I received an email from a reader who bought one of our guides asking if I would supply a couple of email templates that can be used while product sourcing. Here is the email I received 08/14/2015:

“I just started in this business. I need to learn more and make new contacts. For now I will send emails to companies to request stock. I would appreciate if you have a template that you can give me to use.”

Here is a template you can use when requesting wholesale pricing or supplier catalogs:

Good Morning [Afternoon]

My name is Rob Cyr and I have a company called New Venture [replace with your business name]. I am interested in purchasing wholesale from your company. Please email and/or mail your catalog at your earliest convenience.. My resale number is SR AP KH7842 1485

email

Thank you for your time,

Rob Cyr
rob@liquidatorsguide.com
530-455-5555
123 Anystreet Dr
Little Big Town, Ca 97154

Note: sometimes you might want to tell the prospective company about how you resell merchandise, i.e. storefront, eBay, Amazon, flea markets, etc

Here is a template you can use when looking for excess, overstock, and customer returns:

Good Morning [Afternoon]

My name is Rob Cyr and I’m with New Venture Products [replace with your business name]. I am interested in purchasing overstocks, overruns, customer returns in large quantities. Inventories can be emailed or faxed to 530-857-4123

If this email has reached the wrong address, please forward to the person who handles UN-sellables.

Thank you for your time,

Rob Cyr
rob@liquidatorsguide.com
530-455-5555
123 Anystreet Dr
Little Big Town, Ca 97154

While there is no special template needed, I hope the two example above help you get started. The main thing to remember is be professional and make sure you send all of your contact information. I can tell you from experience, be patient when looking for responses, especially when contacting large corporate chain and catalog retailers.

 

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.

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