DollarDays, a premier Internet-based product wholesaler to small businesses and local distributors, announced today the inauguration of the DollarDays Distributor Program, which allows entrepreneurs to sell more than 20,000 products without any investment in inventory.
For an annual fee of only $199, DollarDays will set up a personalized website for a distributor, maintain it and update it daily with new product offers. Using the website as a virtual warehouse, a distributor can then sell products in more than 350 categories—from housewares and clothing to personal care items and seasonal/holiday merchandise—by the case to small businesses in their town or to neighbors and friends.
“Many people dream about owning their own business, but the costs associated with opening a new company are a significant barrier for most people,” said Chris Baker, Chief Executive Officer of DollarDays. “Under our new Distributor Program, for less than $200, entrepreneurs and distributors can instantly begin running their own business by selling DollarDays’ products with absolutely no incremental investment. All it takes to be running your own business is $200.”
DollarDays is a Web-based virtual warehouse where small-business owners can find great deals on small, business-sized orders for more than 20,000 consumer products from toys and household décor to apparel, electronics and seasonal merchandise. Due to its innovative business model, DollarDays’ prices are not only often far below those which most small business are accustomed to, but their offerings include many name-brand products, as well as rock-bottom pricing on overstocked and closeout items.
Distributors are paid a commission on all net product sales that are generated through their sites. DollarDays’ distributors also earn commission on their customers’ annual purchases. Distributorships are easy to set up by visiting dollardays.com/landing/distributionship. Once distributors have paid their fee, they e-mail DollarDays with the name of their company and business logo. If the company doesn’t have a logo, DollarDays will design one. Once the site is up and running, DollarDays will notify the distributor that their marketing site is ready for business.
“We are excited about enabling distributors to achieve their goal of owning and running their own company,” said Marc Joseph, Chief Operating Officer, DollarDays. “Many of our distributors are part time—stay-at-home moms who are looking for a flexible way to supplement their family income, college students who need to earn extra money, retired business people who want to remain productive.”
The DollarDays Distributor Program is just one of several new programs the company has recently announced that underscore the DollarDays focus: enabling small-business owners to offer quality merchandise while reaping the same kinds of discounts and margins routinely offered exclusively to the largest retailers.
The company’s Rewards Program, announced in early March, gives small-business owners up to a 3 percent discount on their next order. Throughout the year, DollarDays will track each customer’s volume. At year’s end, customers are rewarded with up to a 3 percent cash rebate. DollarDays’ regular prices are already among the lowest available to small businesses. Membership is free and any small business is eligible to shop at www.dollardays.com.
[Also on the company’s website], small-business owners […] can take advantage of the company’s hugely popular free flyer design tool, which enables small businesses to instantly design and print marketing materials to promote their business.