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Default how does someone even begin to look for suppliers

no im not asking for sources
iam asking how to begin searching
i dont think im using the right terms in google i use'
terms like"liquidation, wholesale
im not looking for one specific thing just anything that could bring a good profit.
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Default Re: how does someone even begin to look for suppliers

Look for specific items.

Typing in generic terms like that will just bring up the same sites that every other person who wants to start selling searches for. Theres not going to be any profit in it of everyone can find it easily.

Start with products that interest you.

Alternstively you could try ebay, see what sells well then see if you can source it and make a profit.
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Check out the job lots sections on eBay kittylove, it's quite an eye opener every now and them, also Warehouse deals on Amazon can be worth a look as well.
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Default Re: how does someone even begin to look for suppliers

Do not look for Liquidations....generally they sell worthless junk. If you live in a large City you can try and find local wholesalers.
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Default Re: how does someone even begin to look for suppliers

this forum is a good source to get inspired. there are for sure 2-3 recent threads covering the subject. Hint search for "Toilet Tank Lids” or “ Lost Amazon Merchandise".
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Default Re: how does someone even begin to look for suppliers

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no im not asking for sources
iam asking how to begin searching
i dont think im using the right terms in google i use'
terms like"liquidation, wholesale
im not looking for one specific thing just anything that could bring a good profit.
Some friendly advice, make a list of what your want to sell or think you'll be able to make a profit on and start searching there. Even if it's buying a few pieces to test the market a little bit whether just got to the local Walmart and buy it maybe sell it at cost. See how many hits it will generate etc also want to analyze your competition and what their prices are so your not stuck with a bunch of stock or have to sell it at a lost.

I'm sure it's mentioned in a few threads on here but maybe have shared some connections/links including myself just read through some posts on here.

Good Luck To You - J
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Another thing re this kittylove, today I went into a motor accessories store over here and they had finally had a delivery of car dashboard cams, they are going great guns over here in UK, we bought one, the last one they left as it turned out, I made sure as soon as I got home to check out the website of the company that supplied them too the motor accessory store, then I typed the full name of the item in Google and ebay themselves turned out to be the cheapest, cheaper than we had bought ours for, so I now have 4 of them and and will be selling the other 3.
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Default Re: how does someone even begin to look for suppliers

Liquidations tend to be "rubbish"
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Default Re: how does someone even begin to look for suppliers

Yes - You have to almost be item specific when searching.
But once you find the wholesaler for that specific item then you should be able to find others also.
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I have always found that typing i wholesale in google worked out quite well, pretty much found what i needed.
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I sell Seresto collars for dogs and cats, manufactured for Europe. Have ordered and collected a huge quantity of those at my warehouse, so if someone wants to try this product - I could help.
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Default Re: how does someone even begin to look for suppliers

theres a site i forgot where i saw it, but its basically amazon selling off "lost" items that they refunded sellers for "losing" but then eventually they were found. like palettes of them. try googling wholesale warehouse deals or auctions
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Default Re: how does someone even begin to look for suppliers

Like someone said above.....the biggest profit margin items arent going to be things that you can easily find.....thats why theyre not easy to find.....but when u create yourself a niche you can grow exponentially
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Default Re: how does someone even begin to look for suppliers

I'm almost done with 2 site's that are 100% dropship
I just go to ask.com and put in top online drop ship sites you look at the sites when you find one you like read the drop ship program they offer if they say commision or ask for money then don't do it strart with banggood.com, rosewholesale.com most are from china but with drop ship it's bad for shipping time and good for profit margin.
I still haven't figured out how to overcome the shipping time objection.
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