I receive dozens of emails each week as asking various product sourcing questions. This is one such email from a reader named Patrick. Patrick is an exporter and his question asks about sources he may or may not be able in our Liquidator’s Guide.
Question: Export To Mexico
“We have recently started operations here in Mexico – importing shelf-pulls and overstock by truckloads with a Californian company (Via Trading). Several times I have been offered your Guide on the subject and so far we have been a little reluctant to buy it, as we feel it might be focused more on small retail sellers buying small lots and pallets and are flogging them off on eBay and Craigslist.
We wonder whether your publication would also suit our needs as we are looking to buy large lots (dozens of pallets, containers and truckloads) from direct sources?? Could you please give us some more info on your publication. Or whether you would be willing to assist us (maybe even in personal form) in order to increase our confidence and knowledge in the large lot market? Have a great day and we are looking forward hearing from you.”
My response: Hey Patrick…thanks for emailing. You raise a valid concern, but I think you’ll be a bit surprised at my answer. Ready? Our guide is focused on both small and large buyers, but to be honest, buying direct typically means buying large loads.
Often, we usually field concerns from buyers who find out buying direct is not cheap. Often, direct sources require tens of thousands of dollars on a single purchase. This steep requirement usually knocks the new eBay or Amazon seller for a bit of a loop.
I focus guide content on the small reseller, but I usually advise newbies to buy from a wholesale Liquidators first if they do not have much in the way of capital to invest. So, long story short, our guide would offer much info for buyers looking to source multiple truckloads or container-size loads. Most of the big sources we offer routinely advertise loads from $20k all the way up to $50k in one bite.
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