we get the merchandise here to my state? We offer shipping to
you at our discounted cost, or you may use your own means.
the shipping costs? Items come from all over the U.S. Currently
we ship from Ohio, California, Atlanta, New Jersey, Texas, Utah,
WI and Reno. So, shipping will depend on what you are interested
in and your zip code.
we accept payment? We accept cash, cashier's check, money orders
or bank wire transfers. In regards to wire transfers, the buyer
should call us before and after they have transferred the funds.
It takes from 45 minutes to 12 hours for us to receive wires. Once
our bank confirms the transaction, the shipment is ready for pickup.
If everything goes right, we try to have it all taken care and on
the road within 24 hours.
does it take from the time a truck hits the road until I get my
truckload? Shipping time depends on FOB location to your location.
In most cases it takes 5 business days. It could be as high as 12
business days if your area is in a small city and has a long point
to point distance. What ever the case may be, the trucking company
will call you before delivery. You will also have a tracking number
as soon as the trucking is paid for.
Do I pay
you for trucking or do I pay your trucking company? It does
not matter. It would be a little quicker if you pay us at time of
wire transfer. Or, we can have it sent collect so you pay the shipping
company when it arrives. Some customers like this as it gives them
time to make more money before the load arrives. If a load is to
be sent collect, our shippers need to register you with them. You
will need to fill out a credit form. This however, could delay the
load departing for a day or two. You can also pay the trucking the
same day you send a wire to us. Trucking is offered as a courtesy
to our customers. We offer it at at our discounted cost.
any other costs that I should be made aware of? Not really.
Our prices given before a purchase are rock solid. Shipping by the
container (40 foot truck) is rock solid as well. If you are buying
by the pallet, there could be a slight increase, or decrease, depending
on the class and weight of the item. The only other costs that I
can think of that may apply is with having the right equipment to
unload the truck, i.e. fork lift, pallet jack, and loading dock.
When we arrange shipping, we ask these type of questions, so this
should not be a problem down the road.
have any contracts to sign? Yes & No. If a buyer is purchasing
Department Store goods with us, they must read and sign a paper
that they would agree to, for instance, remove the Department Store
tags before resale, and the like. As far as our company goes, no,
you can buy a load from us once or as many times as you like. We
do not make much off of one truckload. Our money is made from customers
coming back and buying often. We try as best as we can to offer
high quality loads at the right price so that our customers can
make money, like our service, and keep coming back.
that some of the Department Store Loads are "Blind" ? This is
true, some of them are not inventoried, nor do they have a manifest.
Such loads are sold to us by the truckload & sometimes by the pallet.
In this Q and A, I cannot mention Department store names, but, if
I could, you would see that many of the top Department Stores sell
off their salvage loads this way. This is not a bad thing, but a
very good thing. If they added up their costs per truckload, our
prices would be much higher. One place that we sell a lot of loads
from, estimates their average cost per pallet is $3,000.00. That's
at their cost. We sell these by the truckload. There are 22 pallets
per truckload. We sell them for approximately $425.00 a pallet.
So a truckload is $9,350.00 our price, with $66,000.00 at their
cost! This is 90% name brand stuff!! That has a restriction though,
No West Coast Sales. That was just an example. So the trick is to
buy Department Store loads that contain mostly small items. This
way, you get a huge amount of products & much larger profits.
Do I have
to go through you and a dozen other people to get the good stuff?
No, In 95% of the cases we are direct with the Department Store,
manufacturer, or warehouse in which the items are coming from. We
rarely advertise any items offered to us via the internet. We use
our own sources and most likely will always stay that way.
fly down and inspect the load if I want to before purchase?
In most cases, Yes, if the merchandise is in one of our warehouses.
Some Department Stores do not like tourists for security and time-consuming
you handle Exporting Items? We offer this unique service to
our customers. We can handle your export shipments to all major
ports in the world. We have strong representation throughout the
world and can handle all your containers in a quick and efficient
manner. We handle Freight Forwarding, Customs Clearance, Ocean Freight,
Door To Door, and Door To Port Service.
If I choose
to buy from someone else down the line, is it okay? Sure. You
have no ties to us, but, before investing a whole lot with someone
else, you may want to run it by us. If it sounds good, we will tell
you. Yes, that's right! We will give you free advise on what to
look for or what to ask. We want to have you as one of our clients
for the long run, so we will help you in any way we can.
