Thursday, May 1, 2014

Pointers When Buying Shoes in Bulk

If this is your first time to buy wholesale women’s shoes, then you should definitely listen up, especially because buying in wholesale is not as simple as buying shoes for yourself. When you buy your own pair of shoes, the only thing you have to worry about is the style you want and your size. However, when it comes to starting your own shoe business and buying shoes in bulk, things are a little different. You have to be conscious of what you buy in order to make sure that you don’t end up with lots of unsold stocks in your store.

Here are some do’s and don’ts to help you buy shoes in wholesale:

Don’t buy too many of the same pair of shoes 
Sometimes, suppliers of wholesale shoes require you to buy a minimum amount of pairs in order to be considered as a bulk purchase. Most likely this requirement is at 6 pairs per style or design (always make sure to ask though). If you’re only a start-up shoe retailer, avoid purchasing more than the minimum amount of pairs per style. Unless you’re sure that you can sell of the pairs, that’s the only time you can buy more. Instead of buying more than the minimum pairs of shoes per style, invest in a variety of styles so you can give your customers a good selection of shoes.

Do remember to ask for a discount 
If you intend to buy a lot of wholesale shoes, make sure you ask for a good discount. Even if your purchase is already discounted, there are several situations where a wholesale supplier will guarantee you another discount for a required amount of purchase. As long as you meet this amount, you might be able to get another percent off. Ask your supplier and discuss for any possible options.

Do make your research before going off to buy 
Buying shoes for your store without research can end up in disaster. If you don’t know what’s currently trending, how would you know what pairs of shoes will most likely sell? Make your research before going off to buy wholesale shoes. Being updated with the latest in fashion will help you to know the shoe styles that will help you make money.

Do check each pair of shoes first 
If your shoes will be delivered straight to your doorstep, make sure you check every pair first before you make the courier leave. Excitement always gets the better of retailers, but it is important to ensure that each pair you receive is in good condition. Check the soles, the colors, the heels and make sure every part of the shoe is perfect and brand new.

Getting a good shoe supplier is essential to the success of your business. Make sure that your shoe supplier is every bit as reliable to avoid mishaps, wasted investments and time.

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