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Selling on WooCommerce with SaleHoo

Using SaleHoo with WooCommerce: Finding the trusted suppliers you need to launch or grow your WooCommerce store.

Without a winning product from well established, trusted suppliers, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to successfully build an online store. Whether you’re just getting started selling on WooCommerce, or you already have an established business, SaleHoo can help you find the products and suppliers you need to take your business to the next level.

SaleHoo Directory’s advanced search tools help you quickly filter through tens of thousands of products, as well as over 8,000 trusted suppliers worldwide. We show you which products are trending, which suppliers are selling them and provide you with easy access to contact them right away. Without these tools, it’s an arduous trial and error process of Googling suppliers one by one, hoping for the best.

Let’s cover how SaleHoo can help entrepreneurs like you build an online business using WooCommerce.

To begin, let’s say you are looking to sell sunglasses. Conduct a keyword search on the dashboard of SaleHoo Directory to see what products are available from the inventory lists of our trusted suppliers. From here, filter your search by item category, supplier type, shipper location, minimum order cost, tax ID requirements, and whether or not the supplier ships worldwide. In the picture below we’ve filtered our search to North American wholesalers.

Those who utilize WooCommerce to sell online tend to look for wholesale suppliers, but you’ll have the option to also filter by liquidator, dropshipper, or manufacturer. You can also view search results by switching between the “Products” or “Suppliers” tab.

Above we can see that the filtered search has pulled up 84 different items and 26 suppliers. You’ll want to browse through the results to find the items that best fit what you are looking for.

Once you’ve found a supplier that interests you, it’s time to do a little research and contact them for more information around delivery times, potential shipping fees, price negotiations, and more. You’ll also want to confirm with each supplier whether or not they have WooCommerce integration options. If they don’t, you can still work with the supplier, but you may have to manually upload product photos and information.

SaleHoo Tip: Need some advice on how to communicate with suppliers like an eCommerce pro? Check out this helpful article and contact suppliers with confidence.

Sometimes it can be intimidating to reach out to new suppliers, but with SaleHoo, contacting suppliers is incredibly easy. We provide you with the phone numbers and emails of suppliers, and have recently launched a new chat feature where you can chat directly with available suppliers. One of the most valuable things about our Directory is that all listed suppliers have been pre-vetted to ensure you are working with trusted professionals that sell quality products.

We also try to provide as much information about the supplier as possible, so that you can feel comfortable when making first contact with them and building a relationship. Information such as warehouse address, years in business, company website, integrations, in addition to a general overview will help you find the supplier that is right for you. Nevertheless, always keep in mind that with any business, things can change quickly, so be sure to contact suppliers for the most up-to-date information.

SaleHoo Tip: Suppliers don’t typically advertise their cheapest prices online, so we highly encourage you to contact them, explain what you are looking for and discuss your pricing expectations. Be sure to plan ahead for any shipping fees, sample products, freight forwarding services, etc.

Now that you’ve contacted a few suppliers, give them 2-3 days to respond and select the one that suits you best. It’s simple!

Searching for Trending Products

If you’re ready to begin your eCommerce journey but do not yet know what products to sell, SaleHoo Directory has you covered!

When you become a SaleHoo Directory member you will also have instant access to SaleHoo Labs.

SaleHoo Labs is a powerful online research tool that taps into the largest eCommerce websites from around the world to show you the hottest trending products on the market. You’ll find an array of different trending products within various niches. You can filter your product search by product type, sell rate percentage, average price, strength of competition, and data source, allowing you to hone in on the perfect product ideas for your store.

Once you find a product you like, we show you potential suppliers for that item and even similar listings, which can be super useful when expanding a brand. You’ll find links to the supplier’s SaleHoo profile page and website that will allow you to dive deeper into their product selection and as always, we provide you with contact information so that you can easily request more in-depth info.

As you conduct your product research, be sure to save and compare items so that you can narrow down your search to the best products for your store.

After you have communicated with your chosen suppliers and have ironed out all of the product details, you are ready to work with them to have the items shipped to you and prepped for resale.

SaleHoo can also help you build your online business by guiding you through each step along the way. With our free online guides, we’ll show you how to run a successful eCommerce business.

Selling on WooCommerce is a great way for entrepreneurs like you to build the online business of their dreams, and with SaleHoo Directory, we’ve got you covered.

SaleHoo Tip: With over 8,000 trusted suppliers in our directory you are bound to find a supplier that works for you, but if not, reach out to our superstar Customer Success Team and we can help members perform a custom supplier search.

Updated on: 24/05/2024

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