How to Start a Wholesale Distribution Business

Want to start a wholesale distribution business? Our startup guide will provide you with a clear roadmap to success. Available with or without our award-winning business plan software, the Wholesale Distribution Business Startup Guide will put you on the fast track to small business success!

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When it comes to getting goods from the thousands of product manufacturers into the hands of consumers worldwide, the role of wholesale distributor is a crucial one because neither manufacturers nor the businesses that buy their products for resale could survive without them.

Not quite sure what wholesale distributors do? Quite simply, they're middlemen--they buy products from manufacturers, then sell them to retailers at a profit. The good news is, with millions of products on the market and new items being introduced every day, this field has plenty of room for growth. And this guide tells you everything you need to know to take advantage of that growth. We show you how to:

  • Determine your operating costs
  • Raise startup funds
  • Find manufacturers and retailers interested in your services
  • Negotiate the best deals
  • Get product "exclusives"
  • Learn insider secrets for overcoming the competition
  • And more

If you have excellent people skills, a background in sales and operations, and are able to understand customer needs and how to serve them well, you could make a success of a wholesale distribution business. Find out how by ordering your guide today.

This guide also makes an ideal companion for our Freight Brokerage and Import/Export Business guides.

Excerpt from this guide

Chapter 1

Introduction To Wholesale Distribution

So you want to start a wholesale distributorship. Whether you’re currently a white-collar professional, a manager worried about being downsized, or bored with your current job, this may be the right business for you. Much like the merchant traders of the 18th century, you’ll be trading goods for profit. And while the romantic notion of standing on a dock in the dead of night haggling over a tea shipment may be a bit far-fetched, the modern-day wholesale distributor evolved from those hardy traders who bought and sold goods hundreds of years ago.

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