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12/01/2012 - Product Showcase - Hot Shades
Predicting the next hot look in sunglasses sometimes requires paying attention to celebrities, as consumers are influenced by the styles Hollywood starlets and heartthrobs sport in fashion magazines. As online wholesalers seek out the next big trend in eyewear, there are a few KEY themes that are expected to carry over from 2012 to 2013.
11/01/2012 - Best Electronic Devices Fuel Sales
Berlin, Germany, ballooned with excitement at this year's annual Internationale Funkausstellung (Radio and Television Exhibition). Fingertips were the focus for technology and engineering executives as they gathered to kibitz about the latest touchscreens, smartphones and tablet accessories.
08/01/2012 - Impulse Gifts Grab Sales
It is easier than ever for retailers to stock up on gift and novelty merchandise in preparation for successful holiday sales. This is because online wholesalers not only stay on top of hot trends and have plenty of popular merchandise available, they also continue to invest in website functionality that enables buyers to quickly see what is new, peruse colorful catalogs, avail themselves of web specials, and place and track orders online.
07/01/2012 - The Right Renovations at Accessories Palace
Accessories Palace Inc. has offered many stellar fashion wholesale products for over a decade, enabling independent retailers to acquire stylish items and sell to customers hoping to reinvent their look.
07/01/2012 - Innovative Toys Create Sales
Toys are always big sellers for independent retailers, whether for stocking shelves for the holidays or for year-round gifting occasions like birthdays. Marketers tend to agree that the more innovative the product, the greater the sales.
11/01/2011 - Novelties & Souvenirs Forecast
Although the economy continues to be sluggish, innovative gift and novelty dealers are finding ways to engage shoppers and bring some fun to a marketplace that desperately needs a few smiles.
10/01/2011 - Wholesalers Find Profits By Expanding Sales
In this continually slow economy, shoppers are not flocking to department stores or high-end shops like they once did.
09/01/2011 - Great L&H Trading Is Making Business Bright
Great L&H Trading, a discount sunglass and fashion eyewear manufacturer and wholesaler, began its business in China, but quickly expanded to the United States.
08/01/2011 - DPJ Wholesale's Global Perspective
Before John Dohm founded DPJ Wholesale, he spent a lot of time visiting the far-flung corners of the world.
06/01/2011 - CoolJewels.com Delivers Top Of The Trend Fashion Just In Time
With the experience that comes from 35 years in business, Phillips International, Inc. is a master of the art of timing.
12/01/2010 - Hot Sauce Claws Out Competition
The gourmet hot sauce market is a competitive one, says Robert McDade, president of New Orleans based Natural Selections. Brands compete as much on the basis of how the product looks on the shelf as on the way the sauce tingles the tongue.
10/01/2010 - Jewelry & Watches Rebound
Time may indeed heal all wounds, as the old saying goes, if the recent performance of the jewelry and watches segment of the economy is any indicator.
08/01/2010 - New Site Sparks Eros Hosiery Success
A family wholesale business with a long tradition of success is embracing new technology with a completely redesigned website and back-end system.
01/01/2010 - SerTop Is On Top
Adam Topping, co-owner of Ser Top, knows three reasons why his customers appreciate ordering customized sweatbands, silicone wristbands and patches from his company.
11/01/2009 - Conserving for Profit
The environment and the economy go hand in hand.
10/01/2009 - Glittering Drinks
FLASHING PANDA offers a line of a dozen different sizes and styles of clear barware that light up in color.
08/01/2009 - Colorful Shains
SHAINSWARE introduces Shains, a collection of fashion accessories that are made of (and packaged in) recycled and recyclable scrap material.
07/01/2009 - Cure Breast Cancer
PINK WHOLESALE offers about 50 different products, all carrying a depiction of the pink ribbon that has come to signify the search for a cure for breast cancer.
05/01/2009 - The Cricket Toy
"Chirp! Chirp!" THE CRICKET TOY has developed a toy by the same name, which is designed to fill awkward moments with the sound of a cricket's chirping.
03/01/2009 - Bow Wow Bag
PRAIRIE MUTTS LLC introduces the Bow Wow Bag, which is a tote that attaches to a dog's leash and holds all the necessary dog walker equipment.
02/01/2009 - Asias Got the Goods
"Made in China" is a tag that most American consumers are familiar with. Asia has long been a great source of merchandise, ranging from toys to electronics to jewelry, apparel and accessories.
