Have you ever found yourself in a position of being concerned about your own survival? Maybe you've been lost in the woods or stranded in your car during a powerful snowstorm. In either case, your situation would have been made somewhat better had you been in possession of a survival kit. Survival kits are something we sell because they are important to a lot of people. Are you selling them yet?
What Survival Kits Are All About
We live in a day and age in which it is easy to dismiss the idea of having to survive without the basic necessities of life. Thanks to a combination of technology and a comparatively strong economy, most of us who do not venture outside of suburbia have nothing to worry about survival. But having all the creature comforts of life is never guaranteed. The basics are not guaranteed either. That's what survival kits are all about.
If you live in hurricane country, you hear every spring about how you should put together a basic survival kit – just in case. Those who live up north are reminded every autumn to put together a survival kit to store in your car. People in tornado alley are told to prepare every spring by gathering supplies and storing them in a stormproof shelter.
All these scenarios have the same thing in common: being prepared in the event an emergency. Our survival kits are designed around a similar principle.
A Safety Technology survival kit is geared toward helping people stay alive in the event they are stranded away from home due to a weather event, getting lost, a car accident, or whatever. The kits provide basic tools for staying dry, alerting passersby to your plight, and administering first aid. They do not include food.
We Sell Different Kinds of Survival Kits
The Safety Technology inventory currently includes several different kinds of survival kits great for home or travel use. Each kit contains something a little bit different. You can visit the individual product pages to find out what each kit contains, but here's the point: the kind of survival kit one customer is after may be different from what someone else wants to buy. That's why there are so many kinds of survival kits on the retail market.
You will note that each of our survival kits includes a suggested retail price on its product description page. These are not the prices you pay Safety Technology; they are the prices we recommend you charge at retail. You will pay us quite a bit less thanks to our low, wholesale pricing.
On each of our different survival kits, you should have enough room to mark up the wholesale price so as to make a good profit while still being competitive. We offer very good wholesale pricing on small quantities as well as better pricing in bulk. Buy 1,000 or more of a given product and you will get the best possible pricing.
Our goal is to be your number one wholesaler of survival gear and self-defense products. To that end, we will not compete with you on the retail market. Some other wholesalers will; we won't. We want to concentrate on being a wholesaler while you and the rest of our dealers handle the retail market.
Making Money on Survival Kits
As a retail dealer, you will not be employed by Safety Technology. Rather, you will own your own small business over which you will have total control. That is the key to making money on survival kits. You purchase from us at wholesale and then sell at retail in whatever way you see fit. You are free to sell online, at your local flea market, or even by setting up a full retail store down on Main Street.
Making money on survival kits is all about finding and engaging with your target audience. So who makes up that audience? Survivalists, for starters. Survivalists are everyday people who go to work and pay their bills like the rest of us. What makes them different is their desire to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Survival kits are right up their alley.
Another good target audience is the homeowner who lives in a storm-prone region. We talked about such opportunities earlier in this article. For example, those of us who live in hurricane zones know how easy it is for even a moderate storm to cause problems.
Outdoor enthusiasts are another good target audience. Think hikers, campers, and climbers here. The most experienced among them know that being injured in the middle of nowhere presents a problem. They also know how easy it is to get turned around and lost.
Survival kits are very inviting products to the right customers. If you know where to find them and how to engage them in conversation, you can sell survival kits to them.
We Dropship Survival Kits
Now that we've established that there is a market for survival kits, it's time to address how you actually go about selling. Let us begin by talking about dropshipping. And by the way, Safety Technology is the largest dropshipper in our industry.
The dropshipping model combines the best of wholesale with the potential of retail. As a wholesaler and dropshipper, we stock your products so that you don't have to. You do not have to invest in storage space, thousands of dollars’ worth of inventory, and the extra labor to manage it all. We take care of it.
Getting products into the hands of your customers is as simple as logging on to your Safety Technology account and placing an order. You provide us with shipping information for each order you place. We take that information, pack up the order, and ship it directly to your customer in packaging with your name on it.
Hopefully it's now apparent to you why dropshipping survival kits through Safety Technology is so attractive. Dropshipping makes it possible for you to establish your own survival and self-defense business without requiring a ton of cash up front.
How to Sell Survival Kits
Assuming you are interested in dropshipping, there are a number of ways you can sell survival kits. You can start by conducting home parties with a survival theme. Sign in to your Safety Technology account, use the marketing information we offer to build your own custom catalog, then download the catalog and distribute it to your guests. You will start selling products during your first home party.
You can also utilize the dropshipping program to sell online. Sell using your own website, let Safety Technology build a site for you, sell on sites like eBay and Amazon, or even sell through online classifieds. The opportunities are endless.
Of course, some of our dealers prefer to sell in person as well. That's great. They have an equal number of opportunities to choose from. Some concentrate their sales mainly on flea markets and local, community events. Others set up retail outlets in plazas and strip malls. We even have dealers who make their money traveling around the country and selling at survivalist and camping shows.
Your Survival Kit Supplier
There are so many ways to sell survival kits that we could not possibly list them all here. Use your imagination. Our main priority is to be your survival kit supplier. We sell at extremely low wholesale prices in order to help you be as competitive as possible at retail. And just so you know, you do not have to focus exclusively on survival kits.
As you can see here on our website, Safety Technology has hundreds of products in the survival/self-defense category. You can sell everything in our inventory or pick and choose only those products that interest you. It is entirely up to you.
So how do you get started as a survival kit retailer? By signing up as a Safety Technology dealer. The sign-up process is fast, easy, and painless. It starts with our online dealer application. You can complete and submit it in just a few minutes.
We will follow up your application with an e-mail response. In that e-mail will be further instructions for getting you going. We will need some simple documentation to prove that you are operating or starting a legitimate business, which you can get to us via fax or e-mail. You could actually be up and running very quickly as long as everything is in order.
With dealer approval, you will be given access to your own Safety Technology online account. You can use that account to place orders, download product descriptions and pricing, edit and download our full-color catalog, and get your hands on web- and print-ready graphics for marketing.
We are offering you the opportunity to sell survival kits alongside the rest of the Safety Technology inventory. We are offering you an opportunity to start your own business as a survival/self-defense dealer. Trust us when we say this is a fantastic opportunity. There is money to be made in this business, and you deserve to make it.