Archive for February, 2009

List of some Wholesale Distributors

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

We have talked a lot about finding the best wholesale distributor, about how important is to find the best wholesale distributor when you want to start a wholesale business, etc. Ok, so we have created an initial list of wholesale distributors you should probably contact if you are interested in getting into the wholesale world:wholesale-distributor

  • For wholesale shoes:
    • Wholesale Men Shoes: United Footwear Corporation began in 1999 as an importer of men’s and ladies sandals in Miami, FL. In 2000, the company expanded our men’s collection to include dress shoes and casual footwear. Our collections include the Kassinelli Brand, a collection of fine leather footwear for men and Tachini, our moderate line of men’s footwear offers leather lined footwear at popular prices
  • For Wholesale Handbags:
    • New York Wholesale Handbags: Since it’s opening in 1985, New York Wholesale Handbags has provided the highest quality of handbags in all the latest fashions at moderate prices. The owners at New York Wholesale Handbags have made their handbags one of the most respected not only among those in the accessory business, but among the most discriminating fashion conscious consumers.
  • For Wholesale Jeans:
    • Wholesale Denim Jeans: We are a Florida based manufacturer specializing in embellished and bejeweled sportswear since 1982. Our unique designs are sold in better specialty boutiques and catalogs nationwide. We cater to the modern, fashion conscious woman looking to incorporate unique items into her wardrobe.

Those are just some of the best wholesale distributors we have worked with, that’s why we highly recommend them. If you want us to review your wholesale store, please let us know!

Clothing Products to Buy Wholesale

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

In terms of investment, buying clothing products at wholesale prices is a wise choice. Let me explain the reasons why: Clothing products like shoes, handbags and jeans are always going to be very popular among people -not surprisingly all those products sell millions in the retail world. You can get a cut in your finances if you invest your money wisely. Here are some examples of wholesale products you can buy:

  • Wholesale Shoes: Very profitable as they are both a necessity and are closely related to current fashions
  • Wholesale Handbags: Women just love to stay in fashion with the latest handbags and accessories. They can be fashionable with clothing accessories!
  • Jewelry: Low cost jewelry such as earrings and rings can be had at low prices and sell well

The benefit from getting those products at wholesale prices is that later on you can sell them or distribute them at a higher price. Just find a good supplier, read our guide on how to start a wholesale business, add some creativity and you are set to go!

Clothing Retail Shop Business

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
If you want to start a business that will surely get huge profits for you, you can build your own clothing retail shop. There are some entrepreneurs and wholesalers who fear that they will not be able to get back the money that they have put in when they invest on fashion clothes. However, this is not the case when you know where to get the best deals, the best distributors and the best suppliers.

In order for you to make your business do well, there are a lot of things that you have to consider first. If you’re into selling fashion clothing, you have to look for a supplier that will be able to provide you with reliable and affordable deals.

When you order fashion clothing wholesale, ask for it to be given to you along with a cut-off price. By doing this, the margin of profit increase a lot for your clothing retail store. Believe me, there are plenty of clothing wholesalers that sells its items at a very affordable and economic price, when you shop in bulk orders.

Another important tip to start your clothing retail shop business, is to look for providers that can offer you the utmost trendiest styles in the fashion industry.

There is no way that you can get designer clothes wholesale at affordable prices. Fashion clothing usually means expensive tags. But when you work with a trusted supplier, you will be able to supply your clothing retailer shop with designer and fashion apparel without sacrificing your profit. This could mean more customers and a higher profit margin for you.

Las vegas trade shows February 2009

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Featured trade show of the week: ENK Vegas 2009! ENK has distinguished as being one of the top trade shows ever, as it offers full collections, denim, dresses, accessories, footwear and many more products.

Why should you attend a trade show? Because is the easiest and funniest way to find a wide variety of products. And well, you are going to be in Las Vegas … enough said.

