Almost all of the online stores that I shop at require a credit card. I don’t know of any that doesn’t require one. The use of a credit card also helps protect you from any fraud in the case of not receiving what you ordered; shipment is lost during delivery, etc. Most credit card companies will cover this kind of stuff.
Looking partially to shop for things online and partially to sell things. But I guess both would stem from my buying things online, so I’ll start there. I have a lot of wealthy friends who love to look for bargains, so I recently decided to try doing some sales. Anyway, I have looked all over the place and have found some interesting deals. Basically want to find a site somewhere that has very good wholesale prices, like maybe something that some type of dealers would use I guess, on a variety of things.
My friends, as well as myself, are interested in buying many different things. They are mostly interested in electronics, video games, sunglasses, and watches. I am interested in those as well as clothes. I want to find these at the best possible wholesale prices so I can order them and then resell them to others. I would not be keeping any inventory. People would just be telling me what they’re interested in and I’ll try to find a good deal on it, order it, and then mark the price up a bit and sell it to them, so I can make some profit but still give them a good deal. An added bonus would be if there were a phone number I could call to get a price for a specific item, as I am not always able to get to a computer or a catalog.
Generally speaking, the idea of buying things for wholesale, in other words, low, prices and retail them to your friends at street prices is good. You have a demand from your friends and you have the source where to buy the needed items. The problem is to keep the balance between the profits from the trade; sure you want it to be the highest possible, and the risk of losing money-buying things on the Web at a very low price.
Online price may differ from merchant to merchant as much as. Two or three years ago there was a company that announced to be the first online merchant selling under wholesale price, it used the advertising model of profit. Despite of that, I found some items like cameras, I checked prices and found that they were cheaper at other companies on the web due to running promotion of those items. It is funny that very popular shopping, price comparison, does not detect the lowest price if this price corresponds to running promotion at merchants’ site. To minimize the risk, it is very useful to evaluate the merchant where to buy. There are companies that do the job of merchants’ ratings very well. If you find the lowest price, you’ll be able to assess the merchant, for example, whether its customer service is good enough, to make the final decision.
As to me, I use the golden middle reasonable discounts and low risk. I have chosen about 200 merchants whose solidity I am aware of. You can do the same. Then I traced promotional offers (coupons) for those merchants. My profit was 20-30% with every sale and completely no problems with wrong orders and refurbished items. I found that a lot of purchase through my website is performed by customers ordering 5-10 of the same items at ones. Sure they were of your kind of guys making their own profit. There are a lot of people out there that like to do the same thing and just buy wholesale and sell them. But there are others out there that buy wholesale because they have a big family to feed or they are just on a set beget and that is the only way that they can get what they need for there family if they buy if wholesale. But like I said just go and look around and see what you come up with check out there web site get the name and then go from there.