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General Wholesale vs Liquidation Wholesale: Which One Is Better For Your Business?



Liquidation Wholesale

Selling products wholesale is something that most people have been doing for a long time. Wholesale is now divided into two different types. We now have General wholesale and liquidation wholesale. These concepts are quite simple to understand but have a lot of depth to them. General wholesale is mostly about the unique goals and markets that you target.

For example, General wholesale is mostly done with products such as furniture, clothes, appliances, Hardware, home supplies, etc. These are products that most people buy in their day-to-day lives. On the other hand, liquidation wholesale is a lot more specific.

People buy liquidation wholesale pallets, if they want second-hand, overstock, customer returns, or closeout products.  Sellers don’t usually buy these products directly from the producers. Therefore, these products are a little less costly. If you wish to know which type of wholesale is better for your business, keep reading the article:

  • The target audience of general wholesale vs liquidation wholesale:
  • General wholesale: The target audience of General wholesale is usually the general public. This means that products we see regularly in markets are from general wholesalers. For example, when we go to the supermarket to buy groceries, they are mostly from general wholesalers.

This is mainly because the grocery stores buy these works directly from the producers wholesale to sell them to the general public in the sale. Other than general supplies, many people also sell items that people buy occasionally if not regularly. For example, jewellery, clothes, home appliances, fitness gear, and many other items. Due to such a wide catalogue, the market of general wholesalers is very wide.

  • Liquidation wholesalers: The target market of liquidation wholesalers is usually people who wish to buy high-quality products at a cheap price. Although liquidation products are cheaper, liquidation pallets can give you a lot of different types of products. Most liquidation stores offer second-hand products.

Since these products or not the original products which have come directly from the producer, the price is lesser. Since second-hand products have few damages to them, liquidation wholesalers cannot sell them at the original price. This appears as a great sale to most people who do not wish to spend a lot of money on the brand-new product but also want the same for purchase.

In addition, liquidation wholesalers also upload their products on online retail websites. Websites like eBay, Amazon and Flipkart in India sell a few liquidation products. In this way, liquidation wholesalers can expand the market and reach more people.

  • Advantages:
  • General wholesale: The first advantage of General wholesale is that most of your products will be of great quality. This is mainly because you buy them directly from the main producer. Therefore, all of your products will be new, fresh, relevant and ready for purchasing. In addition, General wholesale products are hardly ever damaged.

In this way, you will not have to face any problems with damage to the products. Since these products are something that most people need to buy, having a higher price on them will not stop people from buying them. Therefore, no matter the MRP, people will buy your products leading to more profit.

  • Liquidation wholesalers: liquidation wholesalers have some amazing advantages. One of these is that you can negotiate the price of your products by yourself. Since you are going to be selling the products regardless of the MRP, you can set a price which you feel is the best.

You can always make some great profit from liquidation wholesale lots. Since your products are cheaper and of high quality, most people will buy your products in the first instance. This means that you will mostly acquire all of your customers and not lose any. Liquidation wholesale is also great as you can promote your products in various ways and grow your brand.

  • Disadvantages:
  • General wholesale: General wholesale has a few disadvantages. Most of these are based on the fact that you will have to charge a greater price than what the original producer gave to you for your product.

This is because, to keep some profit, you will have to increase the price. This may cause a problem for a few people as general supplies should not be as expensive. Even though your market will remain active, your customers may not be the happiest.

  • Liquidation wholesale: liquidation wholesale doesn’t have many disadvantages regarding customer satisfaction. However, many people may find it difficult to carry out a liquidation business due to the damages to a few products. Sometimes, there are also many problems with the packaging of the products. This can lead to a lot of obstacles.

In conclusion, both General wholesale and liquidation wholesale have their pros and cons. Depending upon your needs and expectations, you should figure out which one fits you the best. If you are willing to put an effort and go the extra mile to find high-quality liquidated products, then liquidation wholesalers are for you.

However, if you wish to simply sell ready-made high-quality products, then you should go for general wholesale. We hope that this article could help you understand General wholesale and liquidation wholesale better and could help you choose the best one for your business.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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Nigeria Inaugurates Mini Grids Programme to Expand Clean Energy Access



Mini Grids Programme

By Adedapo Adesanya

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has inaugurated the Africa Mini Grids Programme (AMP) to support access to clean energy in Nigeria.

Mr Ayang Ogbe, the Director of Promotions at REA, said this in a statement in Abuja, noting that the four-year project was being funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nigeria.

He said that the programme aims to increase the financial viability and promote scaled-up commercial investment in renewable energy mini-grids, focusing on cost-reduction levers and innovative business models.

According to him, the renewable energy mini-grids are with a focus on cost-reduction levers and innovative business models.

“The programme is active in 21 African countries, and the Nigeria national project implemented by the REA is the first to commence implementation following the official inauguration at an inception workshop.

“The workshop was hosted in collaboration with representatives from the UNDP, GEF, Federal Ministries of Power, Environment and Agriculture as well as other key stakeholders in the rural development space,” he said.

Mr Ogbe said that the Africa mini-grids programme in Nigeria was designed as an enabler project of the REA’s Energising Agriculture Programme (EAP).

He said that EAP aims to advance one of REA’s strategic priorities of focusing on the unserved and underserved to increase economic opportunities.

”Through agriculture and productive sectors in rural communities across the country, this objective is in line with the mandate of the REA to catalyse economic growth and improve the quality of life for rural Nigerians.

Speaking on the project, Mr Mohamed Yahya, the UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, said that the UNDP was delighted with the inauguration of the Africa mini-grids programme in Nigeria with the REA as the project’s implementing partner.

