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kdp

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Iam wanting to set up a on line store but am having trouble finding trouble finding suppliers that will sell wholesale to me. Does anyone have any ideas.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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).

Having a street address strictly for the business would be a start, you just have to convince them that you're serious.. not just some guy looking to get 10% off DME to sell it on eBay.

You'll need a lot of cash to get a sizable inventory going, so make sure you have some money set aside.

Do you have a web storefront built yet? Seems like you're jumping the gun a bit here IMO. If you do manage to find a few wholesalers, they're not going to be pleased to hear that it's going to be 90 days before you're able to move anything.
 

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I agree, if you are serious and decide to put some money in your business that I think wholesalers will be looking for you, not the other way around. But you sort of have a chicken and egg thing going here - you can't buy bulk until you have a customer base, and you can't get a customer base without buying in bulk.
 
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