Drop shippers â€“ Suppliers who sell you products AFTER you sell them. This eliminates the risk of you buying stock that might not sell. No money upfront required!
Wholesalers â€“ Product suppliers to sell direct to retailers. Wholesalers offer rock-bottom prices on small to medium sized wholesale lots
Liquidators â€“ Purchase bulk items from retail outlets and manufacturers. They often deal with seconds or old-season stock. Fantastic for designer or popular brands like Nike or Dior.
Manufacturers â€“ Create products from raw materials. They offer extremely low prices on items on large orders
Hi I’m Ricky – an eBay seller and SaleHoo member from Australia. When my daughter was born I wanted to provide an opportunity for my wife, Ally, to stay at home with our new baby. The Proble… Read more
When my daughter was born I wanted to provide an opportunity for my wife, Ally, to stay at home with our new baby. The problem was, achieving this on one income simply wasn’t possible – so I began to look around for a home-based business opportunity.
Ally had a background in sales, and I had already sold a few things on eBay and built up good feedback, so we eventually decided eBay would be a good place to start.
We SaleHoo in August 2009, attracted by the promise of good wholesale leads with user reviews. From the outset, SaleHoo seemed perfectly oriented to our business. We also loved the idea of SaleHoo’s member forums, where you can ask a question and have it answered promptly by a like-minded seller.
While our main reason for joining SaleHoo was to find wholesale suppliers and honest reviews, we also faced a number of other challenges with our business, such as avoiding scammers and learning how to go about the setting up our eBay listings.SaleHoo has been extremely useful to overcoming these challenges. The information on how to deal with taxes was a God-send! On the forums we received even more advice on tax by reading posts from other sellers based in Australia.
Shortly after joining SaleHoo, our business grew from making $300/month profit, to $4,000/month profit. SaleHoo’s education has been the greatest contributing factor to their ongoing eBay success, and in early 2010, we were thrilled to reach Gold Power Seller status.
Our future plans are to focus on improving our time management and accounting. At this stage, our eBay business has replaced Ally’s income, and it shouldn’t be long before it will replace mine too!
Yes! eBay and other online marketplaces are thriving and e-Commerce and online sales are growing at a rapid rate, with experts predicting future growth levels to spike even further.
We could list a lot of statistics like these, but really, all you need to know is that it is STILL possible to make a full time living from selling items on eBay (and other online marketplaces) and there are STILL hot, untapped markets with hungry customers who are ready to buy from you.
You just need to know what to sell and where to get it from. That’s…