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How to buy wholesale hats
Looking for some wholesale hats to sell for a profit? You've chosen the right niche, the hat industry is a $2 billion market and it's still growing.
There are a few main things to consider for when looking for wholesale hats to buy:
- Who are you selling to?
Try and get hats that will appeal to people age 18 - 40 as these people tend to be the biggest online spender. Older generations tend to be more skeptical of online purchasing and they don't spend as much.
- What hats sell all year long?
Some hats are less susceptible to seasonality than others. If you look on Amazon, their top selling hats usually consists of fashion head wear or sports caps. So think along the line of fashionable beanies, flat caps, and golf caps. These hats tend to do well all year long.
- What type of hat sells best?
So what are the top selling hats? The hats that are selling most according to statistic brain are baseball hats as well as new era hats. New Era hats alone accounts for 66% of this 2 billion dollar industry, so safe to say there is ample demand for this type of hat.
Where to buy wholesale hats
Once you've decided on the type of hats you're looking to sell. Start your supplier hunt with these steps:
The easiest way to get started. Just type "buy wholesale hats" and you'll find thousands of results.
While this method is free, one of the main issues with it is fraud. You have to figure out who the real wholesalers are and try to weed out the fake ones. If you ever use Google to find your suppliers, be extra careful.
Search for wholesale publications and trade magazines that cover the hat industry. These publications will contain vetted lists of wholesalers who may have what you need.
While you can get trade magazines cheaply, the supplier info on these publications are often not comprehensive, so it may take a bit of extra time to find the right supplier.
Supplier directories, like SaleHoo, vet their suppliers. This means you won't need to worry about finding high-quality 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
Trusted suppliers that won’t scam you are tough to find, but not impossible. Just run all the suppliers you find through this vetting process:
Contact the supplier and verify their address
Legitimate wholesalers will put their contact number and business address on their website. Call them to see if a real person answers, and Google their address to see if a warehouse shows up.
Check your supplier’s reputation and track record
Top-notch wholesale suppliers will have been in business 10+ years. Check them out on the BBB site, and try to call one of their customers if you can.
Purchase and inspect their products
Ordering a sample is highly recommended. Test their product packaging and product quality to ensure a great product your customers will love.
Test their customer support
Don’t wait until a customer has a problem to call your supplier’s customer support department. Ask them questions early and often to ensure they employ quality customer service reps.
Since 2005 SaleHoo has helped over 137,000 customers successfully start online businesses on eBay, Amazon and their own online stores.
SaleHoo has over 206 wholesale suppliers for hats
Step 1: Find hats 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 295 vetted wholesale hats 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!