CloseoutExplosion.com has developed a unique approach to the shoe business, which allows it to offer authentic wholesale brand name shoes to retail channels that otherwise might be pratically restricted from making a purchase.
CloseoutExplosion.com has broken what has long been a de facto shoe monopoly by the major designers. Brands such as Coach, Guess, Juicy Couture, Steve Madden, Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Tahari, Converse, BCBG, UGG, and Timberland, restrict the distribution of their overstock shoes to either company owned outlets or to authorized retailers.
Donny Lowy, the CEO, remarked, "For small retailers and online sellers it can be daunting to open a wholesale account with many of the top shoe brands. Shoe manufacturers often insist on store specification requirements, and charge wholesale prices for their shoes which can pose competitive challenges for a small shoe business competing with established department stores, shoe chains and e-commerce giants such as Amazon and Zappos." In addition to competing with full price retail and online channels, small businesses compete with discounters such as Marshalls and DSW.
CloseoutExplosion.com has lifted these barriers by purchasing overstock, seasonal closeouts, and shelf pull shoes from department stores, going out of business sales, and liquidation sales. These shoes for men, women, and children, are then wholesaled to wholesalers, discount stores, shoe stores, boutiques, eBay sellers, and flea market vendors.
Although the shoes for sale are primarily one to two seasons behind, the wholesale buyers are assured of receiving authentic brand name shoes at below their original wholesale prices.
The strategy that enables CloseoutExplosion.com to circumvent established wholesale vendors is to focus on designer shoes for men, ladies, and kids, that have already been distributed into the market, and are now being purchased as closeouts from the secondary retail marketplace. While the primary sources for closeouts have traditionally been wholesalers in the New York Fashion District the LA Fashion District, and in the Atlanta Shoe Market, domestic and international buyers who cannot visit these wholesale districts, or desire better deals than those offered there, can place orders directly through the company's web site.
Free shipping is offered within the United States, and discounted freight collect international shipping is offered via DB Schenker and Express Air Freight. Another challenge has been for shoe stores based internationally to obtain genuine wholesale shoes from the United States. CloseoutExplosion.com can supply all independent retailers, including members of NSRA, the National Shoe Retailers Association, FFANY, the Fashion Footwear Association of New York, and WSA, the World Shoe Association.
Due to the international popularity of American media programs such as Jersey Shore, the Super Bowl, NBA games, and other programs appearing on cable channels such as HBO and MTV, there is a growing demand for American brands, a demand that is especially strong in the footwear industry. As an experienced wholesale and export supplier with customers located in the US, Africa, the Caribbean Europe, the Middle East, and in Asia, CloseoutExplosion.com is able to make a selection that can be appropriate for its clients.