Restaurant Equipment Suppliers

If you own a restaurant, or are fortunate enough to have some of this great equipment in your home, here are a few resources to help you find the best deals on restaurant equipment and supplies.


Katom

Katom.com claims to be, “The Restaurant Equipment & Restaurant Supplies Superstore,” and I’ve found this to be pretty accurate. They have over 60,000 products at wholesale prices, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding what you’re looking for. They’ve also been around for 23 years, so you can trust they know what they’re doing and can help you with your purchase if needed.

One thing that makes Katom unique is that they are a recycling drop off for their newspaper. They use this recycled newspaper in their packing, instead of foam peanuts to ship your products. They also have a separate section of their website devoted to “green” products. These are mostly just their most energy-efficient products, but at least they’re making an effort to promote these products.

Food Service Warehouse

Another great restaurant equipment supplier is FoodServiceWarehouse. FSW also has a huge selection of restaurant equipment, but they also carry catering supplies and equipment. They have a good selection of stylish, and affordably-priced catering display stands.

FSW also has a section of their site dedicated to restaurant education. They have several resources available to help you decide if running a restaurant is something you really want to do, as well as how to run it if you decide to take the plunge. Check this section out if you’re just getting started in the restaurant biz.

Restaurant Depot

Restaurant Depot has locations all over the United States and is one of our suppliers that also has food available for sale. Restaurant Depot locations are actually set up very much like a Sam’s Club, Costco, or BJ’s Wholesale depending on what part of the country you’re in. In addition to this, Restaurant Depot also has a great selection, much like our other suppliers.

I think these are some great sources for your restaurant equipment needs. Do you have any that you’d recommend?

Salehoo December Special

Salehoo is running a special Christmas promotion through the end of December 2010.

Anyone who signs up for a SaleHoo membership between the 1st and the 31st of December will receive a brand new 5-part 2010 Webinar Series absolutely FREE.

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These Webinars feature Marc Ransom (A SaleHoo Community Guru) and Alice Delore (Seller extraordinaire). They cover the latest advice and information on the following topics:

Scam Prevention

  • Where to find genuine suppliers through Google
  • A little-known ‘tip off’ that lets you know you’re dealing with a genuine supplier
  • The one thing you do with email that guarantees trouble

Importing From China

  • 3 steps to safe dealing
  • How to find out who you’re really dealing with
  • What to do when you’re sent fake or counterfeit products

The Secrets of Effective Online Product Sourcing

  • An easy 5-step method to get started
  • How to build relationships with suppliers
  • The inside secrets to finding the best suppliers
  • 2 of the most common and deadly misconceptions
  • One super-effective way to get past minimum order requirements

20 Top Secret eBay Tips

  • The one thing even more important than keywords
  • How to generate repeat business
  • One thing that will increase bids every time

Business setup for eBay and Online Retailers

  • Taxes
  • Do you need to register?
  • Useful resources

click below to check out Salehoo’s directory of over 8,000 legitimate wholesale suppliers:
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If you need more convincing, or are the type of person that likes to do thorough research, you can also check out our review of Salehoo.com before proceeding.

Doba.com Drop-Shipper Review

Whether you are starting an online business or
expanding an existing one, you’re going to need a drop
shipper that you can trust. When it comes to online
sales, your name and your reputation are on the line and
this is no time to take chances. The best thing to do is
to base your business on the solid rock of trust and
experience. When it comes to trust and experience, the
first name in online drop shipping is Doba.

What is Doba?

With connections to more than three hundred wholesale
distributors, Doba is regarded as one of the most reliable
drop ship companies around. In fact, Doba is one of
the elite 30 Certified Service Providers in eBay.
Impressively, Doba has been ranked yet again as one of the
most quickly expanding companies in America for the third
year running.

How it Works

At Doba, the entire selling process is very simple. For
example, what happens in the process goes like this:
First, you login to your account. Then you choose the
products you want to sell. Next, you create a listing for
those products wherever you desire to sell them. You then
receive the money from what you sold. Finally, you simply
login to Doba and place the customer’s order. Doba will
handle the rest.

