No doubt you have landed here as you are interested in starting a drop shipping business, whether that’s on a standalone website, through Amazon or even eBay. Basically, you want to start an e-commerce business to sell products online and enjoy the freedom of being your own boss.
Well I have good news for you because you have come to the right place. Let me introduce Salehoo to you.
Salehoo is known as the number one choice when it comes to drop shippers because of this company’s very affordable price, fantastic customer support, and other factors. Clients love working with Salehoo because if their clients need a certain product, they are the ones who will find a supplier for that product, even if the supplier is not included in their database.
This is just one of the many things that separate them from other companies in the same industry. The others simply follow suit based on the amount of merchandise, price, information provide to the clients, and the customer service. Moreover, Salehoo provides its clients with the most in-depth roster of wholesale distributors and suppliers in the industry today.
There are a couple of main roadblocks that entrepreneurial minded folks run into when looking to start their online journey:
- It is extremely difficult to find reliable suppliers
- It is hard to find local suppliers
Enter Salehoo wholesale directory. Salehoo was built with folks like you in mind, understanding that it can be difficult to source products or even find products that you may want to sell to the masses.
I believe that by the end of this, you are going to feel much more at ease about beginning what could be a profitable and happy online future for you.
Let it begin!
What exactly is Salehoo?
Salehoo is a community for dropshippers, wholesalers and online retailers. Salehoo is a product research tool that connects you with suppliers so that you can fill your virtual shelves with products that you want to sell online.
If you immediately think what is drop shipping, I’ll give a quick overview. Drop shipping is simply advertising a drop shipping companies products on your own site or on another selling platform like Amazon. You hold no inventory but rather, take the payment for the product, forward the order to the drop shipping business, and they deliver the item.
When using this platform there will be four main areas that you use.
- Directories that show products and wholesalers and/or drop shippers
- The Salehoo labs that are great for researching hot and trending products
- Training guides from Salehoo
- A large forum of wholesalers, sellers and drop shippers
Here’s a deeper dive into what these four areas can do for you.
Wholesale and Drop shipping Directories and Wholesale Products
There are two ways in which you can use this section
- Use it to find products that are specific to your need
- Use it to locate suppliers of products
Let’s begin with the first option above
Locating Specific Products to Sell
The first way that you can use the Salehoo directory is to find specific products that you may want to sell.
For example, perhaps you want to find something in the electronic category, maybe a drone which are quite popular.
All you need to do is switch the search over to products and then search for drones.
Once you do this, Salehoo will then return a list of all the drones for sale on the directory, you locate the one that is most interesting to you, then you click on it to get the supplier of that particular drone.
Something of note, not all of the products that are listed in Salehoo directory would represent the entire product catalogue of some suppliers. I would encourage you to contact suppliers that have products you are interested in selling and see if they can provide you with their entire product catalogue.
Your best bet is to search for drones in the supplier field to get the list of all suppliers selling drones.
Once you do this, you can then select suppliers to contact and get full product lists from them.
Product Suppliers Directory
The second option I listed above is using the directory to locate lists of suppliers. So to use another example, let’s say you wanted to locate suppliers selling kitchen goods, you would switch to the suppliers search, type in kitchen goods, and it will provide you with a full list of suppliers who sell products in the kitchen goods niche.
This is perfect for those of you who are looking to either start your own website, sell good on amazon or eBay.
Now you have an extensive list of suppliers selling goods in the niche that is of most interest to you.
Salehoo Directory Search Filters
When searching for products or suppliers, it can help a lot to utilize Salehoo’s search filters.
You are able to filter your searches using the supplier type identifier.
A wholesale supplier will meet different needs of those of a drop shipper, manufacturer or liquidator.
So if you are looking for suppliers to sell on Amazon or eBay, or even your own e-commerce website, these filters can be beneficial to your own personal needs.
You are also able to filter by:
- Worldwide Shipping
- Minimum order
- Tax ID requirements
Next, we will take a look at contacting suppliers.
Making Contact with Wholesale Suppliers
Ok, you have done a search and have found a list of suppliers that you want to contact. Firstly, you can click on their profiles and you are provided with some initial information about them,
You will be provided with some business information like their minimum order values, their location, whether or not they will ship worldwide, Tax ID requirements and years that they have been on the Salehoo directory.
