FordOwner6 months ago

Good evening everyone. Im looking for a wholesale supplier of second hand/ used good quality clothing. Google is absolutely rubbish when it comes to searching for wholesalers! . All suggestions gratefully received.  

MechExp5 months ago

Find out what wholesaling is, what the alternatives to wholesalers are and whether your business would benefit from buying from a wholesaler. Buying from a wholesaler could well reduce your supply costs – take a look at how to find a good wholesaler, plus understand the benefits of wholesale VAT to see if buying wholesale would benefit your small business.

Pete_W4 months ago

Hi, have just joined this site & have been scouring the internet to find good reliable wholesalers for clothing (ladies,mens & kids and preferably grade A) as trying to set up a clothes shop here in corfu that will be selling clothes by the kilo. Am looking for uk branded items, i.e ex highstreet, ex catalogue etc but these seem to be rather expensive per unit & by the time i have paid for shipping will be unable to sell them per kilo. Has anybody got any other ideas. Have been to thetrader.uk & most other websites so hoping someone will know some-one!! thanks  

Red4 months ago

Hello all We are a small London-based company providing a simple, hassle-free end-to-end sourcing and supply chain management service for merchandise. We have an extensive database of national and international suppliers and work with start ups, smaller wholesalers and promotional companies to quickly search, compare and provide the most cost-effective supply channels for products they produce for customers. I’m happy to receive personal messages and can help with free advice on efficiently sourcing products in the UK as well as in the Far East. Thanks  

Watergirl4 months ago

The money went on both materials and equipment, we bought a decent 3D printer to print moulds and then use resin and silicon for the actual products, everything can be found on ebay cheaper then wholesalers, so just stuck with ebay for the materials needed, Followed a few tutorials on instructables, and boom we had our first manufactured piece made today after many trails and errors, unfortunately that piece broke but the mould we made wasn't the best and was thrown together last night as we are opening on Wednesday and would love to have some unique products advertised and available by the time we open, So today has just been trying to source silicon for less/same as ebay at our local hardware stores to no avail, managed to find some hidden away in my toolbag. Im currently trying to use meshmixer as that was recommended from other sources but to be honest its s***, i cannot seem to figure it out,  

Porker4 months ago

I'm keen to understand peoples experiences when starting out in business. Did you start with ecommerce or bricks and mortar shop or the shop and then added a website? Is there enough of an advantage by opening a shop these days? We are a Plumbers merchant with a warehouse and click and collect service or rapid delivery. The only downside so far is the old fashioned attitudes of some wholesalers who insist on a 'real shop' but they are definitely dying out, just like dinosaurs!  

Porker4 months ago

alibaba is for factory/trading company showing their products, taobao/tmall is proparlly factory or wholesalers selling their stuff on which. Another b2c international is aliexpress.com, also run by alibaba company. You can buy by small orders, single piece, or bigger orders as you want. check it out and wish you a luck.  

Corrie19994 months ago

Hello, I am in the (very) early stages of starting up a children's shoe and accessories business. I am currently in touch with some potential wholesalers and doing some competitor research. Due to being fairly new to this sector I am quite cautious and want to start off on a small scale selling through Instagram and creating an online store through Inselly, to get an idea if my business will work. Will I need to be VAT registered? I assume not as my profit will be below the threshold amount. Also do I need to register with companies house? I am not sure if this is something that would benefit me now or if I should wait until I am more established? I am looking to create some unique products for my store, can anyone recommend where I could get items knitted but through a wholesale process? I also don't have a large budget so was wondering where you would recommend I get a logo designed from? Last question, is there anywhere that is relatively affordable that I would be able to get market research on the most common children's shoe sizing and how much people spend on their children's shoes? Thanks very much for your help.  

FordOwner4 months ago

Good idea, you create added value within a bundle. From the software point of view, it is easy to add a note or set time installation has to proceed. Wholesalers have a wide range of products to be chosen from. It is a good idea to have customers product review on product cart, with time it will help customers to pick the right products. I would either pick quality products for your warez or enable live chat on the store. There is one thing you have to be sure- the quality of installation.  

