The summer months are heating up in the UK and so thousands of consumers will be getting set to purchase seasonal goods. From holiday extras to garden supplies, there will no doubt be a large amount of money invested in summer related products during the next few months.
For resellers looking to increase profits this summer, buying wholesale summer products could be a lucrative move. With more people searching for these products either at car boot sales and markets or online – there will be plenty of resale opportunities and profitable opportunities too. There are so many products to choose from at this time of year but here are a few sectors that could be particularly lucrative:
At this time of year consumers all over the UK will be heading off on holiday. Whether it’s a holiday at home (or ‘staycation’) or a holiday abroad, consumers will be hitting the shops and online retailers looking for some holiday bargains. When it comes to selecting products to resell, there are a few items in this sector that are sure to be popular at this time of year.
Sun cream is an essential product that is sought after during the summer months. And even for those staying in the UK, sun cream is still going to be essential. With reports that a heat wave is about to hit the country, consumers will no doubt be heading to the sea side and looking for sun cream ahead of their trip. Some wholesale suppliers offer stock like this at very low prices if bought in bulk so buying in large quantities and reselling individually could lead to some healthy sales.
Swimwear is another holiday essential that is bought during June, July and August. One glance at high street retailers will show just how much variety is in this sector too – there are so many styles and brands to choose from. For resellers this presents a potential money-making opportunity. If sourced at the right price, designer swimwear can resell on sites like eBay for large amounts of money. Some wholesalers specialising in this area can offer large discounts too.
Gardening is a keen hobby for many people in this country and it’s during the warmer seasons that consumers will be outside planting and potting. Figures from the Horticultural Trades Association reveal that this market is worth a staggering £6 billion so it makes sense for resellers to operate in this growing market.
Products that are worth investing in for this market include plants, bulbs, seeds, pots, hanging baskets and decorative items. These can all fetch a healthy return on investment, especially if bought from wholesalers offering these products in bulk.
Tools like lawnmowers, spades, forks and cutters are also sold by retailers at this time of year.
Camping is big business in the UK. It’s one of the most popular holidays – in 2011 17 million people took a camping or caravanning holiday in the UK. In 2013 figures released also suggested that camping and ‘staycation’ holidays are increasing whilst abroad holidays are decreasing, due to many families’ budgets. In 2013 foreign holiday figures decreased by 17% whereas the camping and caravanning market stayed fairly stagnant. And with over a quarter of a million people owning caravan holiday homes in the UK, it’s no wonder this is a prosperous market. Camping supplies worth buying to resale include tents, torches, wellington boots, sleeping bags, ground sheets, gazebos and camping utensils.
BBQ’s are out in full-force at this time of year and for resellers looking to profit this summer, buying and reselling BBQ essentials really could see their investments pay off. If you head into any retailer or supermarket during the summer you’ll see that BBQ equipment and items are lined up at the front of the store and on aisle ends. Not only is this because supermarket giants know this is what consumers are looking for but placing this stock in prominent areas drives more sales. For expensive equipment, like gas BBQs and high-end utensils, many consumers will search online for a cheap deal so it’s worth stocking up on these items if you run an online wholesale buying business.
Items that are popular in this sector include disposable BBQs, charcoals, BBQ lighting blocks, gas BBQs and kitchen utensils.
Clothing is a market worth investing in all year round but when it comes to purchasing seasonal goods, there are plenty of styles to choose from. From shorts and t-shirts to dresses and flip flops, this is a market that could see you making some healthy sales when the sun is out.