After this, you can get more information from them like:
- Different brands they stock
- Company description
- Order requirements
- Company overview
- Whether they dropship, wholesale, manufacture or liquidate
- Products that they stock
If everything fits into your e-commerce plan, you can now reach out and contact these suppliers directly.
Direct Contact of Suppliers Through Salehoo
Super easy here, within the supplier profile, there is a contact supplier box that you can click. This will open up a message box and once you have done this, you can simply send a message to the supplier with your information.
This is really a quick way to contact suppliers and the fact that this is built into Salehoo means that your messages and contacts are stored within Salehoo for you for future reference.
Pre-Loaded Message Templates
Also built into the Salehoo platform are pre-formatted messages that can be used for most common questions that get asked.
As an example, they have message for:
- Wholesale – general inquiries
- Wholesale – best selling products
- Drop shipping – Shipping costs and timer
- Dropshipping on Amazon or eBay
They have the same templates available whether you are inquiring about wholesale, drop shipping, liquidating or manufacturing related questions.
You are also able to edit the templates once you have them uploaded; in case you need to be a little more specific when asking your questions.
You can also use these edited templates to contact multiple suppliers making your journey much faster.
That is about all I have for you on the directory. Next, we will talk about the Salehoo labs.
Product research using the Salehoo Labs
If you are looking for new products to start selling and making some profit from, Salehoo Labs is where you will want to spend some time researching.
There will be a list of random products that you will first need to filter when you first land on this page.
You will have 4 options to filter
- Average Price
- Product Type
- Sell rate – This is the average Amazon/eBay sell to listing ratio. What this means is that if there were 5 out of 10 listed items that sold, the sell ratio would be 50%.
There is a big list of categories that will help you can the best products to sell.
Some of these are:
- Antiques and Collectibles
- Adult Products
- Books and Magazines
- Baby Products
- Business & Industrial
- Cameras and Photos
- Clothing and Fashion
- Cars, Motorbikes and Bikes
- DVD’s and Movies
- Consumer Electronics
- Health and Beauty
- Home and Garden
- Jewelry and Watches
- Mobile Phones
- Pet Supplies
- Toys and Games
- Travel and Outdoors
- Plus More
So, let’s go to another example. Let’s say that I choose the appliances category and select only low competition, and average of $25-$100 selling price and a sell rate of 30%+
This would, at the time of writing this review, bring up 44 products.
Once you have this list then all you would need to do is see if these products are a good fit for you and your business.
You are then able to sell these products on Amazon, eBay or even your own website.
If you find and products that suit your needs, just click on them to get the supplier information for an particular product.
You will find a list of suppliers that you can use to source your products from. All you will need to do is click on the product supplier link and this will take you into their Salehoo profile and as mentioned above, be able to contact them.
There is also some supplier stat info available for you:
- Supplier type (Dropship, Wholesale, Manufacturer and liquidator)
- Minimum order, if there is any
- The region. This is where the company is located
- Worldwide shipping
There is also a similar listing tab and from here you will be able to see products that are similar to the ones you are looking for.
This can come in handy for you if you are looking for specific products to sell online.
A handy feature is also that you can save your filter settings and use them for future searches if you need to.
It is a very user-friendly research tool that will no doubt help you locate some profitable products to sell online. If you stock your own website with products or sell on Amazon or eBay, then you will find this invaluable.
That is it for the Salehoo Labs, we will now go ahead and take a look at the training section.
If you are looking to get training on all aspects of running an online business, this is where you need to come.
You will find nine full training sections with guides here along with a bonus guide section to help you on your journey.
These will include:
- Business setup
- Importing & Shipping
- Beginners rundown guide on starting an online business, selling products.
- Finding Suppliers
- Finding Products to sell
- What to sell
- Amazon and eBay selling guides
- Product sourcing
- Starting an online store guide
- Preventing scams
In the bonus section I mentioned above, you will find:
- Secrets to building a drop shipping empire
- New user manual for Salehoo
- Shipping handbook
- Guide to finding low cost suppliers
- Guides to fashion selling
- Tips for selling electronics
- Guides for selling DVDs and games
There is also one more guide section that I haven’t mentioned yet and only because it is a paid extra. That section is online selling tactics.