Fireboy4 months ago

shellie said: ↑ I have got a few wholesalers, but they charge admin fee for orders under £100. Of courses this bumps the price up somewhat. They also dont have all the products I would like. Just want to give soaps as party prizes etc, but will need a fair amount in the future. Any ideas?Click to expand... Wholesale Handmade soap seller: Youre Gorgeous http://www.youre-gorgeous.co.uk/wholesale.html General Handmade/Customised soap sellers: Notonthehighstreet http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/search?term=handmade+soap  

Bri19874 months ago

Hi. I've just restarted my business after 4 years. Unfortunately a few of the best wholesalers I used have now stopped trading. I have spent what feels like a lifetime looking around For new ones but all I keep coming across are the pocket money toys. I already joined to nda, pms, the toy wholesaler. Surely there must be others. Help!!!! We're opening a shop in August and need to get moving. Thanks for reading  

MDG Ltd4 months ago

Our client a Independent e-commerce incubator is looking for Joint Venure partners to accelerate their online product sales: the incubator will: manage e-commerce site development & marketplaces under targeted brand names (to maximise sales) hold and dispatch the stock as required the Joint venture partner will: will provide the SME product knowlege on the range of products purchase and provide the stock based upon their knowledge of the market clear 50/50 profit split after costs paid for (advertising, postage etc) This would be suitable for: exporters looking to enter the UK market UK wholesalers looking to trade direct investors with clear product knowlege invest in will forward all applicants that can provide a clear overview of the product range and the level of stock that can be provided Please get in touch  

FordOwner4 months ago

Dear All, First of all, I am sorry if this has already been asked. I have just started doing my research about buying from wholesalers and reselling them to the public. What I don't really understand after hours of reading about it is whether I can charge any price over the Exc. VAT price offerd by the wholesaler. Lets say a product costs 1000 GBP, so with VAT it costs 1200. According to the HMRC I don't have to pay VAT and I must not charge VAT as long as I am not VAT registered. Does this mean that I can just offer a selling price of 1100 GBP? It seems too easy, and beating the big businesses who are VAT registered should not be this easy of course, but I just can't see where I am wrong here. I would highly appreciate any explanation of where I am wrong. Thanks guys! Csabi  

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

I’m looking for motorcycle clothing (textiles, leathers, gloves, boots, etc) wholesalers or manufacturers if anyone can recommend a good company?

FordOwner4 months ago

Hi All, This is my 2nd post on the site. I have my own Logistics company based in Tyne & Wear, Direct2Home works on behalf of many UK to E-commerce online retailers. We deliver nationwide offering many services to the retailer and end buyer. Just over 1 year ago i decided to have ago at online selling in the Bathroom market, I'm in the process of having a site built with a very experienced IT guy. I opened approx 5 accounts with some very large bathroom wholesalers. My project has come to a stand still over last few months with me been too busy with the logistics company. I'm looking for a enthusiastic partner with good input to help us build and compete with other online sellers. I have the benefit on many other online sellers as through the logistics company we can also have full control on distribution and customer service, We all ready handle bathroom products for two retailers and they sell very well. In time i wish to also open a online furniture store, I have at present over 20,000 sq ft warehouse in Tyne & Wear. Two retailers that we distribute for have asked me to open a small show room open to the general public. This would then give us the opportunity to bring on board furniture and beds etc as many manufacturer's wont supply unless a show room comes with the business. I look forward to your replies or even help on what direction i need to take from here. Regards Ian  

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

Hi guys, ive recently joined this forum and ive also joined another 10 different business forums, yet none of them have helped. Ive searched on here and havent found any info at all, everyone just simply gives useless answers to people looking for help regarding buying from china. Or they are trying to promote themselves and advertise on here. Ive been importing since i was 18, from usa, germany, prague and france, i was importing health supplements. I live in the U.K england and i am now looking to buy wholesale unbranded and chinese branded android phones, such as brands like hero, star and xiaomi. Im not looking to buy branded, so dont post an answer about how you cannot buy branded online from china as i already know this, i have no interest in branded stuff. Sorry for sounding like an ass, but ive had no sleep and i feel like pulling my hair out, as ive been looking for a supplier all night. Ive looked on alibaba,aliexpress,dhgate and i have no trust with them at all. Ive tried esources but its garbage, i can buy stuff they have on esources from elsewhere. There has to be a reputable chinese mobile phone wholesaler. I have my suspicions that everyone is keeping their sources to themselves and i have a feeling that posting here is not going to help. If i dont find one soon, then i think im just gonna give in as it seems useless, everyone seems untrustworthy. Does anyone know any sources or wholesalers or manufactures that are reliable or are just genuine and not scammers. Are there any reliable suppliers on aliexpress or alibaba? If anyone cares to help, then feel free. Thank You! (i moved my post to this forum, as it seems the right place to be)  

Porker4 months ago

Being a green business is very important in today’s world. Business owners have an increasing responsibility to be environmentally friendly and reduce their business’ carbon footprint. With green business ideas and information on organic wholesalers and green gadgets, learn how you can not only start an eco-friendly business but also how to improve the green credentials of an existing business.

