Wholesale Sources For
African American Products

 

 

 

   

National Directory of Wholesalers, Distributors,
  and Manufacturers of African American Products

     
 

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Site Summary:
This page features our Wholesale Source Directory for African American products. It's on CD-ROM and provides almost 300 sources for over 3,000 African American related products and merchandise. (Including the sources for all the merchandise on our retail site: itsablackthang.com)
It's like having your own private Black Expo and Tradeshow on CD-ROM. Imagine having direct access to a directory of companies that wholesale or distribute Black products. You can start your own business or easily enhance your product line immediately. Order your copy today and get ready for the holiday season.

Details:
African American products are some of the hottest selling products in the marketplace. If you live in an area that is lacking in stores and shops that cater to African American's you may be sitting on a goldmine. From artwork, to figurines, to fashion, afro-centric products have mass appeal and provide many unique marketing opportunities including:

  • setting up booths at conventions, festivals, Black history celebrations and other cultural events
     

  • doing home shows to sell artwork, figurines, and other collectibles
     

  • creating a website and selling on the internet
     

  • setting up drop-ship agreements with suppliers who will fill your orders without you having to maintain any inventory
     

  • setting up booths at local malls and military bases
     

  • opening a traditional store front at an independent location
     

  • start a consulting service or a broker service

The number of ways to make money selling Black products is limited only by your own imagination. However, regardless of the marketing approach you use, the key to your success will be the ability to build and maintain a unique product line that will allow you to separate yourself from your competition.

Other uses for the directory:

  • It provides numerous sources for fundraisers. Stop doing the same old fundraising activity every year; the directory will provide you with fresh sources for products and new ideas.
     

  • If you're setting up an event and you need vendors to come and set up booths, the directory is filled with prospects you can call and invite.
     

  • If you have a product that you wholesale,  you can offer it to the vendors because a lot of them also sell at retail.
     

  • If you have an idea for a board game or a CD-ROM game, there are sources in the directory that can help you get it started.
     

  • If you're a writer you can find publishers that can help you get your book published.
     

  • If you're an artist, you can find sources to help you reproduce and distribute your work
     

  • If you're a poet, you can find sources to help you publish your work or maybe license your work for greeting cards
     

  • If you're the buyer for your company, you'll look like a research wizard when you present your proposals for additions to your companies product line.

As you probably know, finding and maintaining reliable sources for products is often a difficult task. If you try to get information from retailers youíll find that most of them guard their sources like the Colonelís eleven herbs and spices. Other ways to find sources include Internet searches, library research, and sifting through trade publications. These tactics are very time consuming and often lead to dead ends.

There are numerous ways to locate sources including the internet, the library, and attending Black Expos and Tradeshows. However, doing research is very time consuming and you're never quite sure if you'll even find what you need. Going to tradeshows and expos are not an option for many people because of a lack of information about when they're held, the expense and the timing.

Our Wholesale Directory CD-ROM is the solution because it will provide you with product source information without having to do any research or having to attend any Expos or tradeshows. It contains information on almost 300 vendors you can contact and establish your own relationship with.

The disc contains the following info on each vendor:

  • Complete up-to-date contact information:
    A
    ddress, phone/fax, email, links to websites
     

  • Company background:
    H
    ow long they've been in business, how large, company philosophy, etc.
     

  • Images of some of the products they carry:
    This allows you to see exactly the types of products they offer
     

  • Summary of the companies wholesale policies:
    This will
    help you determine if the company meets your needs and demands
     

  • Search features:
    You can search for specific products or for specific companies

Below is a small example of some of the products and the number of sources for each:

  • artwork -- 75

  • art tiles -- 5

  • barber shop and beauty salon supplies  -- 12

  • board games -- 5

  • books -- 15

  • bookmarks -- 10

  • calendars -- 13

  • candle holders -- 12

  • dolls -- 8

  • Eastern Star and Mason -- 6

  • fashion -- 25

  • figurines -- 16

  • Greek fraternity and sorority -- 18

  • greeting cards -- 30

  • health and beauty -- 15

  • home furnishings -- 18

  • incense -- 8

  • jewelry -- 18

  • journals -- 10

  • Kwanzaa -- 11

  • light switch covers -- 6

  • magnets -- 13

  • African sculpture -- 15

  • Negro Baseball League items -- 5

  • ornaments -- 7

  • purses -- 6

  • t-shirts -- 18

  • wedding accessories -- 7

Our Wholesale Source Directory CD-ROM will help you establish business relationships with some of the leading vendors in the industry who will help you develop a fresh and exciting product line. Donít let the inability to attend tradeshows keep you from finding reliable sources. Order our CD-ROM Ö itís the next best thing to being there.

