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We are proud of our CEO, Marc Joseph, who is one of LinkedIn’s most influential members. He has one of the top 1% most viewed @LinkedIn profiles for 2012. With 1,429 connections, he is linked to 11,800,853 professionals! Congratulations, Marc Joseph!
February 8, 2013 1 Comment
For the month of February, we are extending our New Year new opportunity so anyone can own their own online business right away! At DollarDays, we believe in helping small businesses succeed, which is why we created this turnkey solution. CEO Marc Joseph’s recent Huffington Post article to get a little fuel for becoming an online distributor.
With our Distributor Program, you get a unique sub-domain on our site, with all the same products and content as DollarDays.com. We provide you the added benefit of customer retention and long term sales while offering a commission rate of up to 15%! Many of us have dreamed about owning our own business but the costs are just too much. DollarDays has created a distributor program where there is no investment in inventory. It gives you the chance to sell over 225,000 different products by the case at truckload prices to the businesses and organizations in your town or to your neighbors. It is a very simple program.
The setup fee ($99) is waived for the first year. The annual fee is equal to the price featured at the time of renewal. All DollarDays order policies apply. A monthly recurring fee of $9.95 (normally $15.95) will be charged for the following services:
- Full Service Sales Force
- Complete customer service including handling returns
- All customer order tracking and email notification
- Order processing and shipping
- Payment Processing (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, PayPal)
- Responsibility for collections on unpaid or delinquent orders
- Website hosting and daily maintenance of product database
- Manage and warehouse all inventory.
We handle it all, so you can spend your time promoting your website! Go ahead and compare programs. We guarantee you won’t find others that offer so much for so little.
Already have your own storefront (online or brick and mortar)? Use this opportunity to buy merchandise for your store and make commission on it.
In addition to all of the above, we offer significant help to you through our Distributorship Tool Kit, Q&A podcasts and a free downloadable copy of CEO Marc Joseph’s book ($22.95 value),The Secrets of Retailing…or How to Beat Wal Mart.
Take a closer look at our distributorship program. We’d love to have you on board.
February 7, 2013 No Comments
Wow. One thousand blankets. So many people need them to stay warm this winter. We are proud to be a part of helping those in need, and you should be too! We had 3,974 people nominate their favorite non-profits to receive the blankets. Thank you to all who participated.
Here are the winners! Did yours win? If the non-profit you nominated won, please let us know on Facebook!
|FIRST PLACE: WON 240 BLANKETS! Eden Garden Orphanage Leesburg VA|
|SECOND PLACE: WON144 BLANKETS! A Grateful Mind International Orlando FL|
|THIRD PLACE: WON 96 BLANKETS Making a Way Housing Atlanta GA|
The following non-profits each won 24 fleece blankets:
Detroit Hunger Alliance Hamtramck MI
|Homeless Helpers Rendon Texas|
|Truth for Women Center Bethlelhem PA|
|Domestic Violence Shelter and Services Wilmington DE|
|Putting Downs First Southington OH|
|Vision Hope St. Claire Shores MI|
|Lost Our Home Pet Foundation Phoenix AZ|
|Ohio Wildlife Center Columbus OH|
|Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center Minneapolis MN|
|The Women’s Collective Washington DC|
|Astra Zinaca Hope Lodge Boston MA|
|Heart N Hand Cass County MO|
|Longmont Meals on Wheel Longmont CO|
|Halifax County Cancer Association Halifax VA|
|Horry County Homeless Center Murrells Inlet SC|
|The Center for Women and Children in Crisis Orem UT|
|Monkey Do Project Indianapolis IN|
|Friendly House Davenport IA|
|Great Dane Rescue of Southeast Texas Houtson TX|
|Animal Refuge Center (ARC) N. Fort Myers FL|
|A Place to Sleep Fort Worth TX|
|Love Thy Neighbor Fund Fort Lauderdale FL|
|Three Square Las Vegas NV|
|Adopt a Cat Foundation Lake Park FL|
Thanks again for your participation and making a difference!
This month’s DollarDays’ Giveaway is $5,000 in merchandise for the home-town small business you nominate! Check out our Small Business Pay It Forward Giveaway here!
February 4, 2013 No Comments
We had over 1,000 non-profit organizations nominated to receive Free Socks. Our deepest thanks to each of you who took the time to help those in need.
Here are the winners we’ve been able to contact so far and will continue to update the list as contact is made:
1st place – 300 pairs of socks – Operation Nightwatch, Seattle, WA
2nd place – 180 pairs of socks – The Women’s Center, Waukesha, WI
3rd place – 120 pairs of socks – Soldier’s Angels, Pasedena, CA
4th place – 60 pairs of socks – HERO House, Bellevue, WA
4th place – 60 pairs of socks – Making A Way Housing, Atlanta, GA
4th place – 60 pairs of socks – Mercy House, Santa Ana, CA
4th place – 60 pairs of socks – Beth Dillinger Foundation, St. Petersburg, FL
4th place – 60 pairs of socks – The Providence House, Keithville, LA
4th place – 60 pairs of socks – Community Action Agency of Siouxland, Sioux City, IA
4th place – 60 pairs of socks – Father Joe’s Villages, San Diego, CA
We will update this post with the other winners as we contact them and they accept the prizes. Congratulations to all the non-profits that won and who will be keeping a lot of feet warm this winter. We also wish to thank the 1,100 people who nominated a non-profit. Together we can make a difference!
