Are you thinking of an overseas business expansion? If you run a business selling merchandises either offline or online, you may need to look at using some trusted dropship wholesalers. There are advantages in doing so. You save on inventory costs and also can spare yourself the trouble of shipping. Everything is done for you by the distribution company. On top of that, these dropship wholesalers offer you merchandises at wholesale rates which improves your profit margins.
Finding reliable dropship wholesalers is not an easy feat. You can either search for them from the internet, enter trade shows and exhibitions or check out the business directories. In case you are not aware, there are businesses which make a business out of compiling listings of such wholesale distributors.
You can see that eBay auctions offer some of these listings. My advice for you is to avoid buying lists there simply because these directories of companies are outdated and many of the companies either no longer exist or have changed their contact details. At the same time, some of these so-called dropshippers are actually middlemen who do not deal with the direct shipping. Too many things can go wrong when you use the lists sold in auctions.
The challenge in finding good dropship wholesalers also lies in their lack of advertising. Some of them are direct manufacturers and their core business is to sell to the major distribution centers. They do not engage in much advertising and as such, few small home businesses or online auctioneers know of their existences as you probably have been dealing with middle men agents instead.
However, there are several business websites that really offer you a proper and updated listing of dropship wholesalers. These businesses spend time researching each wholesaler, attending trade functions, interviewing the companies and coming up with an updated report and catalogue of the most reliable and cheapest dropshipping suppliers. An ace directory that is frequently used by experienced businessmen is Sale Hoo. This company is listed in the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and has a good track record of business dealings. They also make sure that they are in close contact with the wholesalers so that you get the best news relevant to your business.
As usual, while such business directories offer you a great way to save time and money, you still have to exercise discretion when using each supplier listed within the directories. Find out more tips on finding a good dropship wholesaler from my blog.