At ENK you will find a wide range of products, the event will be located in the Wynn Hotel, one of the best hotels in Las Vegas. I highly recommend you to attend to this trade show.

If you would like to know other trade shows, please take a look at our most complete list of upcoming wholesale trade shows, I’m sure you will find some trade shows near you

Buying Wholesale Products

Friday, February 13th, 2009

We have talked a lot about the wholesale business from an owner or investor perspective, mentioning important topics like how to start a wholesale business or how to survive the wholesale crisis.

buying-wholesale-productsBut at the end of the day, the most important part of the wholesale business are the customers. Here are some basic recommendations, tips and benefits of buying wholesale products.

First of all, please note that there are unsuspecting businesses with fraudulent and illegitimate transactions, just like in any other business, you need to be aware of those. Here is a checklist we have created here at Wholesale Mall to avoid scam wholesale businesses:

  • Do they provide real contact information in their website? Check that they have an address in their website, telephone numbers, etc. A great tip is to ask for the address and check yourself if they are who they say they are, they should have some sort of business premises. Software like Google Earth will allow you to verify this. If at this point, you find something suspicious, avoid doing business with them.
  • How did you find them? If you found the wholesale store through a reputable wholesale directory is a big plus, as those websites are usually checked manually by an editor to guarantee quality businesses only.
  • What Payment methods do they Accept? Make sure they specify every option available.
  • How is the delivery? Make sure to ask if the wholesale products are going to be sent to you directly from their stock, or if their supplier is going to send you the products. If they cannot answer to your questions about the delivery policies, I personally wouldn’t deal with them.

We know that buying wholesale products could be risky, but always remember: Research, use secure methods of payment, and you will be safe from scam sites and you’ll get top quality wholesale products.

How to start a wholesale business

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

This post is related to the one in which we talked about how to survive the wholesale crisis we released last week. I would like to write about how you can create and start your wholesale business.

Maybe you have heard something about wholesale business? Old-school wholesale business models didn’t rely on the Internet to make their businesses successful but the Internet has changed the way the wholesale business works; at least we think it did. Why are we saying this? The top country with the highest Internet usage is USA. If you are in the US, you should also know that researches show that 63% of the population connects to the Internet for many different reasons.

This simple yet informative statistic is the key fact that tells us that the Internet is the greatest place to start a wholesale business. With a low risk of losing money, time and you can start off with a reasonable budget. Nevertheless you need to work the smart way and learn how to distribute your time and efforts in a wise way.

To enter the wholesale business you do not need to have a huge amount of capital. You just need to organize yourself and start off by dividing your business into two parts;

1. The consumers for your wholesale business.

2. The suppliers for your wholesale business.

How to solve the first part (the consumer).You just need to ask yourself: “How am I going to reach the clients, so they can buy my products?” The answer can be very simple, and I can summarize it in just 2 steps: Research and Promote.

You need to research which products are ‘hot’ in the web at this moment, analyze trends (Google Trends can be very useful for doing this), the important thing is that you stay on top of product trends. Take note of all the products that might get high sells depending on the season of the year. For example, in these days, I would expect a lot of searches for “wholesale flowers” because people are looking forward to giving them out on Saint Valentine’s Day. We can confirm this by doing a quick search in Google Trends:

wholesale-flowers-google-trends

You can clearly see the peek in the graphic above; when in January the amount of searches for the term “wholesale flowers” started to increase as Saint Valentine’s Day approached.

This information is crucial for your business goals, as you can expect that your products will have a bigger possibility to being sold during these periods of time.

Once you’ve done your homework researching the key products you will be selling in your online wholesale business, you can focus on Promoting your store. Ask for some SEO consultancy, from reputable SEO firms. This will help to make your business visible in the Internet, and will take costumers to your website.

