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 volume discounts, 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.