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The First Step to Successful Retailing

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In this article we are going to discuss one essential step to successful online trading.

Finding Branded Products Distributors

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Finding real wholesalers on your own is possible! The first instinct is to try sourcing through search engines, which is not an impossible task, however be aware that most real wholesalers do not appear and certainly do not advertise on search engines. Find out what works.

Developing a Solid Business Plan - Part I

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If you're starting a business, you're going to need a sound plan that outlines each aspect of your enterprise. First, you must consider who is going to create your plan. You have two basic options—you can hire an expert to write it or you can develop your own.

Developing a Solid Business Plan - Part II

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In Part I we addressed the writing of your retail business plan, including describing and delineating specific areas relating to the creation and implementation of your storefront business. In this article, we'll consider a basic outline for your document.

Choosing The Right Retail Premises - Part I

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Throughout the UK, there are many cities that have created specific plans devoted to encouraging new retail businesses. Norwich, Northamptonshire, Oxford and many other communities have focused their efforts on encouraging, developing and sustaining new retail establishments, business sectors and the infrastructure needed to promote investment and success.

Choosing The Right Retail Premises - Part II

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In Part I we focused on how to find desirable communities in which to locate your business. In Part II, we'll be looking at specifics as to how they relate to your actual storefront. Along with these considerations, you will want to develop a strong business plan in order to give your company the best chance for survival. A description of your desired storefront will be in that plan.

Get the Drop on Drop Shipping Scams

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If you are an Internet retailer, a storefront retailer who also has a website, a mail order retailer or a catalogue company, you may find the concept of drop shipping attractive. After all, drop shipping eliminates the need to buy inventory, store it, and ship it out yourself. Working with a good manufacturer, importer or wholesaler that will drop ship offers numerous benefits, including low overhead costs and higher profit margins than you might realize through regular affiliate programs.

Your Search for a Reliable Wholesaler Starts Here

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When people walk into your shop or website you want to be able to offer them an attractive, reliable product that provides sound value. Before you can do that, you must locate a wholesaler, also known as a supplier or distributor, who will deliver the goods where and when you need them. They must offer a quality product at a competitive price and adequate volume.

How To Decide On A Sourcing Strategy

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Retailers find product from a variety of sources. The sources that you use depend on the nature of your business and product, your capacity for inventory and so on.

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