Secondary Market, the Road to Profiting in Wholesale

Every year over half a million businesses are created in the United States.  Approximately one third of these start-ups are retail businesses.  A large portion of these businesses will focus on the “Secondary Market”. This marketplace offers great advantages and high rewards but you need to be well prepared.  Finding the right supplier to source products from is critical.

Secondary Market products consist of Closeouts, Surplus Goods, Customer Returns, Liquidated Items, and any product that is not sold after its initial manufacture. Many companies specialize in secondary market purchases and reselling.  Resellers might experience some level of unsellable merchandise in these types of wholesale orders but not always.  Retailers will be hard pressed to find a cheaper source of merchandise than secondary market items and these products can be a great way to turn a profit.

Working within the Secondary Market is more than knowing just your product niche; you also have to know how to sell products with a variety of quality conditions.  Getting creative is essential for moving not only the good products but also the less desirable ones.  A good strategy is to start small by purchasing a few pallets and working your way up to buying full truckloads.  If buying smaller loads is an obstacle, you might need to consider your source. Remember, where you get your products is just as important as what you get, especially when sourcing surplus goods.

To gain additional insight into this industry we spoke with Michael Lawrence of DirectLiquidation.com.  His company represents one of the fastest growing marketplaces for Surplus Merchandise.  

In the past, online liquidators pawned off “as is” and “salvage-grade” merchandise to buyers as the best value available in the wholesale marketplace. Product misrepresentation, low-grade items, and a narrow assortment of tier-2 or 3 brands were commonplace. The ability to purchase small loads or retail-ready products was virtually unheard of. In addition, if you were “lucky” enough to win one of their auctions you could expect a further 7-15% “buyer premium” charge for the privilege of buying their junk inventory. – Michael Lawrence

Michael went on to explain how Direct Liquidation can solve these problems, they offer buyers an incredible range of products, tier-1 brands sourced from their exclusive relationships with top national retailers and manufacturers.  Smaller loads are available so buyers can test customer demand without depleting resources.  Having an ability to test demand could be the difference between a good bottom line and a bad one.

Large liquidators buy huge volumes of surplus merchandise and returns for literally pennies on the dollar. They process and sort this inventory and make it available to the smaller buyer. Generally liquidation lots are sold “as-is, meaning there is no guarantee of lot quality and usually no return on purchase. Understandably, this comes with the deeply discounted prices on these lots, typically well below wholesale. But “as-is, doesn’t necessarily mean poor quality.  Frequently a large portion of the inventory is in new or like-new condition.  Fact is, buyers can and do make a healthy profit reselling this merchandise.

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$280 Billion Discount Trade Industry Is Experiencing A Major Shake-Up

GREGORY GARVIN
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January 27, 2017

TigerTrade B2B Platform Is Revolutionizing Global Off-Price Commerce
Ripe For Disruption, $280 Billion Discount Trade Industry Is Experiencing A Major Shake-Up

NEW YORK, NY – TigerTrade sees opportunities in global demand for bargain hunting getting bigger and faster thanks to its cutting-edge approach to international off-price retail. This technology-focused firm launched a first-of-its-kind, business-to-business (B2B) off-price platform designed to improve the speed and efficiency with which companies can sell their excess inventory to international buyers in new markets such as China, United Arab Emirates and Mexico. As simple as signing up, bidding and completing a transaction, vetted businesses and retail brands can move excess inventory across the world within a few clicks. While globalization has accelerated business-to-consumer methods of purchase, changes in the B2B off-price industry have not seen much innovation or automation – until now.

Tanjila Islam, CEO of TigerTrade, and an International Trade and Global Sourcing adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology said, “Our mission is to be the trusted end-to-end marketplace for buying and selling wholesale closeout merchandise. We achieve this because we understand the needs of our buyers, we know our suppliers.” Islam continues, “There is a ton of supply and plenty of demand, but it is currently hard for buyers to locate international sellers.” Where she saw a market need, she also saw inefficiencies.

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A New Look for MyFleaMarketGuide.com

We are very proud to announce a new look and functionality to our sister site MyFleaMarketGuide.com. The country’s largest browsable collection of flea markets, antique shows, and farmer’s markets just got a lot better. (if we do say so ourselves) We streamlined the search, added new functions, and made it easier to find the […]

Detox XL SHOT - The name says it all...

