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Wholesale Jewelry / Custom Jewelry

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Setting up your retail shop, whether online or storefront, requires you to have products to sell. Becoming a retail entrepreneur offers many challenges and rewards, and most small business retailers get into business because they have a passion for the types of products they sell. But where can you find the best products for wholesale prices?
What Will You Sell?

Acquiring your wholesale stock requires planning, research, and a bit of business acumen. First, do you know what you want to sell? Getting started on the road to retail cannot be done on a whim. Some amateur retailers believe they can start and maintain a thriving business based on the acquisition of a few cheap products. However, without a plan and a source for consistent wholesale products, these would-be entrepreneurs usually do not last long.

You need to know what product or products are going to be your core business. Only then will you be able to begin your search for a supplier.

Research Wholesale Suppliers and Distributors

When looking for a quality wholesaler to supply your stock needs, you have plenty of options. Here are a few tips:

Local Suppliers – Do you know someone or have a contact that produces a product you want to sell? Try placing orders and buying stock directly from the maker. Many retailers go into business selling intriguing homemade products made by family or friends.
Wholesale Distributor – Look for a wholesale distributor who can supply your retail stock. If you have a lead on a few good distributors, check with them directly. You can also find thousands of wholesale distributors in wholesale directories. Directories may be industry specific, such as electronics or fashion, or may contain lists of distributors with a variety of products.
Dropshippers – Many wholesalers will offer dropshipping as part of their service. Dropshipping is simply the process of shipping a product directly to the end consumer. Many retailers make a successful business by never even touching the products they sell. They simply perform the marketing and do the actual sale transaction, but the product is dropshipped from the wholesaler to the customer.
Wholesale Marketplaces – You can also locate a wholesale to supply your retail stock through online business communities and marketplaces like the The Wholesale Forums.  These types of marketplaces bring together both business entrepreneurs and suppliers in a common place where they can sell and buy wholesale stock.
Negotiate the Best Deal
After you have found a good quality wholesale supplier, the next step is forming a business alliance and negotiating for your retail stock. Don’t be afraid to negotiate with a wholesaler! By talking with your wholesale representative, you can find ways that can save you money on the stock you buy, such as buying more in bulk or buying returned or discontinued stock. Never feel pressured to accept the wholesale price offered.

You can get your retail business started and running successfully. Finding the stock simply is a process of planning, research, and making sound business decisions to get the stock you need that will result in profit.

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