Save Time & Money Finding Genuine Wholesale Craft Supplies

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Suede Leather Cord
Metallic Crochet
Tropical Satin Cutouts

Supplier Details

  • Supplier’s Name
  • Years in Business
  • Ships worldwide
  • Minimum order
    No Minimum Order
  • Brands they stock
    Ruby Red Paints, Sparklettoo, May Arts, Rupalee, Ojasv, Prismacolor, John Bead, EK Success, Anna Griffin, DEI, American Crafts, Graphic45, Hampton Art, Disney, SandyLyon, Crayola...
  • Products they stock
    Ribbons, Gift Wrapping Ribbons, Scrapbooking Ribbons, Scrapbooking Supplies, Paper Craft Supplies, Basket Kits, , Crochet, Lace, face paints, glitter tattoos, sports paint, Crayons, Drawing Supplies, Fabric and Velcro, Glitter, markers, paint brush...

How to buy wholesale craft supplies

Believe it or not craft supplies are now a $1.14 billion dollar market, according to market research firm The NPD Group, which attributed the growth to art and craft paper, paint and painting supplies. It's now a good business for craft makers as one of the largest online handmade goods marketplace Etsy reported a 19.4 percent year-over-year increase in active sellers since 2015.

If you're looking to buy wholesale craft supplies to resell for profit, we have some tips for you:

  • Find your niche — Craft supply categories are very broad. If you try to sell every kind of craft supply you will find it hard to target your buyer audience, plus that you'll likely burn a large chunk of money buying stock that may not sell.
    Some niche ideas you can do more research on include:
    • unique jewelry
    • paper craft
    • Leathercraft
    • candle making
    • soap making
    • personalized cards gifts
    • knitting supplies
    • scrapbook making
    • clothing accessories
  • Keep an eye on best selling products — Don’t assume you know the kind of craft supplies that are going to sell well. Do some research and find out what type of craft sellers are selling best, especially the handmade product sellers, learn what's in their store and what goes into making it. These can give you some inspirations on what supplies to stock.
  • Buy supplies you can sell in bundles — Craft makers don't always buy just one items, so you should find opportunity to create a bundle of things people buy together. These make the buying decision for your future customers easier, plus you get to increase your average order value.

Where to buy wholesale craft supplies

Once you have done your homework understanding the specific kinds of craft supplies you're looking to buy with your budget, you can look into these options as starting point:

Buy from china

China-based suppliers are often known to have large ranges of stock and low prices. A quick google search or a visit to Aliexpress can find you plenty of suppliers to choose from.

Unfortunately, most chinese suppliers don't speak the best english. If you have a significant communication barrier dealing with these suppliers, find some help or you may have to look else where.

Publications and trade magazines

You can check out trade magazines such as Craft business and Craft focus. These publications will contain vetted lists of wholesalers for what you need.

This is one of the cheaper options and you can get quite a few suppliers info. However, you do need to spend some time to research your product properly.

Supplier directories

Supplier directories, like SaleHoo, vet their suppliers. This means you won't need to worry about finding high-quality craft supplies suppliers or getting scammed.

While there is a small fee ($67/year for SaleHoo), it's the best method for beginners. We even give you our market research tool, which shows you how often items sell and helps you find new products to add to your store!

Finding trusted suppliers

We’ve dealt with tens of thousands of suppliers. As such, we’ve created a simple 4-step process to vet suppliers before you partner with them:

Contact the supplier and verify their address

Every good wholesaler will list their business address and phone number. Call them to make sure a real person answers, and Google their address to make sure a real business pops up.

Check your supplier’s reputation and track record

Try to avoid dealing with supplier’s who haven’t been around for at least 10 years. While these baby suppliers might be good, they haven’t been in the game long enough to prove themselves.

Purchase and inspect their products

It’s always a good idea to buy samples from a supplier before committing to them. Samples will show you the product quality, their care in packaging, and the speed of their shipments.

Test their customer support

Because your supplier’s customer service will directly affect your own customer service to your customers, be sure to call them early and often with questions. If they have poor support, consider choosing another supplier.

Since 2005 SaleHoo has helped over 137,000 customers successfully start online businesses on eBay, Amazon and their own online stores.

SaleHoo has over 74 wholesale suppliers for craft supplies

How can you get started?
Step 1: Find craft supplies that sell

We research various marketplaces to provide you insider information about product's sell rate — how likely is the product going to sell, so you don’t have to second guess.

Step 2: Contact a supplier

Contact one of our 74 vetted wholesale craft suppliers and choose the best one for your needs. You can get started with them right away!

Step 3: Add products to your store

Once you have a great product and a great supplier, it's time to cash in. Upload your product listings and take your chunk of that $100 billion market share!

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