How to Re-sell an Infrared Radiant Heater

Infrared radiant heaters are popular forms of heating that can be used to heat individual rooms. They are popular because the heater can easily be moved from room to room, as needed. Infrared heaters are not normally part of your homes central heating, but instead an additional source of heat. This new found popularity, coupled with the fact that they make great outdoor patio heaters is making them a great business proposition. If you are interested in importing and then re-selling these radiant heaters then you will need to do some research first. Whenever importing any products there are some strict rules which you must abide by. Failure to abide by these rules will cause all sorts of problems and could leave your business exposed to a variety of fines and additional costs.

Tools and Materials Needed
  • Internet
  • Computer
  • Paper
  • Notepad
Step 1 - Sourcing the Products

The first thing that you will need to do is find a source for your infrared radiant heaters for you to resell. There are many places where these can be brought from, including wholesalers and direct from factories in the East. Importing will be the most lucrative option if you can justify buying large quantities of the same item. Finding import factories is very easy because there are a number of web sites that can help you do this. The most popular is alibaba, although global source is also becoming a popular site.

Step 2 - Negotiating

The next hurdle you will have to overcome is negotiating the price you pay for the products. It's important that you get this as low as possible, without compromising quality. You will always have some faulty products but you don't want most of them to be faulty because it will ruin your reputation.

Step 3 - Shipping

Shipping the products is another major concern for many people. Getting the heaters thousands of miles can be very difficult and potentially expensive. Remember that you will also have to pay duty and taxes on any heater you import into America.

Step 4 - Compliance Testing

Electric and gas infrared heaters are potentially lethal if they are made poorly. That's why they must undergo strict testing to ensure they are safe to use. To sell heaters in the EU and America, this involves getting the heaters CE tested. CE testing is a series of tests which look at the safety of the heaters and decide whether or not they are fit for sale.

Step 5 - Selling

It is up to you how you sell your heaters to the public. You can either sell them on the Internet or in a shop. Your personal preference and sales ideas will guide you in the right direction. Setting up an online store will be the cheapest and easiest option for most people, it is definitely worth some consideration.