Product Sourcing

How to discover if you are sabotaging your own business

How to discover if you are sabotaging your own business

Dot the I’s and cross the t’s: Don’t make these 5 common ecommerce mistakes! You know, running an ecommerce business is by no means a walk in the park. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, but the reality is that only the very determined stick at it and see real success. That’s […]...

60 million terrified people…are these potential customers for you?

60 million terrified people…are these potential customers for you?

Every online business has ups and downs, but predict the quiet times and you can use the lull to your advantage There are two Friday the 13th’s this year and today is the first of those. Why am I telling you this? Well, because there are three types of people when it comes to superstition. […]...

Is Spring finally in the air?

Is Spring finally in the air?

Stuck for product ideas? Here are 7 potential gardening items for you to consider At the end of this month ‘National Gardening Week’ will be celebrated. It runs from the 30th April through to the 6th May and was launched seven years ago by the RHS to raise awareness of gardening and horticulture, and to encourage more […]...

Do you look, or do you see?

Do you look, or do you see?

Can’t decide what to sell? The best ideas are often in front of your eyes! How often do you look around and actually take in your surroundings? Always, every day, you may assume, but actually there’s a difference between ‘looking’ and ‘seeing’. You may spend an hour eating lunch with your closest friend, but once […]...

What do you need an eBay shop for anyway?

What do you need an eBay shop for anyway?

In the wake of the latest eBay UK Spring Seller Release, should you be opening an eBay shop, or can you get by without one? There’s been a lot of chat online recently about eBay shops, following the announcement in the eBay UK Spring Seller Release that from May 2018 you will no longer be […]...

Importing products? You need to know this!

Importing products? You need to know this!

Where you’ll find the ‘factory of the world’ and how you can use it How many times have you looked at the packaging on a product and discovered it was ‘made in China’? Sometimes it does feel like absolutely everything is made there and whilst that is not quite true, China is a huge success […]...

8 reasons why unbranded products are best for you and your business

8 reasons why unbranded products are best for you and your business

“Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.” If you are a long term subscriber of mine, you’ll know by now that product sourcing is my thing! It’s a task that I generally fit into my schedule most days, because I know from more than 12 years of experience that you can […]...

This one thing frightens online sellers the most!

This one thing frightens online sellers the most!

Don’t run away from high MOQ’s – use these 3 tactics to get what you want! Minimum Order Quantities, otherwise known as MOQ’s, have the power to strike fear into any newbie seller or product sourcer! It can be pretty terrifying and frustrating to see huge MOQ’s, particularly when the figures quoted are in the […]...

How to start an online business with just £50

How to start an online business with just £50

“I can’t start a business because I just don’t have any capital.” Is this you? This is a very frequent, and perfectly valid, worry for many people, and I have heard it said many, many times. Whilst a huge proportion of people harbour dreams of starting their own business, in the real world, very few […]...

How to start an online business with just £50

How to start an online business with just £50

“I can’t start a business because I just don’t have any capital.” Is this you? This is a very frequent, and perfectly valid, worry for many people, and I have heard it said many, many times. Whilst a huge proportion of people harbour dreams of starting their own business, in the real world, very few […]...

There’s a long way and a short way to do this vital task

There’s a long way and a short way to do this vital task

Did you know that your product descriptions are vital to your success? My inbox is a pretty lively place as you can imagine! I receive many requests for help and advice on a daily basis and strangely, the topics I’m asked to help with often appear to follow a bit of a theme. For example, […]...

How to write to a new supplier!

How to write to a new supplier!

Last week I promised I’d give you some helpful tips today regarding the procedure with suppliers once you’ve received an initial response. First though, I’ve had a few subscribers email me asking for an example of what to actually write in an email to a new supplier when requesting a trade account or product prices, […]...

Is this dilemma familiar to you?

Is this dilemma familiar to you?

So, you’ve done your research really thoroughly and you’re pretty sure you’ve uncovered a hot product. What next? Well, now you need to start sourcing, and that means talking with suppliers! “What…actually speak to suppliers…in person…. or on the phone? Crikey, that’s a bit terrifying! How on earth do I do that?” If this is […]...

Why it’s important to separate the ‘hot’ from the ‘not’

Why it’s important to separate the ‘hot’ from the ‘not’

There are 3 very basic, but very important rules you must remember if you are to source hot selling products Ok, let’s get one thing crystal clear when it comes to sourcing products for your online business. You cannot and should not simply walk into a wholesale premises and leave with an armful of random […]...

Your amazing product has a life span

Your amazing product has a life span

Products have life cycles. Yes, they live, breathe and sometimes they die, so it’s vital that you, as an online seller, are able to continually spot trends. No matter what niche you sell within, this is the key to knowing what consumers will be purchasing in three, six or 12 months’ time. Trends actually give […]...

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