Starting an online boutique business is an amazing work from home opportunity. I’ll always remember hearing my first “cha-ching” from the Shopify app that notified me of my first sale. I’ve been hooked on making money online ever since!
Opening an online boutique has never been simpler than it is now. You don’t even have to spend thousands of dollars traveling to multiple tradeshows and wholesale markets anymore, you can just purchase from the comfort of your living room.
But buying wholesale clothing and accessories online is not as easy as just doing a Google search. You need to find trustworthy wholesale vendors who you’ll build a relationship with as you continue growing your business.
Major mistake when buying wholesale clothing online
There are a ton of cheap clothing sites out there that market themselves as wholesalers to aspiring online boutique owners — who then eagerly hand over money only to be met with a box of low quality clothing that they couldn’t even give away for free.
This also seems to be the perfect time to tell you to never purchase clothes for resale from AliExpress, especially not to resell to the average American consumer!
How to buy wholesale clothing online
In order to begin purchasing from legitimate U.S based wholesalers you’ll need to have a business entity, EIN and your reseller permit. Then to begin buying wholesale from your couch you can simply sign up to a slew of online wholesale marketplaces.
You and everyone else who wants to start an online boutique will shop there too in order to save money.
So you’ll be trying to sell the same items as your competition… YIKES! And when given a choice, if a customer can find the same thing somewhere else, they will always buy the cheaper version.
BUT the last thing you want to do is compete on price!
Most longtime online boutique owners don’t frequent those wholesale sites because you also want to attract customers by selling clothing and accessories that are stylish and not as readily available at every other online boutique.
The best way to access wholesale clothing vendors online
But you’re in luck!
As a former buyer for a major US department store I’ve created wholesale vendor lists straight from the trade show floor. I attend trade shows and wholesale markets and share the best vendors with YOU.
That means you can get access to the top US based wholesale suppliers from the comfort of your couch. And the best thing is that my wholesaler lists are updated every trade show season!
So you get to save hundreds on airfare, hotel and food costs yet still get access to coveted wholesale brands year after year for just one low price!
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