You have done your best to find products that can be useful. You’ve researched keywords and found the right balance between visits and cost. And even you have a strong plan for marketing and advertising. But you still need to buy your goods, so the next step is to find good and reliable Amazon FBA suppliers. If you don’t know where to look, Repricer has done the work to help you.
Doing business in China
China is one of the largest markets in the world, if not the largest, so you can find Amazon FBA wholesale suppliers there very easily. Finding a good product, however, gets a little tricky, since there are a lot of dodgy sellers running around.
Alibaba should be the first place you look. Not only is it the largest online retailer in the country, but you’ll likely be buying directly from the manufacturer, which tends to translate to the lowest prices. One thing you have to keep in mind is that Alibaba manufacturers handle a lot of legal documents, so check them carefully and ask a lot of questions. If your system doesn’t meet their minimum requirements, see if you can negotiate in other ways if anything else works for you.
Other online markets in China worth checking out include:
- AliExpress: owned by Alibaba, AliExpress is typically a smaller company, which means you can negotiate smaller volume orders more easily than with Alibaba. AliExpress also accepts overseas buyers, so if you’re in China and want to buy, you’re out of luck.
- Taobao: Also owned by Alibaba, Taobao is similar to AliExpress except that it (Taobao) is for Chinese consumers. When you visit their site, note that the content is in Chinese, so open Google Translate in another tab.
- Made in China: If your business model depends on shipping, check Made-in-China. They have been around since 1998 and have worked with Chinese suppliers on a variety of models to sell to consumers around the world.
- DHgate.com: If you are just starting out or working on a tight budget, DHgate.com may be your answer. They are one of the cheapest sellers in China and there is no minimum order allowing you to fill your inventory according to your needs.
- Global Sources: We like this vendor because it is a B2B company, which means it will be easy for you to negotiate with suppliers based on your business needs. . In addition, each company sets their own minimum order, so by looking around a bit, you can find the right size for you.
- Banggood: If your order is large, check out Banggood for big discounts. They have discounts based on the quantity you buy, and savings of up to 20% off your order (depending on the group).
Visit a restaurant
With the coronavirus limiting the number of people who can gather in one place to shop, you will need to create a trade show. Although it is not possible to go to the trade show in person – depending on where you live and sell – you can still get the benefits of the trade show by going virtually.
Check the trade show website for a list of regular exhibitors, and use the contact information listed to contact suppliers. Many businesses suffer from epidemics, so reaching out to suppliers now is a great opportunity to build strong, long-term relationships.
Know the bulk directory
Wouldn’t it be great if all the vendors were listed in one place, saving you time and effort in researching each one? Well, it turns out that’s true in the wholesale directory.
One of the biggest names is Worldwide Brands, which has thousands of sellers and more than 16 million products. There is a one-time registration fee ($299 if paid once, or $99 today) /2 monthly payment of $110), but the price is worth it. Retailers worldwide screen vendors at trade shows, then visit the warehouses of selected suppliers and conduct inspections to determine their quality before adding them to the registry.
Two other good inventory books to check out are SaleHoo and Inventory Source. SaleHoo also vets sellers before adding them to their directory, with over 8,000 sellers on their growing list. Although there is a fee ($67/year or $127 for lifetime access), it is worth knowing that you will find brands such as Adidas, Oakley, Lego, Disney, 3M, Sony and others.
Inventory Source is small in other countries and a few hundred suppliers mostly in China and the US, but don’t let their small size fool you: there are many articles and more than a million products in total, and do to be competitive and beautiful. choice. It’s free to browse the directory and check out sellers and their products, but you’ll have to pay for the Automate service ($99/month for Automate or $150/month for Automate) enough).
Once you find the right supplier to meet all of your Amazon FBA needs and build your inventory, your next step is to price your products competitively and profitably. For that, there is no better tool than Repricer, which can increase your chances of winning the Buy Box and increasing sales in general. Interested? When you sign up now, we’ll give you a free 15-day trial.