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Top 10 most hilarious things you can buy wholesale

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Jun 8, 2010 3:53:32 AM

To promote our new monthly give away, we wanted to kick things off by listing our top 10 things to buy wholesale!

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Topics: Wholesale List

Keeping things Fresh

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Jun 7, 2010 7:44:06 AM

For owners of brick and mortar stores, keeping things from seeming stale can be difficult. One creative way of making the store appear new and fresh is by rotating stock often - bring those goods that may be on back shelves to the front. For instance, if you are in the clothing business, changing up the displays will create a new look and feel to the business. The same concept applies with regard to your Internet store front. Keep changing things up, switching around the product and constantly striving to have a fresh look – your customers will appreciate it and may even notice something that they missed the last time they shopped.

How do you know which products were rotated and when? It can be a daunting task to constantly be moving inventory and shifting products since most small businesses do not have the staff or resources to make things happen. There is a fairly simple recipe for the success of moving product if you have a brick and mortar store: color code everything (For those on the internet, Google trends may help you figure out what products should occupy that enviable spot on your homepage during certain times of year).

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Topics: Small Business Advice

Wholesaler Week in Review (May 31-June 4)

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Jun 4, 2010 2:07:06 AM

Wholesale Clothing News – News to Use about Wholesale Clothing
Maintaining relationships with your wholesale sources is a crucial part of a reseller’s business. Staying updated on the sales trends for wholesale fashion items will put your business ahead of the competition. Communicate often with your suppliers and meet in person as often as possible. Meeting suppliers and wholesalers at trade shows is one way to stay in front of the people who make your business possible. Not only will you be able to identify the current marketing trends, you will make contacts with industry experts who will be able to share with you any tips that they are willing to offer

Reaping the Benefits of eBay - Jun 1, 2010
eBay has become a great source for wholesale products. Study the portfolio of the dealers to ensure that you will get the quality of merchandise that you require. Generally, the larger the collection, the higher quality a wholesale store will be. It is a good idea to buy in volume to get the best prices. Keep a close eye on the industry trends to ensure that you will be able to make acceptable profits from the merchandise.

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Back To Basics At Home

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Jun 3, 2010 8:00:56 AM

We are all looking for new places to save money. After cutting back on the extras, we start looking at the money we spend on the necessities. One area we can not escape spending money on is our home. Taking care of our home may not be an option, but how much it costs can be. A few simple steps and a few key ingredients can help you to clean and maintain your house and save you money!

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Topics: Frugal Living Tip

5 Fun Crafts With Shaped Rubber Bands

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Jun 2, 2010 1:21:03 AM

Wholesale silly bandz come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making them perfect for creating fun arts and craft projects. Fun-shaped rubber bands come in many forms including cars, animals, dinosaurs, fish, and much more. What's more is that they come in a wide variety of colors. Wholesale silly bandz are a perfect medium for creative craft projects. Here are five quick and fun craft projects that you and your kids can make at home out of fun shaped rubber bands.

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Small Business Website on a Shoe String Budget

Posted by Joshua Unseth on May 31, 2010 7:43:37 AM

More people every day are turning to the web for shopping. Sooner or later every small business entrepreneur will hear the question: "Do you have a website?" and a yes answer is becoming a real necessity. This situation has a variety of problems.

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Topics: Small Business Advice

Frugal Gardening Tips and Tricks

Posted by Joshua Unseth on May 27, 2010 12:54:22 AM

One of the latest trends that has come to the forefront in the past year is thriftiness. Saving a few bucks here and there adds up over the long haul. Many have taken to home gardening to shave their grocery bills down and that's a positive step in the right direction. There are a couple of things you can do to maximize the effectiveness of a home garden.

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Topics: Frugal Living Tip

Maintain Your Car and Save

Posted by Joshua Unseth on May 20, 2010 12:48:32 AM

Tackling your own auto maintenance may sound like a daunting prospect, but with a little research, some basic tools and determination, you can save a lot of cash. The average consumer has no idea how tremendous the markup is on easy-to-perform automotive services. By investing some time in learning basic car maintenance, you can gain both savings and the personal satisfaction of knowing that you did the job yourself. Three money-saving services that you can perform yourself are changing your oil, monitoring your tire pressure and detailing your car.

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Topics: Frugal Living Tip

10 Tips for Buying Business Cards Cost Effectively

Posted by Joshua Unseth on May 17, 2010 12:31:00 AM

  • Stick to simple business card designs – they usually cost less than premium designs.
  • Use a smaller format, plain rectangular card if you can. Often a card that is smaller will remain in a wallet for longer anyway, so are less likely to be discarded.
  • Consider using recycled card stock. It can have triple benefits! It can often save business owners money, help save the planet, and customers may get an improved perception of one’s business, as it shows care and attention to the environment. Some businesses have won new business or received sales leads, simply because they made an ecologically friendly choice.
  • Don’t buy into “bundled” solutions – these are often top-heavy, in both price and unwanted extras. If one has the type of business that does not led well to being openly promoted by the consumer (such as a sanitary product), those extra refrigerator door business card holders will likely end up in the trash can!
  • Order embossed print on plain cardstock. This is just as eye-catching as a gloss finish card, which is, in fact, harder to read. Embossed print against plain white or colored cardstock lends a classy look, and can save considerable printing costs.
  • Make sure that any information one intends to print on the card is going to stay valid for an extended period of time. Changing a cell phone number the month after cards have been printed is going to be either require a costly re-print, or the business owner will suffer the indignity of correcting them all by hand!
  • Choose a business card supplier carefully. High volume printers charge a lot for small runs. Match the printing batch size to a mid-range card supplier/printer.
  • Order in sensible batches. Having 1000 unused business cards in a desk drawer is the same as putting un-spendable dollar bills there. Figure out roughly what might be used in a six to twelve month period and order accordingly.
  • Shop around on the internet – as usual, a little time spent studying the market can pay dividends in real savings!
  • Check out promotional freebies at sites such as Vistaprint.com. They offer 250 free cards and a host of ready-made designs. Other, similar competitors can easily be found through Google by typing in the following search phrase, “cheap business cards”. The ad sponsors found at the top and the right of the search results page should provide numerous leads for low-priced business cards.

Where do you get your business cards? And if you've got a picture of what they look like, post a link.

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Topics: Small Business Advice

Budgeting

Posted by Joshua Unseth on May 13, 2010 12:46:04 AM

Many people feel like there is never enough money. After paying bills and necessary expenses, there is often times no money for education, savings or an emergency fund. A budget is a way of tracking what you spend, deciding what needs to be paid and figuring out where you can cut back. As soon as you begin your budget, you will soon be able to find out if your money is being spent on things you truly need or just on things that you want. There are many areas included within a budget that you can but back.

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Topics: Frugal Living Tip

Wholesale Everything for Everyone

DollarDays is compassionate

You may just think we are the premier online wholesaler, but we do so much more than delivering small business, non-profits and consumers the best possible margins on over 300,000 wholesale products.

We are proud of our commitment to:

  • Our 5% Giveback Program, where we donate 5% of your order to a non-profit you choose!
  • Each month, we donate $5,000 worth of merchandise to a cause that our fans nominate via Facebook.

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