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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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5 Amazon Seller Forums on Facebook to Join Right Now

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Getting started in the reseller industry can be intimidating. There are a lot of things you have to learn, such as the best places to arbitrage, the most cost-effective shipping methods, and the specific rules on different selling platforms like Amazon and eBay. Additionally, as seasoned resellers will tell you, it’s a long road to finding a system that works for you. The industry is also competitive—it’s in a reseller’s best interest to keep the top arbitrage locations secret. Many […]

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Hidden Reseller Costs: Sourcing Edition

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Whether you’re a first-time reseller or a seasoned veteran, you know there are two important ratios to think of in this business: risk v.s. reward, and time v.s. money. The key is finding a balance between the two, spending your resources in proportion to your returns. Sourcing is one stage of the reselling process where finding this balance can be particularly challenging. Your sourcing strategy is arguably the make-or-break piece of your business, since what you source can leave you […]

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Buying and Selling for Profit: 5 Tools to Save Time (and Money)

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In the buying and selling for profit business, you are constantly balancing the time and money equation. It can be challenging, since input doesn’t always match output. Just because you spent three hours sourcing doesn’t mean you necessarily have valuable merchandise to show for it. Sometimes, you may spend no time at all and find yourself with a gold mine. Admittedly, simply stumbling upon high-grossing product is rare—and it’s definitely not something you can count on. So instead, your goal is […]

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5 Tips for Building Your Reselling Business’s Brand

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Today, retailers and consumers have a very different relationship than they did a decade ago. With the advent of social media and e-commerce, buyers and sellers interact more closely than ever before. Although retailers can certainly benefit from the strong sense of customer loyalty, it requires a lot of work to maintain the relationship—providing free shipping, excellent customer service, and quality merchandise are a must. Owners of a reselling business have to play by these same rules. That is especially true if […]

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3 Training Courses to Help You Sell on Amazon Successfully

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Learning to sell on Amazon is challenging—and while there are plenty of articles and social channels available for support, sometimes they aren’t enough. When that’s the case, resellers can turn to training courses to start or revitalize their reselling business. Below are three programs geared Amazon sellers. They are rated highly by the reselling community. Amazon Boot Camp Cost: $295 (One-time payment), $325 (3-month payment plan) Provider: The Selling Family Level: Beginner The Selling Family has a number of different […]

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