Book Depository Because Readers are Leaders

Buy a book

Being based in Australia means postage costs for books from Amazon in the USA or the UK are very HIGH. So you can imagine my delight when I discovered Book Depository (based in the UK) offering a selection of more than 9 million titles at great prices AND they have FREE worldwide shipping! I contained my excitement before actually ordering five books and seeing them turn up on my doorstep. They took a few days extra for international postage but they all turned up safely and in a timely fashion. [Read more...]

Start Dropshipping Today with the Automated SellerBot System

Start Dropshipping Today!

The traditional E-commerce route for those looking to sell products online would usually require tens of thousands to get started and in some industries it would cost a whole lot more. You would need to buy the merchandise, store it, pack orders, post orders, and employ more people do all this when you start to succeed. But with dropshipping you can start with very little money down and  still be able to offer an almost unlimited number of products to sell! [Read more...]

How to Easily Start a Blog for your Business

Start a Business Blog

I’ve previously mentioned why a wholesale company should start a blog, so I figured I should also do a post on How to start a blog. I’ll go over the very basics of starting a blog that will have you posting in no time. If enough people ask for more details I’ll do more posts on blogging in the future, but for now, let’s get a blog started! [Read more...]

List of Wholesale Food Suppliers and Distributors

List of Food Companies

I know I haven’t been posting much lately but that’s all about to change. I plan to spend a whole lot more time posting on the wholesalers blog and making sure listings on the WN Directory are as up to date as possible. Thanks to those who suggest new companies to list and/or delete listings that are either no longer in business or have changed. Today I’ve been going through the Food Wholesalers section. [Read more...]

Selling Products Online

bear grylls survival knife

Well, roughly two months in to my new online shopping venture and I’m discovering just how much I underestimated everything! How much it costs to offer a reasonable range of products, how many rules and regulations there are to sell knives in Australia, how much work it would take to get an ecommerce site up and going, how many distractions there are along the way, and how much there is to know about knives! My site is operational, but it still needs some tinkering and I only have a product range of just FIVE! So I need to multiply that number by about 100 and sort out the niggling bugs before I move into the next phase, which is actually selling products! [Read more...]

Starting an Ecommerce Shop Online

crocodile dundee knife

For years now I have been going to start an online store but have kept putting it off and putting off, until today when I finally took my first few concrete steps! I plan to sell all things knives and blades here in Australia. I’m going to start very small and gradually expand as I learn my way around shopping carts and the knife industry. [Read more...]

Walmart Selling “Fat Girl Costumes”

walmart fat girl costumes

We complain when companies stretch the truth with their marketing campaigns but can they also be too truthful? Walmart has found itself in hot water after creating a category on its ecommerce website called Fat Girl Costumes. Customers were quickly offended by the stunt or mistake by the giant retailer and made it viral on social media. The politically correct police were quickly on top of the situation and forced Walmart to take it down and make an apology. As a small business, would you risk doing something like this? [Read more...]

How Big is Alibaba?

wholesaler alibaba ipo

If you asked most people on the street which giant e-commerce company has the most transactions per year between, Amazon, eBay and Alibaba, most would say either eBay or Amazon. But they would be wrong, very wrong. According to a report by the Economist magazine the Chinese wholesaling, b2b and retail giant Alibaba dwarfed its more famous American peers, handling more than 500 orders per second. [Read more...]

What is Bitcoin?

what is bitcoin?

Both small and large retailers are now starting to accept the digital currency called bitcoin, so what is bitcoin and how does it work? Well bitcoin was started just a few short years ago in 2008 by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto who created the Bitcoin Core software and helped to set up the virtual network required to use and mine bitcoins. It is a peer-to-peer payment system with no central power structure or administrator lording over the minions in a central bank fashion. [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

new year resolutions

How fast did 2013 fly by?! I can’t say it was the best year for me financially, personally or physically, so I’m looking forward to 2014 coming around. I’m going to make a plan and work the plan well. My new year’s resolutions this year will not be something I think about at the start of the year and forget about by February! They’ll remain on my work desk and be reviewed daily or weekly, depending on the goal. [Read more...]