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Best Web Sourcing

Mar 1, 2008
by Christopher Heine

When sourcing wholesale merchandise, where do emarketers find the best products and prices for items being made in the U.S.A, China and other manufacturing markets? What are the web destinations that the smart merchandisers visit?

Without a doubt, the best items and prices can be found at and offers more than 50 major product categories, including merchandise from a never ending parade of the top bulk product sellers in the wholesale market.

To make finding particular products even easier, offers Wholesale Power Search. As an example of how the feature works wonders, a recent iPod search produced 2,674 results for items such as clear cases, leather cases, earphones, kickstands and retractable car chargers. All buyers have to do is type in the specific product name or a general description into the search box near the top of the homepage and tap the "Find Product" button, and they are off and running. Additionally, members of the wholesale community have come to know the website's Advanced Search feature. Here is a tool that allows buyers to search by Category, Location, Supplier Type and Merchandise Type. has similar search features that make the site tremendously handy for its community of liquidations and closeouts buyers. But what really sets it apart is the exciting new email service called Daily Closeout Alert. Buyers who sign up for the email list will receive a detailed notice about all merchandise lots posted at the website in the prior 24 hours. The emails are neatly organized by product category, and each offering includes a brief description of the lot, the asking price, the seller's company name, and a direct link to complete details of merchandise and how to purchase.

Intrigued by the idea of subscribing to Daily Closeout Alerts? Well, it could not be easier, and it is free. Simply visit, enter your email address and click the "Subscribe" button. You will receive an email containing a link that you must click to confirm your subscription. Sellers never see your email address, and the subscriber list is not shared or sold to third parties.

Are you interested in starting your online sourcing at and Here are three basic but smart tips that you can use to get your online machine zooming up off the runway:

  1. Don't just stand pat until you find out of this world deals. Those product finds are few and far between. You will produce a better, more consistent living by selling a large amount of reasonably priced items, than waiting around for unusually high profit margins.
  2. If it will sell, buy it. Selling in a particular niche is intelligent, but you cannot dismiss items you know will turn a strong profit for your company website (or eBay auctions), even if they are not things you normally offer.
  3. Make a plan. Your time is too valuable to peruse aimlessly on the Internet, which is a forum that famously lets the clock get away from people all too easily. So write an outline that clearly shows what kinds of products you think will sell, before plugging keywords into the search boxes at and
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