Welcome to the Small Business Ideas Forum! We are a community of over 100,000 small business folks with over 163,000 posts for you to browse. We pride ourselves on being the friendliest forum you will find and we'd love to have you as a member of our community. Please take a moment and register for a free account. If you need any help, please contact Chris Logan.

Small Business Ideas Forum

Small Business Ideas Forum

A friendly place to share small business ideas and knowledge, ask questions, find help and encourage others that are involved in the small business industry. Topics include small business marketing, generating revenue and small business computing.

Go Back   Small Business Ideas Forum > Small Business Marketing - Online > Local Marketing
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 15th November 2016, 08:21 AM   #1
Fatou
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: China
Posts: 4
Default Marketing Question

Hello,
I just started a wholesale business in. How can I get
retalers to supply

Fatou is offline   Reply With Quote
Register or log in to remove this ad.
Old 15th November 2016, 02:29 PM   #2
Mitch carson.j
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 8
Send a message via Skype™ to Mitch carson.j
Default

very good question. You need to find some strategies that work for you. I may promote your product from Social media which is very effective nowadays.Thanks

Mitch carson.j is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2016, 04:38 AM   #3
Fatou
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: China
Posts: 4
Default

Thank you so much.

Fatou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2016, 05:43 AM   #4
Intuz
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: California
Posts: 66

Default

Create an email list and try email marketing. Direct mail was the premier medium for business-to-business marketing and advertising
Join social media websites to reach large numbers of business customers around the world.

You can also take a help of off line marketing strategies like Place ads in business magazines and newspapers. Use cold-calling and canvassing sales tactics. Banner advertisements can also work for you.

Intuz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2016, 05:55 AM   #5
Fatou
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: China
Posts: 4
Default

I'm living in China right now its where I do my business. I order from the factories and send them to my business clients.

Fatou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd December 2016, 05:47 AM   #6
ElizabethProsse
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 1
Default

You should create an outline your company's and overall marketing strategy and the list of tactics that you will use to reach prospects as they move through your sales cycle. You should also create a timeline to note important production deadlines.

ElizabethProsse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th January 2017, 11:12 PM   #7
smartkpis.com
Member
 
smartkpis.com's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 20
Default get retailers

To get retailers, I think it is best to get good retailers by social media and or to promote it to your neighbors/ social connections. The best practical way is to promote your business through your friends, ask if they have any connections for a retailer. Through this, you should practice promoting and presenting to any new connections that might be interested in your businesses.

Regards

smartkpis.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th January 2017, 01:50 AM   #8
jeffscott
VIP Contributor
 
jeffscott's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Philippines
Posts: 703
Default

For your wholesale business you need a website that will be used for online marketing in which will established the brand for the users.

__________________
12bet world cricket cup
jeffscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2017, 09:08 AM   #9
SARubin
Member
 
SARubin's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 14
Default Direct mail still works

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fatou View Post
Hello,
I just started a wholesale business in. How can I get
retalers to supply
Direct mail still works. I'm sure there's a few people who may disagree with me on this one, but please hear me out before you feed me to the alligators.

Less than a year ago I was working with a wholesaler who had a similar request. Our conversation went something like this (this is a highly edited version)...

ME: I think we would do quite well with a direct mail campaign.

HIM: Direct mail is dead. Everyone is using email now.

ME: Exactly. Most business owners are getting dozens of emails every day. And they're probably deleting most of them without even reading them. Email marketing does work, but if we want to stand out from the crowd, we need to do something different than what everyone else is doing.

HIM: No one reads junk mail. My assistant usually throws it all in the trash before I ever see it.

ME: Then we don't make it look like junk mail.


The conversation went on from there...

Eventually, he agreed to try it. My butt was on the line, so I pulled out all the stops.

It took me a couple weeks to compile a list of names from business owners that might be interested in trying a new supplier.

Then I crafted a nice sales letter, and taped a $2 bill to it (an old "Gary Halbert" trick). And included a brochure and a promotional catalog, along with a "lift note".

Then we had to get past the gatekeeper (the owners assistant) so we took a lesson from the direct mail "masters" playbook, and sent the packages FEDEX. (Yes, FEDEX costs a bit more, but postal mail often get tossed in the trash. A FEDEX package almost always makes it to the person it's addressed to)

Long story, short...

We sent out 40 pieces and got 16 responses (which is not bad at all, for a direct mail piece)

My client landed 8 new customers who agreed to give him a try. And he still has the other respondents that he can continue to follow up with. (they're not customers yet, but they did "raise their hands" and show interest in the offer).

So, even in the digital age direct mail does work. Of course, I'm in the USA and you're in China. Your results may vary due to cultural differences.

__________________
SARubin - Direct Response Copywriter / Advertising and Marketing Aficionado

Last edited by SARubin; 21st January 2017 at 09:12 AM.
SARubin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2017, 07:04 AM   #10
Brooke.Harper
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 133
Default

Hi, Fatou!

I'd recommend for you to advertise your business through social media platforms or through email marketing. Make sure to target the audience that you know who will have a higher interest in your products. That being said, what kind of products are you selling exactly?

__________________
Sales Representative at Tenfold
Brooke.Harper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply   

Bookmarks


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
marketing plan reduced to seven sentences SoKyBiz General Small Business Issues 7 22nd March 2016 04:02 AM
What Is Your ONE Question For The Marketing Genie? Michael Lake General Small Business Issues 3 27th February 2015 11:35 AM
The many faces of mobile marketing JoshThomas General Online Marketing Information 1 13th July 2014 05:57 PM
8 Methods -To Dominate&Conquer Viral Marketing Jaime M. Viral Marketing 13 12th December 2013 01:25 PM
Got A Question About My Marketing.... viper_one General Online Marketing Information 11 22nd July 2010 05:00 PM



Thread Tools

Get Updates
RSS Feeds:
RSS Feed for Local Marketing RSS for this Category Only: Local Marketing

RSS Feed for Small Business Ideas Forum RSS for Entire Forum
Forum Rules


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Our volunteer moderators and their websites:
David Wallace
SearchRank - Organic Search Engine Optimization
Old Welsh Guy
Internet Marketing from Wales in the UK
torka
NineYards.com: Helping Businesses Do Business Online
Small Business Answers
Free help to grow your business.

New at Search Engine Guide
The 4 Types Of Website Traffic

New at Small Business Answers
Contractor Estimate - Cancel Contract - Bill of Sale - Evaluation Questions

Employee Evaluation Templates
30 Day Review - 90 Day Review - Annual Review - Employee Self Evaluation - Strength & Weaknesses

New at Small Business Forum
Unusual Ways To Promote Your Business

Crimson Fox
Graphic Design and Brand Promotion and the Brand Design Blog
St0n3y
Search Marketing Results - Pole Position Marketing!
Search Marketing Info - (EMP) E-Marketing Performance
Matt McGee
Small Business SEM - Web marketing discussion for small businesses.
Logan
Tiny Doors Frisco
Things To Do

At Your Business - Small Business Directory
Free Business Forms - Prewritten Documents

Free Links - Free Advertising
Free Guide - Online Directory
Debra Mastaler
Alliance-Link
The Link Spiel Blog
ChristineG
Free Online Marketing and Social Media Tips: Social Media Simplified for Small Business Owners
mktgbiz
Promotional Items Marketing
What I REALLY think!


Visit our small business websites
Small Business Forum | Small Business Answers | Search Engine Guide

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2015 K. Clough, Inc. - Privacy