The next thing you need to do is get a list of possible suppliers, and choose the ones that best fit your business needs, but please take note of the following aspects before hiring any supplier:

  • Try to look for suppliers that will drop ship to your wholesale customers. This is really important, as you wouldn’t need to stock any merchandise.
  • This might sound obvious, but be sure that your wholesale supplier sells only top quality products: You do not want to lose credibility, and gain a bad reputation.
  • Try to have samples of your products

If you found this useful head over to our wholesale mall, where you can get a lot more information about Wholesale and business.

Fahion Events and Trade Show

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

The fashion firms live always one year forward! Today they are all working for tomorrow; and tomorrow is already gone.This is, more or less, the way all the fashion firms and fashion workers live their life. The all day is occupied by the design, the projecting and the marketing of clothes for the new collection.They have just two way to communicate with their customers; via advertising, above all, on magazines and during the
fashion trade shows or fashion events. The first way is the classic one, established from many years and that guarantees the effective “vision” of clothes by all customers.

The second one is the reason why many people work in fashion market!

Fashion Shows

Fashion Shows

Preparing a fashion trade show , in a foreign city, inviting the most exclusive people possible, journalists and presenting at the best all the last six months creations is a challenge that repeats itself every six months.

Those 30 minutes or an hour are the concentration of six months of work of several people. Tension is high as the expectations, everything must work at the best. No mistake allowed! It is a one shot opportunity. A gun with just one bullet, and it has to hit the target.

During the fashion trade shows a brand becomes real, “touchable”; it shows his face and not only the brand logo. To arrive to this moment many people have worked for 12 hours a day at least, telephones have become hot, thousand of mails have been exchanged.

The fashion events are also lovable occasions for people to be present at magic and glittering nights, sitting right to a VIP or dinning with an important fashion creators. People can “taste” the new trends for the next seasons and can appreciate new styles and new ways of understand every-day dressing. Fashion is one of the arts produced by men; being able to watch closely and to touch clothes designed by the major fashion stylists, realized, sometimes, with innovative materials and cut by the major fashion names is an exclusive occasion.

February 2009 Wholesale Shows!

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Despite the wholesale crisis, we have a lot of upcoming shows in the wholesale industry; February is plagued with wholesale shows. If you haven’t been to one yet, don’t miss the chance and attend to the one you like the most. You have many options you can choose from, believe me. Here are just some of the wholesale shows we have found around the web:

February 6 – 7, 2009 Manhattan Vintage Clothing and Antique Textile Show and Sale New York, NY
February 6 – 8, 2009 The Blue Zone at the Munich Fabric Start Fair
February 7 – 8, 2009 Internationale Naturtextilmesse (InNaText) Frankfurt, Germany
February 7 – 8, 2009 Vintage Fashion Expo Santa Monica, CA
February 7 – 9, 2009 Men’s Market Dallas, TX
February 7 – 9, 2009 Internationale Naturtextilmesse (InNaText) Frankfurt, Germany
February 7 – 10, 2009 San Francisco International Gift Fair San Francisco, CA
February 7 – 15, 2009 Helsinki International Boat Fair Helsinki Fair Centre
February 8 – 9, 2009 AFair The Antwerp Fashion Fair Antwerp, Belgium
February 9 – 12, 2009 Texworld Le Bourget, Paris
February 10 – 11, 2009 Indian Women’s Apparel Club De Pauw Blvd, IN
February 10 – 12, 2009 CPD Women-Man-Kidz Dusseldorf, Germany
February 10 – 12, 2009 PURE London, uK
February 19 – 22, 2009 EXPOFIL Paris, France
February 10 – 12, 2009 BODY LOOK Dusseldorf, Germany
February 11 – 12, 2009 The Boston Collective Wethersfield, CT
February 12 – 14, 2009 The WSA Show Las Vegas, NV
February 12 – 14, 2009 Salon Intenacional de MOda de Madrid (SIMM) Madrid,Spain

As you can see, we have a full list of wholesale shows, from all over the world, including Madrid, Germany, the UK and United States of course. Choose the show nearest you and just go, I bet there will be a lot of opportunities over there for your business.

