Today we have Eddie Levine co-founder of a wholesale ecommerce and brand management company which he started in 2012 with his business partner Greg Gilpin. They have created a multi-million-dollar ecommerce operation in a short period of time and specialize in purchasing products directly from manufacturers, distributors and brand owners and warehouse them all under their own roof and sell on various channels. If he were not busy enough he has an information and consulting arm of his ecommerce business found at WholesaleBreakthrough.com where he teaches others how to tap into the business opportunity. In his limited free time, he also is Director of Operations for the non-profit Laughs for the Troops which helps raise funds to help increase awareness of traumatic brain injuries and PTSD.

 

 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:20] Jeremy introduces his guest, Eddie Levine.
  • [3:00] Eddie talks about early struggles in business.
  • [5:30] Challenges for brands that want to get into ecommerce.
  • [9:00] Surprising pain points for sellers.
  • [11:00] Eddie talks about his love for logistics.
  • [13:00] Why hasn’t Eddie hired out more responsibilities?
  • [15:30] Challenges that come up on a daily basis.
  • [17:30] Embracing automation and hiring the right team.
  • [20:00] How did Eddie’s current business start out?
  • [23:00] Why did Eddie and his business partner get into wholesaling?
  • [26:00] Eddie shares his thoughts on the Private Label aspect of Amazon.
  • [29:00] What other platforms does Eddie sell on?
  • [31:30] Difficulties with sourcing products overseas.
  • [33:30] Eddie talks about working with the US government.
  • [37:00] Researching new products to wholesale.
  • [41:00] Categories that Eddie stays away from selling.
  • [43:00] Eddie talks about Wholesale Breakthrough.
  • [48:30] A low moment in business for Eddie.
  • [50:30] What milestone is Eddie the proudest of?

In this episode…

What can you learn from a business leader who had dedicated his career to his love for logistics and bringing wholesale merchandise to the ecommerce marketplace? How can you apply some his insights and lessons to your business? What aspects of his story will resonate with yours? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator, Eddie Levine. In his conversation with Jeremy, Eddie opens up about his background, how he got started with wholesale distribution, the challenges with sourcing products overseas, categories that are more trouble than they are worth, and much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging episode with Eddie!

Is there an aspect of your job do you absolutely love? Is it something that you’ve learned to love over the years or is it the reason why you went into the career field that you pursued? What can you learn from the passion and excitement that other leaders express from their own journey? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Eddie Levine shares his love for logistics and how that plays out in his work with wholesale merchandise. While logistics doesn’t sound like a sexy subject, Eddie lights up when he gets to explain how this subject matter resonates with him. To learn more about Eddie’s story and his passion for logistics, make sure to listen to this informative episode!

How has your organization embraced automation? Are you moving closer to the cutting edge, stuck back in the stone age, or somewhere in the middle? What would it mean if you and your team were able to adopt tools and systems that allowed you to move forward with greater efficiency? According to Eddie Levine, automation is the key to future business growth not only in the ecommerce sector but all across the board. Find out what Eddie and his team are doing to stay on the cutting edge and ahead of their competition by listening to this powerful episode of Inspired Insider, you don’t want to miss it!

Do you understand your industry inside and out? Do you know where the most money and resources go or do you find yourself always playing catch up? How can leaders like you keep your finger on the pulse of what is going on in your sector of the business world? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from innovator and entrepreneur, Eddie Levine. Eddie prides himself on keeping up to date with all the changes, big and small in his corner of the ecommerce industry. Discover how Eddie’s lessons and insights can help you and your team perform at the top of your game by listening to this exciting episode!  

At what point in your career do you plan on giving back and investing in others who are on their way up? Have you already started? What can you do right now to help empower and encourage the next crop of young leaders? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and innovator Eddie Levine. In his conversation with Jeremy, Eddie shares his passion for showing budding leaders how to effectively market wholesale merchandise through his project, Wholesale Breakthrough. Learn more about what Eddie is up to with Wholesale Breakthrough and much more on this fascinating episode!

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