Saturday, December 15, 2018

Finding Bigger Suppliers, part 4

How to Find a Bigger Supplier

If you’re moving from a distributor (large catalog, small minimum purchases) to a supplier for a single item, you may need help finding out who to buy from. Look for information on the packaging you receive for clues of where your distributor is located or even their name. Your distributor may use drop shipping to send you a full case of product – does the invoice have your address as the ship-to and your supplier as the sold-to or bill-to address? That’s a drop ship distributor, and you may find better pricing by hunting down the bigger supplier. Do a search for any marks or specifications you’re able to find on the product and find out the minimum quantities for the larger supplier.

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