Benefits of Doba

Doba has already created packages for the brand new,
start up business as well as a plan for the advanced
business. These packages include both access to an amazing
array of products as well as seller tools and
comprehensive training.

With Doba, there are millions of products available
wholesale that will be drop shipped right to your buyers.
It is thrilling to see that so many recognizable brand
names are available at Doba, for example, Sony, Dell,
Adidas and many others.

Some of the many categories available include apparel,
shoes and jewelry, automotive, industrial, books,
electronics, games, books, health and beauty, home and
garden, kids, outdoor and sports. Then there are so many
subcategories within the overall category listing.
Anything you could want to sell can be found at Doba.

It is so convenient and easy to be able to do
everything in one place. They have made it super simple at
Doba. You just have to look for what you want to sell,
list it, sell it, do the transaction with Doba and
everything else flows from there.


14 Day Free Trial from Doba

As if all this isn’t enough, Doba even offers a free
seven day trial (14-day trial for a limited time). This will
allow you to experience the benefits of Doba yourself
directly. You could just try it and see how simple it is
and whether it would work for you and your type of
business. This kind of offer is great because there is
really nothing to lose. Why not try it? As the wise old
saying goes, seeing is believing. See what it is like for
yourself. No amount of explanation can take the place
of solid experience and once you experience Doba
for yourself you will come back again and again.

Now you know what Doba is, how it works, some
benefits as well as the 7 day trial offer. Apart from the
reliability and utter trustworthiness of Doba, what really
makes them stand out is how simple they have made this
process. Nobody wants to be confused and mixed up in a
difficult transaction. Doba makes everything so easy and fun.
Since you know this now, give the seven day a try and begin
your exciting online career in successful selling today.

* Doba has recently been offering a 14-day trial. I’m not sure
how long this will last or if it has already expired. Give it a try
and let us know what you think.

==> Click here to try Doba for 14 days for free. <==

How to Sell Wholesale Jewelry

Jewelry is a huge seller on eBay and on the internet in general. One of my favorite
things about selling it is that it’s so lightweight that
your shipping costs don’t eat into your profits. Plus,
because wholesale jewelry items are so small, you don’t
need to arrange for any type of special storage for them. They are a very economical
choice for sellers.

If you are just starting out on eBay, or you are
looking for a new niche, you should definitely give wholesale jewelry a try.


To help get you started, below are 5 tips for selling wholesale jewelry on eBay:

1. Find a reliable source of jewelry. Wholesalers are a
great option. All good suppliers offer low prices and attentive
customer service. When you are looking for a wholesale jewelry supplier, make sure
you take the time to find source you can trust. I always make
sure my suppliers meet the following requirements:

a) They offer safe payment options such as PayPal or
credit card payments. That way, you can do a charge back
if something goes wrong. b) They are a member of a
directory such as SaleHoo.com who verifies all their
suppliers. c) They have been in business for more than 2
years. (You can check this by going to
http://www.domaintools.com and entering their URL to see
their company information.) *If you are doing any amount of business online, you should become familiar with DomainTools.com. They are a fantastic resource for domain information.

2. Before you go dealing with a new supplier, order a
sample of the wholesale jewelry from them first. This way
you can assess their quality before committing to a larger
order. When ordering samples, make sure you take the time
to wear the jewelry yourself to see if it tarnishes or
breaks easily. Buyers are always looking for good quality
items when it comes to jewelry.

3. Avoid fake goods. This is vitally important. The
penalties for selling fake items are very serious, and
auction sites like eBay are dedicated to keeping their
sites free from fakes. Sometimes it can be hard telling
the difference between a genuine designer item and a fake.
The trouble is, many suppliers of fake wholesale jewelry
sell them at very low prices to entice new sellers in.

What these sellers don’t know is that even at a
wholesale rate, designer goods are very expensive. There
really is no such thing as a $100 Rolex watch, or a $50
pair of Tiffany earrings… unless of course, they are fake!

