Help! Wholesale/cheap prices…A friend is opening a beauty supply store, no luck finding reasonable prices!?

May 27th, 2011

Hello!

I’m 19 and I met a lady who is really nice, I really care about her, she’s a pretty nice person and has helped me a lot, she’s like a second mother. Well she’s opening a beauty supply store and the people,dealers, factories, etc. that she has contacted are really no help. For example, calculating the price of nail polish they are selling each for 3 dollars to her….She can’t buy a nail polish for 3 dollars and sell it for 4 or 5, that’s not so right when other stores around here sell a nail polish for even a dollar.

I am intensely looking online because I want to help her, I’ve been up non-stop mostly on Ebay, but when it comes to a business e-bay isn’t of much help, you either have to wait and focus on the bids or find beauty products that are still a bit high if you by them by lots.

Since in person she hasn’t had any luck finding good deals, I’d like to be a help and see what’s online, please help me out, I’ve googled "Wholesale prices" "factory prices" "Beauty supply products low price" etc but no luck.

Or if you know of a company, dealer, etc. Do let me know! We live in New York City.
I was going to ask in another section like business or such but since I’m actually looking for websites I went ahead and asked in "Internet" section. Thanks a lot. She has a store, a spiritual store, but it’s a family thing so I guess she wants to start her own thing, She has many products but from the small amount of sellers she was able to find for reasonable prices, unfortunately she couldn’t find the rest from the same people.

Thanks!

I don’t see how this belongs in Computers, but whatever…

I recommend directly contacting the people who MAKE the products… L’Oreal, whatever, I can’t think of the brands without seeing the ads, I don’t use the stuff, LOL! If they can’t sell directly (likely), then they should be able to guide you/her to local distributors who sell professionally, who sell wholesale. Obviously beauty salons and such don’t get their stuff from the local store, so it’s just a matter of making the required contacts. For this reason, it’s usually easier to open such stores after being heavily involved in existing stores, to make such contacts first before attempting to open a store of her own.

I would recommend looking up the websites of the various brands and finding a Contact Us page to find someone you can speak to, an email address to write to, a phone number to call.

2 Responses to “Help! Wholesale/cheap prices…A friend is opening a beauty supply store, no luck finding reasonable prices!?”

  1. Andrew says:

    I don’t see how this belongs in Computers, but whatever…

    I recommend directly contacting the people who MAKE the products… L’Oreal, whatever, I can’t think of the brands without seeing the ads, I don’t use the stuff, LOL! If they can’t sell directly (likely), then they should be able to guide you/her to local distributors who sell professionally, who sell wholesale. Obviously beauty salons and such don’t get their stuff from the local store, so it’s just a matter of making the required contacts. For this reason, it’s usually easier to open such stores after being heavily involved in existing stores, to make such contacts first before attempting to open a store of her own.

    I would recommend looking up the websites of the various brands and finding a Contact Us page to find someone you can speak to, an email address to write to, a phone number to call.References :

  2. Aizat says:

    Philippines is known for their cosmetics product. Most people buy from Philippines and rebrand the product to make it their own with very cheap price. But in your case you are opening a wholesale and what i say before is for factory.

    For your scale of wholesale, I would recommend: http://www.aliexpress.com

    they have bulk order and they also can ship to your country. but you have to choose which seller can be trusted and which cant. you can check their rating and ability to dispute if there any problem with the product.References : experience buying many items from aliexpress and sell back at my country a few times

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