The cost of the CD-ROM is only $89. Thatís right, for less than the cost of airfare to attend one tradeshow you can get contact information on almost 300 vendors that offer over 3,000 products.

Stop the madness. Order the disc and get down to business. The holiday season is rapidly approaching and you can easily make $5,000 to $10,000 with minimal effort. Donít hesitate Ö order today and get a head start on your competition. Get started developing your product line and you'll be ahead of the game by the holiday season.

<< Risk Free -- 30 Day -- Money-Back Guarantee >>
We're confident you'll be thrilled with the multitude of source
information in the directory. However, if you're not satisfied with
it you can send it back for a full refund. 

only $89
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Testimonials:

"Like Visa says ..... Priceless!! Many thanks, your catalog has been priceless to me. In the last few days I've ordered many items from the vendors listed on the CD-ROM! I think this is a win-win situation for everyone. I've been able to find new connections and your vendors have found a new customer. Many Thanks."

Stephanie Luckett, San Diego, California


"I've been searching for wholesalers of African American related products for months. Most of the businesses I've contacted were either out of business, they had relocated or their phone was not in service. Your listing is completely up to date and has saved me a tremendous amount of time."


Michael Scott, Buffalo, New York
 

"I can't thank you enough for this information. My wife and I started a Black bookstore 3-years ago and last year we wanted to expand our product line. We tried contacting other merchants about their wholesale sources but no one would help us. Most of them keep their sources a tight secret. Your directory is a gem."

Bob Scales, Las Vegas, Nevada

 

I wish I had found your site a year ago when I first started my online business. I've been dealing with retailers that would rather try to sub-wholesale than reveal their sources for the products. Thanks so much for putting me in contact with the actual wholesalers and manufacturers.

Brenda Rapier, Houston, Texas

 

I've been purchasing through sub-wholesalers and only getting 25-35% discounts. (I didn't realize I was dealing with sub-wholesalers.) Since I started using the wholesale sources in your directory my discounts are at least 50% or better. My profit margins have gone through the roof.

Malik Jamison, Norfolk, Virginia

 

What I like the most about your Wholesale Source Directory CD-ROM is that it provides several sources for some of the same products. As a retailer you should never totally depend on a single source for a particular product. We learned that valuable lesson a little while back.  We had secured a large contract to provide metal figurine candle holders to a particular client. However, we didn't know that our vendor had recently filed bankruptcy. All their assets were tied up in court and we had to scramble to find another source. Unfortunately the client was in a rush for the candle holders so we lost the contract.

When I  found your Black Wholesalers Directory, I immediately purchased it. It was exactly what we were looking for and it will help to ensure that we don't repeat the mistakes we made before. Thanks.

Melissa Paige, Atlanta, Georgia
 

I'm the buyer for our company and your directory helped me to get a raise. I use it all the time to locate new products for our store and to fill unique customer demands. My boss thinks I'm a wiz at finding great African American products and she recently gave me a raise for doing such a great job. Little does she know that I found everything in your directory. Keep up the great work. I love it.

J.K., Kansas City, MO

 

Success is something we're all chasing and each of us have an idea of how to attain it. However, it's not how many ideas you have ... it's how many ideas you make happen.

 

Nothing is more frustrating than having something or someone keep you from making your ideas a reality.

If you sell or want to sell African American related products you have probably encountered one or more of the following problems:

  • You can't find unique products to add to your existing line
     

  • You can't locate reliable sources for merchandise
     

  • None of the retailers you talk to will reveal their sources
     

  • No one will return your phone calls, emails or answer your letters
     

  • The sources you find are not true wholesalers but rather retailers that offer you a "discount" on bulk purchases
     

  • Single sources for a particular product go out of business or move and you can't find a new source for that product
     

  • You want to conduct a fundraiser for your group or charity and you can't find exciting new products that will get people motivated to sell and buy


Does this sound familiar?

  • You live in an area where the Black consumer is grossly underserved, and you're confident you could start a business that would be successful? However, you're having problems finding reliable sources for products.
     

  • You're the buyer for your company and you need Black products for Black History Month or some other promotion
     

Would you like to?

