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How To's Wholesale

We’ll Take A Few Questions

Every month we receive lots of questions from wholesale buyers and suppliers just like you. It’s about time we offered up our own FAQ.

This should be helpful to many of our first time visitors.

Can you send me your wholesale catalog?
If you have visited our homepage then you have already found it 🙂 Our online wholesale directory of qualified suppliers is our catalog, this directory exists online only. The good news is buyers like you can browse for FREE.

How do I get a hold of your magazine?
You don’t, we do not offer a print publication of any kind. All of our platforms exist online. digital promotion is everywhere and provides buyers with instant access, kind of a no-brainer.

Who is the best supplier for “This widget?”
Our model is designed to promote wholesale suppliers within various product industries. We will always direct you to the best match category for the industry you seek to source from. We do not provide specific company recommendations over the phone. Our directory was designed solely for this purpose.

Are the companies within your directory legitimate wholesalers?
All of the companies within our directory must pass our qualification process. This process includes a phone call with one of our quality control team members. We visit the supplier’s website and place ourselves into the shoes of the buyer. There are many factors that we look for when determining qualification, all of these must be met prior to publishing a company within our directory.

Can I assume any company within your directory is safe to buy from?
You should never assume anything especially when it comes to your business. Although we work hard to ensure you connect with only the best of suppliers we strongly suggest you do your own research into any new business relationship. Take your time and ask questions, request references and consider placing a test order. Only after you have done all your research should you proceed.

Do I need to pay to access the “good suppliers?”
No. You do not need to pay anything, that’s the reason we started GetThatWholesale.com. We do not believe that information should cost you a single cent. You have full access to every supplier within our directory at any time. We do not recommend you purchase so called “supplier lists” or pay for access of any kind, there is no need to do this.

I found a supplier through your site and I have a question about one of their products?
Product questions should be sent directly to the wholesale supplier, please check their website or listing for contact information.

I have a retail business, can I get my company listed?
No, we only list wholesale suppliers. Companies offering both retail and wholesale are considered on a case by case basis, wholesale must be the majority of your business.

Do I need to pay to have my company listed in your wholesale directory?
Yes, there is a cost to inclusion. We have spent over 15 years building and promoting our wholesale directory to the wholesale marketplace. We have employees throughout the country and some professionals working for us internationally, their efforts allow us to be successful, we pass that success on to our advertisers. We are very proud of the increased response we offer, the inclusion fee is a very small price to pay for new and repeat buyer response. Compared to other forms of advertising our rates are extremely reasonable, we hope you agree. Ready to get listed? – CLICK HERE to get started (takes just a few minutes)

I’m a wholesale supplier, how about a free trial?
Sorry, we can’t offer you a free listing, but the good news is that we can offer you a basic listing that costs only $49 for an entire year of promotion. That’s like $4 bucks a month, any lower and we would be paying you 🙂

Ok, I’m interested but I want to speak with someone before proceeding, how can I reach you?
So unlike SO MANY other companies today we actually answer our phones and reply to emails (shocking!!! but true). Call us at 800-505-0452, office hours are M-F 9-5 est. You can also email us at sales@getthatwholesale.com.

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Trends Wholesale

Play NICE with your competition 😊

The proverb you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar means it’s much easier to get what you want by being polite rather than by being rude.  Quite a simple concept but one sometimes lost between businesses competing for the same market.  We’ve all been there, that moment when a salesperson starts slinging mud at the “other guy”, these conversations can be awkward and even uncomfortable.  This type of behavior says A LOT more about the one talking than it does about the one being talked about.

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Business trade shows Trends Wholesale

CHAMPS VIRTUAL SHOW – July 7th, 8th and 9th, 2020

CHAMPS TRADE SHOWS invites you to participate in the first TRUE virtual trade show for the counter-culture industry!

What is a CHAMPS Virtual Trade Show? It’s a complete virtual landscape where they will digitally create the full CHAMPS Trade Shows experience. This isn’t a simple Zoom Room or a website, this is the largest B2B networking trade show ever fully built out within a virtual landscape. Completely unlike any other that you’ve seen before. Don’t worry, CHAMPS will be there to help you every step of the way on using their new platform.

CHAMPS is excited to be able to offer you this incredible digital experience this July 7th, 8th, and 9th from 10AM to 5PM PST DAILY. Please register today and experience the show of tomorrow.

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Business Hot off the press Retailers Uncategorized Wholesale

Supply Chain Rebooting?

