For the past month, Shop The Globe has demonstrated how our site— your new global online wholesale marketplace— beats eBay at providing the popular, name brand products you want at prices you can’t afford to pass up. Thanks to our new vendor, Wholesale B2B, Shop the Globe can enable you to sell these in-demand American products in your shops.
The benefits of buying direct from manufacturers are well known, and Shop The Globe has made it easier than ever. Shop The Globe offers all the benefits of direct-from-manufacturer shopping, bringing you the items you want at a low price, with more control over the sales process, and a more personal connection between consumer and manufacturer.
A month ago, we at Shop The Globe showed how customers and retailers can buy popular American brand name products, via our new vendor, Wholesale B2B, to sell in their shops and yours. The example we gave were hygiene products. As a follow-up, we decided to show further how our prices compare to the competition, and in particular, eBay.
At Shop the Globe, we’ve made it easier than ever to buy the items you want at a low price, direct from manufacturers. In a short time, we’ve also been able to offer more features and capabilities than other, more established wholesale sites, and decisively beat the prices of a certain, famous auction site.
Shop The Globe, your one-stop wholesale shopping networked experience, is already a great place to stock up on in-demand, brand name items and keep your storefronts full. But how well does it stand up against the competition? We did some comparison shopping to show how you can save on popular items with Shop The Globe, versus eBay.
If you’re looking for a 20 year old directory list with almost no real search capabilities, Esources UK Wholesale Supplies is your source. If, like most wholesale buyers or sellers, you’re looking for a one stop website location that offers very good search capabilities, that is Shop The Globe.
The internet has democratized the human experience in ways once unimaginable even two decades ago. News and information is available at one’s fingertips instantly, from sports scores to stock tips. New connections and friendships can be formed, bringing past pen pals together in an instant. This, of course, extends to the world of commerce.
When Google came out with a new search engine, it became a far better solution for searching based on the criteria you put in, and this new company transformed the entire search industry. Before Google most products on the internet were listed and then purchased indirectly from yes directories. So called search engines in the early days like Yahoo (which had a dominant position early) were simple listing directories.
Using the global value chain as a selling tool is a new phenomenon. Listing can also help you uncover a competitive advantage over rival businesses, boosting company profits and enticing new customers. Global Trade accounted for 54% to 60% of all worldwide sales in the last few years. So you can benefit from global sales.
At Shop the Globe, we understand the struggle wholesalers face, during good times and bad, to keep your storefronts stocked with high-demand products at affordable prices. Dozens of vendors have already signed up with our new, global, online wholesale outlet, selling products from all over the world to wherever their customers may be.
Global Trade accounted for 54% to 60% of all worldwide sales in the last few years. We would like to help you find the first key steps to increasing your company’s global trade.
The first step toward improving your global trade is to find global key sources and suppliers. It is becoming apparent that companies are reducing their overall reliance on China, which currently has about 28% of global manufacturing. This is creating new and incredible opportunities away from China.
Dozens of vendors from around the world have been rushing to create storefronts on the new global wholesale outlet Shop the Globe. They sell products from the United States, Ghana, Australia, Hong Kong and France just to name a few.
Now hundreds of brand name American Products are available at prices that will astound you. Buyers can find brand names such as 5-Hour energy, Baby Ruth, Advil, Chips Ahoy and Claritin just to name a few.
Global Value Chain or sometimes referred to as Global Supply Chain (GVCs) are possibly the world’s strongest drivers of productivity growth, job creation, and increased living standards for both countries and companies.
- GVCs make a significant contribution in international growth and development. Value-added global trade contributed about 30% to the GDP of developing countries.
- GVCs are coordinated across geographies.
- Companies and countries that embrace them have proven to grow faster, import skills capital and technology, and boost employment.
- A Global Value Chain has proven to sell products and do marketing on a low cost digital marketing globally.
- With GVC-driven development, countries over time generate growth by moving to higher-value-added tasks and by embedding more technology and know-how in all aspects of their business helping to leap-frog their global competitors.
Last month, in a widely-reported survey, nearly 700 small to enterprise-level brands gave their thoughts on the future of wholesale. The survey found that 80% of brand executives surveyed do not have a negative outlook on the future of wholesale, and in fact, 90% plan to continue investing in the wholesale side of their businesses.
Manufacturing Buyer is changing
The world markets for manufacturers and online eCommerce has and is radically changing. Where today’s buyers of manufactured goods are rapidly adopting the newer approaches, they are adopting a much faster and more effective shopping path for manufactured goods, especially in developing counties.
