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    1. allsortswholesale is offline

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      eBay Business Start Up - Looking for Wholesale Suppliers and Distributors of Flash Drives and SSD

      Hi,

      I am new to Wholesale Forum and looking at starting a small eBay business to supplement my income.

      I've been researching different products including flash drives and SSD's from the above mentioned sites. I'm not looking into buying brand. I gather that most brands in China are counterfeit, I'm just looking at products that are capable of what they're advertised to do.

      I am pretty much interesting in buying/selling anything that works and is legit.

      I've mainly been looking at free sites, but noticed that no one has been responding to my inquiries. I figure that I must not look legit or I'm doing something out of the ordinary that's incorrect.

      From a price point of view I am more so interested in dealing with suppliers in China.

      I am currently located in Australia

      Any help in obtaining legitimate suppliers in much appreciated.
      How a New Online Retailer Made Over 3 million Sales in 1yr With These Sources

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      I am looking at free sites, but noticed that no one has been responding to my inquiries. I figure that I must not look legit or I'm doing something out of the ordinary that's incorrect.

      Inquiries are ignored more often than not because the newbie makes some basic mistakes such as saying:
      My name is ......................
      I am just starting a business to sell ........
      I have a website ready to go and I have a business name registered.
      Here is my business plan.
      What is your MOQ?
      I need a sample of ...........
      I want to start importing ............

      It is important to avoid giving the impression that you are new to the business or that you are only a one person business.

      Chances are that if you have been searching for suppliers on the popular sourcing websites you will think you are dealing with manufacturers, but the reality is that regardless of what they say, very few suppliers listed on those sites are real manufacturers. They are traders or wholesalers.

      One problem this leads to is that they will be inflexible on MOQs, because they need the big orders to impress their supplier who is the real manufacturer. Not only so, but they add their margin, so you will not be quoted best possible prices.

      In order to buy quality products you absolutely must go directly to genuine manufacturers and they will need to be well established ones. Provided you don't want custom made products or ones with your own brand, you will be able to get manufacturers to supply small orders if you take the right approach. You are quite right in avoiding big brand products - they can only lead to trouble.

      I teach how to safely source small or large quantities direct from real manufacturers in China and other countries, To get the best deal it sometimes may be worth considering countries other than China.
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      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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      Hey,

      Thanks for your reply.

      How do I know who is a wholesaler and who is a genuine manufacturer?

      I've got some replies and I'm getting some samples sent out.

      I've been using HKTDC and global sources

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      Identifying genuine manufacturers among the huge numbers of wholesalers/traders/agents all claiming to be manufacturers sometimes requires quite some effort. It takes several pages in my book to explain, so I can't post it all here.

      One of the quickest and easiest ways is that if they use free email addresses they are almost certainly not manufacturers.

      If you see identical products with identical packaging all advertised by different suppliers, only one is likely to be the manufacturer, but even then the real manufacturer may not appear among those suppliers you have found.

      As part of my support to clients I will check out suppliers if needed and recently a lady sent me a list of 4 suppliers all claiming to be the manufacturer of the product. It only took me about 3 minutes because I am experienced at this process. One was the real manufacturer and I was able to reassure her that the company was rock solid.

      If you are anxious about the suppliers you have found I will help you out. You won't want to publish them here, so just PM me with the suppliers' website details. You need not worry about confidentiality because as a teacher of importing I am privy to the business of many clients and it stays strictly with me.
      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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