Are you tired of bogus information regarding wholesalers? The word wholesale can be used rather loosely. If you go to Google Books and type in the word wholesale, there are actually a lot of obscure reports and other such information. For our purposes, wholesaler means “one who buys or sells products in bulk”.
So, two items come to mind when talking about wholesalers. First is how to find a list of wholesalers. Second is using a wholesale distribution service.
I wish I could just offer you a list of wholesalers right here, right now. Unfortunately, I haven’t prepared the list myself and some of those who have prepared a list are rather tight fisted about their work. But I do have a few recommendations. If you go to the link above link, you can find information about buying and selling wholesale.
I also have a couple of sources I would like to mention. When I started investigating wholesale, one site that kept showing up in my research was www.salehoo.com. The site is fairly professional and advertises itself saying 8,000 of the world’s most legitimate suppliers, 100% real people, 75,000 members, and help steering clear of scammy suppliers.
A second source I would like to mention is The #1 Wholesale Suppliers Guide. You can find a copy at Tradebit.com. My version of this guide has twenty five pages packed with information. But whether you try www.salehoo.com or the #1 Wholesale Suppliers guide, keep in mind that I do not personally benefit from either recommendation.
So far, I’ve provided you with some information on finding wholesaler lists. But what about wholesale distribution service. Again, this can mean a couple of things. First, people could want to start a wholesale distribution service. Second, people could want to make use of a distribution service to dropship products they sell. This is more or less what Zaken Corporation does. You would act in a sales capacity and Zaken Corporation would ship what you sell.
Using Zaken Corporation wasn’t much use to me since I didn’t have a strong sales background. But if you do have such a background, you would have to decide if the service was a good value.
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