Getting in one last bit of work before the long weekend, the US Census Bureau released its Monthly Advance Economic Indicators Report for October on the day before Thanksgiving. Advance wholesale inventories were up for the month of October, by 0.9%. The August to September percentage change was revised from up, 0.4% to up 0.7%.
The Brazil economy doesn’t have the raw force to drive it forward. The Federative Republic GDP per capita is today back where it was in 2010; this means the people of Brazil have lost the entire last decade. Worse yet, during the 80’s they had another “lost decade.” The current lost decade is the second time this has happened in the last 40 years. Over the last forty years, Brazil had over 20 years of zero GDP growth per capita.
Late last month, sports equipment company Under Armour announced it was cutting ties with some 2,000 retailers over the next two years. In doing so, Under Armour would focus on building up its direct-to-consumer business. Promo Marketing reported a more than 50% growth in Under Armour’s e-commerce business during the third quarter, with a 17% increase in direct-to-consumer sales.
The Philippine economy contracted at 11.5% in the 3rd quarter. The previous Philippine quarter GDP declined by 16.9% and was the worst quarter recorded in Philippine history (two negative quarters of GDP is the definition of a recession). Having two quarters of double digit declines is unheard of, and puts the Philippines in one of the world’s most severe recessions. The third quarter double-digit decline was much more severe than what the market projected and more severe than regional peers. The 3rd quarter decline of 11.5% was significantly deeper than the median estimates of 9.6%.
New research from Barclays suggests that the average length of British supply chains has doubled since the pandemic hit, and retailers and wholesalers in the country do not expect them to return to normal until at least March 2021. The report, “Chain reaction: Retail and wholesale supply chains adapt to a climate of change,” was picked up by the Scottish Business Insider.
Southeast Asia’s largest economy has been affected by Covid 19, causing Indonesia’s first recession in over 20 years. The last reported GDP declined 3.49% for the quarter ended September. This is the second GDP showdown in a row, with a 5.32% contraction in the previous three months. The definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative growth.
Necessity is often the mother of investment. The Great Lockdown, itself made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, has caused the disruption of many sectors of the economy, a tidal wave of business closings, and even the collapse of entire industries. However, as is often the case in economic downturns, it’s not all bad news.
The Harvard economist Dani Rodrik has written that a country’s economic development is virtually synonymous with its ability to produce manufactured goods for export. As countries adopt this export model it allows, for example, companies in Nigeria to compete internationally and gradually raise productivity through investment in capital and skills: “Industrialising has been a key escalator that has enabled rapid growth.”
On Wednesday, the U.S. Census Bureau released a preliminary report on data pertaining to wholesale inventory for the month of September. Wholesale inventory in the United States was shown to have decreased by 0.1% in September. This is compared to a 0.3% increase in August, which itself was revised from 0.4%.
The World Bank is forecasting an “anemic” economic outlook for Pakistan, with an expected growth rate of only 0.5% in the current fiscal year. “Given anemic growth projections in the near term, poverty is expected to worsen with government estimates of pandemic job losses at 14 million, as poverty is expected to increase for the first time in two decades.”
Earlier this week, Reuters reported that Japanese wholesale prices fell by 0.8% in September, marking the seventh consecutive month of year-on-year declines. Prices also declined by 0.2% as compared to August, the first on-month decline in Japan in four months. Their data was courtesy of the Bank of Japan (BOJ).
India’s GDP has just dropped by a whopping 24% in the last quarter, one of the biggest drops globally. The core reason for this significant decline was that India had one of the strictest COVID 19 economic lockdowns in the world.
This greatly and negatively affected the livelihoods of millions of Indians. So what can Indians do to repair their economy and increase lost incomes for their millions of citizens? A study has shown almost all countries need to grow and establish new Global Value Chains (GVC). Almost nothing has been proven better to raise incomes and reduce poverty, while requiring very little government involvement or costs.
Many industries and sectors across the global economy have greatly suffered as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the associated recession caused by the Great Lockdown. Demand for some goods and services has simply collapsed, while in other areas, the means of distributing them to retailers or consumers has been severed or greatly disrupted.
Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia, both in terms of population (267 million people) and economic size with a GDP of $1.12 Trillion.
Can this archipelago’s future economic growth match demographic youthful transition for the next few years with an average age of their citizens at 30.5 years? Studies have shown and Indonesia needs to expand their global value chain, as it has been proven to raise incomes and reduce poverty.
The coronavirus pandemic, and the associated Great Lockdown designed to contain it, have wreaked havoc on the global economy throughout 2020. The global wholesale market is no exception. Forecasters believe this typically robust market will experience an industry-wide decline over the course of the year.
