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Reselling 103: Startup Costs and Required Investments

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Now that you have some ideas about how to make money selling online, you’ll want to consider a few basic startup costs and investments for your selling business. Whether online reselling is “just” a side-hustle next to your 9-to-5 job, or you are making strides to build a larger-scale operation that will provide 100% financial support, there are some basic commitments you need to make. But size and scale can vary widely. Based on our conversations with resellers of all […]

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Reselling 102: How to Make Money Selling Online

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After learning why becoming an online reseller is a great option for increasing your income, you’re probably curious about how to actually make money selling online. So let’s jump right into it, shall we? Finding Profitable Inventory Flipping. Reselling. Online arbitrage. Retail arbitrage. You’ve heard these terms thrown around. The basic principle is the same: buy low, sell high. That’s the key to making money selling products you didn’t produce yourself. But how and where do you find products cheaply […]

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Going to eBay Open? Let’s meet up!

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It’s the eBay seller event of the year you don’t want to miss. eBay Open (July 25-28, 2017) is where you need to be if you want to take your business to the next level. The BULQ team is excited to be attending as exhibitors and will be available to answer all your sourcing questions. BULQ is the best place to source inventory from top name brands you know and love. Be sure to schedule a meeting below if you’d […]

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How to Take Advantage of Customer Returns

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What happens when a customer returns an item to a retailer? In many instances, you get a new opportunity as a reseller. Last year, U.S. consumers returned approximately $260 billion worth of merchandise, according to the National Retail Federation. Often, these items are returned only due to buyer’s remorse. Shoppers might be enticed by the latest tablet release or splurge on a pair of pricey pumps. Not long after these purchases, many consumers begin to question whether they really have a […]

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3 Reasons to Start Buying in Bulk Online Today

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Are you looking to branch out and explore more efficient and cost-effective sourcing opportunities for your selling business? As a consumer, you’re already familiar with saving at bulk stores like BJ’s and Costco for their personal needs, and many people even increase their savings by buying in bulk online. So why not bring that strategy to your selling business? Sourcing at the bulk or wholesale level can be a great way to expand your current business operations, increase your options, […]

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5 Steps to Save Time When Sorting Wholesale Lots

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New to sourcing pallets or cases of liquidation goods? Buying wholesale lots can be very cost-effective, but when your order contains possibly hundreds of individual items, efficiency is critical. While buying and processing in wholesale quantities can feel intimidating if you’re just getting started, we have some tips to help you stop wasting time. (After all: time is money!) Here are five essential steps to sort and process your wholesale pallet or case effectively. 1. Clear Your Space Before receiving […]

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2016 in Review: Making it Easier to Source Wholesale Liquidation Goods

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It’s been an incredible year helping you source wholesale liquidation goods. We couldn’t have done it without you, but we do it all for you. This was the first full calendar year for BULQ, and with it came many new offerings. Now, you can source three different lot sizes. You have access to more categories. You can use new features that make sourcing easier. You can even buy wholesale lots on-the-go. We are constantly innovating for our buyers. Read on […]

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Tips for Reading a Wholesale Shipping Manifest

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Even if you’re new to sourcing liquidation goods, you know that the shipping manifest is an important tool for deciding what to purchase. But what exactly is a manifest? A manifest for a wholesale lot — whether it’s for a case, pallet, or less-than-truckload (LTL) lot — is a document that details all of the inventory you’ll receive. Every BULQ wholesale lot comes with one, and we guarantee 98% accuracy. The BULQ manifest is your best friend as you make […]

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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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10 Tips for Selling on eBay from eBay Experts

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There’s a lot of useful information out there about selling on eBay, but it can be hard to sift through. Instead of just doing online research and reading, why not listen to a podcast? eBay Radio, hosted by Jim “Griff” Griffith and Lee Mirabal, is the “heartbeat of the selling community.” If you aren’t already an avid listener, you’re missing out on an informative resource. We had the opportunity to call in during the November 22, 2016 episode of eBay […]

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