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BULQ’s 2017 Online Holiday Selling Guide Is Here!

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If you’re a reseller, you hustle for every dollar you make. That’s just what the business demands. Going into the fourth quarter, which includes the big holiday shopping season, those dollars can really add up to make up a substantial portion of your yearly revenue. That means that for sellers, the holiday season — besides being the time for giving, family, and fun — is the season of moving inventory and making profits. You don’t want to miss out on […]

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eBay Valet vs Amazon FBA: Comparing Fulfillment Services

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Whether you’re just starting out in online arbitrage, or eager to expand to a new platform, it pays to know what services are designed to make parts of your selling process easier. Both Amazon and eBay offer fulfillment services for selling products on their platform, but how do the two stack up against each other? Amazon’s “Fulfillment by by Amazon” service, known as Amazon FBA, is marketed towards sellers that do not want to store and ship inventory themselves. Similarly, […]

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Are You Limiting Your Profits by Only Sourcing Brand New Pallets?

Are You Limiting Your Profits by Only Sourcing Brand New Pallets?

Online selling beginners often make one limiting mistake. They’re only considering brand-new, sealed, in-box merchandise. And by doing that, they are missing out on opportunities for bigger profits and a bigger sourcing pipeline. BULQ sells liquidation goods by the case, pallet or multi-pallet bundle in the following conditions: Brand New, Like New, Uninspected Returns, Scratch & Dent, and Salvage. Here’s a closer look at these different kinds of wholesale lots, and how each represents a different business opportunity for the […]

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Selling via Amazon FBA or eBay: Which Is Better?

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Perhaps you’re looking to start buying and reselling goods for profit — or you’re already making money in the flipping business and are looking to scale up. If you’re new to the online arbitrage game, you might be wondering “which is better: selling via Amazon FBA or eBay?”   Let’s break it down and take a look at the critical differences between two of the biggest marketplaces in the U.S. We’ll start by examining these two selling platforms: eBay is […]

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4 Conferences and Trade Shows for Sellers to Attend

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It’s time to plan your schedule for 2017. If you’ve never attended industry conferences or trade shows for sellers before, you’ve been neglecting a sneaky-good opportunity to grow on Amazon and eBay. There are two main reasons why Amazon and eBay sellers should go to trade shows: to source and to network. You get opportunities to meet face-to-face with suppliers and source inventory for your business. You can also attend informational sessions and mingle with your peers — building a […]

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4 Reselling Blogs to Read for Industry Knowledge

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One of the best ways to excel in the reselling business is to learn from people who have already found success. Luckily for you, a lot of resellers write about their success and provide insight via blogs. If you’re reading this, we’re guessing you like to read blogs. Great start! But you might be wondering, where can I find these other reselling blogs? In our post about thought leaders, we discussed some influencers that are great resources for resellers. Some […]

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3 Thought Leaders to Follow Now for Reselling Resources

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If you are new to the reselling industry, you might be unsure of where to turn for thought leadership. Some reselling resources can be influencers who provide the sourcing and selling information and tips you need to get your business to where it needs to be. But where can you find these people? Increasingly, you can find them online. They are active on social media, they have blogs, they host forums, and they might even offer reselling courses. They have […]

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4 Reasons to Source Smaller: BULQ Wholesale Cases

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The BULQ team has spent a significant amount of time meeting and listening to entrepreneurs in the reseller community and know that there are a lot of resellers who prefer to process a smaller amount of inventory than what is typically sourced at the pallet- or truckload-level. BULQ cases, which are smaller wholesale lots, are a great gateway into sourcing liquidation goods. They are shipped in reusable boxes and will get to you faster, allowing you to turn around inventory and […]

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What’s the Deal with Private Labeling?

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There’s no “one right way” to run a successful reselling business—everyone has their own methods for finding merchandise, and they prefer different marketplaces. At its core, many resellers have similar business models: they buy returned and excess inventory from vendors or wholesalers to resell at a discount online. But some resellers actually sell merchandise as part of their own brand. In this type of business, resellers will purchase a larger amount of inventory from a manufacturer which they can sell on […]

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A Guide to Gated Merchandise on Amazon

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Gated, restricted, prohibited. These words mean, in their simplest form, “no” or “you can’t have”. They’re the last words any reseller wants to hear, because they limit what can and can’t be sold as part of their business. Unfortunately, these boundaries are unavoidable when selling on Amazon. There are currently 22 categories of goods on Amazon that are “gated”, meaning that they require express permission before selling. While frustrating, they are gated for a reason. Gating merchandise is meant to protect […]

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