Every successful mail order entrepreneur invests time in finding products to sell. We think of that search as an exciting treasure hunt with a pot of gold at the endbecause that's exactly what it is. Be diligent in looking for your first product. It is the one that will launch your new business and finding it can be a most exhilarating experience.
One of the best monthly magazines in which to find descriptions of products from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and China is the United States published Retailers Forum. It's an encyclopedic source that will stimulate you to find a money-making product with which to begin your mail order business.
The pages are filled with illustrations of excellent mail order products and with names and addresses of hundreds of sources in the United States where you can buy merchandise at the lowest prices possible. See free copy of magazine at www.retailersforum.com which includes Website links and printable PDF's.
As you look at Retailers Forum, mark each of the merchandising companies located near you. Visit them, introducing yourself (you'll be establishing valuable contacts) and exploring their products. In addition, write to the non-local companies that carry items in your field of interest or call their toll free 800 numbers. Ask every company to place your name on its mailing list so you will receive announcements of new products. It's a good way to find out about unique items before they are advertised to the general public.
Print business cards with your name, address, and telephone number to leave with your contacts and to hand out at trade shows. If you do not have a company name, print Mail Order Entrepreneur under your own name. Not only will you present a good business image to others, but every time you look at your card, you'll be programming yourself for success.
Follow these suggestions and you'll be proceeding in a logical, business-like manner that will eventually spell success for you.