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    Default How to run an internet business?

    I would like to set up a website to sell varieties of items like soap, candles, night dresses, baby clothes..But I have no idea how how to set up this business.

    * What is the cheapest way to but items? wholesale may be..
    * Do I need to buy items in advance or can I buy the item if there is a sale?
    * If I have to buy items in advance how many do I need to buy ?
    * Are there any reliable wholesalers out there?

    Could you please advice me the correct procedure.

    Many thanks

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    Your best bet would be to find one or more manufacturers that will drop ship products. This means that you take the orders and payments and pass the order and wholesale payment to them and they ship directly to your customer. I have not looked in those niches so I don't know if there are any or not. Search "drop ship" and the name of each product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terenkleon View Post
    I would like to set up a website to sell varieties of items like soap, candles, night dresses, baby clothes..But I have no idea how how to set up this business.

    * What is the cheapest way to but items? wholesale may be..
    * Do I need to buy items in advance or can I buy the item if there is a sale?
    * If I have to buy items in advance how many do I need to buy ?
    * Are there any reliable wholesalers out there?

    Could you please advice me the correct procedure.

    Many thanks
    To test the waters you could sign up to some of the affilaiate web sites and join the merchants who have goods you wish to promote. That way you do nothing except promote your site using normal SEO to bring traffic to your site. Any sale that comes off your site you would get a commission paid to you by the Affiliate company.

    Yes there are other ways as you have mentioned, dropshipping and wholesaling which involve a lot more effort (not that i saying affilate mrketing is easy, I am not, requires a lot of work as well). I am sure on this forum you may find people involved in these two fields who might be able to give you some tips.

    Hope this helps.

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