by Amy Finley
Wholesale Bead Buying: Smart Practices
If you’re looking into buying beads from a wholesale bead supply company, chances are you’re already aware of the significant savings in purchasing beads wholesale rather than retail. Whether you’re a business or shop owner or personal buyer, there are several smart practices to remember when dealing with a wholesale bead and jewelry supplier.
Always check the wholesale bead company’s selling practices first – some places only sell to businesses with a resale license or federal tax id and some wholesale bead companies sell to both individuals and businesses. Some companies may require a fee in order to do wholesale business with them, so you also want to be aware of that possibility.
Always understand the buying and return policies when dealing with your wholesale bead supplier. Wholesale bead supply companies vary in their requirements in regards to minimum purchase and minimum quantity requirements, so read carefully.
Sales and Savings
While you are already saving a significant amount of money buying from a wholesale bead company, there are several things you can do to save even more money. One way is to sign up for e-mails, newsletters, flyers, or periodic updates from several different wholesale bead suppliers so you can keep up with the sales.
Shopping around is especially easy now due to Internet marketing, so there’s no reason not to get the best deal on Millefiori glass, Swarovski crystal, gold foil, stone, shell… whatever beads you’re looking for.
Another way to save money in wholesale bead buying is to check the closeout, discount, specials, or overstock section on a wholesale bead company’s website – you may be able to find great deals at even more savings.
Extra quantity discounts may even be given over the wholesale bead pricing for especially large orders – you may want to go in with another person or retailer to get an even larger quantity and cash in on more savings. You may also want to consider buying assortments at lower prices as well.
Wholesale Bead Buying: Tricks With Trends
You don’t have to buy just the latest trends to get the most from your wholesale bead purchases. The trick with a trend is that something, somewhere, caught someone’s eye, and it spread. So while it’s smart to be aware of current trends and the factors of supply and demand, you might want to go after something that’s not as popular in your wholesale bead purchases – it might just be the spark for a future trend fire.
Wholesale bead and gem shows are also a great way to cash in on the trends for business owners – check online for wholesale bead shows coming to your area. You can find great hints, tips and ideas, as well as special price savings by attending one of these shows.
From spring shells and savvy stones, neutral naturals and perennial pearls, by reading the fine print, taking advantage of sales opportunities, and testing out new trends, wholesale bead buying is sure to reap benefits for you.
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