I fastidiously curate what merchandise I promote in my retailer. I’ve stopped working with distributors as a result of I am so small that they deal with me like crap (regardless that I fortunately paid money prematurely). So I search for, analysis and attain out to particular producers of issues that match my market area of interest and enterprise imaginative and prescient. A few 12 months in the past I used to be seeing vendor guidelines about not promoting via Amazon or eBay. I used to be high-quality with that as a result of I do not promote via these channels, solely my web site and a few in individual occasions.

The issue is currently I am seeing extra of this “Not at present accepting functions from On-line Sellers” on the wholesale information web page of provider web sites. I’ve reached out to them anyway and gotten silence.

There are a few main commerce reveals that everyone says I ought to go to, to search out merchandise. I went to at least one final 12 months and was sort of turned off by a definite “us versus them” tone that was in every single place. Us was brick and mortar retailers and the (maintain your nostril) them was on-line outlets. In trying on the web sites and Fb pages for these commerce reveals right now, in the midst of the pandemic with brick and mortar retailers failing a dozen a day as a result of they can not afford their overhead any longer, I nonetheless see that tone.

Anyone right here discover this in your market niches? It is making it onerous for me to maintain the sorts of top quality merchandise that I need in my store. I’ve to date been unaffected by the pandemic (i run my store out of my residence), my gross sales are persevering with to climb. So sure, I am small, however rising.

One other query may be if anyone right here is aware of the right way to current myself to potential suppliers as somebody who’s small for positive, however has HUGE potential, so is value establishing a enterprise relationship with?