The name says it all. The all new High Voltage Detox XL SHOT is a product that end users have been waiting for, a 2oz Liquid Concentrate with 12 capsules loaded with Vitamins and Herbs that is GUARANTEED to work.  XL SHOT is currently offered in two flavors (Blue Berry and Blazin’ Cherry) and […]

Maximize Your Trade Show Time

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Reasons to Attend

No matter how small your retail business may be, the benefits of attending a trade show sponsored by vendors or industry associations far outweigh any reason not to attend. These conferences have been developed in order to give retail owners, buyers and managers the opportunity to meet existing suppliers, conduct business meetings, network with others in retail and investigate new products.

If you’re currently struggling to operate your business with few to no employees, chances are you may feel like you don’t have the time to attend a trade show. Consider hiring temporary help, asking family to assist or simply plan to close shop for a day in order to attend the trade show.

Once you’ve decided to attend the trade show, you’ll need to plan ahead. To get the most from attending a trade show, you should have a strategy. Knowing what you would like to accomplish before, during, and after the show will help maximize your time. Here are some trade show planning tips:

Pre-Show Planning

  • Avoid the confusion at the show by pre-registering.
  • Have a goal of what you want to accomplish, such as which vendors to visit, what items you need to purchase, what seminars to attend and which new product lines you’d like to see.
  • Know your inventory needs before the show. More efficient purchasing will save you money by grouping your orders to take advantage of discounts and special offers, as well as keeping you within budget.
  • Set appointments with any vendor you’d like to meet with during the show.
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Flip it…and Get Organized!

 

Live in Flip Flops Launches a New Flip it Calendar

Just in Time for Spring; Flip it…and Get Organized!

 

Northeast Florida business owner, Lou Ann Davis, has just launched a third calendar in the Flip it series;  Flip it…and Get Organized – Tips to Lighten Your Load and Flip Your Day!

 

Similar to the first two “perpetual” calendars in the Flip it series, Flip it…and Get Organized is bursting with 366 daily messages and can be enjoyed beginning ANY day of ANY year. What makes this Flip it particularly unique is the focus on one area of the home each month, offering cost-conscious, time-saving tips such as “Razor blade sharpness will last 10 times longer when blades are dried thoroughly after each use,” “Place an old bookcase in a closet for instant shelving,” “When loading the dishwasher, group forks, knives and spoons in the same compartment, making unloading utensils a snap,” and on July 3rd, “The power of a list is not that it reminds you of what needs to be done, but instead, it frees you to forget.”

 

Each Flip it…and Get Organized includes a built-in easel stand and can be adorned with a miniature flip-flop charm, adding a colorful dimension to this daily “de-clutter and get-organized” guide.  These signature charms can be custom-made to match a particular décor or add a pop of color to signify your favorite team or school.

 

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ASD Announces NEW Sourcing Event !!

Los Angeles, CA (April 15, 2013) — ASD Show announces they are rolling out a new sourcing event alongside their flagship show-ASD Las Vegas, August 4-7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will offer Importers, Distributors, Wholesalers, Designers, and Production Professionals a dedicated sourcing show to meet face-to-face with contract manufacturers & factories from around the globe at the world’s largest consumer-goods show.

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Wholesale.FM Gives Suppliers a Voice - Literally.

The online directory GetThatWholesale.com has added a new audio dimension to its network of wholesale supply industry websites. Small business and retail store owners looking for a competitive edge will now have a new tool in the box to consider and on the other side of the much sought after coin suppliers will have a new way to reach out to potential customers and literally give their companies a voice.

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ASD/AMD Las Vegas Variety Merchandise Show

CLICK HERE to Register for ASD/AMD Las Vegas Variety Merchandise Show

ASD/AMD Las Vegas March 2-5, 2008 , Mandalay Bay Convention Center * & Sands Expo CenterThis is the nation’s largest variety, discount and general merchandise show which features merchandise in all price points and categories, including tools & hardware, apparel/footwear, fashion accessories, automotive, bags/wallets, consumer electronics, food/candy/snacks, seasonal/holiday/special occasion, licensed products, luggage, novelties/souvenirs/resort, and much more.
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Why Memberships just don’t work.

Owning and operating a FREE online wholesale directory enables me to speak with dozens of wholesale suppliers through out my work week. I would like to take a minute to address the issue of charging suppliers a membership fee to list within a wholesale directory, wholesale search engine, listing source etc. Continue reading Why Memberships just don’t work.

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