The storefront thing really does help. Distributors aren't as willing to sell wholesale to just anyone anymore (eBay phenomenon I guess is to blame).Most if not all wholesaler's will only sell to those who have a brick & mortar (as in real store front) any more. Almost all will have a large first stocking order requirement as well.
Do you have a store and are you ready to pop for $1,500 to $2,000 in inventory?
That's what they are looking for.