That Kat Radio – Podcast 53 – January 27, 2013: Wholesale sourcing and SKUVault

Listen to That Kat Radio – Podcast 53 – January 27,2014: Wholesale Sourcing and SKUVault


In this episode of That Kat Radio, we discussed wholesale sourcing and SKUVault


Today, Kat spoke with Ryan Reger about wholesale sourcing and to and Andy Eastes and Danny Shaw about their product, SKUVault.


First, Kat spoke with Ryan Reger from about his new book, entitled Real Wholesale Sourcing.

Questions that were asked were:

  • Please tell us you got started finding and buying from wholesale companies?
  • Do you think all online sellers should add wholesale buying to their inventory acquisition methods?
  • How do you suggest they get started?
  • Why did you write your book giving away your wholesale sources?

Ryan discussed how he came to discover wholesale sourcing and how it changed his business. Then, Kat and Ryan discussed why he would be so generous as to name his sources for others to find. His new book, Real Wholesale Sourcing, discusses wholesale sourcing in depth and he shares several online companies you can purchase inventory from. Most online entrepreneurs highly value their sources and will not share them. Ryan says that he couldn’t even begin to purchase all of the inventory from these suppliers, and felt he should share these sources so that everyone could benefit from them. Kat and Ryan declared that they would be giving away a free copy of his new book to one person who signed up for his email list today at his site or emailed him to join the list at

After speaking with Ryan, Kat was joined by Andy Eastes and Danny Shaw of SKUVault.

Questions that were asked were:

  • How did SKUVault come about?
  • What does SKU Vault do for eCommerce Sellers?
  • What kind and size of eCommerce seller is SKU Vault helpful for?
  • Are there parts of SKU Vault that are available separately or is it a package deal?
  • What is the cost of SKU Vault and is there a free trial?
  • What else should we know about SKU Vault?

Kat, Andy and Danny discussed the men’s backgrounds and how it directly impacted the creation of SKUVault. They discussed how and why their product came about. They discussed how beneficial it would be to sellers to have SKUs for each of their items across multiple platforms so that inventory management became easier. They discussed how this program is changing the way sellers do business and making their lives much easier. They discussed how very cheap their product is. Kat said that she is using this product and is a big time fan!


Kat wrapped up the show by talking about the ecommerce events coming up. She is in charge of the Seabay cruise and is very excited about it. She is also delighted to be taking part in the More Fun Bigger Profits conference this year. Also, they have opened up registration for the eBay Radio Party in March!


Links from the show: Kitty Kat Kombo:

Big Kat Kombo:






Home Run Guide Sale! Ends Soon!

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“Should I buy this set for $14.00?
Well, will I make enough profit?
Wait…didn’t the Home Run Guide say they had an article about that?

Stranger conversations have taken place in my head, but none quite as profitable as making sure I go back and learn more from the experts in Volume 1 & 2 of the Home Run Guide!

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3. Only in the Home Run Guide would it say, “half birds with heads’ are a good thing to buy. For the prices the Expert author is talking about you had better turn to page 16 to find out what I’m talking about!

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5. Great breakdown of the grading system used by the Independent Online Booksellers Association. Check out page 21 to make sure your books make the grade.

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Thanks Janelle”

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“Just a caution: don’t download Volume 2 at 11 pm, lol, you will not be able to sleep. Chocked full of amazing information. Wish I had a photogenic memory.”
Debbie Wieder – Owner of The Book Kiosk
“Picked these up in a thrift store for $8 on Saturday, listed them Monday afternoon and sold them at 12:30 on Tuesday. I was reluctant to buy them because they were in such amazing shape and they had a tag on the tongue that made me think they might be fake. After referring to my Home Run Guide that I have on my phone, I realized what a great find I had. Had it not been for the guide, I probably would’ve left them behind. Can’t wait for Vol. 2.”
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Amy Bradshaw  – Owner of BigFatDivas


“Wow. We’ve been leaving a lot of money on the (garage sale) table! With HRG 2, we’re going to save time, scoop up more niche bargains and improve our online re-seller game. Niche knowledge is power. Many thanks!”

Thanks again,

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“I was so happy to find some moneymaking information in the first section of the new homerun guide on arts and crafts.  The guide on craft pattern pamphlets and craft kits had a lot of information in it that I’d never focused on before, since I haven’t often sold in this niche.

The retirement community where I live is having out annual garage sale this Saturday.  I should be able to find some great kits and pamphlets at this sale – things I’d have walked right by before reading this homerun guide.  The information about condition problems and mailing will be especially helpful.

I also have a stash of my own cross stitch kits from the 1970s that this guide will help me list.  I knew they had some value, but the guide helped organize my thinking about how to price and list them.  Thanks again for this very useful information.”