*If you are caught selling “fake” products, the law actually refers to that as felony counterfeiting. This is very serious…YOU ABSOLUTELY SHOULD NOT SELL ANYTHING THAT YOU MIGHT REFER TO AS “FAKE” OR “KNOCKOFF”. These are just nice ways of saying they are counterfeit. The minimum fine in the USA is $250,000 and 2 years in prison. You have been warned.

4. Once you have sourced your jewelry, give yourself
more of a chance of making a sale by including more than
one photo of the wholesale jewelry items. Buyers love to
see the item thoroughly, and photos are the only way to do
this. While it does cost extra in eBay fees to list more
than 1 photo, it is proven that listings with more than 3
photos sell better than those which do not. If you are
concerned about paying more in eBay fees, look into using
a free image host such as supload.com.

5. Research the current hot sellers on eBay. Even if
you aren’t selling your wholesale jewelry on eBay,
researching what are currently the big sellers there can
give you the snapshot you need to sell to succeed on any
market. eBay Pulse http://pulse.ebay.com/ is a fantastic
tool that eBay provides sellers to give them a bird’s eye
view of what the hot selling items are.

For jewelry sellers, you can find out the hot sellers
by drilling down to the Jewelry and Watches category and
seeing what comes up. eBay Pulse will then give you the
top 10 hot sellers. This will give you some great ideas on
what to sell.

Follow these 5 tips, and you’ll be well on your way
to succeeding in the wholesale jewelry niche.

Traffic Travis SEO Software Review

I’ve used many of the top SEO products on the market, and I just found a new one that I really like. It’s called Traffic Travis, and so far it is proving to be one of the best SEO software products I’ve ever used.

Let’s start with the main problem of SEO tools. It’s so hard to get actionable data out of them! I’ve used some very expensive SEO tools, and you really need to spend some time just to learn how to get the data you want. Then, it can be a chore to export that data so you can digest it and come up with a plan to improve your site’s SEO rankings. This is where Traffic Travis is so different. As you create a new project, before you can even start entering data to start your analysis, a video pops up showing how to use that section. I love this! You don’t have to log into a separate website, or watch videos on YouTube to figure out how to use the software, it just pops up right as you’re getting into a new project. Maybe it’s just me, but this feature really sells me on this product. Which, by the way, has a totally useful free version. There is a paid version if you want to expand some of the features, but for most of us getting started in SEO, the free version is a great first step.

If you can’t wait, you can download Traffic Travis for free here.

Now that you know how much I’m personally impressed by Traffic Travis, here’s a review of features so you know how you can benefit from all of its wonderful usability.

The goal of Traffic Travis isn’t simply to provide you with keywords, but to give you a complete overview of your niche and your competitors. So, while other programs focus on keyword analysis, this one will also go into greater detail for PPC data and your competition’s site structure. Here’s an overview of what Traffic Travis offers:

Keyword Research
The most popular feature to any Traffic Travis review is keyword research. The keyword researcher works by taking a search term of your choosing and spitting out 20-2,000 keywords related to the term. It’s all automatic and instead of just one site’s data, you’ll get data from both Yahoo! and Microsoft’s search engines as well, allowing to see how many total daily searches there are. Those keywords can then be saved in a file for later use or sorted to remove any unwanted long tails. (or you can keep those long tails in a separate file for those of you that like to target them)

SEO Research
Want to know how your site performs for various keywords? Just toss in your list of keywords along with a domain name and see where it lists for each phrase in each search engine. Pages and pages of data are available for instant analysis. Additionally, you can use the Page Analysis to dig into your pages and see a detailed SEO report for that domain. These reports include lists of links, page ranking, traffic ranks, header data, titles and meta tags and top keywords. In short, it’s an instant breakdown of how well you’re performing in SEO.

*** Tip: Do the same analysis for your top keyword competitors to figure out how they’re getting such great rankings. You can copy what they’re doing right, and avoid what they’re doing wrong, and with time you’ll come out on top!

