|My name is Mike McGinnis, owner of www.whirledplanet.com and
www.IndiaSilver.com. I started this
company in 1996 on a lark as a way to finance a trip I took to
. I figured I could pick up some silver
jewelry and maybe defray the cost of airfare.
What happened next is truly magical. With a $500 investment,
I began an odyssey that provided me with the vehicle to work for myself doing
something I really enjoy. By selling to
friends who loved the jewelry, I doubled my initial investment immediately on
my return home. Then, I faxed my new
and told him to "send more jewelry." I couldn't keep it in stock! It sold as fast as my first shipment. I continued selling and reinvesting in more Indian
and Asian silver from creative artisans at low prices.
To meet the growing demand, I soon started a website and printed a silver
jewelry catalog. I found my niche in the
online wholesale trade and, for the past 7 years, Whirled Planet has been my
full time job. We have a couple of great
employees that help pull, pack, and ship orders.
In 2004, we opened our first retail store on the
. We now sell a mix of products in our
retail store that is almost entirely derived from our wholesale website. In
2005, we opened a second retail store in
that also does very well and sells the same mix of products. We are now considering a franchise.
The retail stores, like our online wholesale business, offer
unique products at great prices. On this
wholesale site you will find plenty of profit potential. Some of the products show a recommended
retail, but in general we suggest a 300% markup, especially with the wholesale
silver jewelry. It's also a great value
for your customers.
Since we specialize in personalized service, we're always
available to answer questions about our wholesale products and about our
strategy. We offer a 10% discount on
your first order with us, shipping is very reasonable due to our great
relationship with FedEx, and we offer a no-questions-asked return policy on all
silver jewelry, wholesale accessories, and home decor.
We stand behind all our wholesale products 100% and strive
to maintain our reputation for excellent service and great value for customers. Email your questions or thoughts anytime.