Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Top 4 Things to Consider When Purchasing Wholesale Women’s Shoes

As a shoe store, buying wholesale women’s shoes can be really hard because there are a lot of decisions to make. You can’t simply choose the designs of shoes you want and then expect that it will sell well without research. And because you’re running a business, you have to consider a lot of factors along the way. If you don’t, you might end up risking a lot of money by making the wrong decisions. So before you go off choosing the types of shoes to buy on wholesale, you might want to consider these 4 things first.

Price per shoe
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Buying wholesale shoes is very much different from buying the shoes you want at a store. If you’re buying for yourself, all you have to do is find the kind of shoes you want, try it on and make the purchase. However, if you’re buying shoes for a shop, you can’t think of the shoes YOU want. Instead, you have to think on a bigger basis. And this includes the price. How much does the pair of shoes cost? How many pairs are required to make the purchase? Since most wholesale suppliers require a minimum amount of purchases, you will have to decide on how many pairs you want before placing your order. The more pairs you buy, the bigger the cost. On the brighter side, you get to offer a lot of shoes for your customers.

Percentage of sales per shoe

This is where it gets tricky. Will the shoes sell well? If you display the shoes at your store, will people buy it? The only way you can determine the possible percentage of sale per shoe is to buy the shoes that are currently in trend. You can watch television shows, read magazines and be updated with celebrity and model fashion. The more updated you are, the more you’ll know if a pair of shoes will sell well to your customers.

Amount of space in the store

This is one of the biggest problems that you will have when you own a store – the amount of space. Whether it’s for storage or display, you need to have ample amount of space for your shoes. If you cannot accommodate the pairs of shoes, you might have to wait to sell more first before you purchase more. That way, you don’t end up stocking up too much and your shoes won’t get too dusty in the storage room.

Sizes to get

Some wholesale shops allow you to get assorted sizes for your wholesale purchase. Others, however, are not so flexible. Before you make your purchase, discuss first how many pairs per size you should get so you don’t end up with too many or too little stocks per size.

It’d be best if your supplier has a good customer support system so you can get their advice while making your purchase.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Clearance Sale: September’s Featured Must-Go Items

Who doesn’t love a discount? Especially, when the items put on sale are smoking hot and perfect for the season. For those who are looking to add more wholesale women’s shoes to their retail store, here are some choices you may want to consider. The good news? It’s on sale!

Because it’s Autumn, it is time to hide the open sandals and peep toes and bring out the boots!

- Platform Pump Boots

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spiked platform boots

One of the definite must-goes is this pair of platform pump boots, designed with spikes on its heels. Made out of stretched micro suede material, this platform pump boots is great for selling this Autumn. Chic and stylish, trendsetters in your area will be fawning for this. And you can get it for a cheaper price! The shoes have a hidden platform and its heels are 5.5 inches high. This selection of shoes is available in brown, plum red, royal blue and black colors.

- Colored Platform Booties

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red platform boots

Designed with fun shades of colors, this poly synthetic pair of platform booties is pretty cheap for its wholesale price of 6 pairs. It has a hidden platform beneath the design with heels that go as high as 6 inches. While that may be too high for many customers, the funky design is enough to impress just about any lover of shoes, which is of course, almost every girl in the country. This style of shoes can be bought in royal blue, camel, black or red colors.

- Peep toe Booties

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yellow peep toe booties

So, not all peep toes should be hidden. This pair of peep toe booties are made out of velvet material, also good at keeping feet warm on a chilly night. The pair of shoes is designed to alternate a fun color with black, giving the shoes an interesting, summery-autumn kind of look. The best part of these peep toe booties is that it has a wide range of colors available – yellow, tan, red, orange and gray. But because they are peep toes after all, do remind your customers to wear socks, just in case the night gets even colder. You don’t want your customers sacrificing their feet just for fashion.

Boots are best on sale during cooler seasons. This sale is now your chance to buy great shoes for your customers at cheaper prices.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Top Boots to Sell This September

Now that the chilly winds have officially signaled the start of Autumn, it’s time to bring out all of the special shoes for the season.

Because of the cold weather, many people are most likely to wear boots. And to help you sell well during this season, here are some of the top wholesale women’s shoes you should get for your retail shop.

Heelless Wedge Boots

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heelless wedge boots

Despite its abnormal form, heelless shoes are actually very much a trend these days. However, if you’ll be wearing open sandals to a night out in Autumn, your feet will catch frostbite before you reach your car. So instead of suffering from the cold winds at night, be in style with these heelless wedge boots. Not only is this pair of boots in style, but it will also keep the feet warm. For those who are conscious about the colors, these wedge boots are available in 6 colors at Ceriwholesale. Selling a selection of these shoes will benefit your customers who love to party at night and keep in style. Do remind them to be careful when walking though. It is imperative to step forward first when walking to prevent outbalancing.

