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      Newbie Looking for Wholesalers of Goods to Sell on eBay - Which ones are better? UK or Chinese Suppliers?

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      I'm looking to find a reputable wholesaler to supply me with a small amount of goods to sell on eBay. Can anyone recommend a good wholesaler who can supply me with small amounts to start off? What is the process? I'm completely new to the retail business and need to know how it all works. So I can do things correctly.

      Is it a good way to use the UK suppliers or better to go further like China to keep costs down?

      Any advice will be great from anyone who has experience of this.

      Thanks very much.
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      Originally Posted by jackidi View Post
      Hi,

      I'm looking to find a reputable wholesaler to supply me with small amount of goods to sell on eBay. Can anyone recommend a good wholesaler who can supply me with small amounts to start off? What is the process? I'm completely new to the retail business and need to know how it all works. So I can do things correctly.

      Is it a good way to use the UK suppliers or better to go further like China to keep costs down?

      Any advice will be great from anyone who has experience of this.

      Thanks very much.
      Hi jackidi,

      I will answer all your questions, but first let me say that because you have thought of buying from China to keep costs down, maybe you should look at the logical next step and consider buying direct from the manufacturers in China.

      Like most people you probably believe that you have to buy big quantities if you order from manufacturers, but that is not the case. With the right approach it is possible to buy small quantities direct from the factories in China at amazingly low prices that wholesalers can't match because they have to buy from those factories too.

      Now let me answer your questions in order:

      1. Recommending a good wholesaler. I am sure you will get plenty of suggestions, but there is no substitute for doing your own research. People may also suggest B2B sourcing sites and you should check out any sourcing sites for bad reviews and also check out any wholesalers that you find on those sites or that are recommended to you.

      2. The process. If buying from a local wholesaler in the UK, you will usually have to satisfy them that you really are in business and not just an individual looking for cheap products. Sometimes this can be very difficult to do when first starting up. Paying in advance or COD for your orders will be necessary until you build a relationship.

      If buying from a wholesaler in China, you will not have to prove anything, but you should be careful that you are not being scammed. Paying in advance is required, but the usual terms are 30% deposit and 70% on proof of shipment. If an overseas supplier asks for payment via Western Union you should run the other way.

      3. UK or China? Buying locally has many advantages, particularly regarding peace of mind and usually faster delivery. The drawback is that it is unusual to get such good prices from wholesalers in the UK. Buying from wholesalers in China will most likely give you lower prices but there is more risk.

      I have 22 years experience in importing. I am now retired, but I have never bought from wholesalers because I was never willing to work harder for less money. I know many people with limited capital who have started their eBay businesses by buying very small quantities direct from manufacturers in China.
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      Hi,

      I'm looking to find a reputable wholesaler to supply me with small amount of goods to sell on eBay. Can anyone recommend a good wholesaler who can supply me with small amounts to start off? What is the process? I'm completely new to the retail business and need to know how it all works. So I can do things correctly.

      Is it a good way to use the UK suppliers or better to go further like China to keep costs down?

      Any advice will be great from anyone who has experience of this.

      Thanks very much.
      If you really want the cheap items, you can order it from China, but you need to wait for a long time until you receive the item.

      Hope it helps.

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      If you really want the cheap items, you can order it from China, but you need to wait for a long time until you receive the item.

      Hope it helps.
      Yes jeremmy, as my previous post explained, that is the way to get maximum profits, but I must disagree with you about the time factor.

      As part of my teaching on sourcing and importing, I explain how to import small quantities by air courier. I call this my "Just In Time" system. It depends for success on buying the products at prices that can justify the courier charges.

      I now have many people using this system and it allows them to carry only a small inventory, and replace the inventory when sales get to the point that they will run out of stock within a week to 10 days.
      To learn safe overseas sourcing and how to buy small (or large) quantities at best prices see→ http://provenchinasourcing.comLearn to find genuine manufacturers and negotiate small orders at prices way below what wholesalers charge. Written after my health enforced retirement and provides insider information from veteran with experience exporting 1978-1987 importing since 1987 Learn to import the easy way

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      Yes jeremmy, as my previous post explained, that is the way to get maximum profits, but I must disagree with you about the time factor.

      As part of my teaching on sourcing and importing, I explain how to import small quantities by air courier. I call this my "Just In Time" system. It depends for success on buying the products at prices that can justify the courier charges.

      I now have many people using this system and it allows them to carry only a small inventory, and replace the inventory when sales get to the point that they will run out of stock within a week to 10 days.
      Many Chinese suppliers now have overseas warehouses in Europe and the USA, as a result the delivery times are shorter than they used to be.

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