Which retailer is right for your products? Well, that can be a tricky question. From Amazon to the most niche boutique shops, there are options out there for you. At Cenports/AndMakers, we specialize in furniture, outdoor products, and pets, and we look for a combination of audience size, reputation, and retail expertise to choose our retail partners. Here are some of our favorites:
Wayfair is the largest online furniture retailer in the United States, with over 31 million customers to date. They use a wholesale cost model, charge no fees to sell on their platform, and handle shipping and returns (they do charge vendors a small returns allowance).
So, what is a wholesale cost model? Wayfair will purchase inventory directly from you at the wholesale cost and then will sell the product to consumers with their own markups. What does this mean for vendors? This is a great way to get paid quicker and eliminates the need to handle transactions directly to your customers. With this model, Wayfair handles the shipping and handling of the product directly to the customer.
If you’re looking to sell furniture, this is one of the best and fastest-growing options in the U.S. market. See how you can start selling on Wayfair here.
Overstock is another well-known retailer. Similar to Wayfair, Overstock has great potential to get your product(s) in front of millions of customers. Partnering with them is as easy as completing their survey, setting up your account, then fulfilling orders! Overstock also provides flexible payments like setting your official payment terms to fit your business needs so you can get paid when you need it. Get started with Overstock here.
Home Depot is the largest home improvement retailer in the U.S.; it boasts a big brand name, brick-and-mortar stores across the country, millions of customers, and a massive catalog of SKUs. COVID-19 ushered in a huge increase in home improvement product sales this past year, bringing even more users into Home Depot’s ecosystem. See how you can get your products into Home Depot here.
Oh, you thought we forgot about Amazon? No way. We couldn’t ignore a platform projected to swallow a 50% market share of the entire e-commerce space by the end of 2021. With such massive exposure and flexibility in how you run your store, Amazon is a great place to consider selling your products.
As of April 2021, Amazon sellers are no longer limited by ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number)-level quantity limits. This means that you have more control over inventory and shipping. Amazon also provides flexibility by offering two different plans depending on your selling needs. If you are just getting started and not set on the products you are looking to sell, an individual plan may be right for you. If you’re established and have a set product with a sizable amount of orders each month, the professional plan would be for you. Amazon also offers their own dashboard so you can closely monitor your performance.
Now, as amazing as Amazon is, there are tradeoffs. Amazon is massive, and being massive also comes with some difficulties. Along with the hyper-aggressive competition, Amazon offers little support to their sellers because of the scale of their platform. Fees are also something to consider. Amazon FBA charges a monthly fee that takes quite a bit of your revenue, and if your products aren’t selling, additional warehouse storage fees can add up. To learn more, check out a past blog about diving deeper into the pros and cons of selling with Amazon.
Check out how you can start selling with Amazon here.
Why stick to one retail platform and miss out on potential customers? Explore the opportunities in diversifying your audience by partnering with retailers like Shopify, Amazon, Wayfair, and more.
AndMakers gets you connected with the best retailers in the US. With over 60 retail partners and more coming every week, we are confident that we can help you find the right retailer(s) to get you started on your journey. Whether it’s pet goods or outdoors, we would love to sit down with you and see how we can help you start selling in the U.S.
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