Thursday, May 8, 2014

Your Wholesale Shoe Supplier: 5 Things You Need to Know

Did you think buying shoes from any wholesaler marks the end of your search for a reliable shoe supplier? Then you’re wrong.

When it comes to online businesses, it’s important to take extra caution in finding the right suppliers for your shop. The internet is a very tricky place to establish a business and if you’re too trusting, you might find yourself losing more money than you thought you would. So before you enter any agreement with a shoe supplier and buy wholesale women’s shoes, you need to know these 5 things first.

1. Company name and business address 

Before you enter a business contract with a wholesale supplier, you need to know who you’re dealing with first. Who are they? How did they begin their business? The more you know about the business you’re dealing with, the more you’ll feel safer about making your payments. Never forget to learn about your supplier. If you do, you might end up dealing with an online scammer.

2. Available feedback channels

If you really want to feel a little safer with your chosen wholesale supplier, always find time to look for any feedback about the company. Many people post reviews and feedback about online suppliers. Look in forums or make a Google search for feedback. By reading testimonials about the business you’re dealing with, you know how the company works with their clients and you have an idea of how to approach them.

3. Terms and conditions 

This is one of the biggest mistakes of starter retail sellers. They forget to read the terms and conditions of their suppliers. This is very important because there are some terms and conditions mentioned that may be essential once you've bought your items from them. Do they conduct return and exchange programs? Will they replace items that have been damaged due to shipping? These are the things you find out just by reading the terms and conditions. This set of rules will help you determine the responsibilities of your supplier. If the supplier happens to fall short with their promises, you can always make a complain using their terms and conditions.

4. Discounts or special partnerships

As a retail seller, you need to be on the lookout for good deals. Discounts and special partnerships will help you gain advantage over the possibilities for your profit. If your supplier offers special discounts, use them to get more products for a lower price. The better relationship you build with your supplier, the better for your business.

5. The products they sell 

Last, but never the least, always make the point to know about the products sold by your supplier. Are they made of quality materials? Are they from branded companies? Were they described well? If your supplier sells good products, then you've chosen a good supplier to buy from.

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