April 2009 Wholesale Trade Shows!

April 21st, 2009

Here is a list of upcoming April 2009 Wholesale trade shows and trade show tips.
First of all you have to make sure you know why you are going to a trade show and what your purpose for being there is. Ask yourself these 5 questions.

• Am I introducing a new product to the market or am I buying a new product?
• Have I advertised my business enough so people visit me?
• What is my competition doing to advertise?
• Am I ahead or behind my competition?
• Am I helping my business out with positive public relations?

Once you have determined why you are going than you can proceed to choosing what type of trade show is good for you. There are trade shows all over the world and off all kinds. Take a look at some of the trade shows for April and see which one best fits you.

April 1 – 2, 2009 Men’s, Women’s & Apparel Textation Committe Spring Meeting Washington, DC
April 4 – 7, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, Accessories & Apparel Fashion Market Northern California San Mateo, CA
April 4 – 9, 2009 Women’s & Apparel National Association of Uniforms Orlando, FL
April 5 – 7, 2009 Men’s & Apparel Northstar Fashion Exhibitors Minneapolis, MN
April 5 – 7, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, Shoes & Accessories La Majors Market Fall ‘09 Las Angeles, CA
April 8 – 10, 2009 Men’s, Women’s & Accessories COEX Tokyo, Japon
April 11 – 15, 2009 Women’s & Apparel National Association of Uniforms Las Vegas, NV
April 14 – 15, 2009 Women’s & Apparel National Association of Uniforms Las Vegas, NV
April 14 – 16, 2009 Men’s, Women’s & Textiles PrintSource New York,NY
April 14 – 16, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, & Textiles LA INT’L TEXTILE SHOW Los Angeles., NV
April 15 – 17, 2009 Men’s, Women’s & Accessories Tokyo Big Sight Korea
April 15 – 19, 2009 Women’s & Apparel National Association of Uniforms Las Vegas, NV
April 16 – 19, 2009 Accessories TransWorlds Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories (JF&A) Show Rosemont, IL
April 17 – 19, 2009 Men’s, Women’s & Textiles Dallas Guitar Show Dallas, TX
April 19 – 21, 2009 Men’s, Women’s Accessories The Instoreshow Chicago, IL
April 19 – 22, 2009 Men’s, Accessories & Apparel New England Apparel Club Malboro, MA
April 20 – 22, 2009 Women & Men The Adult Halloween Show Las vegas, Nv
April 21 – 22, 2009 Men’s, Accessories & Apparel Indian Women’s Apparel Club De Pauw Blvd, IN
April 21 – 22, 2009 Accessories International Watch & Jewelry Guild New York, NY
April 21 – 23, 2009 8 Men’s, Women’s, Accessories, Apparel & Textiles Material World & Technologysolutions Miami Beach, FL
April 23 – 28, 2009 Women’s & Apparel National Association of Uniforms Las Vegas, NV
April 24 – 25, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, Accessories & Apparel Manhattan Vintage Clothing and Antique Textile Show and Sale New York, NY
April 24 – 26, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, Accessories & Apparel Billings Market Association Billings, MT
April 24 – May 3, 2009 Women’s & Apparel National Association of Uniforms Orlando, FL
April 25 – 26, 2009 Men’s, Women’s, Accessories & Apparel Vintage Fashion Expo Santa Monica, CA
April 25 – 26, 2009 Men’s, Women’s & Textiles Dallas Gun & Knife Show Dallas, TX
April 25 – 27, 2009 Men’s, Women’s & Accessories Mid-South Jewelry & Accessories Fair Memphis, TN
April 25 – 27, 2009 Women’s, Accessories & Apparel FocuS on Fashion Ft. Lauderdale, FL
April 27 – 28, 2009 Men’s, Accessories & Apparel New England Apparel Club – Portland Portland, ME
April 27 – 29, 2009 Men’s, Women’s Shoes MOSSHOES Novosibirsk
April 29 – 30, 2009 Men’s, Accessories & Apparel New England Apparel Club – Hyannis Hyannis, MA
April 29 – May 2, 2009 Women’s, Accessories, & Apparel NAFFEM 2009 Place Bonaventure, Montreal

As you can see there is all type of trade shows. From Men’s, Women’s Apparel, Textiles, Women’s Apparel and much more. Enjoy your show!! J Don’t forget to take a look at upcoming trade shows.

Wholesale diabetic shoes

March 5th, 2009

The level of the nation’s population diagnosed with diabetes is growing every day. We will explain you here, why it is important to have a trusted diabetic shoes provider.

In this cases, price is not always the right answer, you need to consider first and foremost quality.

You need to consider many aspects to select good diabetic shoes. The main purpose of diabetic shoes is to protect your feet. For example, you need to protect them from bleeding lesions between the toes. They should be comfortable and give you extra support.

Why would you buy them at wholesale prices? If you’re buying wholesale diabetic shoes online and hope to be reimbursed for them through Medicare, then you need to go through a provider that has an on-staff podiatrist.

I found this interesting video: Dr Marybeth Crane from Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas discusses diabetic foot infections and the seriousness of this problem. She recommends that everyone who is a diabetic be seen by a podiatrist at least once a year. Regular diabetic care including diabetic shoe gear, orthotics and high risk foot care can save your life.

Find health/wellness wholesale distributors that have certifications and can provide top quality products at low prices.

Wholesale Jordan Shoes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.