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
wholesale women's shoes

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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