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Default Where to find suppliers besides Alibaba and Dhgate?

I'm insanely new to the whole finding suppliers besides using Alibaba.

What are other sites besides dhgate , alibaba, aliexpress and dropshipping that are useful for product sourcing?

I really am going around in circles when it comes to this.
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Default Re: Where to find suppliers besides Alibaba and Dhgate?

I always buy from the manufacturers if we are talking name brand items.

Getting a tax number and business license is your best asset if you want quality items and real wholesale prices.
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I always buy from the manufacturers if we are talking name brand items.

Getting a tax number and business license is your best asset if you want quality items and real wholesale prices.
How do you get in contact with the manufacturers?
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I'm insanely new to the whole finding suppliers besides using Alibaba.

What are other sites besides dhgate , alibaba, aliexpress and dropshipping that are useful for product sourcing?

I really am going around in circles when it comes to this.
Why not using these

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Default Re: Where to find suppliers besides Alibaba and Dhgate?

They've got this great new thing called 'Google', it's a search engine, you type stuff you're looking for in the top blank space, hit return and it gives you results that you can further research and follow up on.

For widgets, type in 'widget manufacturer' and it will give you a list. Then contact all of the suppliers and talk to them.

Try that.

Really, dude... we all did our homework. Don't ask to copy ours.
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Default Re: Where to find suppliers besides Alibaba and Dhgate?

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How do you get in contact with the manufacturers?
Call them...email them....facebook message them.....I dont understand your hangup. How do you contact your mom? or your best friend? or significant other?

I dont suggest Pigeon or Smoke Signals
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Default Re: Where to find suppliers besides Alibaba and Dhgate?

I recommend Chinabrands, you can search for it via google and find out.

Chinabrands has a complete platform service system: a broad sales network, brand promotion, supply chain finance, product information upload, supply warehousing system, a large number of supply options, a global generation, product promotion and copywriting description, technical support docking, professional After-sale service.Product quality is strictly controlled, and suppliers are preferred. Suppliers have stable supply, reliable quality, and have their own graphics, and no product infringement risks.
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Default Re: Where to find suppliers besides Alibaba and Dhgate?

i've tried contacting many suppliers myself.

the most i've ever gotten is an email about how " we aren't looking for anymore merchants to carry our products at the moment"

i really didn't understand what that meant, i was offering money to a company in exchange for products, but they didn't want to sell to me?

super weird..
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I always buy from the manufacturers if we are talking name brand items.

Getting a tax number and business license is your best asset if you want quality items and real wholesale prices.
what manufacturers?

what is this process?

do they have links to emails on the website, and do they answer back?
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what manufacturers?

what is this process?

do they have links to emails on the website, and do they answer back?
What? Seriously?

how about this: http://www.apple.com/ or this: http://www.pampers.com/diapers-wipes

The process goes like this:
1.) You call them or email them and ask what it takes to buy wholesale.
2.) They answer you.
3.) You meet the requirements or you dont.
4.) You buy goods or your dont.

4.) REPEAT process 1-4
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Default Re: Where to find suppliers besides Alibaba and Dhgate?

A long time ago.....I was looking to buy women Bras but found it hard to meet the requirements of any major big brand. One day, I was reading the job section.....what did I find? a company was looking for people to work in their Bra Factory, they didn't mention brands or anything....I contacted them, come to find out they were making Bra's for one of the biggest players on the market.....made a deal with them directly for the merchandise.

Sometimes you have to think outside the box.
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Default Re: Where to find suppliers besides Alibaba and Dhgate?

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What? Seriously?

how about this: http://www.apple.com/ or this: http://www.pampers.com/diapers-wipes

The process goes like this:
1.) You call them or email them and ask what it takes to buy wholesale.
2.) They answer you.
3.) You meet the requirements or you dont.
4.) You buy goods or your dont.

4.) REPEAT process 1-4
exactly what are the requirements? since you know can you share so others don't waste time!


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Default Re: Where to find suppliers besides Alibaba and Dhgate?

It's not a 'waste of time' to learn how to do things yourself.

You've gotten a lot of good advice, now use it.
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Default Re: Where to find suppliers besides Alibaba and Dhgate?

What about eBay and sellers who sell by lots.

What about typing the word "wholesale" on:
- eBay
- Facebook Marketplace

and starting analyzing the results.

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A long time ago.....I was looking to buy women Bras
Weirdo!
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Default Re: Where to find suppliers besides Alibaba and Dhgate?

Importify and Obrelo (if using Shopify) seem to not only have good supplier lists, but can help with dropshipping.
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Importify and Obrelo (if using Shopify) seem to not only have good supplier lists, but can help with dropshipping.
Welcome to the forum - might as well go directly to the source though.
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Default Re: Where to find suppliers besides Alibaba and Dhgate?

aliexpress, DHgate--order stock or standard products directly on the sites.
alibaba.com, Globalsource, made-in-china, HKTDC, find suppliers, mostly for OEM orders(but many factories keep stock too).

There are too many suppliers you need to spend time to research, compare and make decisions, if you are new to this. get samples before placing bigger orders.

It is easy to get stock/standard/regular products from suppliers, if you accept their regular quality (you can check samples). But you need to be careful and keep an eye on the details if you want customized products. Many manufacturers are not flexible, and too careless, and tend to make even very simple, stupid mistakes. You need to state your requirements in details at least in the first time order.

If the quantity you want is small and the value is not high, you probably can buy without samples. Just get sample photos, detail photos and even production photos to check. Sample could be expensive for both hgher product price and higher freight (for bigger volume/weight products by international courier)

Order from sites or via thirdparty payment (alipay, paypal etc) is safe. You should worry more about what quality you could get-if it is the quality you expected or not. Many suppliers may copy the hot sell prodcuts. the products look the same in the picture but the quality could totally different. Especially be careful if you are in search of the best selling style clothing, textiles products etc.
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Default Re: Where to find suppliers besides Alibaba and Dhgate?

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Importify and Obrelo (if using Shopify) seem to not only have good supplier lists, but can help with dropshipping.
Dropshipping has become extremely popular because of the low risk nature. I think it is a great stepping stone to pile up some cash while learning and finding out what niche you want to specialize in.

Then, like rsot said, go direct to the source with a wad of cash and a plan.
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Default Re: Where to find suppliers besides Alibaba and Dhgate?

You'll need to contact the manufacturers direct. If you don't meet their requirements (i.e. the volume they need you to shift), your next best option would be to find a distributor for that manufacturer.

Obviously you wont get it as cheap as getting it direct, but that may be a better alternative.

After that, whoever you buy from will essentially give you retail prices, so there wont be much of a margin should you resell.
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Finding a good distributor can be a challenge in itself.
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They've got this great new thing called 'Google', it's a search engine, you type stuff you're looking for in the top blank space, hit return and it gives you results that you can further research and follow up on.

For widgets, type in 'widget manufacturer' and it will give you a list. Then contact all of the suppliers and talk to them.

Try that.

Really, dude... we all did our homework. Don't ask to copy ours.
wouldn't call it a new thing smart ass.
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