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Volume 1
Home Run Guides:

  • Kitchen Knives
  • Collectible Pens
  • Fishing Reels
  • Pocket and Hunting Knives
  • Negotiating
  • Pickers Tool Kit
  • Plush Toys
  • Stainless Flatware
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction Books
  • Baseball Gloves
  • Football Shoulder Pads
  • Golf Clubs
  • American Brilliant Period
  • Cut Glass
  • Early American Pattern Glass
  • Opalescent Glass
  • Mugs
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines
  • Designer Clothing
  • Designer Accessories
  • file
  • Ergonomic Seating
  • Tiki Mugs
  • Dinnerware
  • Flatware
  • Converse
  • Estate Jewelry
  • Judaica
  • Israeli Products
  • Frankoma Pottery
  • Vintage Sewing Patterns
  • Homer Laughlin dinnerware
  • Vintage Millinery Supplies
  • Bed Sheets
  • Apple Computers
  • Garage Sale Home Run Uniform
  • 35mm Lenses
  • Starbucks Mugs
  • Niche Music CDs
  • Vintage Barbie Dolls
  • Fisher Price Little People sets
  • Crib bedding
  • Wilton cake pans
  • Vintage Collectible Glass
  • Florence Ceramics Figurines
  • Lifetime Waterless Cookware
  • Department 56 Villages
  • Children’s Books
  • Tennis Items
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Clearance Sales
  • Power tools
  • Jordans
  • Power Wheels
  • Fast Food Toys
  • Cowboy Boots
  • Vintage Luggage
  • Vintage Task Lamps
  • Domino Magazine
  • Deaf related items
  • Couroc
  • Kitchen collectibles
  • Vintage Toys Made in Japan
  • Handbags
  • Movie Paper
  • Southern Heritage Cookbooks
  • Longaberger
  • Selling a Memory
  • How to Rummage Sale
  • Gold and Silver Jewelry
  • Stamps
  • Gemstones
  • Little Golden Books
  • Shoes
  • Silver Coins and Bullion



Volume 2
Home Run Guides:

  • Basic Horse Equipment
  • Board Games
  • Electronic Toys and Games
  • Profiting with Vintage Costume Jewelry
  • Learn about Vintage Egyptian Revival Jewelry
  • Yearbooks
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Scrubs
  • Musical crib mobile
  • Cut-Out Sewing Pattern Panels
  • Sourcing and Selling Pre-Owned Clothing
  • Start and Grow Your eBay Business Debt Free
  • Craft Pattern Pamphlets and Craft Kits
  • Niche Magazines
  • Military Challenge Coins
  • Rose O’Neill Kewpies
  • Garage Sale Buying Tips
  • Majorette Twirling Batons
  • Lighting: Lamps & Lamp Parts
  • The Wonderful World of Charlie Bears
  • Selling Glamorous Vintage Lingerie
  • How to Spot Art That Will Sell
  • Weird Stuff that Sells on eBay
  • Ways To Up your Potential for Profit from Storage Locker Auctions
  • Vintage and Designer Perfumes and Bottles
  • Vintage Women’s Magazines
  • Antique Treadle Sewing Machine Cabinet Drawers
  • How To Make Money with Eco-Friendly Products
  • How To Buy and Sell Collectible Trains for Insane Margins
  • Harley Davidson and Coca Cola Gold Card History Guide
  • Costume Jewelry Marks for Fun and Profit
  • Introduction to Sales and Use Tax
  • Vitamix Blenders
  • Hunting for Collectible Lapel Pins
  • Ties, Ties, Ties
  • Pyrex Kitchenware
  • Square Dance Apparel and Accessories
  • Surprising Home Runs with Hardware Items
  • The Ultimate Guide to Savings at Target
  • Books
  • Estates and Collections (cutting out the middle man)
  • Don’t Be Puzzled by Secondhand Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Plus-Size Women’s Apparel
  • How Much is That Doggie in the eBay Window?
  • Vintage Canine Collectibles
  • Spinning Wheels
  • An Insider’s Tips for Shopping Estate Sales
  • Skates
  • Football Helmets
  • Stangl Pottery Mid-Atlantic Regional Pottery Producers
  • 1950’s Vintage Dolls
  • Collector Plates
  • For the Love of Chocolate Collectibles
  • The Ultimate Guide to Savings at Savers / Value Village Thrift Stores


Update on the Education of an Author!

Still no answer on the Wholesale Purchasing question but they did reply about Amazon lowering my set price of $16.95 to a sale price of $12.20 – when I did nothing. Here is the reply!

“Amazon sets the selling price for, and frequently discounts, items for sale on its websites. However, royalties you earn from books printed to fulfill orders through,,,, and will be based on the list price(s) you set for your book, not the selling price.

We do not have the ability to add or remove discounts for specific titles on any of the Amazon sites.”

Watch for updates and if you need help publishing YOUR book – I’m ready to help!