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SELLING RETAIL VS. SELLING WHOLESALE

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Wholesale

RETAIL

When selling retail products the key is to buy different products in small quantities. This way you give your clients a variety of items to choose from. Some things will sell faster than others but this is OK.

Pros of selling Retail

  • Number one thing is customer satisfaction face to face. You are able to see your customer’s reaction to the products, price, condition etc… These reactions will help you determine if there is anything you want to change or make better in your store.
  • Since no two clients are the same they will not like the same things. Buying small quantities and having lots of items to choose from is great because if they don’t want one item they will be sure to like another. Customers like having choices and options to choose from.
  • These types of business can be started with a small amount of capital. Since everything here is bought by product than you will know exactly how much things will cost. Once you pass your budget you can stop but you will still have lots of products to sell.
  • Immediate cash, you sell something and get paid rite away and your customer receives what they need rite away; it’s a win win situation.
  • You can sell products depending on the time of year. For example rite now you go to any store and they will have costumes, Halloween decorations and some of them even have Christmas trees.

Cons of selling Retail

  • A retail business can be started with a small amount of capital but a REASONABLE small amount. You will win depending on your investment.
  • If you don’t study carefully what products you will be buying and to what audiences you will be selling than there is a slight possibility that not all you products will sell.
  • Retail business require an actual store and place to sell, they also included schedules that let your customers know from what time to what time you will definitely be there.

WHOLESALE

Wholesale is the opposite of retail it starts out with a small range of products but in large quantities.  Wholesale may included having less customers but the benefit is that the customers you do have will buy a lot more than a retail customer.

Pros of Selling Wholesale

  • Make profits much faster by selling in larger quantities.
  • Calculating the price of an item bought wholesale will be much cheaper than that same item bought retail.
  • Products available whenever the customer needs them. Only until the very end will you run out of a product.
  • If you give goof prices you will gain loyal customers that will go back to you and keep going back to you every time they need that product.
  • Like retail stores you can sell products depending on the time of year and at a much affordable price. For example in rite now you go to any store and they will have costumes, Halloween decorations and some of them even have Christmas trees.

Cons of Selling Wholesale

  • You must be sure of the products you will be selling. They have to be the latest, most wanted items if not there is a chance that they will rarely get bought.
  • You need to constantly be on the lookout for new products and deals.
  • You have to have a minimum amount order. People are not free to buy as much as they want or spend as much as they want. In order for a wholesaler to have the prices they have need to sell a minimum amount of the product to get some benefit from it.

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Here are some of the October Wholesale Trade shows.

If you cant attend this time maybe you would like to go next month and visit other great and interesting trade shows. Take a look at upcoming trade shows for next months.

October 3 – 4, 2009 Men’s, Women’s & Textiles Exitos Dallas, TX
October 4 – 6, 2009 Men’s, Accessories & Apparel Children’s Club Javits Center, NY
October 4 – 6, 2009 Men’s, Accessories & Textiles Beautyworld Mumbai, India
October 5 – 7, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, Apparel & Accessories La Majors Market Spring ‘10 Las Angeles, CA
October 6 – 7, 2009 Men’s, Accessories & Apparel Michigan Women’s Apparel Associates Mt. Pleasant, MI
October 7 – 8, 2009 Men’s, Women’s & Textiles North Texas Machine Tools Dallas, TX
October 7 – 9, 2009 Men’s, Women’s & Accessories INTEX Osaka Tokyo, Japon
October 9 – 10, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, Accessories & Apparel Manhattan Vintage Clothing and Antique Textile Show and Sale New York, NY
October 10 – 12, 2009 Women’s, Accessories & Apparel FocuS on Fashion Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 10 – 12, 2009 Men’s, Accessories & Textiles Techtextil Mumbai, India
October 10 – 12, 2009 Men’s, Accessories & Textiles TexWorld Mumbai, India
October 10 – 12, 2009 Men’s, Accessories & Textiles Hemitextil Mumbai, India
October 16 – 19, 2009 Men’s, Accessories & Apparel Brighte Companies California Market Center, CA
October 16 – 19, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, Apparel & Accessories La Fashion Market Spring ‘10 Las Angeles, CA
October 16 – 20, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, Accessories & Apparel Spring 2010 Las Vegas, NV
October 17 – 19, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, Apparel & Accessories FOCUS Las Angeles, CA
October 17 – 19, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, Apparel & Accessories TRANSIT Las Angeles, CA
October 17 – 18, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, Accessories & Apparel Vintage Fashion Expo Santa Monica, CA
October 18 – 20, 2009 Men’s & Apparel Northstar Fashion Exhibitors Minneapolis, MN
October 18 – 21, 2009 Men’s, Accessories & Apparel New England Apparel Club Malboro, MA
October 21 – 24, 2009 Men’s, Women’s & Accessories Tokyo Big Sight Korea
October 22 – 24, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, Accessories & Apparel Spring 1 Dallas, TX
October 22 – 25, 2009 Men’s, Women’s & Accessories Southwest Shoe Expo Dallas, TX
October 24 – 27, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, Accessories & Apparel Fashion Market Northern California San Mateo, CA
October 23 – 25, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, Accessories & Apparel Annual Fall Show and Sale Denver, CO
October 23 – 25, 2009 Men’s, Women’s & Textiles International Gem & Jewelry Dallas, TX
October 25 – 27, 2009 Men’s, Women’s &Accessories JA NY New York, NY
October 27 – 28, 2009 Men’s, Accessories & Apparel Michigan Apparel Club Farmington Hills, MI
October 27 – 29, 2009 Men’s, Women’s & Accessories Tokyo Big Sight Tokyo, Japon
October 28 – 30, 2009 Men’s & Apparel Sports Source Asia AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE)
October 28 – 29, 2009 Men’s, Women’s & Textiles North Texas Facilities Expo Dallas, TX
October 31 – November 2, 2009 Women’s & Apparel Pacific Northwest Apparel Association Tacoma, WA

