Are you a shoe buyer, or are you a shoe seller? Whichever you are, you need to know the difference between buying shoes from a supplier and selling shoes on to your customers. In this article we will look at how the two differ, as well as how you can be both a supplier and a seller. This information should help you make better-informed decisions about what shoes to sell, and whether to keep your business going.
So, what do shoes suppliers operate? Well, in general they are small business people who market and sell shoes to the public. They don’t own their own warehouses or employ their own sales people. However, they often have contracts with large shoe companies, allowing them to sell the full range of shoes under their brand name.
What types of shoes are they able to sell? Well, any shoes that you can think of, including discount designer shoes, sandals, bridal shoes and casual shoes – they can probably sell them. They are also able to sell any style of footwear, even though many suppliers are restricted to the sale of women’s, men’s and children’s shoes. Some suppliers also deal in children’s designer shoes. Also any non-permanent shoes that you can think of, such as dance shoes, sports shoes or work shoes – they may also be able to sell to you.
Can you buy shoes wholesale? Yes, you can buy wholesale shoes from suppliers. But you have to be careful when buying from them. Suppliers of shoes can sometimes pass on poor quality shoes, or worse still, fake shoes. You will also have to contend with very high costs – for example, if a supplier has bought in bulk, then their cost of goods will be higher, meaning that they have to pass on some of this cost to you, meaning that you end up paying more for the shoes that you buy from them.
Are there any other things that I should consider before buying wholesale shoes? The first thing that I would do is to check whether your supplier offers any other services besides selling shoes. For example, if you are buying shoes, but want to add some accessories to them – for example, if you are buying work shoes, then it might be worthwhile to check whether your supplier offers polo or t-shirts – if so, you may be able to save some money. Also check that they do not charge extra for any of the above – the last thing that you want to do is to buy shoes, only to find that your supplier charges you more for things such as fittings.
Where should I look for wholesale shoes? You can either buy shoes direct from the manufacturer – this is the cheapest option, but you will not know the quality of the product. If you buy from a wholesaler, however, you will know exactly what you are buying – and will also know when you have bought enough of the product to make your next pair. There are also many websites and retail stores that offer a wide range of wholesale shoes.