A wholesale directory is a specialised information resource containing information on suppliers of wholesale products. Usually you are required to become a member before you can access the information online. The cost of membership can vary from a one-off fee, to a monthly or annual recurring subscription payment.
Some of these sites claim to have details of thousands of suppliers for products that you can sell for a profit.
Before you decide to pay for this type of information, you should consider the following:
1. The purpose should be to make life easier and save you time so you do not need to search for suppliers of your chosen products. However, some of the directories, like Salehoo, are massive so you may still need to trawl through a lot of information to find what you are looking for.
2. Large directories can be a useful guide if you are not sure what to sell or what is available. If you only are looking for niche products, like high end wholesale cosmetics, then a lot of the information in a large directory may not be relevant for you.
3. Always check the sellers’ credentials before buying. If a seller is verified by the site, check what that means. Only ever use secure payment methods, and never send cash.
Cheap Slap is a specialised high end wholesale makeup directory, featuring trusted top end branded cosmetics and beauty wholesalers only. I have already done all the hard work weeding out the bs so you don’t have to.
The wholesale cosmetics suppliers featured on Cheap Slap have been tried and tested by myself and other members. Warnings are also included on the site about specific sellers and websites known to be selling fakes.
There is a nominal joining fee to cover my costs of maintaining the site, and you will never have to pay anything else. You will save yourself tons of time and effort, and have the benefit of advice from myself at any time. It really is a no brainer for anyone serious about succeeding in the cosmetics business!
Update – the Cheap Slap Members Area is now closed. If you are looking for vetted makeup suppliers and dropshippers then I recommend you try Worldwide Brands.