Finally, Home Based Businesses, Small Retailers, eBay and Auction Sellers have access to some of the best wholesale, manufacturing and dropshipping resources on the internet.
Finding suppliers who can provide timely and popular products (consistently) at the right price, is half the job when running your business. Wholesale sourcing is about supply and demand, and when you find hot products, you've got to make sure of future availability. Always check that your suppliers have good inventories on products you'll be selling.
As you build and develop a working relation with suppliers, they'll start pointing out some of their juicy deals. You'd be surprised at what some offer their favorite clients. Work on building a reputation for being a steady and consistent buyer. It's smarter to buy smaller quantities more often than buying in large volume irregularly. A few really good suppliers are all you'll need to create a successful business.
Use every opportunity to discover and products that will not require you to carry a massive inventory, and that move quickly. Use tools such as Googles' "S T and eBays' "What's Hot" (also called PULSE), to help research buying trends. Look for suppliers who offer low initial minimums or no minimums at all (yes there are plenty of them). Make sure you're getting the best price before you commit yourself to carry it.