He said, “access to reliable, sustainable, affordable energy is a catalyst to socio-economic development, and in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

“By scaling up solutions such as renewable energy mini-grids, we will be able to close the energy access gap and unlock opportunities for people in Nigeria and across the region,” he said.

On his part, Mr Jonah Stanley,  GEF Operational Focal Point at the Federal Ministry of Environment, emphasised the significance of the programme, which he sees as central to issues.

“Such as security, climate change, food production and strengthening economies while protecting ecosystems.”

The statement quoted the Managing Director of the REA, Mr  Salihijo Ahmad, “commending the collaborative spirit of the agency’s partners and stakeholders that enabled the activation of the programme.”

Mr Ahmad said that the Africa mini-grids programme would serve as another catalyst for improved access to sustainable energy and equitable and inclusive impact on livelihoods by unlocking agricultural value addition opportunities from electrification.

He said, “this sectoral approach is in line with the agency’s focus on programmes to advance the electrification targets and broader social and economic development objectives of the Federal Government of Nigeria.”

The statement also quoted Mr Sanusi Ohiare, the Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund (REF) at the REA as saying, “there is the need to enhance the viability of mini-grids and the impact of electrification”.

“To this end, the programme will deploy pilot mini-grids to achieve the electrification of rural communities and agricultural value chain.”

Mr Ohiare said that the project would also establish the most appropriate solutions and business models while amplifying the knowledge gained to catalyse private investment.”

The AMP in Nigeria will contribute to SDG 7, which is  (Affordable and Clean Energy), Goal 13 (Climate Action) and  Goal 5 (Gender Equality), with an estimate of 70,063 direct project beneficiaries, out of which 34,559 are women.

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IBEDC Assures Customers Prompt Response to Complaints



IBEDC directors suspended NERC

By Aduragbemi Omiyale

The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc has expressed commitment to contributing its best to national development through excellent service delivery, improved power supply, prompt response to customers’ complaints and bridging the metering gap across our franchise.

The interim managing director of the energy firm, Mr Kingsley Achife, gave this assurance in a message to congratulate Nigerians on the 62nd anniversary of being an independent nation.

To celebrate the day, October 1, the federal government declared Monday, October 3, as a public holiday. Because of its desire to make the work-free day enjoyable, he assured excellent service delivery.

“We are aware that our customers are looking forward to enjoying power supply during the holiday, so our technical crew are available to rectify any faults that may arise during this period, and our customer care line 0700123999 will remain active to respond to complaints and reports promptly,” Mr Achife was quoted as saying in a statement issued by IBEDC.

He implored customers to take advantage of the company’s hassle-free payment channels such as Quick teller, Payarena, Jumia, Watu, Buypower and ATM to pay their bills and vend.

“Our payment centres are also open during the holiday from 9 am-3 pm to attend to customers,” he further said in the statement, noting that IBEDC has put stringent measures in place to ensure good service delivery.

As for the Independence Day celebration, Mr Achife urged Nigerians to ensure that the founding fathers’ sacrifices and ideologies remain the watchwords for a united and peaceful country.

He also appealed to them to continue striving for the country’s development, saying electricity is one of the catalysts that drive the growth and development of any economy.

While wishing the customers of IBEDC a happy Independence Day, the MD advised motorists to avoid driving under the influence of alcohol and observe traffic rules to prevent collisions with electric poles and other accidents during the independence celebration.

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Buhari Urges Leaders to Tackle Slow AfCFTA Integration



China Africa AfCFTA

By Adedapo Adesanya

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would succeed if African governments demonstrate a higher level of commitment to tackling the slow pace of physical integration, political cooperation, and tariff barriers that inhibit business integration.

He made this disclosure while addressing the second African Sub-Sovereign Governments Network (AFSNET) Conference on Friday in Abuja, organised by the Afreximbank in collaboration with the secretariat of AfCFTA and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, the President decried the low-level trade among African countries.

He said, “As leaders, we must all be concerned that we are not trading enough amongst ourselves. It is a bitter reality that Intra-regional trade still accounts for a very tiny fraction of total trade in Africa.

”We have to understand that if this new drive towards a continental free trade area is to succeed, we must demonstrate a higher level of commitment to tackling the slow pace of physical integration due to geographic and political fragmentations, the pace of political cooperation, and difficult tariff and non-tariff barriers that inhibit business integration.

”I am firmly convinced that with the right collaborative action, we will be able to record a much stronger pace of transformation.

”Through shared knowledge, innovation and creativity, we will be better able to cater for the needs of the African continent’s population of over 1.4 billion people,” the President said, urging the Conference to use the network and support provided by pan-African institutions as a platform for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and skills.

The conference, he said, should also seek and advance innovative solutions to support our common quest for the expansion of intra-Africa trade opportunities for our people.

He commended the conference organisers for demonstrating innovative thinking by taking the AfCFTA to the grassroots, lauding the President of Afreximbank, Mr Benedict Oramah, and his team for committing $250 million as seed capital towards the establishment of the AFSNET.

He acknowledged that the initiative spearheaded by Afreximbank was aimed at firmly establishing and deepening the intra-continental trade investment development frontier for Africa, facilitating the reduction in the continent’s dependence on exports of primary commodities as well as minimizing the risks experienced due to strong reliance on global value chains.

“This opportunity, if properly harnessed, is a significant step for Africa to begin carving its niche in the global value chain, from the constituent units up.

“This will undoubtedly complement broader programmes such as the AfCFTA which remains one of the most strategic pan-African agenda to deliver inclusive and sustainable development,” he said.

The President also recognised the support of the Secretariat of the AfCFTA and the role of its Secretary General, Mr Wamkele Mene, in organizing the conference in Abuja.

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