Find suppliers for your webshop

Find the suppliers your online store deserves

Are you in the process of starting a webshop? Then our tips on how to find suppliers should come in handy.

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The important groundwork

Solid groundwork is essential. Give it time and be sure to check out the competition. Take advantage of the wealth of information available on different brands, and not least - use the internet!

Not sure which products sell well online? Take a look at our guide to what's selling best online right now for more inspiration.

You can search for suppliers online using search terms such as "start webshop suppliers", "suppliers webshop" or "find suppliers". It's also a good idea to find out how you can integrate your webshop with different plugins.

Still having trouble finding suppliers? Contact a company that offers ready-made agreements with suppliers and carriers. As a customer of such a company, you can, among other things, access long lists of suppliers. The next step is to contact the suppliers that suit your specialisation and possibly link them to your webshop. At the same time, you build up a valuable network of serious partners.

Analyse the market

It is always a good idea to carry out some form of market and competitor analysis before starting a new business. There are a few different paths to take here, but the recommendation is to choose a path based on the time you have at hand.

You also need to get to grips with different supply options and analyse supply versus demand. Check competitors' websites, web shops and business reports and find out what delivery options they offer. But above all - find out what you can offer that your competitors can't. Simply what makes you and your webshop unique.

Visit different events

Another way to go about it when you are starting a webshop and looking for suppliers is to visit trade fairs and workshops. There are many interesting contexts for suppliers to be seen in, so take the opportunity to expand your network. Who knows - maybe you'll get a new supplier and partner in the bargain? Events are also excellent opportunities to market your business.

Read more about e-commerce

For more information on e-commerce, take a look at the E-commerce article page, where you'll find all the posts on the subject.

Frequently asked questions about starting a webshop

What are the most common goods sold online?

The most common products sold via e-commerce include (at the time of writing) beauty products, books, clothes, shoes, media, consumer electronics, leisure items and toys.

Do I need a business plan to start a webshop?

It is a good idea to create a business plan to specify the shop's focus, potential customers, possible competitors and organisational structure.

Approximately how many people shop online today?

New studies are constantly being conducted that show that e-commerce is growing steadily every year. In the 18-29 age group, around 60% shop online at least once a month at the time of writing.

Do I need to run a business to start a webshop?

No, but it is recommended. For example, a company number is required to install certain payment methods. It also makes accounting easier