Make sure to enjoy the trade shows you have chosen and know where you are going. If you are not sure try using  Google Maps for directions.

Use CRM to bolster your Wholesale business.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

While having a great inventory management software program is key to a Wholesaler’s business, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software can also play an essential role in shaping a successful business. It would seem obvious to any business, whether it be wholesale or retail, that the customer be the focal point. However, many businesses do not always see the importance of managing the customer relationship at all stages. The relationship does not have to begin and end with the selling of a product. The relationship actually begins with prospecting, order taking, and continues after the sell with support and up selling.

CRM software can make this entire process more efficient and prompt a Wholesaler to focus on the customer at all stages. CRM software can increase service levels and generate growth in a Wholesale company.

When selecting CRM software the Wholesaler should look for particular features and abilities. A good place to start is selecting a program that automates the entire customer lifecycle from a cold or hot lead, to a qualified prospect, to the customer ordering product, and to follow-up on existing customers. A key feature to look for is an automated up-sell and cross-sell functionality. This would increase your chances of keeping your customers for many years by offering them add-on products and services.

Seek a CRM software program that can provide a single view of all customer data and customer interactions to those in your company who need to see that information. A salesperson can benefit from this greatly as he or she does not have to go to one area to look for a sales history and then another area to see the payment history.

A Wholesaler must have a program that has an integrated order management system. An effective system is one that allows salespeople to take orders from customers in an efficient manner without delaying them with useless commands or fields. This integration should also allow the salesperson to see a full purchase history of all customers.

Ultimately you should look for a Customer Relationship Management software program that has the ability to integrate your e-mail and web marketing. If you want your Wholesale business to also be an E-commerce business, it is vital that your web site is included in the selling process and that all customer interactions are monitored on the Web.

Top Three Steps to Understanding your Wholesale / Retail Audiences

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

This blog will give you top three steps with tips for getting and using information about your Wholesale / Retail business and how to find the rite Audiences.

  1. Make a list of your major audiences.
  2. Gather information about you products and audiences.
  3. List characteristics about your product and audiences

1.MAKE A LIST OF YOUR MAJOR AUDIENCES
Wholesale AudiencesLet’s say you want to start a Wholesale / Retail Toy Store so first make a list of you major audiences. Think about the people that want to buy you product, and the people that want to buy your product to give to others. When you think of toys you think of children and who would want to give these toys to those kids.

  1. Children
  2. Moms
  3. Dads
  4. Grandparents
  5. Teenagers
  6. And so on…

2.GATHER INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTS AND AUDIENCES

Ok, now that we know what audience we want to target we star gathering information about our products and our Audiences.

PRODUCT: AUDIENCE:

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This information will help us determine what exactly it is we want to sell and what we need to have in stock. Some things are bought more in some colors than others; this depends on the audience’s age, local weather, likes, dislikes and many other factors.

3.LIST CHARACTERISTICS ABOUT YOU PRODUCT AND AUDIENCES

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As you can see the characteristics between the product and the audience can be similar. This is good because this means that the product will be bought by the client. Your product and what you have in stock is actually what clients are looking for. I hope this will help you with in your wholesale / retail business. Remember that the client is ALWAYS RITE!! Make them happy, sell products that people are actually looking for. There are many things to take into consideration when defining your audience and your products these three are just some of the key factors.

