It’s very hard being a fan of cutting-edge technology right now, there are so many devices being put out every day that it is impossible to keep up. Such devices include GPS navigators, and many people have become really worked up – to the delight distributors and entrepreneurs engaged in reselling these amazing gadgets.
As with businesses engaged in technology, it is important for both veterans entrepreneurs and newcomers wanting to enter this industry to have sufficient and up to date knowledge about these items, otherwise you will not survive even after only a couple of months in this business. The following are some of the simplest information that newcomers should know before diving into this field.
* Know the Technology
GPS means Global Positioning System that uses satellite tracking technologies to pinpoint the actual location of a transmitting device and plot its location graphically on a map. As a novice, you should look at how this technology works a great deal.
This expertise shows through in every interaction that you have with customers and help customers develop the impression that you are a seller that they can rely on.
* Know the Devices
From stand-alone units, GPS navigational devices now come in a variety of forms and core purposes. You can find car DVD players built in with navigational capabilities or handheld GPS navigators that you can take with you almost anywhere you go.
Wristbands with GPS capabilities are useful tools for mountain climbers, joggers and hikers, while mobile phones and smartphones now come equipped with built-in GPS navigational capabilities. Knowing these various devices and how they operate can be useful knowledge to help customers choose the top device for their needs.
* Know the Prices
The most important thing about being a GPS devices reseller is to know the market cost of the items that you are selling. High-end devices, particularly branded known products, can go as much as $600 to $700, while Chinese made devices can go below $100 if bought at wholesale.
Knowing the going price of these devices can be very helpful for neophytes sourcing for products from wholesalers. Landing a good purchase price can be really profitable and would rake in tons of returns for a reseller like you.
* Know the Problems and Dangers
Newcomers should make it a point to know everything they need to know about this business to avoid the potential problems they may face while marketing and selling these devices. Inadequate knowledge can lead you to selling products that are entirely different from what the customer needs, or can make use of.
A good example is selling a dual-band GPS navigator with GSM capabilities that is configured to US-only frequencies, to a purchaser that will use the device in another country with a different set of GSM frequencies. Such scenarios can be disastrous and may possibly lead to a ruined online reputation for your name and source of revenue.
* Know the Dangers
There are certain dangers in reselling handheld GPS units particularly if you will be selling China-made products obtained from wholesale suppliers. You should be aware that any devices not sourced through the original software providers tend to have pirated or cracked software that will only result in complaints from customers.
* Know More
In a vibrant technology-based industry such as GPS devices, you should not stop from gathering what you can about the latest in technologies, features, and electronics. Keeping up to date would be to your added advantage as you can learn where to get the best deals and products – and get ahead of the ballgame.