The delivery on behalf of the shipment seems to be very simple, you can sell without having to pay for the inventory in advance, but if it is not handled well, the seller may be difficult to make a profit.
However, as long as the seller has some methods, it is still possible to succeed. In fact, some sellers have turned this highly competitive, low-margin business model into a lucrative business with seven-digit monthly sales.
Therefore, this article will introduce how the delivery sellers can use automation and business integration software to increase sales and purchases while reducing costs.
Why is the delivery business so attractive to sellers?
Why is the delivery business so attractive to sellers and very competitive? Because sellers don’t need a lot of money to invest in building warehouses, they can sell products as long as they have a network and tax number. And because the seller did not purchase the product inventory before the product was sold, there is no need to worry about the problem of unsalable inventory, price reduction or capital tightening.
But the bad thing about the delivery is that many sellers didn’t get the products from the real wholesale suppliers at the beginning, and they procured the products from the middlemen who pretend to be wholesale suppliers. The price was high and the seller could not get the suppliers. “Bulk purchase” discount, the profit is meager. The seller wants to ensure that the product is purchased directly from the manufacturer, so that the purchased product is cheaper and there is no middleman or wholesaler to increase the price.
What kind of products are suitable for shipment on Amazon?
Almost every Amazon seller uses the same tools to mine the best-selling products on Amazon, and then after finding a best-selling product, they will try to find a supplier source, but this is not the best practice.
What sellers have to do is search for suppliers and focus on finding a growing supplier rather than focusing on a single product.
In addition, offering a diverse range of products is less risky and more secure than a single best-selling product.
When sellers start selling products, they still have to stick to the categories they are familiar with or keen on. Because it will make your process of finding, contacting and suppliers easier and more enjoyable. Note, however, that sellers should sell Amazon-approved categories, so sellers should investigate Amazon’s list of restricted categories before contacting suppliers.
How to find a supplier with high profit products?
High-quality delivery suppliers with high-margin products are hard to find, but sellers should not be forced to find low-margin product suppliers. The biggest difference between the two is that high-quality OEM products will purchase products directly from the manufacturer, or manufacture the products themselves, without any middlemen, and the procurement cost is low.
So how do sellers find quality delivery suppliers? Maybe you can try the following 6 different methods:
(1) Find directly from the source of the product
Sellers can use barcodes or use the GS1 company database to find manufacturers, then contact them directly and ask if they are willing to ship them. Although some manufacturers are willing, most are unwilling. If the manufacturer is not willing to ship on behalf of you, you can investigate if they have a list of wholesale suppliers.
(2) Find manufacturers with some non-technical problems
Sellers can find manufacturers who are still optimizing their products and want to create new categories and are willing to try to deliver them. This way the seller can stand out from other sellers and guarantee profits.
(3) Call the supplier
The seller can call the supplier to ask questions to determine the legality of the potential wholesale supplier. If the seller asks the following questions and the delivery supplier cannot answer them, then you may want to pay attention:
· What are the costs other than product costs?
· Do you need to pay in advance or pay a deposit?
· Is the product sold to consumers or retailers?
·What is the return policy and process?
· Provide product data tracking? If so, what product information is included? How often is it updated? When was the last update?
·What is the format of the product data, how to retrieve it?
(4) Face to face conversation
Exhibitions are a great place to contact legitimate wholesale suppliers. Sellers can use Wholesale Central to discover specific categories of exhibitions. The Las Vegas International Gifts and Consumer Goods Show (ASD) is the most comprehensive wholesale trade show in the United States, and the Canton Fair is the most comprehensive international wholesale trade show.
(5) formalizing the business
Real wholesale suppliers do not sell products to small informal businesses. If you don’t fill out a tax return, or provide a tax ID or EIN code, the “supplier” is still willing to sell the product, then you should pay attention to whether it is a liar.
(6) Search on Google and look forward from the back
If you have used the previous method and want to find a supplier for a particular category, then use Google. But keep in mind that real wholesale suppliers don’t retail to consumers, they don’t appear at the top of search results. Therefore, when Google searches for a supplier, do not directly view the first page of the search results page. It is more appropriate to look forward from pages 7 and 8.