  • Have instant access to almost 300 wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers of over 3,000 African American related products
     

  • Save yourself months of research and a ton of frustration
     

  • Build an exciting and unique African American related product line
     

  • Locate duplicate sources you can use when original sources can't deliver
     

  • Enhance your existing product line
     

  • Find manufacturers, publishers or distributors that will help you market your product or idea
     

  • Locate Black products for special promotions or holidays
     

  • Locate unique merchandise sources for fundraisers and charities

Don't let the lack of reliable sources for merchandise keep you from growing your business or realizing your dreams. Our Wholesale Source Directory CD-ROM will give you the information you need to succeed.


<< Risk Free -- 30 Day -- Money-Back Guarantee >>
We're confident you'll be thrilled with the multitude of source
information in the directory. However, if you're not satisfied with
it you can send it back for a full refund. 

only $89
Click below to purchase

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Frequently Asked Questions & Comments

  • What format is the Wholesale Source Directory in?

- The directory is on CD-ROM in Windows format

  • What are the computer requirements to run the expo info?

- Windows 95/98/NT4/ME/2000/XP
- Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher

  • Will I be able to run the directory CD on more than one computer?

- Yes, you will receive two passwords, which will allow you to run the directory on two separate computers.

  • What about upgrades, will I get a discount?

          - Most of the information in the directory will not change very often,
          therefore we
will publish a new version approx every two years.
          Customers that purchased a previous version will receive a discount on any
          new version.

  • How many sources and products are on the CD-ROM?

          - Almost 300 sources that offer over 3,000 products

  • What is the minimum order for most of the vendors? I don't want to have to buy thousands of dollars worth of product just to get the wholesale rate.

- The minimum order for most of the vendors is between $100 and $250. Some of the vendors have minimums as low as $50 and a few vendors don't have a minimum at all. You will not have to invest a lot of money in order to start purchasing product.

  • Aren't you afraid that revealing this information will create a lot of competition for you and other retailers?

- No, I believe competition is good for business. There are enough consumers out there for everyone to be successful. Competition is something you should embrace because it means there's a market for what you're offering. I would be more worried about no competition because it might mean that no one wants what you're offering.

  • I'm an artist and I would like to license my art for use on calendars, and postcards. Is there anything on the CD-ROM that can help me?

- Yes, you can contact the applicable manufacturers and publishers and they will explain to you how to get started working with them

  • I have an idea for a board game, will the directory help me get it off the ground?

- Yes, we have several board game manufacturers in the directory. You can contact them and they will work with you.

  • I'm the president of the PTA at my son's school and we are looking for new and exciting fundraisers ideas. Can the CD help me?

- Yes, many of the vendors in the directory have fundraiser programs already set up. However, you can contact any of the vendors and most of them will give you a fundraiser discount. (They may ask for proof of your fundraising activity.)

  • I live in England and I would like to know if the vendors ship overseas

- Yes, many of the vendors ship overseas and many have contacts overseas they will put you in contact with

Screenshots of the directory

 

Below is the header that is on each page

 


The directory is set-up like a website and you link to the different pages by
clicking on hyperlinked text, just as you would on a website.

When you click a letter on "View products alphabetically" you link to a list of products based on that letter.

EXAMPLE: If you click on the "A" in the "View Products Alphabetically" grid, below is a short example of what you would link to. You would then click on a particular company and link to that companies page in the directory. (These links are examples and are not active)

address books -- African American Impressions -- Motivation Express

Adinkra jewelry -- The Gold Factory

Adinkra symbols chart -- Bolareo Publications

Adinkra symbols stones -- Mystic Candles

advertising (early 1900's) -- Kane Black Times -- Unique Services

African cultural symbols chart -- Bolareo Publications
 

When you click on  "View All Products"  you link to an alphabetical list of ALL the products in the directory. Then you will click on one of the companies that offer the products you're looking for and you will link to their page in the directory.

When you click on "View All Companies" you link to an alphabetical list of ALL the companies in the directory. Then you will review the products they offer and then click on the vendors that appeal to you and you will link to their page in the directory.

When you click "View companies alphabetically" you link to a list of companies based on that letter.

EXAMPLE: If you click on the "B" in the "View Companies Alphabetically" grid, below is a short sample of what you would link to. You would then review the products offered by each company and then click on a particular company and link to their page in the directory. (These links are examples and are not active)

Black Steps -- shoes and handbags

Boston Trading Company -- cell phone cases, coasters, drapes, duvet covers,  light switch covers, napkins, napkin rings, pillows, place mats, pot holders, potpourri holders, purses, shower curtains, table cloths, table runners, tea cozy's, wall hangings (Items can be custom designed using the fabric of your choice. This will give you an opportunity to create a very unique product line.)