If you nominated any of the winners, please post it on our Facebook page! You are appreciated!!
We have similar contests every month to help non-profit organizations, schools and small businesses. Our goal for the monthly contests is to help those in need. It’s our pay it forward effort to help those who have supported us through the years.
January 23, 2013 No Comments
DollarDays board member, Eric Best, was quoted in Time Magazine today in an article about why sellers are switching to dynamic pricing. You can read the article here: Eric in Time Magazine.We are proud that our board members have expertise credibility, and that they are just one of our many strengths.
January 21, 2013 No Comments
With the uncertainty of the fiscal cliff, DollarDays, took a proactive approach and created an exciting business opportunity to help nervous Americans earn extra income in 2013 to offset the hardship of a potential tax increase.
DollarDays CEO Marc Joseph announced today, “In these tough economic times, DollarDays is moving forward with the opportunity for business-minded individuals to own their own online store for only $9.95 per month, with waived activation fees and inspired commission incentives. Through the DollarDays Distributorship Promotion, individuals can own their own store without having to spend money on expensive inventory or pay thousands for an online store build. DollarDays manages the inventory, provides an online store and many resources for success. For $9.95 a month, not only is it a brand new opportunity with great potential, it’s a tool to help Americans have peace of mind about putting money in the bank.”
For those who already own an online or brick and mortar store, there’s quite a strategic opportunity available within the Distributorship Program. Store owners can buy wholesale merchandise through their distributorship store to sell at their existing store, earning commission on their inventory! This is great news for eBay and Amazon sellers, too.
Really, anyone can own their own business and start earning money now—as a distributor or an affiliate, or both. As always, DollarDays’ commitment to small business is our number one goal.
January 9, 2013 No Comments
We had over 1,300 total nominates from all over the country. It was amazing to see our community come together and show their passion for local animal shelters. This dedicated group of people are doing great things and we are honored to help them. As Hurricane Sandy hit was saw a spike in the number of East coast nominations. Our thoughts are with the Humane Society and all the local shelters hit by this terrible storm.
Here are the winners of the Pet Supply Shopping Spree:
- 1st place – Noah’s Animal House – $2,000 in DollarDays merchandise
- 2nd place – Hillcrest Animal Hospital – $1,000 in DollarDays merchandise
- 3rd place – Pinal County Animal Shelter – $500 in DollarDays merchandise
- 4th place – Saginaw County Animal Shelter – $100 in DollarDays merchandise
We are still in the process of contacting the other 14 organizations who won $100 in merchandise. We will update this post as the other winners are contacted. Thank-you again for all the wonderful nominations!
Take a minute to day to nominate any non-profit to win our November Facebook contest.
We are also giving away 100 boxes for free toys to local toy drives! Nominate a toy drive to win!
November 7, 2012 No Comments
Building a business website is more than just throwing some content together, adding a few keywords and hoping that since you built it, the customers will come. You have to devise a way for people to find and stay on your site until they purchase your products or services. How can you make that happen?
The following tips are a great start.
Getting Off on the Right Foot
A good web hosting service should provide you with website builder’s tools, guarantee 99.9 percent uptime, offer excellent customer service, support email accounts through your domain and provide adequate protection from outside threats. A virtual private server is a good route to take if you want to control your own server, which allows your business to produce top-of-the-line customer service because you won’t have to rely on a web host company. Premiere virtual private server hosting has a capable and easy-to-use control panel that helps manage myriad resources across your shared network.
After you choose a web hosting service, it’s time to pick a proper domain name. The name should be either your business name or something describing what you do. It needs to be something customers can remember and spell easily. If a customer can’t find you, you lose sales. Finally, as you’re choosing, don’t make the name so close to another business’s name that your customers can confuse the two.
Design & Links
Have a clean, user-friendly site for visitors to browse through. Avoid flashy multimedia and opt for white space instead of “stuff.” An easy-to-use website that is appealing to the eye will keep visitors clicking through instead of clicking out. If your page only works on certain screen resolutions or browsers, you run the risk of losing visitors because a messy, unprofessional site drives customers away. Check your page’s browser compatibility with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari and their different versions.
Linking to your website helps search engine spiders find it. You should use social media links and trade links with other sites, which is called back linking. If you trade links with someone, make sure their site complements yours, but is not in direct competition with it. The other site can sell the same services and products, but you shouldn’t infringe on each other’s customer bases.
For example, if your site only targets people in Alabama and their state only targets people in Michigan, it’s a great idea for a partnership. If your site sells a widget, but the other person’s site sells an accessory to the widget but not the widget itself, that would also be a good link.