PPC Data
Any good Traffic Travis review has to hit on the value of this tool for Pay-Per-Click (PPC) research. Traffic Travis will take your list of keywords and provide a breakdown of the number of ads for that phrase, the top sites for any given keyword, and a list of the most popular keywords in that advertising group. You can see instantly who is advertising for what and which phrases actually work to make money. Again, this is a great place to spy on your competition and one-up them just by a bit.

SEO Analysis
This is a commonly overlooked tool, allowing you to see the top sites for any given keyword phrase along with Page Ranks, age, back links, directory listings, title tags, and all the other SEO data you’ll need. This is the tool you’ll want to use to get information about your competition.

I wrote this Traffic Travis review to show you not only everything the software has to offer, but how those features have made the lives of so many Internet marketers easier. Of course Traffic Travis can provide every one of the tools you need to test your sites, check your competitors, choose your keywords, and ensure your PPC campaign turns out as well as you’ve planned. For features like these, most SEO software packages cost $100 or more. Beyond all of that is that the people behind Traffic Travis really made the software easy to use. Even though Traffic Travis is free, I’m starting to think it’s one of the best programs out there for optimizing your SEO efforts.

Time to give it a try! Get Traffic Travis for Free Here!
* If you do give it a try, I’d love if you could come back and leave a comment about your experience.


*** I’m working on a post to directly compare several of the best SEO software packages. Just add a comment below to nominate your favorite SEO software! ***

What is XRaider SEO Software?

I recently discovered a new product called XRAIDER SEO. It is billed as “The last lesson in search engine optimization that you’ll ever need…” This product is actually so new to me, I haven’t even had a chance to fully review it. At first, I asked myself, what is XRaider SEO Software? That’s why I’m throwing this post out there, just to see if any of you have heard of XRaider SEO software.

Here’s what I know so far about XRaider Professional SEO Software:

  • It allows you to “copy the secrets” of top ranking websites on Google.
  • It helps identify links specific to your niche.
  • It shows how your competitors are getting their links.
  • It details why your competitors links are working so well.
  • It also appears to help with email marketing by turning the tedious activities on auto-pilot.
  • They have a 30 day no questions asked guarantee. (Important when trying out new services.)

They also have 3 different editions of the software:
XRAIDER Platinum Edition (Only available after you’ve cleared $500k in free traffic.)
XRAIDER Gold Edition
XRAIDER Silver Edition

I can’t talk about the pricing here, but if you click the links above, you’ll get to see the pricing as well as some additional information about the XRAIDER software.


I’d like to hear from someone else who’s used this software before I write my review of XRaider. ***Lots of good comments below!*** If you have, please leave a comment or send me an email. I’ll be done with the full review soon. There are a lot of good features in this software, so I expect it to be a good one.

CPA Traffic Dojo Review

Pay Per Click Ninja CPA Traffic DOJO is a course on how to find, test, track, and convert traffic from some hot new traffic sources into cash. You’ll learn about a great alternative to Google Adwords, as well as how to get into highly-competitive CPA networks.

[[[*** CPA Traffic DOJO goes live on Monday, May 24th at 12PM EST * The offer will be limited, so if you want in, please watch the videos from this link and follow the instructions closely. ***]]]

The extremely valuable part of the secret traffic sources is the demographic targeting. These “secret” PPC networks allow you to target your ads by age, income level, drinking habits, and many other demographic metrics. This allows you to laser-target your ads to exactly the right customers. The idea is that you’ll spend less on advertising and have higher conversion rates (success) with your offers.

This guy was banned from Google AdWords last year and now he uses all of these “secret” traffic sources because they are more lucrative for him. He’s currently doing over $50k per month with these rare traffic sources.

If you want access to this information, watch the videos from the link below:

<Link to CPA Traffic Dojo

*Make sure to watch to the end of the video for all of the information you need to get started.

One difference between this guy and all of the self-proclaimed “gurus” out there is that he actually uses his own systems to make tons of money online.

