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How BrandsGateway Can Help you Start your Own Business

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A clear result of the pandemic is that people realized that they want to have more control over where, when, and how they work. Surveys conducted during the past year show that demand for flexible working conditions and side businesses are at their highest in history, especially among Millenials and Gen Z. This might mean the end of the hustle culture in a way that we got used to in the past, meaning that the value of a person at work was directly proportional to the number of hours spent in the office.

Also, those who lost their jobs during the pandemic were not armed with anything else for months but the time available on their hand. Together with traditional brick-and-mortar businesses forced to close for either shorter or longer periods of time, unemployed workers tend to turn to the opportunities provided by the eCommerce market.

This is clearly visible when we are looking at the numbers in sales generated worldwide by the eCommerce market. There was a 27.6% year-on-year increase compared to 2020 in sales and while the eCommerce market only accounted for 13.6% of all retail sales in 2020, by 2021 it grew to 18%.

How can BrandsGateway help to start your own business?

If you are thinking like the numerous people across the globe that the pandemic could mean a change for the better, this article is here to introduce you to how BrandsGateway can help you start your own business even today. There are already thousands of success stories that speak about how Covid-19 isn’t necessarily a bad time to start your own business. One example is a dropshipper who considers Covid-19 “the kick” that made her start a dropshipping business. After losing her job, she decided to start working on her own, partnered up with BrandsGateway, and opened up her online store named Fash Dash.

Staring your own online business means you can have greater control over your time and working conditions in the future. Even if you aren’t ready to quit your 9 AM to 5 PM job, setting up and managing an online store could be the perfect choice for a side business.

There are two different ways that you can start an eCommerce business with BrandsGateway only within a couple of hours. The first being joining as a wholesale buyer and the second being starting a dropshipping partnership. There are many other resources that BrandsGateway offers to help you to start up, so if you are interested in setting up a side business read along.

BrandsGateway as your wholesale supplier

If you are planning to target the branded luxury fashion market with your online or brick-and-mortar business, BrandsGateway should be your to-go supplier for designer clothing and accessories. They are offering over 15 000 products from over 100 brands that are sourced from verified vendors that they work together with. The merchandise being supplied by BrandsGateway is resold by traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, outlet stores, department stores, pop-ups, and eCommerce businesses across the globe. Regardless if you are just starting out or you are a seasoned entrepreneur this wholesale supplier can offer you a uniquely wide range of goods that your end customers can and will enjoy. Moreover, BrandsGateway is offering a safety guarantee that ensures that all merchandise is 100% authentic, so you can have no doubt about the products you are reselling to your customers.

When it comes to purchasing wholesale merchandise, you have two options to choose from. You can either purchase a stock lot or you can pick and mix your favorite styles into a custom-picked package. If you decide to go with a stocklot, you will receive a pre-picked package of branded luxury goods that are versatile and coming from different designers’ collections. This is a great option for you if you are after an even greater wholesale discount than the pick and mix option could provide that can even be up to 95% off RRP.

On the other hand, if you decide to handpick your own selection of items, you can also do that at any time by choosing their pick and mix selection. This way you can select all items by yourself based on what you think are the preferences of your customers and which items will do the best in your store. These orders have a minimum order quantity of 1000 EUR (1200 USD). Before starting your journey as a wholesale buyer at BrandsGateway ensure to learn more about what MOQ means and how to keep track of your inventory.

Once you have completed the payment at BrandsGateway’s site, your order will be shipped out by one of their trusted courier partners (DHL, UPS, or FedEx) within 24-48 hours and you will be provided with a tracking number so you can follow your order’s journey. The company’s shipping fees are starting as low as 15 EUR and guarantee delivery within just a couple of days depending on your location.

BrandsGateway as your dropshipping supplier

If you prefer the dropshipping business model instead of buying in bulk and don’t want to invest in storage for keeping your own inventory, BrandsGateway is here to help you to excel in that field as well and show you how to start a dropshipping clothing business. If you would like to kickstart your dropshipping business and offer your customers thousands of products from more than 100 luxury brands, you can choose from three of the company’s all-in-one dropshipping packages that you can subscribe to. Each and every package includes all the perks that BrandsGateway can provide you, they just differ based on the payment plan over time. With their dropshipping service, you can resell branded luxury fashion items to your customers that you purchase at up to 90% off RRP and you can make up to 250% profit on each sale.

When it comes to dropshipping orders, there is no minimum order quantity that your customers need to worry about. Once an order is placed in your store and is paid for by you we will dispatch it within 24 hours for the purchased items to be with your end-customers as soon as possible.

One of the major benefits that BrandsGateway’s dropshipping program provides is a proprietary plugin that certainly makes your experience as a dropshipper seamless.

