When it comes to shopping cart applications, Pinnacle Cart has long impressed its customers with its SEO-friendly features and what is touted as an incredibly simple-to-use template system. Pinnacle has also impressed those of us here at Doba who observe such things and, as a result of a recent integration, Pinnacle Cart has become a Doba Certified Integration Partner.
Retailers using Volusion’s award-winning platform to open, manage and grow an online business now have an easier way to export product information from Doba that’s configured to properly upload to a Volusion-powered store.
Learn how drop shipping compares to bulk wholesale buying and which approach is right for you.
Wholesale products, by definition, are products and merchandise that are purchased in bulk from a wholesaler by a retailer who will normally turn around and sell them to consumers. The basic idea is the more you buy at a time, the less you pay for each individual piece. This is exactly how retailers like Walmart can offer such low prices. Walmart buys more products from wholesalers than pretty much anybody on the planet, so they can demand a lower wholesale price than anybody else and, in turn, sell those products, accessories, and items to you and me for less while still making money.
The same principle works for online retail. If you are launching a fashion accessories website, the traditional way to get products and items of merchandise at a good price is by approaching a wholesaler, say a wholesale apparel supplier, and buying all of your wholesale merchandise in bulk. This is great, because now you can buy 40 faux-alligator purses (retail $150) for $80 each and turn around and sell them for $120 each and make $40 for every purse sold. Wholesaling is awesome, right? It absolutely can be, but first let's make sure we're seeing all the cons as well as the pros.
For those first-time online retailers who are new to Doba, brushing up on policies and terms and conditions might seem overwhelming at first glance. Some of these policies might even appear to be a bit unfair, until you explore them from someone else’s point of view.