For the second post in my Selling Wholesale series, I’m going to share how you can prepare for your first in-person buyer meeting so you can knock their socks off and present yourself like a pro, even if this is the first time you’re exploring wholesale.
Working with buyers doesn’t have to be difficult. If you approach their business as you would your own you’ve got a pretty high chance for success! That said, so many small businesses make doing business difficult and that results in low sales and inconsistent retail relationships. I sat down with some of my favorite buyers and talked to them about the quickest way to get on their bad side and made a list of their biggest pet peeves to share with you! If you’re guilty of any of these points I suggest making some changes ASAP!
Last week I talked about my love of wholesale. This week, I’m addressing some of the drawbacks to running a wholesale business because I think its so important to understand the big picture before diving in! I’m #TeamWholesale all the way because in my eyes, the benefits outweigh the costs, but everyone is at a different place in their business. These are a few of the scenarios you need to be aware of.
Some businesses have found their home on Etsy while others sell through their own websites (or a combination of the two!) Maybe you've been dreaming about diving into wholesale but going beyond Etsy or your own website is overwhelming, scary and kind of freaks you out! Well friends, I'm here to help. If you’re thinking about wholesale but aren’t sure it’s the next best step for your business this post is for you!
It’s pretty amazing to see something you’ve poured your heart and soul into sitting on the shelf at your favorite store. It’s an even better feeling when you hear how quickly it sells and receive a re-order request in your inbox. If you have a product that you dream of seeing on your favorite store’s shelves I want you to grab a coffee (or a cocktail) and carve out some time for yourself to consider the following before jumping in: