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Helpful Hints for Small Business Owners this Fall

Owning a small business can be a fun and exciting challenge, full of promise and adventure. Whether it’s a part-time gig or an up and coming franchise hopeful, a successful owner never stops learning about ways to improve business. There are several helpful pointers that could benefit business owners for fall and the upcoming holidays.

It’s no surprise that fall is arts and crafts season. All around are signs of the season, from scented candles to decorated pumpkins. With Halloween coming up, it could be an opportune time to step out of that comfort zone. There are many businesses that thrive just by placing decorated pumpkins or a scary ghost in the window. These are just some ways of attracting the customer’s attention.

Obviously, the goal of any business owner is to maximize profit and minimize overhead cost. One way to save on supplies is to buy them wholesale! Often times the only difference between retail and wholesale is the price. Thrift stores can be an excellent resource for buying desks, chairs, staplers, books, and signs that are of comparable quality to many retail stores. Also, one could find many free items and bargains in the Classifieds section of their local newspaper. A business owner might also save money by doing his or her own signs, or by hiring a local up and coming artist to do it cheap.

There is a lot of talk these days about how websites are ingenious marketing tools. However, nothing compares to one-on-one interaction with customers. Set aside a few days in October, put up that tent, and talk to people. There are many events and festivals in the fall that cater to this type of promotion. This would also be a great opportunity to hand out business cards. Another idea is to pass out flyers door to door. One would always want to first check with the local city hall or other authority to make sure this would not violate any laws, of course.

These small suggestions are aimed to help the business owner approach their business from another perspective. Marketing, saving money, and customer service are all factors that contribute to the success of a small business. With a little creativity and proper resources, a small business can soar to new heights.

October 25, 2010   No Comments

Wholesale Flat Wallets – Wholesale Flat Wallet

Who would ever think that a wallet would become a fashion item? Bu this craze for wholesale flat wallets is one of the hottest fads we’ve ever seen. After using a flat wallet, you’ll understand why. It pairs fashion with usability and durability. The multifunction interiors accomodate your checkbook, change, ids, credit cards, and your kitchen sink…. Well, maybe not your kitchen sink, but you get the point. DollarDays believes in fashion at a great price.

October 24, 2010   No Comments

Wholesale Toe Rings – Silver Toe Rings

One of the advantages of a company that believes in fashion is that you can find cool things that girls can easily relate to. These wholesale toe rings can be resold just about anywhere, from salons, to flea markets, to upscale clothing stores. Because they are so inexpensive, reselling this fashion jewelry can make you a lot of dough. Wear these and our special DollarDays flip flops, and you will definitely be the talk of the town.

October 22, 2010   1 Comment

Week in Review (October 22)

New Confirmed Dates for Fashion Week OFFPRICE Shows Announced – October 18, 2010


The OFFPRICE Show featured during Fashion Week in Las Vegas is to be held February 11-14, 2010 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. This is a change from the original dates. The OFFPRICE show is a unique opportunity for wholesale sellers as apparel, shoes, and other accessories can be found for 20% to 70% below wholesale cost. With over 450 vendors to be in attendance, this is a show you may not be able to afford to miss.

10 Tips For EBay Auction Optimization – October 19, 2010


As usual, eBay sellers can expect a higher level of competition during the holiday season than throughout the rest of the year. WholesaleMatch offers ten tips on ensuring your auction listings rise to the occassion. A few of these suggestions include: offer combined shipping, schedule auctions to end in one or two days as opposed to a week, use simple and accurate keywords to ensure buyers can locate your items, start auction prices low, and create descriptive and readable auction listings.

10 Tips For EBay Auction Optimization – October 19, 2010


As has become a trend, electronics are sure to be popular this holiday season. If you are interested in tapping into this market, the following items are predicted to be top sellers for 2010: E-Readers, the iPad being the most popular; Tablets and Notebooks, again with the iPad being at the top of the list; Gaming, Microsoft’s Kinect XBox 360 should be a hot seller; 3D, this includes televisions, video games, and cameras; and Digital Cameras.

5 Products To Reconsider Before Adding As a Niche – October 21, 2010


In order to have a successful online business, it is helpful to have a product niche. When deciding what your niche might be, you may want to consider avoiding five product categories. Car parts, while popular, can be costly in regards to shipping due to their size and weight. Books and textbooks drop quickly in value as new editions are released. Swimsuits are one of the most commonly returned items due to sizing difficulties. Electronics can be challenging as many brand-name items are not available to resellers. Restricted products may only be available to licenced sellers and have few suppliers.

Updates to eBay Feedback Policies May Impact Your Dropship Business – October 21, 2010


EBay has recently updated its feedback policy. Sellers will automatically receive a five-star DSR rating when they offer and provide fast and free shipping. While this may indeed help sellers to receive five-star ratings, it can be a hinderance as shipping costs must be factored into the price of an item in order to ensure the apporpriate profit margin. Therefore, sellers who offer free shipping may have their items listed at a higher cost than the competition and will pay higher Final Value Fees as items will be set at higher prices than if charging for shipping.

October 22, 2010   No Comments

Black Friday for the Frugal Savant

“Seasons change … ” and so do our habits over time as we deal with different economic and resource realities. During the summer, a glass of water is valuable. During the winter, a warm coat is more expensive. During tough economic times, people need to develop more frugal living habits to make sure that their money goes further.

Many businesses achieve significant savings due to the “economies of scale,” whereby they can receive a “lower per unit cost per item” when buying supplies. Three of the primary limitations to this “bulk purchasing” include 1) need for more money, 2) need for more space, and 3) inability to buy “perishable” foods. Once these limitations are addressed, it only makes sense to “Purchase large quantities at a lower unit price.”

When one person thinks about “bulk purchasing,” he may doubt its effectiveness. He doesn’t have enough money, space, or appetite to make it work. But what if he gets his friends and family involved? Many families go through colossal amounts of food and bathroom supplies. In fact, by its very definition, a “family” is already “pooling” resources for “bulk purchasing.”

It only makes sense for a community to cooperate when purchasing common non-perishable items, like soap and toilet paper. They can solve all three limitations of bulk purchasing by “working together. They can “pool” their money to pay for the items. They can assemble storage shelves for storing flour, rice, or canned food. They can divide any perishable food amongst themselves evenly for consumption or place it in a common freezer.

Businesses understand that many people are more frugal now, so these companies offer stores that appeal to discount, budget, or bulk purchasing. “Dollar stores” are popping up all over the United States that provide many of the most basic commodities for every day life. Discount buying clubs offer great deals for a community that buys large crates of products.

When communities “divide the costs and divide the benefits,” everyone succeeds. The community members become closer and more efficient. Less is wasted. The entire community can receive a “lower per unit cost per item” by shopping at large discount stores.

When a community is involved in “bulk purchasing,” it is merely following the pattern of co-operatives, which pool their resources for a better price. Individuals or even families might not need large cases of toliet paper; yet, a group of friends or community can divide up the products accordingly. “Bulk purchasing” achieves the goal of “frugal living” while making sure that the large amount of product is not wasted.

“Bulk purchasing” is a great way to get wholesale or warehouse prices on every day items. Your friends, family, and community will grow closer while saving money. Everyone benefits by your frugal living.

October 21, 2010   No Comments

Wholesale Baby Bottles

We sell hundreds of thousands of wholesale baby bottles to stores and non-profits because of our quality and inexpensive price. You can purchase bulk baby bottles at our minimum order which is just one case, and there is no crying over these prices. Call us to buy the cheap baby bottles you need, we promise you won’t be cranky talking to our friendly sales representatives. Let DollarDays help you sleep like a baby every night knowing you’ve got the best prices on the best baby bottles wholesale.

October 20, 2010   No Comments

Wholesale Backpacks – Cheap Wholesale School Backpacks

DollarDays’ wholesale backpacks can be used to go back to school or even travel the world. We have sold over one million backpacks because our products are below wholesale prices, and our quality sends the competition packing. Whether your a store trying to increase your margins, or a charity using these backpacks to help underpriveleged kids, DollarDays can make it easier by helping you find the right backpack at the right price.

October 18, 2010   No Comments

Liquidating Slow Moving Stock

Most small business owners understand that inventory is an asset, but few understand what role the daily cost of money plays in reducing the value of that asset over time. Small business owners need inventory to sell in order to meet customer demands, improve customer loyalty and capture sales. While it’s understood that inventory is an important part of business success, a number of small business owners often become too attached to their inventory. What does this mean? Simply put, a number of small business owners are reluctant to do what it takes to liquidate slow moving product. They retain original values to the inventory regardless of how long it’s held and rarely take the time to understand how the cost of money reduces the value of that inventory over time. Instead, they see the value of the inventory as constant and are therefore unable to reconcile selling the inventory for lower than its original cost. What they lack is an understanding of how the cost of money reduces that value. So, what is the cost of money and how does it reduce the value of inventory?

The Cost of Money Plays an Important Role in Inventory Value

Most businesses finance their inventory with loans or credit lines. Like any loan, business loans have a yearly interest rate that borrowers must pay for being able to draw upon cash reserves. When it comes to understanding the daily cost of money, it amounts to taking this yearly interest rate and dividing it by the 365 days in year. Doing this will provide businesses with their daily interest rate. Since inventory is financed through this daily interest rate, every day inventory is held and not sold is a direct cost of inventory. Hold onto inventory for too long and the costs simply add up. When looking at your inventory, ask yourself the following questions.

  • What is my yearly interest rate on business loans and credit lines?
  • What is my daily interest rate and cost of money?
  • How much of my inventory is slow moving?
  • What is the daily cost of not selling that slow moving inventory?

When looking at your inventory, understand that its value changes over time. It can never retain its original value. When thinking about slow moving inventory, think about how retailers immediately liquidate their inventory at the end of a given season. If they don’t, they’ll retain that inventory for too long and its value will eventually erode to an even bigger loss.

October 18, 2010   No Comments

Wholesale Products

These 18 wheelers are carrying all kinds of wholesale products. DollarDays has always given you wholesale, truckload prices. But instead of paying for the whole truck, you pay by the case – saving you money while increasing your selection with over 100,000 wholesale products. So don’t get run over with large minimums and limited selection. Let DollarDays be your one-stop wholesale retailer.

October 16, 2010   No Comments

Week in Review (October 15)

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 ImprovementUpdate – 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