A good way to find U.S.-based merchandise suppliers is by looking through an online wholesale directory, such as WholesaleCentral.com. The majority of the suppliers are based in the United States.
WholesaleCentral.com provides multiple methods for locating merchandise suppliers. The first method is to look through the various categories and then click on a supplier based on those categories. Some main categories include automotive, beauty, crafts, shoes, music and pet supplies. Click on one of these categories, and then click on a sub-category or look at the top sellers for that category.
At the top of the home page, there are also tabs for other methods of finding a supplier. One way is to look at their Featured Sellers, who are usually top sellers or suppliers with many recent hits. There is also a Deals and Steals page, where suppliers list their latest sales or promotions on their wholesale products. Clicking on a supplier’s name takes a user directly to the supplier's website and leaves WholesaleCentral.com.
WholesaleCentral.com also offers a sign-up feature in which users can sign up for the latest news and alerts. The feature notifies users right away when a new supplier is available on the site within their preferred category.