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How to Find Trusted and Reliable Wholesalers for Online Auction Sale Items

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Finding a decent and trustworthy wholesale or bargain supplies for online sale items can be done safely following these steps.


  1. Start off with a list of 5-10 different ideas. Check completed listings searches on eBay or similar online auction sites to see what the item generally sells for and the sell-through rate for each one. Thorough market research is the foundation for success.
  2. Calculate the real cost of your item to accurately discover the true profit potential on an item. Add the shipping cost and insurance, eBay fees (or equivalent for other advertising), Paypal and/or credit card fees (these can be a real profit killer), packaging costs and labor involved packaging, and any storage costs to the cost of your item.
  3. Verify all suppliers found on the Internet. If you are searching for suppliers off your own bat (rather than using a wholesale directory like SaleHoo), it is critical to check their authenticity before making a purchase.
  4. Get a competitive edge using Chinese suppliers. Chinese suppliers are a very useful, cheap source making money selling online. Manufacturing costs are currently extremely low in China, thus it is the secret to gaining a competitive edge. Of course, if you are concerned about working conditions and environmental costs, do not use this step, as most Chinese goods that are very cheap come at the cost of poor work and pay conditions, and result in a lot of environmental pollution.
  5. Check out liquidation and closeout sales. These can be a fantastic source for cheap products, but you usually have to buy by the pallet load and these can sometimes include broken or returned goods that aren't in saleable condition.


  • Negotiate on shipping and save. Profits can easily get swamped in shipping costs, so take time to get a good deal on shipping.
  • Consider whether you really afford it drop shipping. Think about it, drop shipping can add another $2-10 to your costs - sometimes even 10% of the cost of the item.
  • Check that any website supplier gives a full business name and a registration number.
  • Check for a legitimate contact telephone number - this will involve ringing the number. Do not accept a mobile phone number alone. All real companies should have a land line number.
  • Go to and search for the name of the website. A legitimate company will have a domain expiration date in several years time. Most legitimate companies reserve their domain names for 3-5 years or more at a time.
  • Avoid suppliers who won't agree to use secure payment methods such as, Credit Card and Paypal Verified.
  • Still uncertain? Ask other sellers what their experiences have been with the company you are interested in on eBay forums.
  • Still uncertain? Ask other sellers what their experiences have been with the company you are interested in on eBay forums.
A good resource for buying wholesale jewelry online for reselling online or at your store is You need to have a legitimate business and be able to prove it, but you will find deeply discounted quality wholesale jewelry contacts that can supply your ebay business for years.


  • Warning bells should start ringing if you come across any of the following:
    • Fake address - either it doesn't exist or it exists in a poor or residential area.
    • No contact details listed on the website.
    • When you call, the telephone is answered by an individual who does not identify himself on picking up the phone.
    • You are not asked for a business or tax number.
    • The company suddenly stops replying to your emails.
    • Parts of the text or images on their site are copies from other websites.
    • When you place an order, the company claims they do not have any stock, but want to receive the money before ordering any in.
    • Your contact becomes shifty when you ask for a product sample.

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