Archive for April, 2013

Best Wholesale Website

Monday, April 8th, 2013

“Best wholesale website?”, this is a most asked question. Importers or dropshippers are looking for the best wholesale sites. A good wholesale partners can help your business and a bad one could destroy it.

Why we consider a wholesale online store as a “best” one? 1. The site should be trustworthy and legal. 2. It should has various kinds of quality products. 3. The price is reasonable for wholesale.

Actually ,there is not so-called the best website ,but there are some some trustworthy ones.

Buying All Products – The world’s biggest auction platform. You could find wholesale suppliers here. People should be careful about the low price scam. – Another biggest online platform. The price is a little higher than ebay. But the product quality is better than ebay.

Buying Electronic and Cool Gadgets – BuyOnMe is a trustworthy site, selling cool gadgets at cheap price with free shipping service. The products are including cell phone & accessories, electronic gadgets, iphone & ipad accessories and other hard-to-find gadgets.It has live chat functions for importers and customers. And the replying speed of email and live chat is quickly. Sometimes my ordered product is out of stock, the guys of buyonme will refund me quickly (usually in 48 hours after placing an order). And then they will send me an email to inform it. Dealextreme – Dealextreme is one of the biggest china-based retail website. Sometimes the retail price is even lower than most wholesale sites. I have a lot of friends in Canada go to purchase on this site. The delivery speed is a little longer, usually taking a month or even more. But considering the products coming from China and the cheap price, that’s not a problem. Lightinthebox – Wedding clothing for brides is the major category in this site. The wedding stuff is at dirt cheap price. Most packages are shipped by express mail service. One of my friend purchased an item. It took 7 days to get it. That’s very fast for a china online store.

Buying Expensive Electronics

Tigerdirect – Some people used to purchase home electronics from the site, such as laptops and cameras. Yes, the price is higher than ebay but the delivery time is the advantage. We could notice some customers complaint about the slow reaction of the CS team on ResellerRatings. Anyway, my shopping experience is pleasent. – A famous website for buying computers, laptops, GPS, MP3 or Cell Phones.

Buying china products – You could find dirt cheap prices on alibaba. Alibaba give different level certifications to different wholesale seller, such as “gold member” or “trust member”. But even trust members have been caught scamming the buyers. It seems that some scammers could buy “gold” or “trust” certifications. Anyway most sellers are doing their business honestly. – madeinchina is a china-based wholesale platform. It is smaller than alibaba. The categories are similar to alibaba. It provides another option for foreign importers.

Being a importer or wholesaler is not easy. You must doing a good mount of research. Besides that, you has to find a reliable wholesale supplier. Some wholesale business beginers worry about the wholesale price. They don’t know how to bargain with the wholesale suppliers. In my opinion, quality and long-term cooperation is much more important than price. When I was doing wholesale business a few years ago, I sold made-in-china products. You know it is very difficult to control the quality and the delivery when buying from china warehouse. So I choose 2 websites as my major suppliers, and I go to when the quantity is small. The website’s price is very competitive from small purchase. And buyonme will automatically refund when the product is out of stock quickly. When I ordered more than 100 or 1000 pieces, I go to to find the suppliers. Of course I have met online scam dealing with some dishonest suppliers in alibaba, but most are honest and trustworthy.