Col Minessota4 months ago

Hi everyone I am new to this forum and was wanting some advice please. I currently work as an assistant accountant for a large company and have done for several years. But I have always wanted to work for myself to be able to spend more time with my children...... at the moment I seem to work all day and search the net all night neglecting all who matter . I've done the little things, got my domain, got a business account etc but have hit a brick wall, I was initially looking to go to Alibaba for my stock and manufacturing needs but have read some absolute nightmares!!! So I am looking for any advise on uk wholesalers and also uk manufacturing companies that would be prepared to have a meeting to discuss my requirements which will be between 200 and 400 pieces to start with, and hopefully increase. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you  

Watergirl4 months ago

What business should I start? What should I do before I start a business? How do I raise finance for my business? How do I set up my business? What regulations and practical issues should I be aware of before starting? How do I source suppliers and wholesalers? How do I recruit a team? How do I being to sell my products?

Pete_W4 months ago

When I had my wholesalers back In 1989 a merchant we supplied said he couldn't pay as he didn't have the money. I arranged to meet at him his shop. On the day I turned up an hour early and sat in my car across the Road as he pulled up and got out of a new Rolls into an old Vauxhall which he then drove into his shop car park. I pointed this out to him and got the money that afternoon. Mike  

Corrie19994 months ago

Tech4Homes said: ↑ I've built the Magento site myself (after finally deciding to move from Opencart for good), installed and set up everything myself (so far!) it's been hard work and it's taken a lot of learning but I'm now in action and currently moving my other sites to Magento as multi stores. I found M2E really easy to use if I'm honest. Much better than Openbay. M2E Pro + a shipping module that forwards orders to the relevant suppliers, and a sales commission module that enables my field staff to earn commission on all their orders, is the best thing I've done for my business. Wait for me to hit a problem with Magento that requires a rather expensive developer and I might not be so positive about it though Click to expand... Sorry to say, but sooner or later you will face such situation- we provide IT services to more than 3000 online retailers and wholesalers and what we have seen: - they approach us due 're platforming, - they come back after re-platforming- due burning out budgets on development and maintenance So in case you have neither time nor budget for long run of stand-alone platform I would suggest to go for SaaS platform. All I can advice is to chose carefully from available so you do not to re' platform in this case due missing features which limit your grow. Need advice- happy to help. Marek  

Fireboy4 months ago

Hello, Can I suggest the Bellingham Soap Company. We sell 100% natural soaps and gorgeous skincare. We are very exerienced wholesalers having attended big trade fairs for the past 6 years, BCTF, Home & Gift, esign Edge, Scotlands Trade Fair,SECC, NEC Spring & Autumn Fairs and have been in business since 1997. We are proud to be suppliers to the National Trust and Natural History Museum. bellinghamsoapcompany.co.uk We have a low minimum order. Thank you, Allyson.  

Red4 months ago

Hi, I would like to stock modern classy ladies clothing & accessories I plan on doing the decor as french vintage style & feel in the area I am it will do quite well as there is not a lot of competition unless you travel 1/2 into the nearest city. I am hoping that I might have some help on this forum of trying to find really good ladies clothes wholesalers.  

Col Minessota4 months ago

The most obvious and efficient way to accumulate products is to buy them in bulk from wholesalers. Finding a wholesaler that will supply you with cut-price stock can be a challenge, but if you shop around you will be able to find bargains.

Mary4 months ago

Is anyone going to GLEE this year in Birmingham? I plan on going to gain some contacts within the pet industry to develop relation ships with wholesalers and toy companies. I had a quick glance over the list of companies coming and my god there are alot going! Some wholesalers some manafactures cant wait. Just wondering if anyone is going maybe we can meet up just before.  

petHead4 months ago

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Hi All, I am an experienced Retail Manager & my employer has decided not to renew the lease on our premises even on the back of the most successful financial year in the stores 10 year history This turn of events has made me realise that I think it is time to look at opening up my own store, something small to start with & the way the retail business is in Scotland is at present I feel that this is the correct time to negotiate a lease at minimum rates or a rent free period I have a passion for retro clothing including classic, mod/ska, Indy style & was looking for any advice on setting up shop, such as sourcing wholesalers etc & would such a venture be worth the risk in the current economic climate? I enjoy hitting all KPI targets & would like the opportunity to be doing this for myself & hopefully eventually seeing some good returns Any feedback is most welcomed Many Thanks for your time reading my thread Frank  