Three Types of Wholesale Products

Monday, May 4th, 2009

If you are interested in getting into the wholesale business industry there are three types of products that will guarantee success. These products are simple to find and very easy to sell.

-Entertainment items: Everyone now a days wants to have the latest technology, the latest iPod or other things like this. Companies that produce MP3, MP4, MP5, DVDs and other entertainment products will often offer wholesalers a good price when buying a large amount of merchandise. Entertainment wholesale products are all ways enjoyed because people will always want to be entertained. These types of wholesale products can be easily offered and sold.

-Personal care products: Today you can get practically any personal care product at a good wholesale price. These wholesale products sell well because they are bare necessity and because they are used on a daily bases. These wholesale products can include toothbrushes, cosmetics, apparel, shampoos, and practically anything that can be used for your body.

-Collectibles: From house decorations, figurines, knick knacks, clocks, etc…there are all sorts of things that people collect year by year. Collectibles may be hard to find. It all depends on how unique or antique they are.

As we see these things are all sold in the retail world. Everyday different wholesalers are starting there own business with these three main types of products. Now all you have to do is decide what  wholesale products you want to start selling.

WHOLESALE HANDBAGS SCAMS!!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

TOP TWO WHOLESALE HANDBAGS SCAMS TO WATCH OUT FOR

The wholesale handbags industry is a very competitive market to get into. This is the best way to get designer handbags at reasonable prices. Many wholesale handbags stores offer designer handbags from Prada, Gucci, Fendi, Burberry and much more. These wholesale stores offer you these handbags at decent prices and this is what moves the wholesale handbags industry.
Unfortunately it is not easy to find a real handbags wholesale web site. These are the two top scams you might get fooled with when looking for and buying handbags.

Wholesale Handbags

Wholesale Handbags

1)THE FAKE WHOLESALER

The fake wholesaler is the person the posts up in wholesale handbags blogs, posts, pretending they have real merchandise and that they are real wholesalers. Turns out they send you an email with all the merchandise they “have”.  When really they don’t have any of it, these people just send you pictures of handbags you can find over the internet and a phony list.

Once you have seen the list and picture of the merchandise they “supposedly” have they ask you to pay and send the money by check, money order or other methods that are NOT TRACEABLE OR REVERSIBLE.

A few weeks later you’re wondering what happen to your handbag and your money. Worst of all you can’t do anything about it so be careful and make sure you know who you are buying your handbags from.

2)A FAKE  WHOLESALE LIST

If you have not noticed there are “wholesale handbags list” going around. What people are doing is going into Google and typing in the word “wholesale handbags” and taking the first 50 results and making up a random list. These “wholesale handbags list” go anywhere from $2.00 to $9.99 and are made to help people find real handbag wholesalers.
If you were looking for wholesale handbags I am sure you have all ready Goggled it up and I am sure you have seen these results. So why would you pay for something you have all ready looked at? These “wholesale handbags list” are not any good. They are just simple results people put down all in one list. So next time be careful and investigate where exactly it is you are going to buy your wholesale handbags from. :)

Wholesale Jordan Shoes!

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

There are some shoes models that are so popular, that people just keep looking for them everywhere! That’s the case with the Jordan Shoes, you wouldn’t believe me how many request we receive from people asking us for Wholesale Jordan Shoes. Most of the times, those shoes are usually sold at retail prices that can easily exceed $300 dollars. But when you head to outlet stores, that sell those Jordan shoes as well, you can find them at a more affordable price. Of course, one of the drawbacks when you want to buy from an online wholesale store, is the fact that you cannot see or handle the product directly, but when you find a trusted store you have nothing to worry about. The Jordan Shoes are very used, specially in big countries like China, so getting them at wholesale prices, and then selling those through your own online store, seems like a good deal. A couple of questions might come up when you are looking for the right distributor, some of them would be:

  • Are the Jordan Shoes authentic?

You should at least demand from your provider, distributor or online store some sort of authenticity guarantee. By requesting this, you are sure that you are selling top quality products.

  • Can I order a sample first before making a wholesale purchase?

This option gives you the opportunity to check the authenticity and the quality of the shoes, if for some reason the company you are trying to buy from refuses to give you the opportunity to buy a sample first, do some research and find wholesale Jordan shoes distributors elsewhere :)

  • Are there any pictures, testimonials, etc?

A serious distributor must have in it’s page testimonials from previous buyers. You can also contact them directly and ask them to send you pictures and testimonials from previous satisfied customers.

Have you bought Jordan Shoes at wholesale prices before?

Buying Wholesale Jordan Shoes is a hot business right now, if you have worked previously with a wholesale distributor providing Jordan Shoes that meet the requirements above, please let us know! Which distributor would you recommend us?

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!