What will you learn in this guide?
5 most commons methods of product sourcing
How to find the best suppliers for dropshippers
How to source products for a white label or private label business
How to negotiate the best deals from suppliers
How to turn a craft skill into a profitable business model
How to find a steady-flow of second-hand products
In many ways, product sourcing — or product procurement — is the art of ecommerce. It’s where skill and talent come together for online (and offline) retail; a large part of why one company may succeed and another can fail even though they sell the same products at the same price. When done right, it makes customers wonder “how can they sell this for so low and still make a profit?”
But like any other skill, you’ll perform better with proper training and instruction. In this series, we cover the best and most practical advice on product sourcing for the 8 most common business models.
What’s the difference between white label and private label products? What’s the best product sourcing strategies for each? We explain everything here.
Artisans don’t worry about product sourcing as much as acquiring materials to make handmade products. Here are the best strategies for cutting costs on raw materials.
Product sourcing for subscription boxes follows its own set of rules — you decide what your customers receive, not them. Here’s how to find the best items.
Why can’t thrift stores be online, too? If you want to sell second-hand goods, read this guide on the best product sourcing strategies.