Shop The Globe is a fast growing online wholesale option and we believe that if you’re a buyer or seller you need to start reviewing these very unique options for products. This is truly a better global wholesale platform.
Shop The Globe is already providing unique options on a truly global platform with interests from the countries of Vanuatu, Australia, Thailand and of course many here in America.
My experience in business is that almost every company not only wants but really needs more sales. Companies want to expand sales and to do it with limited or no out of pocket costs. Due to the retail Internet migration and COVID-19 we are seeing a massive change in the wholesale market and one of the biggest changes is that there are almost no traditional trade shows. You must also know that the traditional trade shows might not come back!
We are seeing a massive migration to the internet for our business needs. This has been one of the largest business migrations the world has ever seen, but many small manufacturing companies have not even updated their websites in years, not to mention expanded and leveraged a more efficient online capability.
Is it now time for small manufacturing to enter the world markets?
The internet and business landscape are changing at rates not seen before. With this incredible change occurring right in front of us, why hasn’t the online wholesale industry adapted and become more efficient? Instead, there seems to be very little change and increased efficiency over many years.
For example: We believe each wholesale company today should have their own global storefront.
Is the global free markets wholesale business the most inefficient market in the world?
With the exposition of the internet and online retail business, has the wholesale market kept up with its peers?
Not only has the wholesale market not kept up, but the industry’s failure to keep pace with Amazon is a key reason why Amazon has been so successful and the wholesale industry has done very poorly. Amazon reached out to the Chinese wholesale industry directly with many seminars in China, and Amazon even started their own shipping business to move goods from China to the US and then directly into their prime marketplace.
As a wholesaler, you can increase sales and global awareness if you know how to find the right platform.
There are three basic ways to sell your product:
- Sell directly to customers via your website.
- Sell to retail stores, which then sell to customers.
- Post at a wholesale distributor, which sells to retail stores.
In our small business we are involved with all three, but I would like to introduce you to wholesaling online, a newer global concept.
Buying wholesale online products and selling them at retail prices can be the foundation of a solid and vibrant business. The concept is very simple: find an outstanding product, one that hopefully is unique to your business, purchased at a low price. Then sell it at a higher price, and repeat.
The inflation rate in the Middle East is now estimated to be 8.8% in 2020. With Egypt, possibly the fastest growing Arab country, growing at only 2%, most oil producing countries in the region are seeing economic contractions. The combination of Covid-19 hitting the local population and the oil decline has severely affected this region.
Arab oil exporters are forecasting oil supply cuts of about 50% in 2020 and 2021, levels that have been approved by OPEC agreements. The combination of significant cuts in production, $42 a barrel for oil, and Covid affecting local marketplaces, will have a significantly negative impact on regional economies.
Are you a merchant in a country or far away location and want to greatly improve your presence in the online wholesale world? If you believe your products should be shown in many online stores around the globe, it might be easy to solve this issue. Review Shop The Globe to improve and lower your cost while improving your access and ease of use.
The problem with today’s internet is that the world’s wholesalers and distributors are still using their 1900’s model; there has been little if any significant change, even though we have seen incredibly robust change in the world that has created a new retail online category. Manufacturing also has seen gigantic leaps with micro companies. These companies are involved with the creative design and development of new products, but they hire out all their manufacturing. They have seen strong growth popping up all over the world.
One of the first ideas to consider before you open an online wholesale website is to better understand how the wholesale supplier system works, and better yet a system that can work for your online store.
The issue with online store shoppers:
Most wholesale systems are spotty at best; it’s an eclectic collection of very random unhelpful “register first” websites. Many are in the US but most are sprinkled everywhere in the world. Most of these sites are OK, many are great, but quite a few just waste your time with a long registration process and fees.
The Philippines and Manila are some of the hardest hit economies due to COVID-19. Now the Filipino unemployment is forecast to be 22.5%, up from only 4.5% before the global epidemic. When an economy falls in the range of 91-92%, it is very unlikely it will have a sharp quick recovery. This Wuhan Virus caused the first recession in the Philippines in 29 years, with second quarter gross domestic product showing a decline in almost every single element of the economy.
We wanted to offer our global viewers more than just online services. Don’t get us wrong, we like online services, but we wanted to do more, so we will soon open Shop The Globe where hopefully you could make local products and sell them on a global platform. We want to give the little guy the opportunity to introduce their products to the world. The vendors will have no listing costs, and will only pay a fee if a sale is completed. Most small companies have limited global or even countrywide awareness, and we will be able to provide this type of service.