Many people make a successful living selling other people's products, and if this is the way you want to go, then finding a good provider will be critical to your success. It is worth investigating in depth the different providers to make sure you have the best offer. Needless to say, the more provider wants to charge you, the less profitable your own business. But you must also take into account the reputation and reliability of the provider. A cheap supplier is not good if it goes into liquidation and leaves it unable to fulfill the orders of its customers.
Employing the right caliber of personnel is also of utmost importance. You can have an airtight business plan and the best provider, but with a poor staff, your company may not survive long enough to make a profit. The operational part of your new business can not only suffer incompetent staff, but can also delay potential customers if the service is poor.
Think of your marketing strategy before you start. Your new store, for example, may have excellent products and have a friendly and helpful staff, but if no one knows you are there, you may have difficulty getting people to come through the door. Propose a realistic deadline to open the business. If you lose your announced opening date, it creates a bad first impression and will give you a bad reputation before you start trading.
Research, preparation and hard work are essential to give your company the best opportunity to be successful and profitable.