Meet Sufyan Shareef: How this reseller began by flipping homes


The place do you’re employed once you don’t wish to work for anybody? Sufyan Shareef, proprietor of Galaxy House Provides, has been a B-Inventory purchaser since November 2020. Coming from a line of resort and restaurant household companies in Iraq, Sufyan needed to start out from the start working for himself. He opened his first enterprise after college, labored in Jordan, after which moved to the USA, the place Sufyan began shopping for and flipping homes.

Galaxy House Provides was born when Sufyan determined to get into the resale and liquidation enterprise. Now, with two to a few staff working at his retail location part-time, he can say with confidence that, “I’ve by no means labored for anybody in my life—this is the reason I selected to do my very own enterprise.”

We chatted with Sufyan to listen to extra about his resale enterprise, Galaxy House Provides. On this version of our Reseller Group Highlight: Meet Sufyan Shareef!

The beginnings of Galaxy House Provides

Q: How did you first find out about reselling?

In the USA, I began shopping for and flipping homes. I’d purchase a home, rework it, renew it and resell it. Till the market began getting so excessive – I’ve my very own crew already, they don’t want me to be there. I wanted one thing extra established like all day working versus simply getting an excellent deal on a home.

Q: Do you do that full-time or part-time?

I began full-time in it [reselling]. Me and my associate, we thought of it after listening to about B-Inventory and different web sites that promote this sort of merchandise. We mentioned, let’s begin, and see how the stuff comes once we purchase it. We checked the costs and it was okay. So we began by renting an enormous area, about 15,000 sq. ft. It’s like a wholesale retail retailer. I work on a regular basis right here as an proprietor.

Galaxy Home Supplies Orlando, Florida

Inside view of Galaxy House Provides

Q: What’s your favourite a part of this enterprise?

Participating folks. We work in another way from different outlets as a result of we deal with them as family and friends. We allow them to go glad, at all times. We don’t need them to really feel taken benefit of, attempt to clarify to them, give them the fitting time, assist them put stuff of their automobile. It’s a distinct customer support.

Classes discovered alongside the best way

From working the household enterprise in Iraq, to beginning his personal resale enterprise in the USA, there have been loads of classes discovered alongside the best way. Listed here are a number of highlights:

Check out totally different circumstances

“We tried to take totally different A/B high quality, like-new, and we additionally took C/D combined situation till we discovered the way it labored; which one is healthier for me and my market.”

Liquidation, overstock, and buyer returns include totally different classifications. With the intention to discover out what labored greatest for him and his market, Sufyan needed to attempt a number of totally different circumstances first. Buyer returns for instance, might have lacking items, whereas others should even include the unique wrappings nonetheless intact! Some the explanation why merchandise will get returned embrace: mistaken measurements, merchandise complexity, or now not wanted.

Since these circumstances can fluctuate from retailer to retailer, we advocate studying by means of every market’s circumstances part and FAQs.

Galaxy Home Supplies Interior

Outside furnishings and residential items on show

Clients will nonetheless count on a deal

“A/B high quality generally is nice however generally I think about it C/D if it’s closely used and might’t promote it. You don’t know what’s proper or mistaken till you attempt it.”

Sure stock attracts prospects in. If you happen to don’t have the stock, or you may have it however not on the value they need, the burden is on you. If you happen to promote that your TVs are 50% lower than the retail value at Costco, they’ll count on that deal at your retailer. If it’s important to enhance the worth to recoup sure losses as a consequence of faulty or broken merchandise, you threat shedding your sale. That’s why in terms of buyer returns, it would be best to rigorously scan by means of the manifest so you may have an concept of how these graded buyer returns can affect your prices.

For retailers, return insurance policies are part of price. For resale, your prospects don’t know when the price of enterprise is rising, they only know when they don’t seem to be getting pretty much as good of a deal.

High quality can fluctuate relying on the state

“I’m attempting to study from my errors; what to purchase and what to not purchase. I’ve even discovered the place to purchase and from which states.”

As a reseller, you study as you go. Finally, you can begin to see patterns; sure merchandise that don’t ship properly, or the warehouses that spend extra time packaging liquidation merchandise than others. High quality is vital once you want a gentle provide of stock to fill your retailer—nobody desires to obtain empty packing containers or air fryers with meals nonetheless within them!

Labor required to type combined heaps

Sure pallets will arrive extra combined than others. 800 particular person objects will take time to unload, type by means of, take a look at, and value. This all interprets to labor prices. Additionally think about that lacking objects and disputes might happen, wherein case it’s important to doc the difficulty and call customer support inside a sure period of time. In case you have three to 4 vans coming without delay, this may be a variety of duties to get by means of with out the suitable assist.

Distance impacts transport

“If it’s far-off, I’m extra possible to purchase from West Palm Seaside as a result of I do know they don’t change it from one truck to a different. Possibly one truck will deliver it to me. Generally I see stuff I like from Michigan or Virginia however I’m afraid to purchase it as a result of they’re going to maneuver it from one truck to a different.”

The longer the space objects have to be transported, the upper the danger of things arriving bumped or broken. If yow will discover nearer warehouses or distribution facilities, you might be higher off receiving stock within the situation you count on. That is additionally a good way to lower your expenses on transport!

Wanting forward for Galaxy House Provides

We requested Sufyan what the way forward for Galaxy House Provides appears like. Right here’s what he needed to say:

“My purpose is to make my very own model some day. I’m going to make it one thing near TJ Maxx or HomeGoods. I’ve the area, the products (if it doesn’t change loads), and B-Inventory at all times brings extra manufacturers.”

We at B-Inventory hope to see Galaxy House Provides round for years to come back!

Exterior view of Galaxy House Provides

Galaxy House Provides is positioned at 998 N Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL. You may go to throughout their retailer hours Monday-Saturday 10 am-7 pm and Sunday 12 pm-5 pm. You will discover the very best offers in grocery, garments, electronics, {hardware}, and extra at their low cost retailer. Test them out and provides them a like on Fb the place they put up new stock alerts!

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