Where can I start looking for suppliers?

I have a local online store, www.otloubnow.com and I am looking for a supplier that will distinguish me from my competitors by offering new and innovative items in my store.

Can you please tell me where can I find such a supplier and how do I start looking?

Thank you.

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I found my supplier from social sites and marketing portals. You need to, however, be keen some are bad sites.

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I would suggest looking for a supplier that will give you an edge on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is probably one of the most under utilized social media platforms and is great for networking.

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Alibaba is a very good suggestion.
Another option is to find items you like on websites like ETSY and contact the makers of the products you like.


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you can also try http://www.made-in-china.com/

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You need to find supplier within your area to generate sales from your business.

yes good idear

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suppliers can be acquired from a competitor or prospecting from digital sources.



To find supplier for your business, you can take help from various directories that is online domestic or overseas directories as per your business requirements. Approach them through mail and ask your queries.


Hi Serge, http://www.yelp.com is a good start.
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