Studded Ankle Boots
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studded ankle boots

There are many different kinds of ankle boots. This special pair is a chic, double-wrapped ankle boots, decorated with fancy studs around the ankle. This pair of boots also has heels so it’d be perfect for those who need to add height. Available in funky red, chic purple and classic black colors, this studded pair of ankle boots will definitely be a top seller for the season. These shoes are perfect for wearing with jeans or dresses and trench coats.

Knee-high Cowboy-Like Boots
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thigh high boots

Designed with a shaded ankle d├ęcor and thin straps, this knee-high boots almost look like cowboy boots except that they actually have 4.5 inch heels. Now, this is a pair of boots that customers can use with short outfits. With its snake-skin texture, it will help to keep the feet and legs warm, even during the night. This glam-rock cowboy-like boots is available in red, camel, royal blue and black colors. These boots can be bought at a wholesale price at Ceriwholesale.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Best Shoes to Sell in Autumn

Now that autumn has officially begun, it is time to discuss what to sell during this cool season. While it’s not yet entirely winter, the wind will blow cold during this season and you’ll need to be prepared. If it’s time to wear hoodies and jackets, it’s also time to bring out some of the special autumn shoes.

For those who are buying wholesale women’s shoes to sell in their own retail stores, acknowledging the start of this cool season allows you to prepare your store for what everyone would be looking for. In light of this autumn season, here are some of the best shoes to sell during this cool weather.

Thigh High Boots
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purple thigh high boots

During autumn, everything is about bundling up. While that may be a little more conservative than usual, it’s the fashion that caters to the current season. And when the season is too cold, there’s nothing better than to support full-clothed styles. This includes thigh high boots, of course, every girl’s best bet at being stylish and keeping warm at the same time. Thigh high boots have always been thought of as something one wears to a rock-glam party. Usually, only those who support underground music wear thigh high boots. But during autumn, these boots are very popular. It’s best to be prepared with a good set of thigh high boots just in case women around the area want to change their old ones.

Fur boots
fur boots

Now, not all thigh high boots look great on some people. If the thigh high boots are too tall and too hot, women usually end up wearing fur boots instead. Fur boots are available in a wide variety of designs. You can get ankle boots made out of fur or even calf boots, if you prefer these over thigh high boots. Fur boots work best during winter, but because of the cool winds of autumn, fur boots can also be worn to keep warm. Besides, it’s easier to find an outfit to wear with fur boots compared to thigh-high boots.

Closed pumps

For those who are not yet ready to wear boots during this semi-cold season, pumps are always a popular choice. In fact, just about any pair of shoes will work, as long as they’re not peep toes or sandals. Do remind your customers, however, that they might want to wear ankle socks or leg warmers with their pumps. After all, closed pumps and leg warmers are pretty much stylish during autumn. Just make sure the colors of their outfit matches. Maybe you can even sell leg warmers in your shop too. It’s definitely a good way to advertise pumps when selling to customers.
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Tips to Starting Your Shoe Business Without Going Bankrupt

Are you scared to start your shoe store because you’re worried you don’t have enough money? This is one of the major concerns of all business owners. In fact, many are so worried about their start up money that they don’t start the business at all!

When it comes to business matters, being scared isn’t going to help your cause. If you’re too scared to take risks, you may not be living the life you could have. After all, in order to get the best things in life, you have to take risks. While starting a shoe business can be a really huge risk to take, you can find ways to turn it into a success – even if your progress is slow. Remember, it’s not how fast you grow your business. If the growth of your business is steady but slow, this could mean good opportunities for your future.

So how do you make sure that you don’t go bankrupt after only a year of business?
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start small

Start small

Not all businesses have to start big. Every business once had to start somewhere and in all cases – they all had to start small. Don’t be afraid to take things slow, especially when it comes to money matters. Buy only a steady selection of wholesale women’s shoes. Calculate your expenses and your profits regularly and make sure that you are updated with your community’s fashion trend. Just because you only have a small shoe store doesn’t make your start-up a failure.

Go online

Take advantage of the online world. Many businessmen who cannot afford the expenses of a physical store start online where they won’t have to pay for extra overhead costs just to sell their shoes. Use your time online well and build yourself a good shoe store. Learn about marketing online to help yourself gain more customers. And if you run out of stocks, be open to buying your shoes online.

Be smart in allocating expenses

When it comes to spending your capital investment, be wise. This is not the time for any impulsive buying or purchasing just because you want to. Your business has to be calculated, planned and prepared. Before you open up shop, make sure you allocate your expenses well so that every aspect of your business has enough money for operation. Do your research and ask around so that you don’t underestimate your budget too much.

Ask for help

When all things fail, ask for help. Everyone needs help from time to time and you cannot just build a business without getting any. If you need help, ask for it. Ask your family and friends to help with the business. Get them all to market your shoe store. Have them buy from you. Get some advice from expert businessmen. People will help if you ask them. The more you ask, the more you will learn and the bigger the possibility of your business becoming a success.
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