12/01/2008 - Cigar Cutter KEY CHAIN
EZ SPLITZ supplies two sizes of its EZ Splitz cigar cutters, which are cigar splitters that also have a KEY CHAIN.
11/01/2008 - CLS Offers Solutions
With more than 20 years of experience handling, processing and liquidating product for many of the world's largest retailers and manufacturers.
10/01/2008 - Fashion Accessories Galore
With the rise of eCommerce, there was much speculation that the segment of online clothing sales was doomed.
08/01/2008 - Sterling Forest Adds Stainless
Sterling Forest, a jewelry supplier in New York City, has long expanded beyond the sterling in its name.
07/01/2008 - Vendors Profit From Quigley MD
In setting up a kiosk or cart program, it pays to get advice from experts.
05/01/2008 - Disney Characters Answer Calls
FUN FRIENDS INC. has expanded its line of cell phone and hand held electronics accessories to include units carrying licensed Disney characters.
04/01/2008 - Turning 10 Cents into $10 in Two Minutes at Tatstore.Com
Kirk Knapp owned and operated a Grand Rapids, MI area investment banking and brokerage business for years, before selling it in 1999.
04/01/2008 - Mermaids From Luscious Lures
LUSCIOUS LURES introduces a line of seven different authentic fishing lures, each carrying the design of a different, named mermaid.
04/01/2008 - Dollar Stores Thrive In Tough Times
Discussions of whether, technically, the nation is or is not in recession, and how long and how deep it might be, are irrelevant, suggests Jeff Green.
01/01/2008 - Entrepreneur Earns Success
Scott Lumley is the epitome of an entrepreneurial spirit.
12/01/2007 - Price Perfect Gems
Morfra Designs manufactures a full selection of designer sterling silver jewelry for women, with some designs for men, totaling over 6,000 styles and new designs added daily.
11/01/2007 - Wuu Jau
The Line: Wuu Jau is a complete source for every kind of knife or sword, from low to high end. Alone it has a selection of several hundred pocket knives.
11/01/2007 - Night Lite Aroma Lamps
L&V Creations offers a brand new line of exclusive products.
11/01/2007 - Jewelry & Watch Bonanza
Inspired by celebrities, watches and jewelry are taking on more sparkle, suppliers report.
10/01/2007 - Strategies to Skyrocket Web Sales
In the last issue of Web Wholesaler, I explained how to overcome a high bounce rate of visitors arriving on your website, only to immediately leave without taking one step deeper into your site.
10/01/2007 - Celebrate Your Dog
Based on the intricate drawings of 70 different dog breeds, SJT Enterprises has enriched its product offerings with a slew of products devoted to man's best friend.
09/01/2007 - Dollar General Goes Private
The 8,260 unit Dollar General Corp., based in Goodletsville, TN, has been acquired by a private investment group led by affiliates of New York City's Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP.
08/01/2007 - Impulse Is KEY To Kiosk Sales
Merchandising from a kiosk or cart, more than from an inline mall store, relies on getting attention and stopping passersby in their tracks.
08/01/2007 - Fresh Toys & Novelties Push Retail Profits
The number of new toys and novelties that come to market each year is a tribute to the imagination of inventors, designers, and suppliers.
08/01/2007 - Apparel Heats Up Fall Sales
Few product categories match apparel when it comes to merchandising revenue from August through the rest of the year.
07/01/2007 - Small Retailers vs. Big Boxes
How do independent retailers compete with the, "big boxes?" Let us face it: It is hard to beat the economies of scale that the big boys enjoy in the retail market.
05/01/2007 - Ups Changes The Delivery Game
On the football field, nothing can save the day like a clutch interception, one that comes at a critical juncture of the game. Thanks to a new service called UPS Delivery Intercept_, UPS shippers now can make game saving interceptions of their own.
05/01/2007 - Union Bill Riles Retailers
As a bill that would significantly ease union member recruitment moves to the Senate, retail and business associations' opposition is growing.
05/01/2007 - LED Flashlights Galore
GREY EAGLE TRADER carries an exhaustive line of LED flashlights, in sizes ranging from a single bulb to as many as 95 bulbs.
03/01/2007 - Social Retailing
A new in-store shopping experience, called, "Social Retailing," is designed to target young consumers.
03/01/2007 - Heart Has Many Charms
CENTER COURT introduces a heart shaped locket, into which customers can insert a personalized mix of charms and mementos.
02/01/2007 - Solid Year For Online Toy Sales
A survey of online toy wholesalers and retailers reveals a good but not great year in 2006, and promising prospects for '07.