Wholesale Pens To Sell Online

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Dropshipping pens

Why Sell Pens Online?

In a digital world, you wouldn’t expect that the pen industry to thrive. However, in 2014 the pen industry made $16.2 billion and by 2019 it’s expected to grow to $20.2 billion. Pens make great corporate gifts for clients or employees. They can even be great as novelty gifts for birthdays or special occasions. A quality pen can sell for as much as $100 depending on the market you’re trying to reach. If you’re selling novelty pens, they can be marketed to students such as bone shaped or syringe shaped pens for medical students.

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Why Dropship Pens Online?

It can be hard to know which type of pens would be your best-sellers if you choose to wholesale. Having to buy bulk inventory can end up costing your business more money than it’s worth. The cost of dropshipping pens is almost comparable to the cost of wholesaling them, making dropshipping the safer option of the two. In the early stages of your business, testing different pens to your audiences is important. Fortunately, dropshipping allows you to test up to 30,000 different products on your store. Dropshipping also allows you to target a wider range of audiences as you can carry more items on your store to ensure your success.  

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Who are the Main Distributors of Pens?

Oberlo Supply distributors offer a wide selection of pens to choose from. There are many different types of pens which include ballpoint pens, gel pens, mechanical pencils, highlighters, brush pens, colored pencils, markers, fountain pens, and so on. Distributors normally offer pens together with other stationary items or office supplies such as paper, notebooks, pencils, or even with paint supplies. Pens are typically provided in packs, sometimes with the pack containing different colors of the same pen. So, for instance it’s common to see distributors offer 12 pieces of felt tip pens for office marking or coloring.

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Who are the Main Manufacturers of Pens?

Manufacturers of pens are mainly located in China (Mainland). Majority of the manufactured pens are ballpoint pens, with others being promotional pens, and plastic pens. Manufacturers offer a wide variety of pens to choose from, such as metal, wood, plastic, and so on. There’s also an option to choose from depending on where the pen is going to be used, such as pens that are better suited for office or school, promotional pens with printed logos, or even pens that can be presented as a business gift. There are also vintage style feather pens or pens used for calligraphy. Depending on where the pen is to be used, the quality varies accordingly. Manufacturers tend to typically produce pens in bulks.

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Can I use Oberlo Supply Suppliers to Dropship Pens?

Yes. Oberlo Supply is a marketplace where you can find a wide variety of products, including pens from suppliers who provide fully automated order fulfillment services. This marketplace is available only for the Oberlo app users. The great thing about Oberlo Supply suppliers is that they are aware that Oberlo users are dropshipping. This means that they don’t add any promotional material or other invoices to the packages that they are shipping to your customers. It saves you time as you won’t need to go out of your way to inform the suppliers not to add any additional promotional material or invoices. The suppliers at Oberlo Supply are guaranteed in terms of quality. If the supplier does not meet the requirements set out, their products are then removed from the listing. Oberlo automatically selects the cheapest shipping method for you. Since some suppliers offer several shipping methods, you can click on the shipping option and choose your preferred one.

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How does it work?

Oberlo dropshipping is one the easiest ways to start an ecommerce business. It doesn’t require much capital investment. You can even run a profitable business from your couch.


Build an Ecommerce Store

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Fill Your Store with Products

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Suppliers Ship Your Orders

After you make a sale, send the orders to your suppliers, so they ship them directly to your customer.

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