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I Know How to Find Product Sources: Part 1

 

by Jen Cano, eBay Certified Consultant, and Maikel Bailey, Internet Business Coach

Where are you getting your products to list on eBay? Want some more ideas? After all, you can do the research and find hot-selling products, but if you can´t get your hands on them for a price that will yield a profit, what good are the numbers? A great product source is essential for figuring out what´s hot for you on eBay.

That´s why I thought it was time to share some trade secrets about finding product sources. My partner in crime is Maikel Bailey, seasoned Internet business coach and author of The Auction Accelerator.


Searching the Internet


The Internet is a great place to start. Here are some strategies for researching the Internet.


Search Phrases


Using the Internet, put together search phrases to use on Internet search pages (like Google or Yahoo!) that will help you locate vendors online.

For example, if you want to find vendors for children´s educational toys, you might use phrases like:

* Educational toy vendor
* Educational toy manufacturer
* Educational toy supplier
* Educational toy wholesaler
* Educational toy distributor
* Educational toy dropshipper

Caution: anytime you use the word "dropshipper" in your search it will pull up an endless number of businesses selling dropshipper catalogues and books, most of which are not worth much.


Use More than One Search Engine


You will find, in general, that different search engines bring up different sites. It´s kind of like visiting different libraries. When you´re researching a topic at one library, you´re likely to find a different set of books than you would find at another library. This is true of search engines, too.


Drop Shipping


The links below will provide you with additional information and sources as you research for dropshippers.


Newsletters


Drop Shipping News


Catalogues Wholesale Index


My Drop Ship Source Directory - This can be an excellent source for dropshippers!


Drop Shipping Sources


Below are links to drop-shipping companies, catalog companies, and wholesalers where you can buy in bulk - cases, pallets and truckloads. If you are interested in working with any of these companies read through their web site and contact them with any questions you might have.

Wholesale Product Sources

We recommend the following wholesale product sources:

  • Doba.com: a wholesale warehouse that specializes exclusively in drop shipping. This is the best choice for you if you don’t want to have to worry about carrying inventory. It also removes the risk of investing in lots of inventory that just doesn’t sell.

  • WorldwideBrands.com: a directory of pre-qualified wholesale distributors. You can choose from drop shippers to massive wholesale product suppliers at a bulk rate. More work is involved here, but you get a lot of options.

  • Liquidations.com: offer lots of products in liquidation. What this usually means is that you’ll purchase a large quantity of an item at a deep discount.


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