Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Where to Get Products for My Store

OK, so you may have already seen my article on starting an online store. Now you are wondering what to sell. If you are selling your own creations (scrapbooks, woodwork, crochet, etc, etc...) then you probably won't be interested in this article.

If you don't know what you want to sell, or aren't sure what you should sell, then you are in the right spot!

The best thing you can do is to buy U.S. Wholesale directory and drop shipping Guide. This is a great book, with lots of resources for getting products to sell in your online store.

The book has products listed in categories, so you can pick and choose which category and which company to order your products from.

So What is Dropshipping, and How Can it Help Me?

Just in case you have no idea what dropshipping is, I figured I'd give you a definition. Dropshipping simply means you don't keep any product on hand; when you receive an order from your customer, you order it from your dropshipper, who will then ship it directly to your customer. Usually, the packaging is free of all branding, and some dropshippers even provide labeling with your company name.

Dropshipping makes you money, and saves you the hassle of carrying an inventory. This means you don't have to come up with the initial investment for stock, nor do you have to find room (or pay for room!) to store inventory that may or may not sell.

How & Where to Locate the Merchandise to Sell on eBay: Insider Information You Need to Know from the Experts Who Do It Every Day is another book that will help you find dropshipper information.

The bonus about this book is not only does it tell you where to find dropshippers and wholesalers, but also other places you can find stuff to sell! The book is geared towards E-Bay, mostly because that's the hot topic...but with the sources listed in the book, you can find a dropshipper for whatever products you want to sell.

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