In this Thrifting For Profit Podcast we discuss … Charlene Is Back – Let’s Talk Tradeshows.
Today Charlene Anderson of Purveyor Of All Things Creative is helping me answer questions on the air and in the chat room.
Charlene has just finished up a whirlwind in trips to trade shows and also thrifting in Salt Lake City.
First – I chat with Charlene about what I’ve been up to this last week:
* Sourcing Online – Distributors and Retail Arbitrage
*Back to listing on Ebay
Trade Shows With Charlene Anderson
Looking for products with no sales page on Amazon
Looking for things with sales history (they are listed on Amazon already)
Talking to vendors – How much time do you really spend with a vendor?
Research before you go to the trade show – what is the strategy?
Mapping your path at the trade show before you go.
Show specials – what are the thought processes for taking advantage of Trade Show Specials?
Connecting with vendors you already work with – do you spend time with vendors you already have a relationship with? If so – how much time? Do you ask about trends or new products coming in the future?
Research – after you found a vendor but before you place an order. Should we be thinking about Multi-packs and Bundles when ordering?
On the spot exclusive for Amazon – what about ebay?
Small shows vs the bigger shows – everyone wants to go to shows like ASD but is that the best choice?
You don’t HAVE to go to shows to get accounts.
Manufacture – vs – distributor. What’s the difference and who should you be buying from?
Okay… Have A Great Weekend and Profitable Sourcing!
That’s my story… and I’m sticking to it…
Next week’s show….
Why Selling On Multiple Channels Is Important
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