I am buying from you, and I find another guy selling the same thing
you have in all details for less? Please let us know. We will
try to match or come close to the price if possible. Please keep
in mind that others may offer goods, but cannot provide consistently,
or it may be a load that has been picked over. In any case, please
let us know.
I get on your weekly mailing list? Our weekly mailing list is
a free service. It is however confidential and can only be used
for the person that it is sent to. To get on the mailing list, just
go to the weekly section of our main web-site page and click on
the mailing list option. Please read the rules.
have an Internet web page. Can I advertise your goods on it?
No. There is to be no public advertising of any of our products.
It took us many years to get where we are today, and we have several
agreements with large companies not to market these goods against
Wholesale Shoes is
a worldwide distributor, Importer and exporter of Department
salvage/Store Returns and Closeout Merchandise , offering
closeouts, liquidation merchandise, salvage, overstock, surplus
, and a whole lot more at pennies on the wholesale dollar!
We have been in the closeouts business
for many years, supplying to Wholesalers, Exporters, Retailers,
Auctioneers, EBay, Brokers, Flea Market Vendors and Closeout Distributors.
We carry all types of merchandise from Major Department
Stores and manufacturers in the USA, from apparel closeouts
and liquidation domestics to surplus electronics and overstock
toys . We sell by the pallet, by the lot, or by the truckload.
As a result of our tremendous buying power,
we have had the capability to pass big savings to YOU! We
look forward to doing business with you and keeping you as a valued,
long-term customer. Before you buy, give us a try!
The Customer shall not advertise any purchased
Merchandise using the Department Store name(s), which list set
forth above may be amended from time to time by the Company on
notice to the Customer. The Customer agrees that all labels
and tags denoting in any way the Department Stores or this marks
or other identifying features, must be removed. Anyone
found advertising or not removing labels or tags bearing department
store name(s) may, among other things, be permanently barred from
purchasing merchandise from the Company.
Wholesale Shoes Closeouts is in
the business of selling salvage/store returns, Overstock, New Shelf-pull
and closeout liquidation merchandise.
What does the word "SALVAGE/RETURNS
MERCHANDISE" or "OVERSTOCK, NEW SHELF-PULLS AND CLOSEOUTS LIQUIDATION
MERCHANDISE MEAN"? Buying Salvage/Returns is the cheapest
way to buy anything. It may contain a mixture of some good, bad,
unpackaged, items with missing parts, damaged and new merchandise.
In other words the good, the bad and the ugly. We cannot guarantee
that every salvage load that you buy from us will be a winner,
but in most cases, they are. If you are not satisfied with the
load we will do our best to make it up to you on your next purchase.
We are the best at obtaining quality salvage loads out there,
and we do care very much about our customer's needs. We
go the extra length to satisfy.
Buying NEW SHELF-PULLS, OVERSTOCK
AND CLOSEOUTS LIQUIDATION MERCHANDISE is the most sufficient
way of buying in bulk/large quantities. These may contain new
items shelf-pulls, overstock, out of season, and liquidated merchandise.
Most of the loads are in perfect condition with the tags and
labels, but some on the other hand may have a slight chance of
being slightly damaged due to shipping or human error.
Condition of Merchandise: All
Merchandise is salvage, store returns, or other similar second-hand
merchandise, and is sold As Is with no warranties of any kind or
guarantees of any kind expressed or implied. All Merchandise
is sold As Is, with no refunds, returns, credits or exchanges offered
or given. Loads may be sold as bulk loads (with no wholesale
value, percentage or piece count given). The Approximate
value stated for Merchandise is merely a number that has been provided
to us by its providers as an estimate only of wholesale or retail
value at the time of purchase and Wholesale Shoes
in no way represents or guarantees that this is the true value
of the products.
No representation is made as to packaging,
style, selection, assortment, condition or seasonality of the Merchandise.
The Department Stores shall and Wholesale Shoes .,
will not be held liable for any dissatisfaction with respect to
the sale or quality of Merchandise.
Department store brand names: When it comes
to the Department stores brand names, there will be a mixture of
brands including private labels that the department stores carry.
Do not expect only the top brand names. This is beyond our control.
Orders: All orders are
subject to acceptance by The Company and prior sale of merchandise
to other customers. Such acceptance is conditioned upon Customer
acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Shipping: The Customer
will be held responsible for transportation costs from the distribution
center(s) and/or warehouse(s). All claims and/or shortages
must also be submitted directly to the freight carrier. Make sure
that you count the pallets and the shrink warp before singing and
bill of lading. Wholesale Shoes will not be held responsible
for any errors made by you or the freight carrier.