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Fashion entrepreneurship is all about buying and selling. Unlike other entrepreneurs, fashion entrepreneurs buy fashion goods and products. These goods and products include: hair extensions, clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry, etc. The goods are usually sold to the final consumers.

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Without buying, you cannot sell. Even if you produce your goods, you will still need to buy one or two items from a vendor. Buying is a necessity, not an option. Due to the importance of buying, it is necessary to find easier means of buying.

The tips below are important for fashion entrepreneurs. It makes buying easier thereby, making their businesses easier.

1. Buying in bulk

It is always a good idea to buy in bulk. It makes buying goods so much easier. With the current inflation, buying in bulk is more important than ever. You save the cost of transportation and delivery. Goods are always less expensive when bought in bulk. You will also have varieties of goods stocked in your store or shop.

Buying in bulk means buying in wholesale price. This gives you a better discount than a retail purchase. You spend less and save much more.

2. Consider your profit

When buying is it important to go for more profitable goods. The profit you get after selling should be worth the stress. It is better to stay goods with ridiculous profit. Your business profit should cover the necessary expenses of running your business plus extra for you.

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For instance, if you sell weavons and attachments, buy the ones that bring more profit. If you notice you hardly make a profit, sell something else or find another vendor. Profit is very important. Sell and buy what brings profit.

3. Buy what your customers want

Fashion businesses should be customer-centered. Buy what your customers are willing to buy. Don’t be sentimental. If you notice your customers prefer a particular type of product, it is wise you invest in it. Always take note of goods your customers buy and stock your store with them. If you sell attachments for instance and you notice your customers prefer pre-plucked attachments, fill your store with them. You must always put your customers first when buying goods.

4. Check quality of the goods

Always check the state of goods when buying. Make sure the products you are buying are in good condition. Go through the strenuous activity of checking. Bad goods equals bad profit.

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If you buy inferior goods, your customers will refuse to buy them. When it consistently happens, you will lose both your customers and money.

Check the condition of goods before buying. Check the expiry date, the quality of the products, dents, broken goods, etc. Ensure you do this before paying, especially when buying from the market. If you rely on buying online, return the goods before it is too late.

5. Search for good vendors

Good vendors make buying so much easier. When your vendors are competent and trustworthy, buying is easier. Always search for good vendors and suppliers.

You can get vendors online and offline. Endeavor to make sure that you have direct access to your vendor.

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This article was first published on 14th July 2022


My name is Agbagba Bukola. I write about the business and exciting world of fashion.

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