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No Unique Idea For An Online Biz? Try Wholesale

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If you are eager to set up a business online but are unsure about how to move forward with this possibility, it’s probable that you don’t have a clear idea of what you want your business to be. This is understandable and yet there is a solution. You should consider setting up a wholesale business. Before we look at how and even why you should do this we need to explore what a wholesale business is.

A wholesale business means that you sell products wholesale. This means that they are bought before they enter the commercial world and often in bulk. So, for instance, you might purchase a mass order of t-shirts for a clothing wholesale shop. Now that you have your products you can sell them on. But you don’t sell them to individual customers. Instead, you sell them onto other businesses who will sell them perhaps after altering them significantly. For instance, the t-shirts might be altered to include logos or anything else the buyer chooses. This shouldn’t matter to you though, you’ve got your profit from selling the shirts in the first place.

Of course, there are various benefits to this particular business model.

No Customer Complaints

Customers love to complain about products that aren’t exactly as they expected them to be. They will do everything in their power to make sure that they get their money back if they feel that the product received was perhaps, too expensive or indeed just not up to the standards of quality they had hoped for.

You won’t typically have this issue with wholesale buyers. Instead, they’ll look at your product, and if they like it they will buy a ton to of course sell on. Great news huh? As you can probably tell, selling wholesale is going to be a far simpler business model. You won’t even have to deal with as many product deliveries because, as we mentioned, we’re talking about a business model where people buy a lot of products all at once.

One Simple Software

You might think to sell wholesale you have to buy and set up a bunch of different pieces of tech and of course software to run a site. But actually, you don’t because wholesaling with Magento, and other similar e-commerce platforms makes things far simpler. Indeed, you can make sure that your site is up and running, ready to sell in minutes.

In fact, you could even argue that a wholesale shop could be run from your home. It just depends on the level of storage you have available here and whether what you’re selling needs to be managed and stored in certain ways. If you’re selling food that needs to be kept in refrigerated conditions you’re probably not going to manage that from home.

Getting Started

Before we finish up, let’s look at how to get started with a business like this. It’s just a matter of finding the supplier of a product at the right price that you know there’s a market for. Don’t go overboard here investing in lots of different things. Instead, make sure that you find one great product to get you in the green and go from there. Good luck!

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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