It use to be that everyone did their shopping at the local stores, but now, almost everyone shops online. You can find almost anything online including some of the brand names, but interestingly enough, the brand name suppliers you won’t be able to find easily. The good news is, that more and more wholesalers and manufacturers are willing to work with small business owner, BUT the bad news is, the real brand names are hard to find!
By now, you probably noticed that there is a lot of “fake items” online. I know, I use to look for Prada handbags, as they sell a lot on eBay, but I could not find any. WHY? Brand names like those are hard to come across. There is just to much replica, and people will often be scared to buy online from an unknown source. Unless you are selling on eBay, as they have a way to track if the item is real or not.
You can also look at many tradeshows and gift shows. There you can find your brand name suppliers and you can rest easy as all of these have been pre screened. So no fakers in there!
Also, not everyone can get in. If you want to work and talk to those people you do have to be a legitimate business. This will include having a business license and tax ID number. It is always good to have business bank account and checks with your business name on it, sometimes they may require you to have a business card and a letterhead, and make sure it looks professional.
Now if you don’t get some luck in there. You should try finding local outlet stores and hit them on days when they have major sales. Talk to the manager to see if you can buy overstock inventory from them at larger quantity at smaller prices. You can literary buy jeans at dollars and resell online for $20 or more.
At first you may stay away from importing items from overseas, but later on, you should consider doing it, when you can buy large inventory, as you will be able to make HUGE profits.
Now it is work, but of course, no body said it was going to be easy. But you can easily find what you are looking for if you just do a little research.
Have you heard of Worldwide Brand Directory They have many wholesalers and manufacturers, but don’t expect to find brand name suppliers in there, such as Prada.