Back to Africa Express -- woodcarvings, wooden spoons, banana fiber art, walking canes, candle holders, soapstone, chess sets, bowls, jewelry boxes, masks, incense burners, incense sticks, jewelry, brass burners, stools, musical instruments, drums, spears, shields, Sisal bags, cups, papyrus paintings, Batik paintings, mud cloth, pipes

Bruce's Tee's -- t-shirts, sweatshirts, aprons, mini tote bags, mugs, satin pillows inscribed with inspirational and religious phrases

Bradford Art Shop --  framed art work, sculpture

Click HERE to see how each company is represented in the directory.
Our company, Kane's Publications is used for the example and we
only wholesale one product. Most of the other companies will
have 6-12 product images.

 

Final Thoughts and How to Order

Our Wholesale Source Directory CD-ROM will give you instant access to 1000's of products. If you're just getting started in the retail business, our directory with give you the boost you need. If you have a product or idea, you can locate manufacturers, publishers, or distributors that can help you market your product.

If you need a fundraising activity, our directory will provide you with sources for 1000's of unique products you can use for fundraisers. Many of the vendors have fundraiser programs in place but you can work with almost all of them to develop a fundraiser relationship. Break away from selling the same old chocolate bars and organize a new and exciting fundraising activity.

Our Wholesale Source Directory CD-ROM will become a priceless asset to your business. However the price is only $89, that's less than the cost of airfare to attend one trade show! After you receive it you will quickly realize the directory is well worth it and the bet $89 you ever spent.

Don't delay ... click on the buy me button below and order your copy of our Wholesale Source Directory CD-ROM.
 

<< Risk Free -- 30 Day -- Money-Back Guarantee >>
We're confident you'll be thrilled with the multitude of source
information in the directory. However, if you're not satisfied with
it you can send it back for a full refund. 

Only $89

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  • Also, don't forget ... the directory is a business related expense so you'll be able to deduct it's cost when you file your federal income taxes.
     

  • Some of you may be thinking the CD-ROM is too much for you to afford but when you think about it, if you want to get started selling Black products you can't afford not to have it.
     

  • Look at it this way and consider the following:

    1. The cost of the directory is less than the airfare to one trade show!

    2. Your time is more valuable than you think. Consider this .. If your business
         generates $40,000 a year, that comes out to about $20 an hour. So every
         hour you spend on research actually cost you $20. If you surf the internet
         for 2 hours a day looking for sources, you will have paid for the directory
         in a few days.

    3. The key to being successful in the business world is the ability to spot an opportunity. You also have to seize that opportunity and utilize it to the fullest. True business minded individuals can spot this opportunity a mile away and jump all over it immediately. However, the wanna-be entrepreneurs take a small minded approach that usually falls within one of the following scenarios:

    A. I don't want to spend $89 because I could use that $89 to purchase product. My response to that is simply: Keep your day job. If you ever want to get ahead in life you have to think big. Eighty-nine bucks is a small price to pay for all the information you're getting and for the time it's going to save you. If you can't see that ... I can't help you.

    B. The directory sounds good but I want to see if I can find the information myself before I spend the $89. My response: You obviously don't value you're time. If you or your business generates $40,000 a year, that comes out to about $20 an hour. So every hour you spend on research actually cost you $20. If you surf the internet for 2 hours looking for sources, you will have paid for the directory in a few days.

    People in the business world purchase information every day of the week. It may be legal advice, technical advice, or financial advice. In any account, it's information they don't have and they don't want to spend the time and effort trying to acquire it. So they pay for it and then go ahead and make crucial business decisions that are based on that data.

    Our directory allows you to do the same thing. It will provide you with product source information that will free up your time and help you make informed business decisions.
     

  • What do we all have in common with Quincy Jones, Magic Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, and Donald Trump? The answer is .. We all have 24 hours in a day. The only difference is ... what we as individuals do with our 24.
     

  • To be successful, you have to maximize your 24 hour day. Don't waste time doing research and going to trade shows. Order our Wholesale Source Directory CD-ROM and start growing your business today.
     

<< Risk Free -- 30 Day -- Money-Back Guarantee >>
We're confident you'll be thrilled with the multitude of source
information in the directory. However, if you're not satisfied with
it you can send it back for a full refund. 

Only $89

this item is currently unavailable



 

P.S. Remember the disc is a business expense, so it would be a tax write-off.

P.S.S. Groups that need sources for fundraisers can locate quality & unique products as well as reliable companies.

P.S.S.S. Artists, writers, and other craftsmen will find manufacturers, publishers, and distributors that can help create and market a product or idea.

 


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