Clothes are an essential part of life. As much as we have freedom in Kenya, decency is among the freedoms we need to uphold. Clothes will allow you to achieve this. There is something that looking good does to your self esteem. This is why it is common to hear someone go shopping if he or she is having a bad day. It is a proven fact that when you look good, you will feel good.
Purchasing clothes is a skill. The best way to purchase clothes is to consider wholesale prices. Before you make any purchases, it is important to decide whether you are purchasing these clothes for personal use or resale. Here are some tips to consider when you buy clothes wholesale in Kenya:
Buy Clothes Wholesale for Personal Use or Resale
One of the reasons why you need to consider wholesale prices as opposed to retail is money. It is a proven fact that you will save more money if you consider wholesale purchases. Depending on the need; personal or resale, how you search for the item will ensure that you get the best prices.
If you are purchasing clothes for personal use, the categories should include the following:
- Gender includes men, women or children
The above categories will allow you to filter your search so that you do not spend a lot of time and energy looking for what you need. Each of the selection will also have options. These options will allow you to narrow down to what you prefer.
Consumers who purchase in retail will not consider filtering out many options. This is because they understand that their customers are different. The more variety you have, the better it is for your business. The categories therefore can be generic. Consumers prefer visiting a store that offers variety, making it an important aspect when looking for wholesale clothing. Buying clothes for retail will also allow you to get better prices compared to purchasing for personal use. Quantity is what makes the distinction.
A rule of thumb for purchasing clothes for retail is to understand your audience. Who are the customers you are targeting? If you are just starting out and are on a budget, then having a target audience is of utmost importance. For instance, you can decide to stock baby clothes only instead of having a selection of men and women clothes. This way, you will be able to stock every item that a baby needs during his growth and development.
Remember that personal clothes are sold in smaller portions. This means that you will find more variety and a huge quantity when purchasing for retail purposes compared to personal use.
How to Buy the Clothes in Bulk
When it comes to buying clothes, the main consideration is the price. Therefore, you will definitely save more when you purchase more clothes. For those looking for wholesale clothes for personal use, remember to save your shopping days for at least once per quarter. That way, you have an opportunity to purchase in bulk at once. You can also come together as friends and during a sleepover, order clothes using one cart. This is not only fun, but also exciting! You can give each other advice on what looks best and have a fashion haul.
For resale, the online companies usually have information following the item. Some wholesalers will accept purchases for 100 items or more. Others will only offer wholesale prices if you purchase 1000 items. You can get items for as little as Ksh. 500. If the same item was sold in retail price, it will be three times the amount. The larger the investment the better the price. You therefore save more when you buy more. For big companies, they can order up to twenty thousand pieces of dresses or other clothing. It is all about finding a wholesaler who is willing to offer the best prices based on your budget.
Where to find the Wholesales Clothes Supplier in Kenya
This is where research will come in handy. The best way to do is to make sure you have enough time to do the research. Clear your schedule for a couple of hours and have reliable internet access. Make sure your mind isn’t distracted and you have the energy to dedicate a couple of hours on research. Write down the top five companies that offer impressive prices and quality clothing.
Remember, this is not the day to buy anything. This is only about research. Once you narrow down to five companies offering quality products at great prices, the next thing you need to do is to check the reviews. How do they handle customer concerns and queries? Are all the customers that have made order satisfied? How long does it take to ship the orders? Do they offer free shipping? Can you trust the company with your personal information and credit card details? These are some of the questions that you should look at. Reliable companies always have frequently asked questions (FAQ) page. This is especially important for first time customers. You will realize that this information is very helpful. Who knows, you might find some tips from other customers.
Understand the Pros and Cons of Wholesale Clothing in Kenya
When you are purchasing wholesale clothes, the last thing that you want to happen is to receive clothes with defects. The most common defects include irregular sizes. This is usually a mistake of the outlet stores. Poor stitching affects the quality of the product. You also wouldn’t want to receive clothes that are torn or stained or have missing liners or zips. To avoid this, find out if the company offers a customer return option. If the clothes are purchased for resale and you cannot return the item, then the business will suffer losses. The best companies therefore offer a money back guarantee to their customers. Make sure that you are involved from the onset and have written records of your orders. This will make it very easy if and when you need to return an item.
Purchasing clothes in wholesale is worth every penny. As long as you consider the tips above, you will be celebrating your orders when you receive them. Shopping is definitely fun, especially when it involves saving money. Don’t forget to ask for special discounts and coupons, especially if you are a first time buyer.