We all love to buy wholesale deals and if you’re selling, you’ll find that it’s difficult to find buyers for your goods. In this article, I’ve outlined four different ways of finding potential buyers for your goods. You can also add Google AdWords or social media advertisements on top of these four methods as well.
- Use your friends and family
Using your friends and family is a great place to start with finding buyers in your local area. They can act as a potential backup plan if you find that everything else fails. Also, sometimes they will want to help you buy the items yourself or they might even offer to buy it at the same price that they would pay if they were finding it themselves! Of course, this means that you will usually be getting a slightly lower price than wanted, but it’s still better than nothing.
- Join Wholesale Clubs
Joining wholesale clubs like BJ’s is a great way of getting access to thousands of wholesalers who are willing to sell their goods at a discount to club members. This can be a great way to find a buyer, but you must be extra careful with the wholesalers that you join. Not all of them are legit and some can actually sell fake goods.
You’ll generally need to pay extra for the club membership to get access to the wholesalers who are willing to hire you. Generally, this means that you will have more options than with your local friends and family. The downside is that it will take a little longer and cost more.
- Use Google AdWords
Using Google AdWords is a great way of getting cheap exposure for your listings. These are targeted ads that can be placed at the end of your listing. They work great, but they can be quite expensive. Generally they cost around $10-20 per day, but you could spend up to $500 per month on them if you aren’t careful.
- Facebook Group Ads
Facebook is a great place for finding buyers for your wholesale deals. You can pay to have your posts included within a Facebook Group owned by a wholesaler. (There are thousands of wholesalers listed online. I’ve listed some of the top ones below.) You will generally be able to use the same discounts that you would find on Google AdWords.
You also have access to paid advertising, as well. You can advertise in the “suggested” or “promoted” areas of your Facebook page. This is a great way to get mass exposure for your posts at a much cheaper rate than Google AdWords or Facebook Group ads. It can also give you more control over what types of ads you can choose from, with options like pictures and video ads.
You can also post an ad online at Community like C1stYourVoice and get access to thousands of people who might be interested in buying from you, but it might take a little longer to get a response.
Work with a Wholesaler to Find Buyers for Your Goods
Wholesalers are the experts at finding buyers for your goods. When you work with a wholesaler, they will be able to track how many potential buyers have seen your listing and how many people have emailed you about buying. They will also be able to look at the social media activity of potential buyers, which is great for seeing what types of people are interested in what you’re selling. Working with a wholesalers is a great way for someone who has limited time or lack of experience to get started.
Wholesalers also have access to hundreds of thousands of potential buyers and they are generally very good at picking the right ones. They can also tell you whether or not a particular buyer is a good fit for what you’re selling. They will look at their emails and other online profiles to predict how likely they are to buy your goods and how likely they are to buy from you again if you have something else in the future. Wholesalers will often also offer free advice on marketing, pricing, shipping, etc…
How Can I Get Good Prices for My Wholesale Deals?
The best prices for wholesale deals come from wholesalers. For example, if you are looking to sell your used phone for $150, you can probably find someone on Craigslist who will do it for a couple hundred dollars. However, I’ve sold a similar phone in the same condition on Ebay for over $200 to a wholesaler because they knew that they could sell it online or at retail stores and make more money.
Where Can I Find Wholesalers?
There are thousands of wholesalers who have websites that you can browse through. The popular ones include:
You can also search for wholesalers in your local area. (Go to Google and type in: “wholesaler in your town”)
You can also have a look at the popular auctions sites like Ebay and Amazon to find wholesale deals. You can often find products that are even cheaper than you would find on Craigslist or a wholesaler’s website! Just look at the shipping costs to see if they are a good deal or not.
What Are Some Good Wholesalers?
I’ve listed some of my favourite wholesale companies below. It’s important to note that I’ve never tried any of these companies myself, so I cannot personally recommend them. If you do decide to use them, I would recommend checking the feedback feedback of the wholesaler and make sure that they are a good fit for you and your business.
- Wholesale House
Wholesale House has been around forever (since 1996), and they are one of the best places to find wholesale deals. They have loads of wholesalers who have shops around the world, so it’s great for finding buyers in different areas. They have over 4 million products that you can look at when browsing through their website, which is a huge help when deciding what you want to sell!
Wholesale House is one of my favourite places to find wholesale deals for my eBay auctions. They have a huge database of listings that you can look through when searching for what to sell. You can also use their search filters if you want to find specific items, or if you know exactly what sort of seller that you are looking for.
Unfortunately there are no wholesale listings available on the Wholesale House website, so I’d recommend signing up for their free newsletter to get access to their email list. They will send out emails with new products every few hours and the quality is generally good. There are times when the products are bad (mainly due to some wholesalers having multiple competing websites), but overall it’s a great place for finding wholesale deals.
Alibaba is a great website for finding wholesale deals for your eBay auctions and dropshipping stores. Most of the products are sourced from China, so you can find the cheapest products available on Alibaba. Many of the sellers on Alibaba will also offer free shipping if you make a large purchase, which helps lower your costs even more.
The downside to Alibaba is that you have to pay a fee in order to make purchases and there is no way of knowing if some listings are scams or not… Some people have also been ripped off by Chinese manufacturers who claimed to sell authentic merchandise but it was actually cheap knockoffs.
- Discount Supplements Supplier Listing.
The Discount Supplements website is a great place for finding wholesale deals for your dropshipping store. They list a large amount of suppliers that offer products in different countries, so it’s the most convenient option to find wholesalers that offer good prices to your target country.
You can also mention which country you are targeting when searching on the website, which helps narrow down the results even further. You can also check out their blog pages on Facebook and Twitter, so you’ll often be able to get more information about the businesses selling on their site.
Many people don’t know that you can actually sell goods on Amazon.com. They have a site called the Amazon Marketplace which is great for finding wholesale deals, and you can also take advantage of their huge traffic numbers and exposure to millions of potential customers! I’ve actually used it quite a lot in the past to find and sell goods, but I mainly stick with eBay now because it’s easier to get sales and feedback on eBay than Amazon.
- Wholesale Central
Wholesale Central is one of the better options for finding wholesale deals for your eBay auctions. They have a massive selection of products that you can choose from and they also have a blog where they often write about new businesses that sell on their site.
You can also join their SMS list to get updates about new stores that are selling on the Wholesale Central website. They will send you an SMS message with links to the latest stores, so it’s one of the most convenient ways to find new wholesalers in your niche.
uTrades is a great website for finding wholesale deals for your dropshipping store. They have over 5 million products that you can search through, as well as a lot of suppliers who offer free shipping to your target country.
Unfortunately there are not a lot of wholesalers available on uTrades, which is the biggest downside to their site (and many other wholesalers sites). However, there are still plenty of wholesalers willing to sell once you have built up an email list and built up good ratings on eBay.
Hopefully this article gave you some ideas of where you can find buyers for your wholesale deals.