Even as a wholesaler, you need suppliers that can meet the unique needs of your business. Unless you are running a full manufacturing facility, you’ll need to find wholesale suppliers that can handle your volume of business at a price within your budget. It's also important to find a supplier that is reliable and works in the areas you want to do business.
However, that’s easier said than done. According to the Small Business Administration, there are roughly 300,000 distributors in the United States’s wholesale network alone. With so many, it can take ages to select the best right wholesale supplier for your business.
First, keep in mind the common problems associated with finding wholesale items for sale in bulk. For instance, you’ll need to consider volume. Prices are typically low only for larger volume orders, and you will need to discuss how smaller orders may impact your profit margins.