Are you selling wholesale and looking to get your products in more stores and boutiques? Whether you’re selling wholesale clothing, jewelry, baby products, accessories, bath & beauty products, home decor, or foods, read on to find out how to let buyers find you.
Where do retail buyers and store owners look for products?
If you’re looking to grow your wholesale business, you know how time consuming it can be to search for boutiques, find their contact info, reach out to them, attend trade shows, follow up & grow your wholesale accounts.
Today, I wanted to share a different strategy with you – let the buyers find YOU. How? By partnering with other companies who work directly with buyers and store owners to help them find products.
Here are 9 sites where you can connect with buyers if you are selling wholesale
When I had my t-shirt and soap businesses, I used some of these sites below to get my products into quite a few retail stores.
IndieMe (formerly WholesaleCrafts.com) is a great way to connect with buyers if you have handmade, jewelry, gifts, artisan, home decor and similar types of products. They also have a yearly trade show, as well as a catalog that they send to buyers throughout the year.
Buyer’s Best Friend is mostly for gourmet, natural and artisan food manufacturers, but they also have apparel, jewelry, housewares, pet products and bath & beauty products. They work with thousands of buyers nationwide and have almost 3,000 brands that they represent.
LA Showroom is a “virtual showroom” for fashion-forward brands. They connect fashion designers (including kids fashion and accessories designers) with buyers. Their online showroom is visited by thousands of buyers looking for new and exciting brands.
Souvnear is great for Indian handicrafts, including gifts, jewelry, home decor, fashion, toys/games and pet products. They are based in India and have more than 10,000 curated products and their goal is to create a better quality of life for the 9 million artisans in India.
If you sell on Etsy and offer wholesale pricing, this is a great way to go! They currently work with more than 25,000 retailers and you have to apply and be accepted in order to sell through their platform.
For a monthly fee, Wholesale in a Box matches you with retailers that are looking for all types of products. Their platform is great for makers, designers and artists and it’s perfect if you are tired of going to trade shows or are struggling to introduce yourself to new stores.
RangeMe allows you to put your products in front of thousands of retailers, including Target, Whole Foods, Petco, Sprouts and more. Retailers can place orders for your products directly through their platform.
Wholesale Matchmaker is part wholesale “dating service,” part customer relationship manager and part retail coach! Each month you get to introduce your brand to a new round of stores and you can even send personalized emails to retailers through their platform.
ArtSetters brings the entire wholesale process online. Their solution allows you to be discovered on a global scale, without needing to attend trade shows. You can create shareable showroom collections, connect with industry leaders and manage orders seamlessly.
If you decide to become a member of these sites, makes sure to check with a few vendors who are already on the site and ask them what type of results they’re getting from being listed. Remember, you always want to check references, no matter who you work with. Selling wholesale has never been easier!
Do you know of any other wholesale selling platforms that should be on this list? If so, please leave a comment below.