A plugin that automates your dropshipping store and you earn money around the clock

BrandsGateway offers automated integration through an in-house developed plugin across several eCommerce platforms, namely Shopify, WooCommerce, Shift4Shop, Wix, etc. The plugin is easily connected to your store and set up to provide you with multiple advantages. First and foremost, it allows you to bulk import products to your store without you having to enter product names, descriptions, prices, or anything else manually. Just map BrandsGateway’s product categories with your collections in your store and simply upload all the products that fall under them.

With the help of the plugin, you can not only import products to your store but also set your desired profit margin for each category. All product pages that will appear in your store will feature high-quality images and product descriptions to portray the item in the best light possible.

Also with the integration, you can benefit from automated inventory updates which ensure that you always have the correct number of products available in your store. This way you can avoid mistakenly selling something that is not available at BrandsGateway warehouses. Also, the more than 250 new arrivals that come weekly will sync automatically into your store so you won’t have to do anything manually. Moreover, the plugin’s automatic currency converter will allow you to choose your preferred currency and your prices and markups will automatically be converted for you.

Other benefits of the BrandsGateway dropshipping subscription

Apart from the automated order processing and fulfillment, there are many other benefits that you can enjoy when you register for the BrandsGateway dropshipping subscription. Once you have opted in for one of the dropshipping subscriptions, you can ask for a 30 minutes brainstorming session with one of the company’s experienced account managers who will be appointed as your first point of contact. During this session, you will be able to get honest feedback on your online store and discuss the best suitable marketing strategy for your brand to pursue. Also, your account manager will be able to assist you with any upcoming issues you might have in the future through any of your preferred communication channels such as WhatsApp, over the phone, or via email.

To provide additional support for their dropshipping partners BrandsGateway is working together with marketing experts who are constantly preparing up-to-date marketing materials. These include social media templates designed specifically for paid social media advertising campaigns, as well as guides on SEO and Facebook Ads so you can gain more knowledge on these topics and make your campaigns excel. To be able to access these materials you will need to register at BrandsGateway.

Convenient return policy for dropshippers and wholesale buyers

When you are a dropshipping partner of BrandsGateway your customers can benefit from our 14-days returns policy. Once a product is received, your end customers will have the chance to request a product return if they aren’t satisfied. If the merchandise is damaged or faulty, BandsGateway will send you a paid waybill, so your customer will only need to pack the product and dispatch it back to their warehouse. In this case, all customs and duties associated with the shipment will be covered by BrandsGateway. If the customer wishes to return a product for other reasons, for example, if they do not like the fit or they prefer another product instead, they will be the ones who need to cover all costs associated with the return shipment. Once a product arrives at the company’s warehouse in its original condition along with all the original attachments, a refund will be issued in the 5 upcoming business days via PayPal to your account so you can refund your customer.

On the other hand, if you happen to have any issues with items in your bulk order, you can contact BrandsGateway’s customer service via email within 7 days of receiving the goods. If your claim is valid, they will be happy to provide you with a return label for all your damaged or faulty items and issue a refund within 5 days of the goods arriving back at their warehouse.

Supporting materials from BrandsGateway to grow your business

BrandsGateway prides itself on the world-class customer service they provide to both our wholesale and dropshipping customers. With their support, you can start a business from scratch or expand your current one without a huge investment or extensive knowledge of the retail industry.

If you have any questions or queries don’t hesitate to contact them via any of the channels listed on their website’s contact page. If you would like to learn more about their services you can always visit and read their articles in the Helpdesk section of their website. And if you would like to know more about how to start your luxury fashion store and have a thriving business you can start browsing through their blog articles that contain quality information about every aspect of setting up, managing, and growing an eCommerce business. In other words, you will not only be able to find business advice but lists of potential suppliers and eCommerce manuals alike.

To sum up

Since the beginning, BrandsGateway’s team is determined to offer the best and the most hands-on solutions and support to their B2B clients. Their vision is to continue to be the most trusted and reliable luxury fashion wholesaler on the market that dropshippers and wholesale buyers worldwide are delighted to work together with.

BrandsGateway believes that their partners’ success is their success, so they can’t wait to start a partnership and help anyone interested in establishing a profitable side business.

Numerous success stories speak about how BrandsGateway has been helping newbies and experienced entrepreneurs worldwide to start dropshipping or wholesale buying for years. If you are willing to get out of your comfort zone and start your business as a part-time or full-time job, you can join their B2B clients base and begin today.

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About the Author

Lilla Stefanovszky

Fashion marketing professional turned digital marketer. My name is Lilla and I have been working in the fashion industry for 5 years. Currently working at BrandsGateway and helping with the development of the marketing strategy and on occasions writing articles for our audience. When away form the computer, I enjoy outdoors and running with my dogs.

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