Joe is no newcomer to eBay sales, but he is new to the idea of bulk purchasing through the secondary market, i.e. customer returns, shelf pulls (MOS), and overstock items. He sent an email to us this last week:
Hello, I’m currently a part time eBay seller and have already built a great reputation for myself. I go to various thrift stores and purchase the nicest designer items I can get, but then I started looking into the wholesale market and actually found a supplier on eBay that sells items in bulk lots. I have already purchased two and it has been a huge convenience and time cutting process. I have been doing this for about a year and a half and have learned so much about what’s hot and what’s not, styles, and what defects to look for, etc….
This business excites me and I feel I’ve done enough research and have enough experience to step it up and purchase in larger quantities. I know exactly which brands I want and I know the kind of items that sell the best. What I need to know is what exactly would I be learning off this guide that I haven’t already picked up? And what resources do you have that I can acquire about purchasing direct from more suppliers? Joe P.
Hi Joe! Thanks for emailing. Our guide offers my personal insight into the liquidation industry. We review the basics of secondary market goods and go over vital product sourcing information. We share our personal experience (what we did right – and what we did wrong). The guide is a text book of sorts for those wanting to find another inventory source, that being liquidation merchandise. We also share our industry contact list and offer a couple of bonuses, i.e. Manifest Mastery and Brand Resell Agreements.
I share in your excitement about reselling, your email brings back many memories for me. It is an exciting time when you begin to envision a business that can add to or replace a nine-five job.
Even with your experience to date, I’m certain you will glean information from our guide. Please keep in contact with us offering the success you experience.
Our 2017 Liquidators Guide chronicles 12 years of wholesale product sourcing experience and includes my personal black book of direct source contacts! As an industry expert, I'll share the success I've enjoyed along with the mistakes I've made buying and reselling liquidation merchandise.
If you are thinking about buying pallets of liquidation merchandise from a liquidator, broker, or direct from department stores, you need to check out The Liquidators Guide