Power Seller's Center - Product Sourcing Directory
One of the hardest parts of succeeding in ecommerce is finding reliable suppliers. At a glance, it seems that there are an abundance of suppliers and dropshippers, but many information sources are out-of-date and a majority of suppliers don't want to deal with small, home-based businesses. Beginning eBay sellers can often save a lot of time and money by choosing Power Seller's Center's Dropshipper and Wholesaler directory.
Our Product Sourcing Directory is a global product supplier sourcing community and directory.
Our unsurpassed services includes:
• A global directory of manufacturers, wholesalers and drop shippers
• Quality information, often screened and updated via feedback by other students
• Support when you need it from Power Seller's Center faculty & staff
• A huge community of hundreds of registered users with our Q & A Forum
Inside Power Seller Center's Product Sourcing Directory, you'll not only find a solid directory of suppliers - you'll have an opportunity to educate yourself by utilizing the Internet's premiere learning and training center, access market research about a potential market and best of all, participate in the strong on-line community of people doing what you want to do- learning the principles of ecommerce and applying them to practical application!
Sure, it's possible to find suppliers elsewhere on-line and to get information from various places - but it can take forever and you can run into many defunct or unreliable sources. Power Seller's Center Instructors and students can answer your questions and give you feedback on a company before you decide to work with them. If you are just getting started in the on-line auction space or you want to ramp up your supply network, Power Seller's Center is the only choice.
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Here are some current statistics to consider, direct from the eBay Dev Con keynotes of past:
Total active users on eBay: 85,000,000
Transaction volume on eBay: $2,000 per second
Number of people who make some or all of their income through eBay: 4.3 million
Power Seller's Center users have attended and participated in DevCon since 2007. Many now also attend regional conferences with PeSA/ECMTA.
Power Seller's Center "Power Tip":
Power Sellers Center, a robust eCommerce education and learning system, today reveals four useful tricks that eBay and web-based sellers can employ in order to find the most competitively priced wholesalers for the products they wish to sell online. Finding a reliable, and more importantly, affordable wholesaler is one of the key ingredients to sustaining long-term success on eBay and the Internet, reports Power Sellers Center, hence the need to do everything it takes to secure them.
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First, sellers need to understand that it takes lots of research to find good wholesalers. The majority of wholesalers make zero effort to locate small businesses, because the very best ones are usually always established and have many large retail clients on their books, explains Power Sellers Center CEO. Therefore, “wholesalers won’t come to sellers, sellers have to seek them out. It’s the principle of being the ‘squeaky wheel’.”
Power Seller’s Center advice on product sourcing: Make Contacts
One of the best ways to make contacts with reputable wholesalers is through trade shows and trade exhibitions. At trade shows, businesses from hundreds of different industries set up shop in order to exhibit their products to those who might want to buy them. Power Sellers Center maintains that trade fairs are one of the best places to source wholesalers, as not only can buyers meet people face to face and discuss business, they can also check out the quality of the items on show.
Another idea that Power Sellers Center espouses is to make direct contact with the manufacturers of the items they want to sell. It’s usually possible to find out which wholesalers a manufacturer uses just by asking them for this information. It may seem slightly off, but most manufacturers are happy enough to give out this kind of information.
Power Sellers Center urges sellers to see the importance of establishing a good network of wholesalers, so that sellers efforts are rewarded with the profits they deserve.
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