Emergency and Camping
Human beings have used knives for thousands of years. They are excellent tools for hunters, gatherers, and survivalists. Even your average homeowner needs a good knife every now and again. As a dealer of self-defense and survival gear, you can meet customer demand by including a selection of our knives in your inventory.
Why Knives Are So Important
Knives have been around since humanity first figured out how to work with metal. Over thousands of years of history, they have taken on many different shapes and styles commensurate with their use. At the end of the day though, the knife is one of those multi-purpose tools that becomes indispensable once you have one.
You can use a knife to open a package delivered to your door. You can use it in the great outdoors when you are out camping or hiking. Clean your fish, cut twigs and branches, or cut a new piece of para cord for staking down your tent.
As a survivalist's tool, the knife comes in handy for cutting, hammering, and so much more. It can even be used for self-defense should the need arise. Here's the point: knives are important because they perform so many vital functions. If a survivalist had to choose one tool – and one tool only – to carry with him or her at all times, it would likely be a knife.
Our Inventory of Survival Knives
Safety Technology is proud to carry a selection of knives to meet a variety of needs. For the survivalist, we offer a couple of models that could prove indispensable in the field. We have a few smaller knives ideal for people to keep around the house for those quick cutting jobs. And of course, all our knives can be used for self-defense if the need ever arose.
From a 15" survival life to a compact travel knife, there is something for everyone. We even offer a rather impressive machete perfect for those campers, hikers, and hunters you sell to. Just take a look at our inventory to see for yourself.
Marketing Knives to Your Customers
Like any other product Safety Technology sells, our knives are intended for a particular audience. Consider targeting customers with the survival mentality first. These are people who spend a lot of time in nature. They are the kinds of people who also purchase solar ovens, fire starters, and the like.
Hunters and fishermen are also high on the list for knife sales. They are followed by tent campers, hikers, and even mountain climbers. Hopefully you are detecting a theme here. Your main audience for knives are people who spend a lot of time outdoors, away from the comforts and conveniences of city life.
If you are going to sell knives in person, there is no better marketing tool than a good display. People want to see knives clearly, even if that means these are protected under glass. They also want to be able to handle them. So be prepared to take knives out of their cases to give customers a closer look. Allowing customers to see and handle the product is often that which seals the deal.
If you plan to sell online, remember that a picture paints a thousand words. This is one product for which pictures are critical to sales. Why? Because customers are choosy about the knives they buy. They are reluctant to buy a product they cannot see first. For each knife, you will want to provide a clear picture or two along with a thorough and accurate description. The more information you can provide, the more effective your marketing will be.
Buy Knives Wholesale from Safety Technology
Marketing knives to your customers is just the start of making money in this business. You need a reliable wholesaler to back up your efforts with great products and excellent customer service. Safety Technology offers both.
We invite you to consider buying wholesale knives from us after signing up as a Safety Technology dealer. As a wholesaler, we are committed to ensuring all our dealers have the products they need to stock their operations. We back up those products with our full support.
We have been in the self-defense and personal safety business for more than 20 years. Over two decades we have built a reputation for treating our dealers the right way. We provide our full support by way of marketing resources, answers to your questions, regular newsletters, and more. Our dealers are always welcome to contact us anytime they have a concern.
As for our wholesale prices, we never forget that your success translates into our success. We set our wholesale pricing with that in mind. We want you to succeed, so we set our prices low enough to allow you the room to achieve your desired margin while still being competitive at retail.
Sell Knives in Your Local Area
A good place to begin your retail venture is right in your local area. Start with a limited inventory you can sell to friends, family members, and your neighbors. Then add to your inventory as your business grows. You do not have to invest tens of thousands of dollars in stocking and setting up a retail store just to get started – unless you want to. And by the way, there's nothing wrong with that.
Consider getting started by selling knives one-on-one. As a Safety Technology dealer, you will have access to our product catalog and price list. You can use the catalog to sell by going through it with potential customers. For example, you and your neighbor might be out mowing the lawn at the same time on Saturday. Try engaging your neighbor by showing him or her our catalog. Talk knives with him/her and see what happens.
You can take this same mindset to the next level by conducting home parties focused on self-defense and/or survival. Best of all, you do not have to keep a lot of inventory stocked in your home or office. Use our dropshipping program instead.
Dropshipping allows you to order product from us as it sells. So rather than ordering dozens of knives at one time, you place your orders as your customers purchase from you. You leave stocking, packing, and shipping to us. In theory, our dropshipping program makes it possible for you to be a retail powerhouse using nothing more than our catalog and your ability to sell.
Branch Out by Selling Knives Online
We would not be doing you justice by talking about selling knives without discussing the online environment. Needless to say that online shopping has skyrocketed over the last 20 years. We have certainly seen it in our industry, just as every other industry has. We say that to say this: do not be afraid to branch out by selling knives online.
Knives can be a tricky proposition on retail websites owned and operated by others. If you want to sell on sites like eBay and Amazon for example, just be sure to make yourself familiar with their policies first. If you would rather sell on your own site, you have some options:
- Build a Site – Provided you already have web space and a domain name, you can build your own retail website. Content management systems like WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal make building a site fairly easy. If you can use a word processor, you can use a content management system.
- Let Us Build Your Site – If you don't want the pain of building your own site from scratch, you have one better option: let Safety Technology build your website. We know what it takes to sell online. We can have your site up and running in no time.
You may decide you want to sell online exclusively or in conjunction with your other, more traditional strategies. It is up to you. As a Safety Technology dealer, you are a small business owner with complete control over how you sell our knives and other products.
Make Money Selling Knives
Knives are products that will never fade away. People have been using knives since the beginning of recorded history, and maybe even longer. This should tell you that there is money to be made selling them. If you are ready to take the plunge into the world of retail sales, knives from Safety Technology are an excellent first product to offer.
Register as a Safety Technology dealer today and start selling knives wherever you can find an audience. As your wholesaler, we will support you with good pricing, marketing resources, and our dropshipping program. If you want to buy in bulk in order to stock your own retail store, we can offer you even better pricing. Learn more by becoming a Safety Technology dealer today.