Re: Online wholesale venues
Posted by John on December 06, 2001 at 16:42:37:
In Reply to: Online wholesale venues posted by Maria del Carmen on December 06, 2001 at 09:14:38:
Personally, I could think of several things to do with a thousand bucks besides write an online middleman a check. I'm flying blind here without knowing your medium, but there are other online wholesale venues you should analyze first before commiting to Onenest.com. Try looking into Guild.com & Wholesalecrafts.com. Guild buys from you and sells to the public, while Wholesale acts in the capacity of a show promoter -- they put you in contact with retailers/store owners who will buy your product. I don't believe either of them asks for that much money up front.
For a thousand bucks, you could set up your own website to sell over WWW without a middleman. Actually, with a little work on your part, you could do it for a whole lot less than $1,000. But cybersales is a tricky business. Some business models work on the net, like Amazon, eBay and sex toys -- but so far the jury is out on arts & crafts. The A&C work is basically touchy/feelie for starters. Some folks report great sales over the net, while others are really disappointed.
Sorry that I can't be more informative. Have never heard of Onenest before. If you get serious about giving them money, at least do yourself the favor of checking with some of their present suppliers first.