He’s been doing affiliate marketing for 6 years, has made millions, and even recently won a CPA Network Super Affiliate Contest where they flew him to Costa Rica. If you want to make that kind of money and be given free vacations, click here to watch the videos.

He’s not using Google Adwords, Facebook, PPC or any of those “standard” traffic sources. This is about CPA Networks, Traffic sources and how he made over $500,000 in 5 months and won a free trip to Costa Rica through the Super Affiliate contest.

If you need more traffic to your website, please take a look at his videos. This is some of the best traffic information online today.

>>>Click here to watch the videos<<<

*** Update: Unfortunately access to the CPA Traffic Dojo has been closed. Hopefully they will reopen soon. ***

Outsource Force Review

This week, John Reese, internet marketing’s undisputed king, launched a new program called Outsource Force. To be clear this program is in fact a coaching program where the program will train you on how to find and outsource software development work in cloud based organizations with additional aspects to helping you expand your business. The program is also touted as being able to filter out your best ideas and keep you focused to make the best use of your time. From creating customer support to actual product creation, the Outsource Force program will instruct you on how to maximize your time and investment.

Being involved in various entrepreneurial ventures that have stalled for one reason or another, it’s hard to argue with John that Outsource Force is the next big thing in the global economy to grow your business as fast as possible. John tells a relatable story as being the inspiration to creating Outsource Force, from his early realization that EBay in its early stages was not user friendly for updating images to the auctions. Not being a developer himself, he realized spending time on learning how to program this functionality was simply above his head. This lead to an on line forum he created to ask for help with creation of this idea. While he received many helpful tips, the light bulb went off when a man from another country offered to build his entire application for a fee. This was the foundation of Outsource force, and through many years and many other successful programs, John Reese has finally been able to bring this program to the public.

***Update: Registration for this course is almost full. If you are even remotely interested, please click here to review Outsource Force for yourself. ***

SEOLinkVine Review

On March 31st, I was fortunate enough to have beta access to Brad Callen’s SEOLinkVine system. This is a system for both receiving free content to be published on your blog, as well as submitting your own content to gain backlinks. Being one of the first 100 people to use this system, I’ve had over a month to review the costs and benefits. My review of the SEOLinkVine system begins….now.

SEOLinkVine Flow for Link Building

There are 2 parts to SEOLinkVine

1. Get Free Content
The first part is a system to get free content added to your sites. If you have a blog, and don’t have time to write enough content to attract new visitors, you simply sign up for this free service and start getting free content. If you have a blog through one of the major blog services, WordPress, Blogger, etc…, then you can enable xml-rpc publishing. This sounds fancy, but you only have to click a button and provide login information for your blog. Once that’s done, you log into your SEOLinkVine account and review articles. You have the option to approve or reject any of the articles that are presented to you.

If you’re concerned about SEO, you’ll want to be very choosy about the articles you pick. Every article you publish on your site generally has 3 one-way links AWAY from your website. You’re then sending your “link juice” to that other site. (Link Juice is an SEO industry term for the search engine influence passed around by adding links to other websites.) I have used this site for a few articles, and the interface is very user friendly. You can review an article, view stats about that article, and quickly approve or reject it to move onto the next article.

This is a great system if you rely on Google AdSense or other advertising for your revenue. It’s perfect for keeping the content stream steady and gaining long-tail keywords to start pulling in some new visitors. I think this service might even warrant a paid version, but if you want to get free content, click here.

2. Submit Articles and Get Links
The second part, which is the real magic of the SEO Link Vine system, is an automated way to get valuable one-way links back to your website. Link building has always been one of the most difficult parts of the SEO process. Where do I get links? Who would want to link to my site? While you still want answers to these questions, SEOLinkVine offers a new way to get hundreds, if not thousands, of one-way links back to your site!

