Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wholesale Merchandise Tips and Tricks

Working with a wholesale merchandise company can be very gratifying and profitable especially if a few tricks are utilized when displaying product information.

You should become comfortable with using FTP software and also, ensure that your wholesale merchandise distributor has a datafeed available to its account holders. In time, you will find this datafeed to be a major timesaver and your best source of information when updating your inventory on your website.

The datafeed from your wholesale merchandise supplier will be accessible using FTP software. There are many freeware programs out there to get you started. As a matter of fact, I still use freeware to do my FTP downloads and uploads. It sure makes things easy. I use Filezilla.

Filezilla is a straightforward program with a great help file and a nice supportive website. Don't be intimidated by this software, it is very simple once you grasp it and will become one of the most important tools in your inventory.

You can setup Filezilla to automate everything so you don't have to fill out login information every time you use it.

Another trick, or tip, when looking for a good wholesale merchandise company is to find one that offers images in a downloadable FTP format. This will save you the copying and pasting when it comes to getting images posted to your website. I have done this before, and still have to every now and then, and it is a very boring and drawn out job.

Downloading images via FTP from your wholesale merchandise supplier is painless and quick.

That's all for now. Stay tuned for more Wholesale Merchandise information.