If you run a retail business or you want to start a serious retail business part-time or full-time, then this directory will help hit the ground, running.
For a start, you'll save time by not having to search the internet for hours, days and weeks. We've already done that and continue to do so everyday.
You'll have a large database of thousands of UK suppliers to choose from. You can search through this database quickly and easily to find specific products, or you can just browse through the listings and see what's available.
All suppliers have websites, so you can see their products and contact them quickly and easily. New suppliers are being added on a weekly basis so you can take advantage of the latest opportunities.
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We've been compiling this directory of UK Suppliers for 5 years now, saving you hours of searching, and we update the information several times a week. You can browse through the categories and descriptions to see EXACTLY what you're getting. To register, just click on the payment button below for instant access.
Save time searching for the right supplier. Are you spending hours and hours looking for wholesale and trade suppliers on the internet? Wouldn't it be much more convenient to use a low cost directory that does all the hard work for you?
Choose from many types of product. Use the fast search facility to find exactly which product you're looking for. Alternatively, we've grouped all the listings into 19 easy to use categories.
Over 14,000 paid subscribers have used our directory to find UK suppliers!
Interested in starting your own business? Maybe you just want some extra money in your pocket to help pay those bills or you want to quit your job and go full-time.
Are you in business? Are you getting the best prices from your existing supplier? With so many sources available to you in the directory, you may find cheaper suppliers than the one you're using now AND discover great products to sell that you didn't even know existed.
How Do I Sell These Products?
You can sell in your own retail outlet if you have one.
You can sell products on the internet auction sites such as eBay. Selling products on eBay and other online auctions is a great, fun way to earn extra cash, but to be successful at this, you need to either offer products at ridiculously cheap prices or offer products that few other people are offering.
This is where the directory really comes in useful.
With so many different products available from suppliers in this directory, and with new products coming along regulary, you'll find many products that only a handful of others are aware of, or better still - products that NO ONE ELSE is aware of.
When we were compiling this directory, I personally sold many unique items and you can too. For example, I sold Radio Controlled Daleks on eBay and made over £30.00 profit on each one. I sold hundreds of Novelty Bicycle Tyre Lights and made over £7.00 for each set. I've sold Digital Camcorders and made £30.00 on each one! Remember those tiny Radio Controlled Racing Cars a few years ago? I sold hundreds of them and doubled my money on each one.
By keeping alert to new products and getting them before the competition, you can make money on eBay. Christmas, Halloween, Valentines Day, etc. are great examples of times when new products can be exploited for maximum profit. There is always a new selection of 'must have' Toys and Novelties at Christmas. Health & Beauty products are also a great seller on eBay. Keep up to date with the latest products with UKOW.
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Also, the Surplus section of the website contains dozens of suppliers of stock at BELOW wholesale prices, as mentioned, and these can be used to source the really cheap products for eBay. This kind of stock comes from Factory Overmakes, End of Lines, Bankrupt & Liquidated Stocks, Ex-Chainstore, Ex-Catalogue, etc.
Here are some recent examples of this kind of stock selling on eBay
Other Selling Methods
If you prefer to get out and about, or if you like meeting people, you could use Party Planning. Arrange parties in your home and invite your friends over. This is a great way to sell the latest Health & Beauty products, Jewellery, Clothing, Toys, etc.
Maybe you're a Market Trader or you're considering setting up a Market Stall. This is perfect for selling Surplus Goods like Clothing, Hardware, Jewellery, etc.
Car Booting. A great way to earn some extra cash at the weekends. Anything can be sold at a Car Boot sale, and the running costs are minimal.
Do you work in a factory or office? Have you ever noticed sales people coming and leaving a catalogue and some samples in the canteen along with an order form? This is a great way for you to sell Toys, Gifts, Jewellery, Perfume, etc.
Mail Order. By advertising in Magazines, Newspapers, Your Own Website, using Mailshots, TV/Radio Advertising, etc. you can sell products depending on your own knowledge, skills and preferences.
Use Drop Shippers to post products directly to your customers.