Don’t forget to visit our section with the complete list of wholesale shows of 2009.

How to survive the wholesale crisis

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
Wholesale Crisis

Wholesale Crisis

That the United States is going through a big financial crisis is no news, but how it is affecting wholesalers is a big question everyone seems to be asking, at least those who are in the wholesale business for the last few years. The economy has built up too many imbalances—consumer debt, overextended construction, impaired capital of banks, etc. Inevitably,the wholesale industry has also been affected in this storm. Now, the wholesalers have to face a grim reality – the sharply rised unemployment, and in a lot of cases, bankrupt.

How to survive in this global crisis? Have you ever thought of developing your business in China, or in a different country using Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization? If yes, we can help you realize your objective

We, WholesaleMall.net, a company that has been in this business for more than 10 years is not indifferent to this situation, and we are concern as to how we can help you. Here are some tips we thought might help you out:

1. If you do not have a website. Get one now! Nowadays every single company has a website, and not having one is like not having a business, really.

2. Offer your products in real wholesale directories. It is another opportunity you might be passing on, we receive, literally, thousands of new visitors every day looking for wholesale products, such as wholesale shoes or wholesale handbags. (Imagine thousands of visitors walking in your store, every day).

3. Make yourself visible in the Internet. You might be thinking that there are a lot of wholesale companies out there in the Internet. But, if they cannot be found, it’s like they don’t exist.

You see, there are some options for your wholesale business. Feel free to contact us, we are sure we can help you out.

Be Fashionable With Clothing Accessories

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
Wholesale Clothing Accessories

Wholesale Clothing Accessories

While some women focus on buying the most expensive clothing they can afford to look stylish, fashionable women have realized that expensive clothing doesn’t make someone look their best. Instead, it’s the accessories and how the look all comes together that reflects both your personality and helps you look your absolute best.Clothing accessories, from handbags to scarves to what you put in your hair, can create a very fashionable look without the need to wear overly trendly clothing. Fads come and go so quickly that you’d constantly have to be replacing your wardrobe to try to keep up with all the latest clothing- but with the right accessories you can make every item in your closet look fashionable and complete.First, you will want to be sure you have a few “must have” items at your disposal to help create your outfits:

- several belts, in a variety of sizes, colors and styles

- scarves, in a few different textures and colors

- purses and handbags

- hair accessories (ribbons, decorative clips, ponytail holders)

- shoes (a girl can never have too many different types of shoes!)

Once you have your accessory inventory built up, you can easily accessorize your outfits to pull together a complete, fashionable look that will impress even the girls in the latest, most expensive clothing from the trendy store in the mall!

You will want to choose accessories based on how they coordinate with the colors, textures and fabric of the clothing you’re wearing. If you stock your “accessory inventory” with neutral colored items, you’ll stretch your budget and be able to create more looks with the same items. You can almost always work in accessories that are solid colors of white, black and tan; but having a few selections in more vibrant colors will help you add interest to your favorite black dress or pants suit! Try pairing a red hat, red high heels and a red purse with your black pants suit and you’ll be an instant fashionista!

Keep your eye on the fashion magazines to see what women are wearing and how they accessorize. Are over-sized purses in style now, or tiny handbags? Do women wear stripes and floral prints together or are they keeping to more solid patterns at the moment? Most importantly- pick styles that you are comfortable with and that make you feel good because the better you feel the more confident you will be.

Jewelry, shoes and belts help you further accessorize your outfits and pull a complete look together. You don’t need a lot of jewelry, but having necklaces in different lengths will allow you to wear a longer chain with a v-neck shirt and a shorter chain with a sweater. Having matching bracelets or earrings will help you pull the look all together for a polished look. Pairing a wide belt with skinny pants is trendy, and you can often create a whole new look just by changing the style of jewelry you wear.

Here’s a trick that you can do with necklaces! If you want to help pull the focus away from your neck and face a bit, you can wear long necklaces as the eyes naturally will follow the line of the necklace.