Make your site mobile-friendly. Many people search for things on the go. If a person is looking for a specific product and you carry it, your site should show up in their mobile search results. With a mobile-ready site, a prospective customer can easily navigate your site on a smart phone and get directions to your business.
Contact information is just about the most important information on the website. List your business name, address, phone number, email address and social media information somewhere on every page of the website. The footer is a great place for this information. Create a “Contact Us” page with all the necessary information.
As a final touch, post pictures and videos about services or products. If using YouTube, imbed the videos or link to them directly. According to the Small Business Advisor, YouTube is the second most searched website after Google. Use it to your advantage.
October 19, 2012 No Comments
Don’t believe those Scrooges who say that the holiday season has be financially stressful. Christmas and New Year’s Day are times that are meant to be thoroughly enjoyed now and fondly remembered later. Getting there while keeping your budget intact is easier than you may think. Here are a few ideas for frugally happy holidays.
Think like a child. Shop for the adults on your Christmas shopping list at toy stores as well as department stores. You would be surprised what bargains you can find that way. For example, if you go online to the Toys ‘ R Us Big Kids section, you will find nice sales on adult gift favorites such as 8GB MP3 players and 12MP digital cameras.
No matter rain, snow, or sleet, do not pay for gift boxes. If you don’t find free boxes anywhere else, then get them from the United States Postal Service. In fact, the U.S. Postal Service is running commercials everyday offering free boxes for its “if it fits, it ships” campaign.
Bring your work home with you. Play the Secret Santa game with adult family members just like you do with your co-workers on the job. Instead of buying adult aunts, uncles, siblings and cousins individual gifts, get together and draw names for Christmas presents. Set a reasonable price limit (perhaps $50), have everyone provide a short wish list, and then start shopping. This approach ensures that each person gets at least one really nice gift instead of many cheaper small ones that they will forget receiving by New Year’s Day.
Find the very best price for gifts — free. Check out online bargain sites such as Free Sample Freak to find offers for free samples, coupon codes, instant win games, and special deals that you can turn in to Christmas presents and stocking stuffers.
For New Year’s Eve, party like it’s last year. Are you going to a hot, can’t miss party and need something to wear? Instead of spending money or increasing credit card debt to buy a new outfit, look at the back of your closet for a rarely worn outfit that may be old to you but new to everybody else.
Start a new, inexpensive tradition for New Year’s Day. For instance, make it a day to volunteer. There are a number of charity organizations that would welcome your help for even one day. Or, celebrate the first day of the year by calling, visiting, emailing, or text messaging everyone that you know and saying you care.
These are just a few ideas to help you enjoy the holidays without overspending. Amid all of the focus on shopping for gifts and decorations, it is easy to forget the purpose of it all. Remember, the important part of giving a gift is not the gift itself, it is the fact that you show you care by giving one at all.
What ways have you found to give meaningful gifts at an affordable price? Share your ideas and opinions.
December 20, 2010 No Comments
5 Common Start-Up Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – October 11, 2010
WholesaleMatch provides new business owners five of the most common errors when starting an online business and offers solutions to ensure these errors do not occur. New owners should have a blueprint of the big picture and focus of the business and not become bogged down by the smaller, daily operating tasks. A reasonable budget must be set as most new owners tend to underestimate the start-up costs of an online business. Systems should be set into place on how to deal with orders, inquiries, and inventory to streamline the business and assist with the training of possible future employees. A rewards system should be set into place so that the new business owner is able to meet and celebrate realistic goals. And it is important to not become so focused on work that family and friends become secondary to the job as they should, in fact, be a support to the business owner.
Consumer Situation Shows Some Improvement – Update – October 12, 2010
The October 2010 Consumer Reports Index has found that the only retail categories to see even a small percentage of growth over the past month were personal electronics and small appliances. However, holiday sales are expected to increase 2.3%, which is a marked improvement from the past two years. The most optimistic consumers are those in the 18-34 year old age bracket while the most pessimistic consumers are those in the 35-64 and 65+ age brackets.
Get Your Dropship Business Ready for the Ho-Ho-Holidays – October 12, 2010
To take advantage of the holiday increase in consumer activity, small online retailers may want to heed the following suggestions. Offer one great deal that customers cannot resist for Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Designate a loss leader in order to entice buyers to the site and hopefully create more sales. Begin advertising with coupons, promotions, newsletters and the like. Be sure the website is easy to maneuver and running smoothly in anticipation of increased traffic. And begin to establish a holiday theme for the website, marketing platform and item descriptions appropriate to the holidays.
How To One Up Your Online Business Competition – October 13, 2010
WholesaleMatch offers four traits to give a small online business owner an edge over the competition. Using social networks like Twitter and Facebook to advertise and boost customer service is key, especially as consumers of all demographics are now engaged in social networking. Being properly indexed by search engines such as Google can help to be sure a business is listed in the top ten when consumers are searching appropriate keywords. Offering unbiased advice and tutorial videos on the website offers customers confidence in the product and the seller. Creating a strong online presence is imperative with an increase in small businesses expanding to offer online products and services.
October 15, 2010 No Comments