directly to your customer. 

In other scenarios, if you purchase goods wholesale, your supplier will deliver your orders to you to sell, package and ship. As soon as you make a sale, you can deliver the goods directly to your customers. Does that make sense?

I also recommend you read the following if you have the time. They are pretty light and easy to follow:

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