It is a $297 lifetime purchase price or if you prefer a monthly schedule, it would be $97.
The training that is included outside of the paid extra online selling tactics is very good, so you don’t need to go ahead and pay for the extra. The Salehoo online selling tactics is just advanced training for those of you that want the extra help. If you think you need it, it is there.
Here is what is included in the paid extra though since it is being discussed:
- Video training on how to put into practice profit-earning sales strategies, step by step.
- Industry expert interviews, those like eBay power sellers, marketplace owners, eBay gurus, Amazon sellers and social media marketing professionals. There is more than this as well so take a look if you feel you need to.
Let’s go ahead now and take a look at the training guides and what they will give you.
Beginners Guide to Starting a Business Selling Things Online
If you are a newbie to selling online, then this is the guide you will want to start with.
What you get in this guide is:
- What to Know Before You Begin
- Choosing What to Sell
- Finding Suppliers
- Setting Up Your Business
- Choosing Where to Sell
- How to Make Your First Sale
What you will get with this guide is a very thorough look at selling things online and if you are new to this game and want to sell on Amazon, eBay or through your own ecommerce website, you will gain a lot from this one.
Along with the usual selling platforms, you will get info on selling through Etsy, Craigslist, bonanza and others.
The second guide we will look at is the business setup.
This will help you get setup, things like registering a business, tax information and more.
There are 7 lessons within this guide, but you can just utilize it for the sections that are most relevant to you.
The 7 lessons within this guide are:
- Getting you Tax ID
Lessons on setting up your tax ID.
This particular lesson is relevant for US residents who are looking to buy from US wholesalers. If you do live outside of the US, you would not need to concern yourself with a tax ID to purchase from US wholesalers.
- Kick Starting Your Business
This particular lesson will be all about how to get some quick cash to get your business started.
It isn’t always easy to get your starting capital if you are starting with limited funds, and this lesson will give you some great ideas on how to get things moving quickly for you so you can begin your ecommerce journey.
- Business Registration for the United States
As simple as it sounds, this lesson will give you information on getting your business registered.
This lesson will also provide you with a video guide.
- Business Registration for Canada
As above except this relates to Canada
- Business Registration for United Kingdom (UK)
Another video guide here to help you set up registration in the UK
- Business Registration for Australia
Again, this is the same as the above points except for Australia, and you get the handy video guide to help you out along the way.
- Tax Basics for eBay Sellers
This will guide you through the tax requirements if you are an eBay seller.
Whether you know it or not, when you sell something on eBay, you do have to pay tax and this guide will help you out with that.
Shipping and Importing
The next guide that we will discuss is the Shipping and importing one. This will assist you in getting the best possible deals on products by importing.
You will find plenty of great tips and also some secrets to get into importing so that you can start making some nice profits online.
As there are a lot of different regulations when you are importing from other countries, this guide will make it a lot easier by breaking it down for you.
The 8 lessons included are:
- Importing into the United States
- A quick guide to importing
- Importing into Canada
- Importing from China
- Importing into New Zealand and Australia
- Customs and Importing
- A breakdown of importing into the UK
- Storage and China Importing Logistics
The next guide we will take a look at is:
What Should You Try and Sell?
Here is where the fund begins folks, Product Research. The better you become at product research, the more successful your online business will become.
Sections included in this guide are:
- Successful sites already existing. Useful for research
- Ideas to Brainstorm
- Facebook & Instagram Trends
- Social shopping sites
- Niches that have been proven to be profitable
- Sites that provide product reviews
- Bestseller lists
- The Salehoo Research labs
- Niches that you should avoid
- Products that are trending
By the time you get through this guide you will be well ahead of others when it comes to picking the right products to sell to your customers.
Your next guide is:
How to Find a Product Supplier
As the title says, this guide will help you to find great product suppliers. It will show you the ways to use Salehoo to locate and contact great suppliers, whether you are private labelling, drop shipping, or need wholesalers or manufacturers.
The guide is also handy for locating trusted suppliers outside of the Salehoo directory.
