In the course of supplying wholesale brand name products to resellers through my website, CloseoutExplosion.com, I have gained insights which I am happy to share with you. I understand that the more successful you are as a reseller, the more successful my closeout business can be as your supplier. These insights are based on my experience, and like all markets, your specific customer base might have different interests, and since trends are always changing you need to always do research to be sure that you are sourcing the best wholesale fashion for your customers. The following wholesale categories are actual products that I have seen a constant demand for, emerging markets that are looking for specific types of wholesale apparel and footwear, and actual merchandise which I receive requests for.
1. Office attire for Nigerian bankers. This category includes business suits for women, office shoes for men and women, office dresses, and large handbags. The key to supplying brand name and designer merchandise to the Nigerian market is that it must be the brand names that they want and are familiar with. Professionals in Nigeria want clothes, shoes, and handbags by designers such as Tahari, Nine West, Jones New York, and Calvin Klein. Nigeria, which is the most populous country in Africa has a very vibrant economy which has created a very strong middle and upper class than can afford designer name products. You can either sell to Nigerians living in the United States who will take their purchases back when they travel, or you can export your wholesale goods with freight forwarders such as Express Air Freight, Corporate Messengers, and Grandbelle International.
2. Another very impressive wholesale category is the market for USA products for the African market. The African retail sector is flooded with Chinese made goods which have been specifically produced for Africa. Consumers in the African continent have become familiar with the higher quality products that are sold in the USA, even by Chinese manufacturers, and they want those products. There are many Africans who will travel back to their home countries with American closeouts as well as boutiques throughout many countries in the continent who import directly from clothing showrooms right in the New York Fashion district. My business, Closeout Explosion, exports brand name designer wear to shops in many countries including Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and South Africa.
3. Designer handbags are exploding in popularity due to the marketing reach of the Internet, as well as social media powerhouses like Facebook through which women and girls share the latest fashion articles discussing the newest handbag styles and purse designs that are hitting the scene.