Wholesalers are often the most ignored part of the supply chain. Most view their business as a break bulk operation, where they get paid only to deal with smaller deliveries and smaller payments.
But anyone who has been following this industry will say this is not the case in the recent past. Some players have recognized the importance of this under-optimized link and are making full efforts to exploit it. Dropshippers are one such breed.
If you are operating your business in the traditional way then odds are that you will soon face extinction. Each and every industry undergoes fundamental transformations over some period of time. For the wholesalers, the time is now. They better get it right or it may be out of business.
But how can one person think so much? Every now and then you see someone coming up with new ways. For instance, many wholesalers have now turned into e-Bay suppliers. The answer is you cant and you dont have to. There is a limit to what one can accomplish. The most important tasks accomplished have been performed by teams.
With forums one gets an opportunity to get the benefit of this team work. We may all be wholesalers but the truth is that our core competencies are different. Some can manage auctions well, while others have a knack of selling, someone may have seamless operations.
It is advisable for the wholesalers to rush in and catch up on the forum bonanza. It is only with internet that wholesalers can be connected with each other and share their ideas. In short, this means receiving “wholesale advice.” Many minds work better than one and there is no reason why a wholesaler should not join a forum. Knowledge grows with sharing. When each one puts in bits and pieces of their experience, the result is much larger than could have been expected even with the wildest guesses.