The directory includes Drop Shippers of many different products including: Mobile Phone Accessories, Computers, Laptops, Inkjet Cartridges, Health & Beauty Products, Toys, Gadgets, Novelties, Designer Clothing, Electronics and more.
Did you know that you don't have to purchase huge quantities of stock in order to run a business? You can use a Drop Shipper. Drop shipping is an ideal way to get into the retail trade.
What is Drop Shipping?
Simply this - A drop shipping supplier will ship goods, one at a time, DIRECTLY TO YOUR CUSTOMER with either your name on the package or plain packaging. This way, you don't have to stock anything. You advertise the goods on eBay, your own website, newspapers, magazines, etc. You get the orders AND the cash from the customers. You then order the goods from the Dropshipper by paying them the trade price. You profit because you pay the supplier the trade price for the product, but you charge the customer the trade price PLUS your profit margin.
We're highly aware of this exciting new opportunity called Drop Shipping, and are very focused on finding new UK Dropshippers.
Here's a tiny selection of actual products you can have dropshipped. There are 1000's more in the directory:
Why purchase a membership?
For a start, so you'll stop wasting your valuable time trawling through the Internet for trade suppliers, we've already done this for you. We're a well established VAT registered businesss and have been online now for almost 3 years. Suppliers contact us almost daily asking us to help them promote their website. Exciting, new and profitable products are frequently being added to the directory.
What are the wholesale prices?
This varies. Typically the wholesale price is around 50% of retail. This is a general rule. In some cases the discount can be more and in others, it can be a lot less. Surplus wholesalers offer up to 97% off retail, but usually it's around 65% to 80% off!
However, some products have very small margins. For example, branded consumer electronics like games consoles and mobile phones. This is because the competition is so high for these items. Other low margin items include the latest dvds and console games. To get around this, there are more and more import brokers emerging who CAN supply these kinds of products at higher margins.
Now, you may be thinking:
I've purchased wholesale 'lists' before and they were rubbish!
Yes, I know. I've purchased other 'lists' and many links were dead or they weren't resellers. All of our suppliers are carefully chosen. If they don't offer goods for resale, we don't include them.
How do I know the suppliers aren't scammers?
We know a scammer when we see one. Any supplier that offers 'in demand' products at prices too good to be true sets our alarm bells ringing. We just don't include them. You won't find any suppliers of Nike Trainers, Designer Clothing, Mobile Phones, etc. going for silly prices in this directory.
There are other directories with more wholesalers than yours, why is that?
We have come across literally thousands of UK suppliers. But we only include what we feel are the very best. With us, it's quality, not quantity. We review dozens of suppliers every week and weed out the ones that we feel will not be suitable to most people.
Can I not find these sources myself on Google?
To find wholesalers on the internet is very hard work. The best wholesalers don't advertise. We locate the best sources in many different ways. We use the search engines using dozens of search terms and look at every page of results. We look in trade magazines, trade forums, other directories and have many suppliers contacting us for listings. If you want to find great sources quickly and easily then this is for you.
It all sounds too good to be true, why is it so cheap?
Yes £14.95 for one year is great value. If you'd like to pay more, please get in touch. Seriously though, the wholesaler directory market is very competitive and we intend to stay in the game. That means offering outstanding value for money.
I've seen much better offers in other directories!
If you want to find out more about these other directories, please do your research first. If their offers sound too good to be true, they probably are. Google them. Look for independent opinions on them. Forums are great places for getting unbiased reviews.
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I had a positive experience with your directory. I found quite a few good resources and made contacts with companies whose websites I could not find on my own.
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Most of my sales were carried out at the many large markets that I attend here in Spain, with a few on eBay. My problem was finding a decent supplier that would enable me to sell and earn a reasonable profit via eBay.
This, with your help and my sincere thanks, is now a viable proposition for me. So much so that if things "pan out" as expected, I will end up with the majority of my sales via eBay, and only doing maybe 1 market per week!
For your further information, I am currently living in mainland Spain in a town called Muro, which is inland in the province of Alicante, about 60 kilometers from Alicante itself and my Ebay sales are made to the UK. I will be selling into Spain via eBay as soon as my Spanish translations for products are completed.
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