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THE BEST WHOLESALE SUPPLIER & DROPSHIPPER DIRECTORIES
SALEHOO is a directory with over 8,000 different companies willing to sell to you at wholesale prices and 1,000 of them will even dropship it for you. Now, I've done my homework and looked through some Google searches for wholesale directories and found some others that came to the top. I clicked their links to their suppliers and guess what? The prices are RETAIL! Those aren't wholesale prices! Who are they kidding? So I didn't include them on this page. You don't need a lot of wholesale suppliers since both Salehoo and Worldwide brands have many suppliers, you should be able to find anything you're looking for at a real wholesale price and that's the key.
WORLDWIDEBRANDS says, "Our Certified Dropshippers and Bulk Wholesalers are looking for online sellers to sell their products on the internet! These are some of the exact same Suppliers used by Big Retail Chains and you'll get the same REAL wholesale prices!" They are very big on the internet and whom a lot of big sellers on Ebay and Amazon use.
Here's what I think the deal is on these so-called "Free Lists" of wholesale suppliers (that really aren't wholesale), I think the suppliers pay the list making sites to put them on their lists and give them a kickback of the sales. I don't have any proof other than that's what it appears as when I go to the "wholesale suppliers" sites and see retail prices. I can see with my own eyes something fishy going on.
What can you do with a wholesale directory? Buy cheap! Cheap enough that you can resell the goods at a profit on eBay, Amazon, Etsy (only after you assembled it in some way as to call it handmade"), Craigslist, your own website, flea markets, swapmeets and more.
There are "wholesale" places on the web that you can buy directly from China (such as Alibaba), but usually have to buy 100 or more of each item and wait 3 - 4 weeks for it to come in. What if your shipment is the wrong size or color or completely not what you ordered? Ship it back, wait 3 - 4 weeks for it to get there and 3 - 4 weeks to get your real order. It can be very time consuming and dealing with someone who doesn't quite get the English you're saying nor answering you back in English you quite get. (I've dealt with them!)
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT SALEHOO:
SALEHOO carries over 8,000 suppliers that have a combined total of over 1.6 million products at wholesale prices. They will even help you along the way, such as finding out what to sell. They even have a market research lab and market research tools, so they are more than just a directory, they are business trainers. They help you decide what to sell, where and offer you the products. Isn't that MUCH better than just a cold list that will probably turn out to be just retail prices pretending to be wholesale?
SALEHOO also has over 1,000 dropshippers. You sell the product and they pack/ship and send the product to your customer and handle returns. Dropshipping means no money out of your pocket upfront, so if you're on a tight or non-existant budget, this is the way to go.
They also have a community forum and ecommerce blog so you can see what others are doing, get questions answered and make money.
You can also open a SaleHoo store with them. No technical training, coding or programming required, they handle all that. The stores feature marketing tools and great templates so you have some say over what your store looks like.
Their Seller Training Center is hard to beat. They TELL you how to sell on eBay and Amazon, how to setup a business from scratch, how to get buyers to your store, even how to source products.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT WORLDWIDEBRANDS:
The buyers at WORLDWIDEBRANDS attend trade shows and pick out what new items that are coming out and make sure that they are partners with the manufacturers to be able to offer YOU the up-and-coming products that the consumer will want. This saves you time and money. They do the legwork for you.
They only work with manufacterers who meet strict qualification standards. They can't "buy" their way in and get a seal of approval, it's earned, so you can be sure you're working with professionals.
Good luck, everybody!
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