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How to buy wholesale knives
Knives are among the most useful tools ever invented and that is no exaggeration. They've help us cut food, defend against predators and criminals, slice open boxes, and accomplish countless other day-to-day tasks.
That’s why they’re such a great way to make money! For example, one eBay seller makes $244 on a bad day.
Buying wholesale knives isn't rocket science. Here are some tips to help get you started:
- Niche down — The knife industry is a broad one. There're pocket knives, kitchen knives, paring knives, carving knives, swiss army knives... You get my point. If you're trying to sell every knife under the sun, you'll definitely have a hard time finding your target audience.
- Know the best selling knives — Even within the different sub niches, you have to narrow down the kind of knives that are selling well so you have less chance of taking a loss. Check the different best selling lists from Amazon for hunting knives, pocket knives, and chef's knives for example.
- Know the buying decision for knives — If you understand what goes into the buying decision you have a better chance of selling to those knives. For example, buying a pocket knife would take these factors into consideration: the number of blades, type of knife edge, blade length, handle materials etc.
Where to buy wholesale knives
Once you’ve decided the type of knives supplier you're going to buy, you can look into these options to quickly find a wholesale distributor:
Popular online marketplaces like AliExpress and Amazon allow people like you and I to buy knives from wholesale distributors from all over the world. Some even offer dropshipping services where they will ship directly to your customer, all you have to do is place an order with them when your customers order from you.
When dealing with wholesalers found through marketplaces, it's a good idea to test drive their product and service before you buy in bulk as they are not vetted for reliability.
Source from the manufacturer
If you can afford large orders, go directly to the source (i.e the manufacturers). You'll get the lowest price possible and can even bargain for a better deal if you're a good negotiator .
Not all manufacturers can be convinced that easily, however. They have a track record of dealing with sellers. So that's a hurdle you want to get over if you want the best cost for your products.
Supplier directories, like SaleHoo, vet their suppliers/manufacturers. This means you won't need to worry about finding high-quality suppliers or getting scammed. You would also get all details about them: including the years they have been in operations, contacts, shipping information, product catalog etc.
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
Finding trusted suppliers that won’t scam you can be tricky, but we’ve dealt with so many that we’ve boiled it down to a few key steps:
Contact the supplier and verify their address
Real wholesalers will always share their address and contact info on their home page. Call them and Google their address to verify their identity.
Check your supplier’s reputation and track record
A good supplier will be in business at least 10 years. If you’re interested in a younger supplier, at least call their customers to get real feedback before you buy.
Purchase and inspect their products
It’s hard to know what you’re going to get without ordering a product sample. Plus, this will show you their product quality and shipping times.
Test their customer support
Look for great customer service. If your suppliers service rocks, your own service will be that much better.
Since 2005 SaleHoo has helped over 137,000 customers successfully start online businesses on eBay, Amazon and their own online stores.
SaleHoo has over 88 wholesale suppliers for knives supplier
Step 1: Find knives supplier 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 88 vetted wholesale knives supplier 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!