Friday, June 10, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


We've all heard the term many times, but do we actually know what it means? In the dictionary (, you will find the definition of wholesale as:

1. the sale of goods in quantity, as to retailers or jobbers, for resale (opposed to retail).
2. of, relating to, or engaged in sale by wholesale.
3. in a wholesale way; on wholesale terms

Looking at number 1, we see the sale of goods in quantity. That's typically what we think of when we hear the word wholesale. Of course, others might see it as cheaper prices, buying factory direct, or heavily discounted. Furthermore, some will get skeptical when they hear the word. From here on out, we will use the term wholesale to mean buying in quantity. That's what it says in the dictionary. 

Searching for wholesale in the major search engines is a complete mess. The reason for this is simple, the search engines do not know what wholesale is either! On top of that, search engines list companies that advertise. Most wholesalers do not advertise much. Search engines also rank websites on link popularity. When we searched for "wholesale" on Google, we found sites like Costco and Ebay on the first page. Ebay does offer wholesale items, but last time we checked they were primarily auctions. 

On the other hand, we are now seeing more and more wholesalers to the general public. Stores like Costco, BJ's Wholesale, and are seeing very high demand. People like the idea of buying certain items in bulk (or wholesale). Products like batteries, personal care items, cleaning supplies, foods and beverages, flowers and other household and office items offer an appealing way of buying wholesale. Many are just learning that these companies exist online too. However, they can be super hard to find because of all the Small Business Wholesalers available. 

Most people think of wholesale as just a business term, but we see that transforming today. On the business side, we see the word wholesale being used in numerous ways as well - a lot of times trying to trick the consumer into thinking they're getting a better price. You have to be careful when looking for legitimate business wholesalers, but there are plenty of good ones out there. Some wholesalers might even provide their pricing as single items, but require a minimum order. This is basically the same thing as buying wholesale, only you get to choose a variety of products for a lesser total. For example, I can buy 3 of item A, 2 of item B and 5 of item C, but I have to spend a total of $300.

Today you will find businesses offering wholesale to both retailers and the general public. As you can see, wholesale, can mean several different things. To keep it simple, we define it as buying in quantity, or bulk. Remember, buying wholesale doesn't always mean you're getting the best deal. You need to research companies first to find out how they use the term wholesale. Do some deep searching and you'll definitely find a few golden nuggets for both public and business use! 

Friday, April 8, 2016

10 Great Drop-Shippers Free to Join!

These companies seem to be a sacred item on the Internet. Anyway, here are some great drop-shippers you can use to sell products without carrying an inventory. The first 10 drop-shippers are FREE to join. Enjoy!

FREE Drop-Shippers

Albany Distributing
Consumer electronics, computer and office products, health and beauty items, sports and outdoor and lots more! View their free drop-ship program here.

Dropship Direct
Access thousands of products including apparel, electronics, jewelry, collectibles, sports and outdoor items, gifts and more. One of our favorite. The company has been around since 2004.
Distributor of candles including votice, tealight, pillar, floating, taper, wedding and more. They offer some of the best prices on candles you'll find anywhere. Their drop-shipping program is free and more information can be found here.
Features name brand perfume, cologne, skin care and makeup. Information about their drop-ship program is available here. Features name brand perfume, cologne, skin care and makeup. Information about their drop-ship program available here.

J Goodin
Fashion jewelry including rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces, watches and accessories. Free drop-shipping available. More information here.

JDS Gifts
Personalized gifts including bags, glassware, picture frames, jewelry, key chains, pillow cases, coffee mugs and more. They offer a Free Internet Retailer Starter Kit here.

Novatech Wholesale
Drop-shipper of electronics including cameras, consumer electronics, computers, tablets and networking items. Also health and beauty items, home and garden items, collectibles and more. Drop-ship accounts are free.

Sensual Baskets
Manufacturer and distributor of elegant gift baskets for special occasions. Drop-ship program available free here.

The Hobbyworx
Distributes RC models including cars, trucks, boats, copters and drones. You will find more information here.

Regent Products Corp.
Distributor of dollar store items including automotive products, baskets, books, giftware, health and beauty, lawn and garden, licensed products, toys, sporting goods and more. Drop-ship program only available through Amazon. Go here.

Pay For Drop-Shippers

Jane Iros Designs
Manufacturer of bracelets, chains, earrings, charms, necklaces, pendants, rings, anklets, pins and more. A $5.00 fee is charged to each drop-ship order (not item). Find more information here.

Ruby Imports
Wholesaler and drop-shipper of fashion jewelry and accessories including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and pendants. They charge a $.50 handling fee for each item sold. More information here.

You can sign-up free to view their products. You must purchase a monthly plan if you decide to sell. They start at $24.99. Go here for more information.

This company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. They offer over 16,000 different products. There is a 7-day Free Trial and then it's $29.95 per month.

Inventory Source
Connect with their supplier network of 100+ drop-shippers. You can view products free of charge. Services start at $25 per month. See their program here.

Ujena Wholesale
Specializes in swimwear including bikinis, one and two pieces and cover-ups. Drop-ship program is $49. More information here.

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Online wholesale dropshipping site for Amazon, EBay, AliExpress, and other online storeowners, distributors and retailers. This company offers many products to choose from, specializing in electronics. Their drop-ship program is free. More information on their drop-shipping program can be found at the bottom of this page.

Distributes baby, gym and running t-shirts, blank and sublimated t-shirts, dry-fit, polo and sleeveless t-shirts. Their drop-ship program is free, but somewhat unclear. More information here.

Maxam Wholesale
Distributor and drop-shipper of general merchandise including clocks, cookware, apparel, bedding, cutlery, electronics, jewelry, pet products and more. Site needs an upgrade, but you can find out more from their home page.