I would please like to know how to go about sourcing products that I can sell online, that I don't necessarily have to purchase in bulk?
I have previously registered as a dealer with a couple of computer hardware and software suppliers but found that unless I was able to purchase a significant amount of stock in bulk and qualify for a reasonable discount, I generally wasn't able to compete on price, and in instances when I could, the profit margin was very small.
Is it possible to still find a way in and start a profitable business that one can grow without purchasing in bulk or is the retail industry owned by those who are able to put a significant amount of money down upfront?
I have also looked into dropshipping whereby the supplier ships directly to your customer, but I have found very few suppliers in my search online in South Africa unlike in the UK. Is anybody aware of any good dropshippers?
Thanks for your help.