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My First Hair Order: Inventory for Under $1000 When Starting to Sell Hair

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Get Your Hair Company Started!

These days, starting a company is easier than ever. There are plenty of places that you can purchase hair wholesale without it breaking the bank. When I used to hear about starting a hair company, I would hear about all the difficulties that came with it. Some of the challenges would include paying for poor inventory, not having the right stock, and not being able to sell what they purchased.

There are a lot of things that can go wrong if you don’t correctly prepare to sell the inventory that you are buying. Luckily, those issues can be a thing of the past with all the economically efficient ways to buy and sell inventory.

Before, people would have to spend thousands to get some good inventory to sell. Now, you can get good first-time inventory to sell that is under $1000. You won’t have to break the bank, and you’ll be able to make a healthy profit so that you can keep your business thriving.

We’re going to give you the best information to get started.

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Research Wholesale Companies

Before, when people wanted to sell hair, they would have to go to great lengths to get some high-quality hair. I would hear stories about how people would travel to other countries to get hair that wasn’t poorly processed or filled with chemicals and dye.

Now, you don’t have to do that. There are verifiable companies out there that wholesale hair to people that want to start a hair business. The great thing is that it’s not costly, and everything can be purchased online. Since there are so many options, it’s essential to do the proper research.

Research companies that have great reviews when it comes to wholesaling hair. Are they reliable? How quickly do they ship? These are questions you’ll want to ask yourself. Also, it’s vital to ensure that they have the inventory that you need to begin selling. You don’t want to buy from a company that can’t give you the full inventory that you need.

The perfect company will have a reasonable price, diverse inventory, and fantastic reviews.

We, at Private Label Extensions, sell wholesale extensions. Click here to see our bundles and prices!

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What To Include In Your Inventory

When you launch your hair business, you’ll want to make sure that you have a very different shop. You’ll want to make sure that you have a variety of styles and lengths. You also want to make sure that you have enough bundles for you to sell without having too much left on the stock.

It’s important to be versatile so that you can have a broader market. People don’t want to shop from someone that only has a few styles and lengths available. Be sure to having everything you feel people will want to buy!

Let’s talk about what to include to make the most of your budget.


Styles To Include

As many of you know, there are tons of different weave styles available to buy. This is especially true since natural hair continues to become a massive part of the industry. However, if you want to make the most out of your $1000 budget, you’ll want to stick with what you know before venturing off into newer styles.

The best selling styles right now are Brazilian Kinky Curly, Brazilian Silky Straight, Malaysian Body Wave, and Brazilian Loose. These styles are all unique and hot on the market right now. Keep in mind that because these styles are popular, a lot of companies will be attempting to sell you hair that may not be up to par so that they can fit the market.

Be diligent in getting the right styles without compromising on your budget or your quality. It seems that five styles aren’t a lot, but with a $1000 budget, you’ll need to keep in mind that you’re working with what you can until you can expand.

These five styles are versatile enough to get you by until you make your next big purchase.

Lengths To Include

When it comes to length, you’ll want to make sure you include realistic ranges. Of course, people love to wear 18”-24” hair, but the longer the hair, the more expensive it can be.

With a $1000 budget, you won’t be able to purchase too many lengthy bundles, but you will be able to purchase 12”-18” without breaking the bank. These lengths are also the one that people are more willing to buy because the shorter the length, the less the maintenance.

Also, the shorter the length, the more professional the hairstyle. When people spend money on bundles, they know they will want to wear something reasonable and within budget.

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How Many Of Each?

With each style and length, you’ll want to have at least four bundles. Also, since you’re on a $1000 budget, you’ll want to obtain what you can afford. Four bundles are enough to offer your customers a full look without breaking the bank.

Also having 4 of each style will give you the necessary variety to be successful. If you find that have 4 of each style and length is too expensive, try 4 of each style with 2 of each length.

By doing this, you’ll be able to keep your inventory diverse and available to anyone that wants to buy. Also, you won’t have to penny pinch.

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Bang For Your Buck

Make sure that you do all the research necessary before choosing to go on this hair journey. A lot of people think that they need a massive budget before venturing into the hair business by reading this article you can see how $1000 can go a long way.

When putting your inventory together, you’ll want to make sure that you’re versatile but efficient. You don’t want to purchase styles that won’t sell. Also, you’ll need to make sure that you have a sufficient amount of styles and lengths so that your consumers can buy. With $1000 you’ll be able to start your company, but you won’t have much wiggle room until you’re ready to purchase more hair.

Your inventory should be organized and put together. Make sure that you research the companies that you’re buying from and make sure that they are legit. You want to buy from a company that is reputable and has high-quality hair. Also, make sure that they ship quickly for both you and your consumers’ convenience.

Private Label Extensions sells high-quality hair at a reasonable price with tons of available styles and lengths. Get the most of your dollar by shopping today!

About Simi Muhumuza

Simi is an undergraduate student at GSU. She is studying psychology, and is an avid black mental health advocate. She is also a poet, and is working on a book that will be released next year. She DJ’s on her spare time, and can be reached on all social outlets as @simimoonlight.

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4 thoughts on “My First Hair Order: Inventory for Under $1000 When Starting to Sell Hair

  1. Erika Davies says:

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    This article is very helpful. I like how it provides ways to budget your first inventory, as well as the suggested amount of bundles to purchase. Many think you have to have at least $5k, yes the more money you have to spend the better, but you should definitely be realistic when making your first purchase, and making sure you’re leaving enough room for any unexpected situations. I swear with the amount of knowledge that PLE provides is almost impossible for any hair extension business to fail. Following all the great advice will definitely make your business stand out from the others.

  2. Renaye says:

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    I started my online hair business back in March of 2018 and because the extensions are so expensive, no one has bought the extensions yet. I’m thinking about starting a new with business with PLE because I like their inventory of all styles and lengths. They can help me get started with another website of my own as well.

    1. Daleetha Foots says:

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      You just have to be persistent and consistent. You may run into the same issue with PLE. As much as I would love to work with PLE I was always told you should not have to pay a monthly membership fee to dropship or sell hair.

      1. Private Label Extensions says:

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        Not only do we provide wholesale with no minimum cost on our homepage, but we also offer our consumers the option to Dropship and take advantage of the amenities we offer with it. With Dropshipping, we can keep your branding that works for what we sell in store with us upon request. When checking out, Dropshippers are able to request for us to attach their branding with every single one of their Dropship orders to ship to their customers. They don’t have to worry about keeping inventory, as we ship from our location, and we also handle packing and handling. The membership pays for service, and that is what we provide. A lot of small businesses have taken advantage of this as an option for their growing business. If it is something that does not suit our consumers, we advise them to take advantage of our wholesale prices for all items we carry, no membership needed.

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