SELL WHOLESALE

Selling wholesale is the act of selling your  hand made, designed or manufactured purchased items to a retailer.  

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THE BASICS

Learn the basics of becoming a wholesaler in the clothing industry

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FINANCES

Selling wholesale takes a substantial investment.  Get funding ideas

DIRECTORY SITES

Find manufacturers for your design needs and budget

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BUSINESS APPS

The best apps for advertising your business for free

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PROS & CONS

Learn the pros and cons of buying your inventory from a manufacturer

YOUR BRAND

Get creative tools and resources for defining your business brand

 

PROS & CONS OF BUYING FROM A MANUFACTURER

If you're goal is to become a bulk wholesaler, you'll more than likely have to work with a manufacturer to create the product for you. 

 

Finding the right manufacturer takes a lot research and probable travel, depending on where you choose to do your business.  Here are the pros and cons of working with a manufacturer.

PROS

  • You can produce unique clothing items

  • You can establish your own brand

  • You can generally sell items at higher prices

  • You have greater control over branding and marketing

CONS

  • You have to make a significant investment up front

  • You have to buy bulk items that might not sell

  • You have greater legal obligations

  • You expose yourself to more risk

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FREE TOOLS

Get free and inexpensive resources for your business

LABEL BASICS

Learn the basics of starting your own clothing label

 

MANUFACTURER DIRECTORY SITES

 

This list is a cumulative list and more manufacturers will continue to be added.  Only secure sites have been included on this list.

APPAREL SEARCH

Manufacturer Directory

Not just a directory, Apparel Search offers access to manufacturers along with information about trends and best practices.  If you're just getting started in the fashion industry, Apparel Search is a good place to start.

SUUCHI

Manufacturer & Supply Chain

Along with offering valuable information and manufacturing services, Suuchi also offers a platform for selling your clothing as a wholesaler.

SEWPORT

Manufacturer

Along with being one of the top manufacturers, Sewport offers sewing products that will help you on your wholesale journey.

A BETTER LEMONADE STAND

Mini Manufacturer Directory

A mini directory of clothing manufacturers.  Go to A Better Lemonade Stand >

GO SOURCING 365

Global Directory

Global B2B Networking & Sourcing Platform featuring worldwide Apparel Manufacturers.  Go to Go Sourcing 365

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