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Wholesale Week in Review - (August 13)

By: Joshua Unseth-- 2010-08-13 1:00 am --

Why more consumers aren’t buying with their smartphones - August 12, 2010

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A recent survey of more than 1000 PriceGrabber.com customers indicates that while many shoppers plan to use their mobile phones to assist in their holiday shopping, few expect to complete purchases via their mobile phone. Customers indicated that completing purchases through smart phone applications took too long, finding products was difficult, and credit card transactions are sometimes not permitted. Retailers should focus smart phone applications on providing customers with added convenience and cost savings opportunities.

eBay Sellers: Are You Taking Advantage of Free Listings? - Mon, Aug 09, 2010

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Anyone selling on eBay should take advantage of numerous free listing specials periodically offered by the online auction house. The current promotion ending September 7, 2010 offers free listing fees on the first 100 items listed in an auction format. Though there are some restrictions to the offer, these types of cost savings can be of great assistance to sellers who have been hit hard with numerous fee increases in the last year.

Low Pricing on DHgate.com China Wholesale Trading Platform Only Getting Better, With 8% Discount Announced - August 10, 2010

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DHGate.com, a leading Chinese wholesale trading platform, announces an additional 8% discount for online wholesale orders greater than $209. The discount will be automatically applied to the online ordering platform. The discount, scheduled to end in October, 2010, is intended to coincide with the peak season ordering in preparation for holiday sales.

The Advantage of Attending the August 2010 Las Vegas Off Price Show - August 9, 2010

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The 2010 Off Price Trade Show is getting ready to kick off in Las Vegas, NV. This trade show is known to be one of the premiere trade shows for off price and wholesale apparel. The projected turnout is expected to be over 10,000 buyers. Find out why this show has been deemed a “treasure hunt” by industry insiders. This year, the show is expanded to include home and gift items in addition to the usual offerings of apparel and footwear. Las Vegas Off Price Trade show runs from August 15-18, 2010 at the Sands Expo, Halls A & B.

Wholesale vs Dropship : Which Is Your Best Choice? - August 12th, 2010

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Starting a business online first requires finding a niche – what types of products to sell and to whom. The next decision is whether to find wholesale sources or to use a dropshipper. There are pros and cons to both methods. The pros of wholesale merchandise are higher margins, control of the product, easy promotions, and easy returns. The benefits of using a dropshipper are: easy start up, no need for a warehouse, and sellers are not stuck with products that do not sell.