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Why Liquidators are the Best Source for Buying Wholesale for Your Business

Let’s face it – finding a decent wholesale supplier in this day and age can be a bit of a minefield. If you run your own business, you’ll no doubt have noticed that wholesale prices have risen alarmingly recently, and are now almost on a par with retail prices.

Businesses rely on sourcing stock at a low enough wholesale price so that they can sell on to customers at a reasonable retail price while still making a healthy profit. If the wholesale price is basically the same as the retail price, the retailer has no other option but to raise prices to the point that they may become unattractive to customers. Unattractive prices lead to rapid customer die-off, and eventually, a business will cease to be profitable.

And it’s not just traditional wholesale sources that are failing retailers. Online wholesale suppliers that appear to offer businesses a good deal often turn out to be nothing more than scammers looking to make a quick buck off the backs of honest businesses. For example, companies claiming to be top-tier liquidators often turn out to be nothing of a kind. Instead, they source pallets of goods from actual top-tier liquidators, cherry-pick the best stuff and then lie on their manifests, giving off the impression that the liquidated stock they have to offer is graded ‘A’ merchandise when in reality it’s grade ‘D’ at best.

So, what do you do if you want a reliable source of top quality merchandise that is priced well below retail value so your business can actually make a healthy profit from its stock purchases? Well, as many retail businesses are discovering, the answer is to source the goods they need from a reputable, Better Business Bureau-accredited, top-tier liquidator.

What is Liquidated Stock?

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Unlike traditional wholesale suppliers and small-time online liquidators, a top-tier liquidator offers retailers and resellers the opportunity to buy pallets of excellent quality merchandise at a price that will leave plenty of room to make a profit.

So, how is a top-tier liquidation business such as Direct Liquidation different from these other types of suppliers? Well, it’s quite simple. A top-tier liquidator works in partnership with some of the nation’s biggest retail companies such as Best Buy, Walmart, Target and Home Depot, offering them a one-stop-shop, online platform where they can sell their unwanted customer returns, overstock and closeouts to businesses at a vastly reduced price.

But why do they choose to do this? Well, it’s very simple. Every year, a company such as Walmart receives hundreds of thousands of customer returns through its stores and its website. Unable to simply put these returns back on their shelves, they’re left with the problem of them taking valuable shelf space in their warehouses. Similarly, products traditionally see a die-off in popularity, especially when it comes to consumer electronics. As the big retailers wish to stock their stores with only the most up-to-date electronics to keep ahead of their competition, the merchandise they have over-ordered similarly has to go somewhere. These over-ordered items are known as ‘overstock’.

Finally, there are closeouts. This type of cheap wholesale merchandise is usually seasonal product that a retailer needs to sell on to free up warehouse and store shelf space once the season has passed. The term also refers to merchandise that needs to be sold off as a store is closing, and also to certain types of customer returns.

The Benefits Of Sourcing Stock From Liquidators

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So, what does a retailer do with all this surplus merchandise? Well, one way a retailer disposes of the huge quantity of goods it no longer wants on its warehouse shelves is by selling it in bulk through a liquidator’s online liquidation marketplace.

Because a company such as Walmart wishes to dispose of its customer return pallets, closeouts and overstock as quickly as possible, it is prepared to take the hit on the cost to free up the valuable space it needs for new product. And that’s where a liquidator’s platform can benefit your business.

Whatever you sell – be it electronics, fashion, home and office supplies, cookware, toys and games or even automobile tools, parts and accessories – you’ll find a huge range of all types of merchandise available to buy via live auction or for a fixed / negotiated price from a top-tier liquidator such as Direct Liquidation.

The merchandise you’ll find on a liquidator’s site varies in condition from ‘as new’, ‘reconditioned’, ‘slightly damaged’, ‘visibly damaged’ and ‘tested-not-working’, meaning each pallet or truckload of merchandise you purchase from a liquidator will contain a great mix of goods that not only can be sold to customers at various price points but also can be used for spares and repairs to bring products – especially automotive, electronics and home improvement tools and accessories – back up to spec.

And because the merchandise a liquidator has available on its online sales platform comes from some of the country’s largest retail companies, you’ll find some of the most profitable wholesale items around available to buy at a vastly reduced price from manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and Sony.

The Best Type Of Wholesale Suppliers

With distribution centers located throughout North America, new lines of top-quality stock arriving on their website daily, a dedication to customer service that’s second-to-none and a commitment to offering its business customers the lowest prices around, a top-tier liquidator such as Direct Liquidation really is the best type of wholesale supplier to use if you want to beat the twin threats of growing competition and rising wholesale prices.

In this day and age, businesses need all the help they can get if they are to stay afloat in the today’s challenging retail environment. Thanks to the unique relationships top-tier liquidators enjoy with some of the nation’s top retailers such as Walmart liquidations, they can give your business that advantage by offering you excellent quality merchandise from some of the world’s most trusted manufacturers at a cost you’ll struggle to find anywhere else.

As a business owner, you’ll know how vitally important it is to source quality stock at the lowest price so you can maximize your profit margins. Luckily, a top-tier liquidator is there to help you achieve just that, so why not check out an online liquidation marketplace today and see what savings you can make on an amazing range of merchandise? We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Direct Liquidation is a goTRG company.

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Jordan Hall

Jordan currently works as a sales representative for Direct Liquidation, assisting businesses with product sourcing of liquidated merchandise from the largest retailers in the world. Whether you are looking for a pallet or a truckload Jordan is here to help you grow your business.

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