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New Products for Wholesale

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White Rabbit Bar Soap

You love pictures, right?  Well, we have a bunch.  Below are the wonderfully handmade products that have been added to our online wholesale ordering portal this week.  We are consistently amazed at the quality work we discover when artisans contact us.  The extreme talent, dedication, and passion knows no bounds.  From a beautifully packaged, complete soap line; to a thoughtfully crafted line of anti-tarnish jewelry pouches (perfect for travel!); to a colorful assortment of candles created with the inspiration of nature.  When you buy from a maker, a designer, and in all likelihood an individual working his tail off to not only devise and create a beautiful product, but maintain a small business, you are doing something GOOD.  You are helping that entrepreneur not only feed his business, but feed his family.

There has been news lately about the # of billionaires being created in China.  Well, no offense to China (my child takes Mandarin lessons after all); however, there is no need to contribute to the economic success overseas.  Bring it home and contribute to the well-being of local makers, local families, and hard-working, talented people.  That’s enough to make you go to bed at night feeling you did the right thing (and got an amazing product to sell in your shop at the same time!).  We’ll shine a light on all the handmade products we offer for wholesale.  You can shine your light on the talented makers we bring to you…after all, light is love and one can never have too much, right?

Handmade Sneak Peek

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Hand-stamped Initial Charm Set

Curious what sort of handmade products we sell for wholesale?  Here is a sneak peek!  The amazing products are all HANDMADE by various makers located throughout the U.S.  They are available for wholesale ordering with very small minimums, fast lead-times, and surprisingly affordable wholesale prices.  Retailers can register for free here.  New vendors and new products are added weekly, so check back often.

Our promise to you…you will find NO factory made products here.  No siree!

What Boutiques Want for 2015

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What are boutique owners shopping for in 2015?  We asked our 80 registered wholesale buyers, and this is what they are interested in, along with the total # of mentions for that category:

Jewelry – 18

Home Decor – 14

Accessories – 10

Clothing / Fashion – 10

Bath / Body – 9

Candles – 5

Gifts – 5

Handbags – 4

Honorable mentions: Organic, Wedding, Kids, Wooden, Knit / Crochet, Eco-Friendly.

The best part is, they are shopping for HANDMADE goods in these categories!

To celebrate the new shopping year, we are offering handmade artisans the following promo:

Sign up as a Handmade Artisan by Jan. 31, 2015, and receive 3 months FREE in our online wholesale ordering portal, plus a FREE AD in our next monthly newsletter going out to ALL 80 of our registered wholesale boutique buyers.  Click here to register!

Why Handmade Jewelry Rocks

November 17, 2014

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We love Uncommon Goods!  Their recent blog post “7 Things You Didn’t Know About Handmade Jewelry” explains why it is infinitely better that mass produced jewelry.  Go on, click and read!

New Products

October 23, 2014

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Our online wholesale ordering portal has been live for less than 2 weeks.  We have a number of wholesale buyers perusing the site, and a few of our handmade artisans have already received a wholesale order!  We love seeing existing buyers stopping in to visit, and we love seeing new buyers register who have found us on Google.  Say “yay” to great SEO!

We plan to add new products weekly.  Within the next week we’ll be adding hand crocheted neck warmers.  We LOVE these.  So stylish and so comfortable.  We will also be adding handcrafted candles and bar soaps.  Here’s a teaser….This product line was a big seller at our last wholesale trade show in Chicago in January, and we hope to bring the vendor even more wholesale accounts.  VLUU L200  / Samsung L200

 

We’re always bringing you EXCITING new items, so register for our online wholesale ordering portal today and check back often to see what’s new.   New merchandise for your shop can be found from the comfort of your home or office!

Wholesale Shop Open

October 12, 2014

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Register today for a free Sourcing Handmade retailer account, and enjoy 24/7 wholesale shopping with our SECURE online ordering.

The products we offer are all handmade by small business owners.  Some are available in perpetuity, some are exclusive and once they’re gone, they’re gone!  We offer a wide range of products at attractive prices, with very small minimums.  You will find no factory made products here!

Shop small, buy local, support small business!  Find that unique product your customer just has to buy!authorize.net_

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Already registered?  Login below to shop, place orders, and review past orders.

New products are added weekly so check back often!

Features & Benefits for Wholesale Buyers:

  • streamline your ordering with our one-stop shop, accessing multiple vendors and product categories on our site
  • place multiple vendors’ products on the same sales order…less administrative work, less hassle!
  • no more paper order forms or faxes
  • low order minimum of $200, for all sales orders placed with us
  • view vendors’ inventory levels for immediate shipment, if applicable
  • set start ship dates, if required
  • write notes on sales order for customizing information, if applicable
  • deal with one entity, Sourcing Handmade…no more juggling several indie vendors
  • we never store credit card #’s, they are encrypted & processed appropriately through authorize.net

Why Boutiques Close

September 16, 2014

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A recent article in Crain’s Chicago Business answers “Why is it so hard to be a boutique owner in Chicago?”   Being from Chicago, it’s no surprise that last year’s polar vortex kept shoppers indoors, afraid to venture out into temperatures colder than they had been in at least 20 years.  However, that’s just a piece of the story.

One boutique owner found “small, lower-priced designers were going out of business left and right as credit dried up, making it hard to find inventory.”  Higher-end national labels approached her about selling their product, but she knew the expensive lines just wouldn’t sell.  So, she was stuck.

But not anymore!  Hand makers fill an important supply piece of this puzzle.  The problem is, it’s too hard and time-consuming for many boutique owners to find them.  Why are they an important piece? 

  • they have a unique product and viewpoint…they are oftentimes undiscovered talent
  • they have very low minimums and have flexibility
  • they have acceptable price points
  • they have passion!

We are bringing together as many hand-makers as possible to offer boutique buyers a solution to the problem many shop owners face.  On October 1, 2014, wholesale buyers can shop online RIGHT HERE and find amazing new merchandise for their stores.  So far, our ordering platform is lined up with the following broad categories of handmade product: jewelry, fine art, home goods, children’s.  More product is being added weekly until our launch.

Are you a hand-maker?  Click here to learn more and sign up.

Are you a boutique buyer?  Follow us on Facebook to be sure you hear when we are open for business.  Personal invitations will be emailed to any boutique buyer on our newsletter list.  Not sure if you’re on the list?  Shoot me an email at info@sourcinghandmade.com and I’ll add you, simple as that!

We can’t wait to offer you some great product!

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