iwoca - instant working capital to online retailers

Want to earn some cash by promoting our site? Become an affiliate - it's FREE. More...

We have a range of advertising options for wholesalers.
Find out more...

Wholesalers FAQ

 
Q

Who are the typical buyers searching for stock on SimplyWholesale?

A

We have buyer members from all different sectors. Many are online traders who sell from their own websites or on eBay. A large number also operate purely offline for example selling at markets, car-boot fairs or through retail outlets. Our members don't fall into any specific category other than the fact that they are all looking for good quality stock and new products to sell.
Back to top

 
Q

How many products can I advertise at any one time on the site?

A

There is currently no limit to the number of offers/products you may list on the site as a Wholesaler Member however we do ask that members refrain from listing multiple offers for the same product. We also reserve the right to remove any offers which may be considered offensive in any way. Note that all offers are manually reviewed by our staff prior to being posted on the SimplyWholesale site and as such your offers may take up to 8 hours to be displayed.
Back to top

 
Q

Do I have to pay a commission to SimplyWholesale if I make a sale?

A

Absolutely not - the only fee you pay to SimplyWholesale is your fixed monthly membership fee. There is nothing else to pay.
Back to top

 
Q

How long will my wholesale offers stay on the SimplyWholesale website?

A

By default, no expiry date will be set when you upload a new offer. This means that the offer will remain on the SimplyWholesale site for as long as you remain a member (unless you choose to delete it). This means that you don't need to keeping renewing the offer listings for your regular product lines.
Back to top

 
Q

Can I place a specific expiry date on an offer?

A

Of course. If you have an offer running for a limited time period or a seasonal offer, you can state a specific expiry date when you upload the offer details and the offer will automatically be removed from the SimplyWholesale site on that date.
Back to top

 
Q

Can I edit/amend/delete one of my existing offers?

A

Yes - you can perform all of the above tasks once you are logged into the members area.
Back to top

 
Q

How do I get my wholesale offers to show up on the SimplyWholesale home page?

A

The offers featured on the home page are a random selection of the most recent offers uploaded to the SimplyWholesale site. Wholesale members may not re-submit the same offer over and over again purely to try and keep it on the home page.
Back to top

 
Q

How can I track the number of visitors SimplyWholesale is sending me?

A

Your membership includes access to our custom tracking software which allows you to see exactly how many visitors have been referred to your website from SimplyWholesale. You can also see which of your offers are prompting our buyer members to visit your site which will enable you to quickly see which offers are most effective at attracting you new visitors.
Back to top

 
Q

I can supply the products referred to in one of the 'Wholesale Wanted' adverts - how do I contact the buyer and tell them?

A

You need to be logged into the members area of the SimplyWholesale site in order to contact buyers. Once you are logged in, you will be able to contact individual 'Wholesale Wanted' advert posters by viewing the appropriate advert and clicking on the 'Contact Buyer' link.
Back to top

 
Q

I don't seem to be able to post a 'Wholesale Wanted' advert, why is this?

A

Only 'Buyer Members' can post wanted adverts. To find out more about becoming a Buyer Member, please click here.
Back to top

 
Q

Do I have to provide a delivery service to SimplyWholesale buyers?

A

Of course there is no requirement for you to provide a delivery service to any buyers if you prefer not to though doing so will usually result in more business as it makes you accessible to a larger proportion of the buying population.
Back to top

 
Q

Do I have to provide a drop-shipping service to SimplyWholesale buyers?

A

Again, it is entirely your decision if you wish to provide a drop-shipping service to our members.
Back to top

 
Q

I have seen many other wholesale directory type sites, what makes your site different/better?

A

One of the directors of SimplyWholesale, Richard Grady, published the first UK wholesale directory eBook way back in 2001. Shortly afterwards he created an online website-based wholesale directory. At the time, there were no similar sites and many of the wholesale directory sites you see today are direct 'copycats' of Richard's original concept. The SimplyWholesale team have, between them, been working with wholesalers for almost 30 years and have over 16 years of Internet marketing experience. We are confident that our team has more experience in these relevant industries than any similar site in the UK today. This, coupled with the fact that other directories only let you advertise your contact details whereas we let you advertise your entire stock list make SimplyWholesale the only choice.
Back to top

 
Q

How do I get my site listed in your wholesale directory?

A

All 'Wholesaler Members' are entitled to a free listing in our UK Wholesale Directory. Your details will be added automatically within 48 hours of you joining.
Back to top

 
Q

How can I cancel my subscription to SimplyWholesale?

A

You can cancel your subscription at any time by simply logging into your Paypal/WorldPay account and following their cancellation instructions. Alternatively, just send us an email via our contact form which you will find here.
Back to top

Wholesalers - got a special deal or product line to move? Email our Buyer Members today! More details...

Ecommerce business can mean big money with extremely low running costs, but how can you continue to drive online sales and make your website consumer-friendly. Here are 8 ways you can make boost your online sales figures: Optimise your product images In an online business the product you are selling is only as good as it looks. When it comes to buying on the internet the tangible and tactile experience of shopping is lost; the only sense shoppers have to rely on is sight. You must use...
Continue Reading

Financing small business growth in 2017 As an Online seller and small business owner you want to spend your time focusing on improving your business. You want to lower your purchasing prices, and improve your profit-margin to ensure further growth. You might even be thinking of hiring new staff members to help boxing and wrapping your orders. This is a particularly common occurrence during the holiday season (which is well and truly upon us now) to help deal with the rush of orders which typically come flooding in at this time of year...
Continue Reading