The lessons that you will find in this guide are as follows:
- How to choose the right supplier for:
- Drop shipping
- Private Label
- Avoiding scams from suppliers
- How you can contact suppliers
- Building relationships with suppliers that you choose.
Product Sourcing Guide
This particular guide is fairly in depth folks, so be warned. It contains 12 lessons for you to go through, each one of them being fairly lengthy. These lessons are all about sourcing products to sell online.
Whether you are selling through Amazon, eBay, or your own e-commerce store, you will find so much information here. Be prepared to spend some time on this lesson.
- 4 Myths of Wholesale Buying
- Stuck on What to Sell?
- What Sells Best on eBay?
- Find the Best Drop shippers
- Pros and Cons of Drop shipping
- Managing Drop shippers for Better Results
- Elusive eBay Niche Markets
- Get the Best Wholesale Prices
- What Sells Best on eBay?
- How to Order From a Wholesaler
- Guide to Handling Drop shipping Returns.
A number of the lessons mentioned above are video lessons that make the point a lot clearer.
There is so much value here with what Salehoo is providing to their users, it really makes them a couple of steps above anyone else in the same field.
Guide to Selling on eBay and Amazon
Do you know where you are going to be selling your products online?
This guide will cover a couple of the more well known seller platforms, being Amazon and eBay. The guide really takes a deep look into these two very popular ecommerce platforms.
The guide will provided you with pros and cons of each one, to help you make your decision, if this is the likely route you are going to take.
Included in this section, you will find:
- eBay vs Amazon: What’s the difference?
- Seller Tools
- Market Share
- Alternatives to eBay and Amazon
- How to create great product listings?
- How to cope with competition
- Tips for selling on eBay
- Tips for selling on Amazon
I would be very surprised if you don’t gain a lot by going through this guide, I certainly did.
It will also give you some information on other online selling platforms like Rakuten, Jet, Etsy and uBid.
Next up in this guide list is:
Guide to Starting an Online Store
In our last guide we looked at selling through the popular online platforms Amazon and eBay. In this particular guide, it is focused more on starting your own online store, and the pros and cons of taking this path.
Covered in this guide you will find:
- Costs associated with starting your online store
- Traffic generation – How to get more visitors to your store using SEO, Influencers, PPC and content marketing.
- Benefits of setting up your own store
- Platforms you can use to set up your own store.
The best perk for me would have to be that if you are setting up your own store, you don’t necessarily have all that direct competition that you have when you sell on a popular site like Amazon. You really have an opportunity to make your own store one of a kind and stand out amongst the crowds.
Next in line is the scam prevention guide.
It is rare, but there can simply be nothing worse than getting yourself pumped up to start your online journey, pooling some cash together, sourcing product from a supplier and then find out that you got scammed and lost it all.
It’s uncommon but it can happen, so there is no better prevention than to get yourself knowledgeable about how to avoid it.
There are 3 lessons you will find in this guide:
- Dealing with Bad eBay Buyers
- Dealing with Chinese Suppliers (and how to avoid getting scammed!)
- Catching the Crooks
The lessons will tell you things like how to avoid purchasing poor quality products, using safe payment options and avoiding chargeback scams.
It’s a great and important guide and will make you feel safer when purchasing products.
Salehoo Bonus Training Guides
Finally, we have the bonus guides that cover topics like building your ecommerce empire, selling Games and DVDs or learning how to do the online game full time.
The new user manual is one that I would recommend that you start off with before anything else. You get this with your welcome pack so I encourage you to take care of this one first.
The guides that you will get as a bonus are:
- SaleHoo new user manual
- Secrets to building a drop shipping empire
- Shipping handbook
- The ultimate guide to finding lost cost suppliers
- Guide to fashion selling
- Insider tips to sell electronics full-time
- Guide to selling games and DVD’s
For the cost of $67 per year, there is no doubt that Salehoo is over delivering on the goods. Such a huge amount of information to help their subscribers’ profit and be safe online.
It’s no surprise that they have a great Trustpilot score of 4.8/5.
If you didn’t know much about selling online before, you certainly will be an expert after reading through not only nine training guides but also the 7 bonus guides as well.
You can click the button below to head over to Salehoo to check things out for yourself. They have a $67 yearly membership which I personally believe they could probably charge per month and it would still be worth it.