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buy-cheap-wholesale-productsWe’re going to do a test, OK? I want you to pretend I’m a shrink. You can even lay down on a couch in this exercise. I’m going to say (type) a word, and you’re going to tell me what you think.

Ready?

Dollar Store.

So, what sort of prejudices do you have about dollar stores? Do you think bag-ladies? Do you think sad, down-trodden people who smell like whatever you think dumpster divers smell like? It’s OK, we’ve all been there. But wait until you actually go there, into say Dollar Tree. They aren’t kidding with names here — prices are low and wonderful for customers.

But you don’t want your excess inventory in a poorly lit, sad little store no matter how good the deals are, right? I mean, the economy can’t possibly be awful forever, so even if dollar stores are doing good now, eventually the pride of the people will overrule, right?

But that’s the thing. These dollar stores have heart. They don’t want people to think they’re sad little closeout stores either. So they’ve done some smart things to change how people are thinking about them. They’ve become chain stores, which reminds me of McDonalds. You don’t think of McDonalds as bad food. It’s cheap and it’s yummy, and it’s everywhere. Dollar Trees are going places, too. It’s not really unusual to see them around, so customers don’t shy away like nervous lambs.

But that chain-store effect also means a much cleaner storefront. It means brands a shopper will recognize, too, right before their eyes bug out because they’ve never seen their favorite Arizona tea so cheap. And dollar stores are becoming more like cheap, quick groceries where people can go to a nice store, flair joyously over the prices, and walk out satisfied. These dollar stores are respectable places, not hovels.

See, we can tell you this because we work with them. Lakeside Foods deals with companies like Dollar Tree and other well-known, recognized businesses as a way to help you clear out your surplus.

Do you have a weird number of cans to get rid of? Like 67 to 67,000? That’s what Lakeside Foods is good for: we take your surplus, your wholesale, your excess inventory, and we find it a good home. You clear out your shelves, your product gets a new lease on life, and some customer walks home with a good deal. Sound good? Then how about you contact us.

Thrift stores can be kind of creepy, right? And they smell really weird. It’s pretty common knowledge that you can’t buy furniture from a thrift store because it’ll be full of bedbugs. That’s pretty disgusting; no one wants bedbugs all up in your business. So when people hear about wholesalers and liquidations, they think bedbugs, not bargains.

But let’s get away from that for a moment and think about what people really want. Besides eternal life, people want money. Short of that, they want to spend as little money as possible, catch good deals, and feel like all-around clever shoppers.

That’s why stores like Big Lots are catching on in popularity. Big Lots offers customers prices that can’t be matched, because they sell quality, non-bedbugged items at prices that are impossibly good. Have you ever been in a Big Lots? Let me tell you about it:

There’s one near my house and it offers not one pretense. It’s not a clichéd, gimmicky department store with flashing lights and plastic-smile attendants who are secretly plotting your downfall. A Big Lots looks like what it is: a giant store full of goods that were wholesale or surplus, and are now super cheap. It’s not dingy and desperate like a thrift store, but it has regular everyday people who can like their job because they know they are getting customers good deals. And they are enthusiastic about their deals. There are new deals every week, which is pretty exciting, and customers can join the Buzz Club if they really want to save money.

So how does Big Lots do it? Seriously, check out these prices, they are insane.  We know it’s wholesale, but what is that supposed to mean to you? Well, Big Lots and many other bargain, wholesale, and liquidator stores and groceries are partnered with Lakeside Foods.

Lakeside Foods specializes in buying your company’s surplus, overstock, closeout or anything else inventory. You got stuff you gotta sell? Excellent, that’s what Lakeside Foods are for. They take care of your inventory, any inventory and any size inventory, and turn it around to shops like Big Lots. This is perfect for awkward-sized inventories: if you have way too little or way too much of something, Lakeside Foods are the experts on selling it to neighborhood friendly stores and making sure everyone is happy.

Want to get rid of some overstock, and send it somewhere that will not make your quality goods look like hand-me-downs? Then it sounds like you need to contact us.