You start buy writing an article related to the keyword you’re promoting. You then use their “article spinning” technology to spin your article into thousands of variations. Article spinning is the act of taking an article and adding variations to different sections to make the article unique. For example, you might take the phrase, “Review of SEOLinkVine” and spin it to say “SEOLinkVine Review” and “Our Unbiased Review of SEOLinkVine”. You might also take the term “SEO” and spin it to “Search Engine Optimization”. You now have 3 variations of “Review of SEOLinkVine” and 2 variations of “SEO”. Right there, we already have 6 different variations of the article. Now if you spin 20 different sections of your article into 3 variations each, you’ll have 3.5 BILLION unique variations of your article. So now you’re asking, “Why do I need to spin my articles?” Well, the search engines have caught onto people writing one article and publishing it all over the internet to get backlinks. They, specifically Google, compare these articles, and if they’re too similar, they only consider “the most relevant” article as the one that will pass the link juice on to the site that the links point to. By spinning your article, you create thousands, or billions, of unique articles for the search engines to eat up.

Once you publish your first article, you just wait as it gets published out to the SEOLinkVine network. At this point, you can begin writing your next article, because you can write an UNLIMITED number of articles! According to Brad Callen, this is how he got nearly 30,000 backlinks in 3 months, which moved him to the #1 spot on the search engines for a highly competitive keyword.


Like I said, I’ve been using the SEOLinkVine system since their beta launch, and I’m pleased with the results. You’ll notice several trackbacks on my review of SaleHoo.com. These are nearly all thanks to the SEOLinkVine system. My traffic has already started on an upward trend, and it seems to be growing every day. I will continue to use this system, and I recommend it to anyone trying to promote a new website. I have also had a few opportunities to contact their customer support about an issue with their SEOLinkVine Ranker App. This app runs stats to show your search engine position for the keywords you’ve linked in your articles, and also lists how many links you have going to those specific pages. The stats are great, but being in the beta program, I did have a few times that I needed some help. Their support system is easy to use, and the response time was acceptable. (Not super-fast, but acceptable.) It was less than 24-hours to respond to a non-emergency issue.

If you’re interested in trying SEOLinkVine, either to get free content for your blog, or to get tons of one-way backlinks, please click here. They have a 56-day, no-questions-asked money-back guarantee. Also, in the month or so that I’ve been using them, the price has already gone up once. This is such a popular program, that I think they’re going to continue raising the price until people stop buying. If you’re thinking about paying for a service to help you get links back to your site, you should move quickly on this one.

***** [5/12/2010] UPDATE *****
I received an email from Brad Callen today indicating that they will only be allowing new members into the SEOLinkvine program until 2:00PM ET this Friday, 5/14/2010.
They have reached their user capacity in just a few days and can only accept new members until Friday.
The part of the program for getting free content will be open indefinitely, but the “get links” portion will be closed to new members as of 2pm ET on Friday.
If you wanted to get into this program, you need to move even more quickly than previously stated.

*** The doors might be closed, but you can sign up to be notified if and when they reopen them. They do this to limit the number of users so they can properly support the new influx of members. Use the link below to see if you can sign up. ***

Click here to sign up for SEOLinkVine.

Internet Marketing and the Wholesale Industry

Well I had a revelation today. For as long as I’ve been writing here, I have thought of this primarily as a wholesale blog. I have concentrated on how to find wholesale suppliers and sell wholesale products. However, I’ve been overlooking the “sell” part of the Sell Wholesale name. It’s all well and good if you can find great wholesale sources, but if you can’t sell those products, you won’t have much of a business.

Therefore, I have decided to start providing more information about Internet Marketing. Essentially, internet marketing refers to things like Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising, Social Media, and any other methods for generating traffic to your website. I will also begin posting reviews of internet marketing systems. This is one area where internet marketing and the wholesale industry are very much alike. They are both teeming with scams and excessive hype around every corner. As I have tried to do with some of my wholesale reviews, I hope to provide clear and unbiased information about internet marketing systems that might otherwise seem too risky or scammy.

I hope you will offer up your questions and suggestions as we continue on this journey. I look forward to helping you grow your business.