Looking for an Online Wholesaler of Homeware?
The digital age has turned a lot of legacy behaviour on its head, and nowhere more so than in the retail arena. It is hard now to remember a decade or so ago, when there was still debate around online shopping. People (mostly of a younger demographic) had begun shopping online, overcoming their forebears’ fears around exposing payment details and the like online. There was still huge hesitancy, however, because of the needed shift from see-it-in-front-of-you to see-it-online-and-pay as a shopping model. The legacy consumer arena was personalised, even if at a big box store. The stuff was there, the people were there, and you walked out with what you paid for.
To be fair to the initially hesitant consumer, online security has improved in leaps and bounds since then, and perhaps it was online banking itself that did more to soothe user fears about money matters online than anything else. Issues of trust, credit card details being given out online, and the worry of failed deliveries from some intangible online presence soon died with the realisation that, if anything, online business was more adamant about customer service than the legacy arena.
While a land-based wholesaler of homeware, for example, could incorporate being out of stock or waiting for a truck to fill up before delivering into their business behaviour, online wholesalers could not afford that luxury, busy as they were carving out a niche in a new (online) arena.
Online Shopping is Now Mainstream, Hence the Rise of Dropshipping
That is not to say that the same online wholesaler of homeware would not sometimes run out of stock, or parcel out deliveries along the same lines, but overall, the timeline of online shopping has tightened, and with some notable exceptions, online shopping has managed to stick to a possibly tighter delivery regime than even legacy stores had done in the past. You can thank online reviews for that, as no one wanted to be tarnished online for their lousy offering. Of course, anyone using modern Wi-Fi providers in this country, for example, can attest to the fact that some companies never care, online or not, but the point is, online business overall put a better foot forward than anyone imagined, simply because their reputation was all they had.
Is online shopping now mainstream? It is. Is it the majority of retail shopping? Not yet, but if it were a sports team, you might bet that they will take the cup this time next year. It seems that once a consumer has a successful online purchase, the absolute convenience (and intoxicating charm of retail therapy) keep them forever more in the online fold. As we have become used to online presentation and realised that it is a safe space to shop, more and more people are going online as a first choice when they need consumer goods.
Today, companies like Ecomstock were built on serving online shoppers’ needs, especially dropshipping outlets. Where do you go as a dropshipper to source your goods? The one answer, of course, is everywhere, but as many soon realised, hosting a store of a few hundred items online, when almost everything came from different suppliers, was not easy. There was a lot of legwork involved in dropshipping, even though it was seen as an “easy” business model.
Ecomstock is the Preferred Wholesaler of Homeware in South Africa
At Ecomstock, we have provided huge relief for local dropshippers, as besides being an online wholesaler of bespoke homeware, we also supply a huge range of other goods perfectly suited to dropshipping. How do we know? Because we do the research necessary to identify fast-moving homeware goods, and we do the testing necessary to ensure quality products only leave our warehouse. As a local wholesaler of homeware, we have supplied more dropshipping stores than any other local wholesaler, because that has been our core focus – enabling our customers’ retail stores online, through a well-researched range of quality goods.
No matter the nature of your dropshipping store, visit us online and see for yourself. “Pop in” to Ecomstock first, and we guarantee you will find great goods and excellent service, and our deliveries to your clients are a boon to your image too, which is as it should be, after all. We are more than just an online wholesaler of homeware, but find us online and you will see just what an exciting range of goods we warehouse for our local dropshipping clients.