Bri19874 months ago

Hi all, I'm looking for B2B owners for a possible Joint venture (Wholesalers, Accountants, IT Services, Insurance, Tax Advisors, Web Design, anyone who does anything for other businesses etc). Basically we are launching a new service next year and want people to help us spread the word. In return we are offering a percentage for each sale made from a referral. The maximum referral will be £1000 but it is dependant on the final sale price. If you're interested or want more details please pm me. Speak soon, Chris  

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

Welcome to you Anna! For uk wholesalers and uk manufacturing companies you must have a great proposal before the possible meeting in which will determine the business impact and ROI.  

Porker4 months ago

I'm posting on behalf of a company that has several e-cigarettes shops located throughout South Wales, and the South. We are also wholesalers, and supply several traders across the UK. I'm interested to hear of any other businesses from Swansea who use this forum, and how to make the most of it!  

Corrie19994 months ago

A lot of the retailers and wholesalers I work with choose to start selling through various marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay to test out other markets. It's a low risk strategy thats often cheap and provides a good indicator as to whether its a viable route in the future!  

Pete_W4 months ago

we are UK based import company with offices in Shaoxing and Guangzhou China. We deal in all types of loose fabric material ( excellent sourcing of embroidery material). Just wondering if anyone knows here any cloth wholesalers or manufacturers who might be interested. Thanks in advance.  

MechExp4 months ago

Hi there, I wonder if anyone can help, I'm looking into setting up an online clothing boutique. Recently went to the wholesalers located in Cheetham Hill and was informed that they wouldn't sell to me as I was based online. Is this a common occurance? I wrongly assumed they would sell to anyone as they would want the business? Does anyone have any recommendations of other areas? I'm looking at selling the lagenlook 'Made in Italy' clothing which seems very hard to come across online! Thanks in advance Sophie  

Pete_W4 months ago

Hey all, Just made a new account seperate to my other business, I have always wanted to have what I call a "Good Food Shop" with sandwiches and burgers made for real samurai... With the overheads being too high for a resturant I was looking into having a burger/Sandwich van/trailer. I will be opening a shop in the future but that requires more capital than I have access too! So this is a stepping stone to a future in a shop, I have a variety of amazing recipes which have also had good feedback from family,friends,private events. I have around 20k working capital to invest for everything from NCASS memberships, insurance, training, van, licenses etc. Anyone had any experience with this? I already have my Level 2 hygiene, Personal License & First Aid if that is any relevance! So I need to contact the EHO to inspect a van/trailer What about finding out about pitches? My local Council is Kirless, I personally want to sell anywhere in my town center - Not fussy Footfall is even and near the nightclubs on a night. I have read through the NCASS website. Would you go for electric equipment or gas? and Why? I only really want a Griddle & Fryer Might possibly use others to make pulled pork and the likes. Salad Icetray to keep salad fresh Any reputable wholsalers for ingredients? Took me ages finding a wholesaler for my E-commerce website, it's the main thing I struggle with at all parts of any business plan. Pricing witht eh wholesalers and finding them... Anyone who has been in this industry, Any information on your day to days would be great. Or if you think theres better business to spend my 20k on then by all means give me a shout. I already Manage a E-commerce website in one of the hardest sectors for getting leads.  

MDG Ltd4 months ago

Entrepreneurs new to wholesaling often fear approaching their suppliers because they mistakenly believe that wholesalers will only trade with established, fairly large retailers.

Gary19964 months ago

Hello I am a supplier of Dresses. If you have facebook please go to Wholesale Party Dresses they are all very fashionable designs. If not please provide me with your email address and i will supply you with a few of the designs Our prices are VERY cheap with good profit for RRP prices. I look forward to hearing from you. Johanna Headlines19 said: ↑ Hi, I would like to stock modern classy ladies clothing & accessories I plan on doing the decor as french vintage style & feel in the area I am it will do quite well as there is not a lot of competition unless you travel 1/2 into the nearest city. I am hoping that I might have some help on this forum of trying to find really good ladies clothes wholesalers.Click to expand...  

Pete_W4 months ago

I have got a few wholesalers, but they charge admin fee for orders under £100. Of courses this bumps the price up somewhat. They also dont have all the products I would like. Just want to give soaps as party prizes etc, but will need a fair amount in the future. Any ideas?  

Fireboy3 months ago
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