Microsoft and Apple have both announced updates to their revenue guidance Q3, FY2020.  A slow supply chain has been one of several reasons provided for these altered forecasts. Goldman Sachs has predicted that “US companies will generate no earnings growth in 2020. We have updated our earnings model to incorporate the likelihood that the virus becomes widespread.”  This is just some of the fallout COVID-19 otherwise known as coronavirus is having on the global economy.  The report further states, “If COVID-19 spreads rapidly, supply chain delays could persist, US consumer demand could plummet, and firms could lay off workers in an effort to maintain margins,”

 

When a significant supply chain is all but stopped, starting again can be slow going. Industry giant Coca-Cola has become concerned that supply chain shortages could impact its beverages, those which have ingredients sourced directly from China.

The CDC has warned that COVID-19 will continue to spread, consumers in areas of infection can’t shop for products, shops find themselves without customers and close, factories then lay off workers and the cycle repeats.  If the outbreak is limited to mostly China activity could return to normal by 2nd QTR.  Unfortunately, the spread seems inevitable and is no longer if but when.

So, what can businesses do? planning for possible disruptions is going to be their best course of action, suppliers should ensure they have alternative supply sources ready.  They should also take advantage of supplies that are available now, they may not be later.

Start Finding NEW suppliers at GetThatWholesale.com

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Business How To's Wholesale

Working with NEW Sources – Tips!

Look for a GREAT first impression

You’re probably going to be cold calling a wide variety of potential suppliers. Those first impressions provide a basic sense of what they might be like to work with.  Watch out, for those that are slow to provide responses, images, product details, or shipping rates. It may mean they don’t value those core customer service basics, they’re understaffed, or they’re disorganized.

Avoid businesses that don’t publish a phone number, email is ok but for some things, a call is absolutely really necessary, if you cannot call them now – you won’t be able to later if there is a problem.

get connected

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Hot off the press Trends Uncategorized Wholesale

Not too HOT or COLD but JUST RIGHT!! 2019

According to Wikipedia, “A Goldilocks economy is an economy that is not too hot or cold, in other words, sustains moderate economic growth, and that has low inflation, which allows a market-friendly monetary policy. The name comes from the children’s story The Three Bears.”

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Featured Wholesalers Hot off the press Retailers Smoking Products trade shows Wholesale

New Attractions at CHAMPS Trade Shows!

As CHAMPS Trade Shows celebrates its twentieth anniversary, it’s clear that the cannabis industry has evolved. Over 20 years, the number of exhibitors who attend CHAMPS Trade Shows has multiplied. Exhibitors now include businesses that serve every aspect of the cannabis marketplace and every whim of the consumer. Hemp products, vaporizers, cigarette papers, lighters, credit card companies, POS systems, insurance providers, clothing, incense, candles, jewelry, media outlets and more are all represented at CHAMPS.

CHAMPS has expanded its own reach within the industry. Earlier this year, the massive B2B trade show introduced a new division: Dispensary+

It goes without saying that a popular cannabis dispensary is a busy place. But the needs of a dispensary are very different from those of a smoke shop. Consumers visit a dispensary to fulfill their medical needs or purchase recreational cannabis. It’s not their intention to buy a high-end glass piece or browse racks of cannabis-themed clothing.

Customer service is of the utmost concern. Addressing the needs of medical patients requires expertise and compassion. And if a dispensary is located in a state where recreational cannabis has been legalized, a large population of cannabis consumers means that operational demands are even more challenging. Furthermore, the range of cannabis products expands daily, it seems—edibles, oils, tinctures, CBD products, genetics. It takes a virtual juggler to keep that many balls in the air!

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Business Featured Wholesalers Trends Wholesale

Getting a Return on Your Investment

Returned merchandise is big business and a tremendous opportunity for small retailers of every kind.  You get practically new, name brand products at unbeatable wholesale prices.

 

11% of all purchases nationwide are returned.  Customer Returns have created a billion-dollar industry for those who know how to flip these products into profit.  Many secondary marketplaces have sprung up to capitalize on the industry, they acquire refurbished and used items and then flip them back to businesses at almost cost.

 

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Business Self Defense/Security Wholesale

Support Veteran owned Businesses

We are all familiar with the holidays designated to celebrate and commemorate those who have served and sacrificed so much to protect our country and our freedoms.  Recognizing our veterans at these times is wonderful but many often go unnoticed once they return from military service.  These brave men and woman blend into society, many start businesses of their own employing other veterans.

Supporting veteran owned businesses is good business, your wallet has a voice. Next time you are looking to source merchandise consider patronizing one of these companies.

This month we highlight one of these veteran owned businesses, Safety Technology.

Founded in 1986 by Michael Gravette and his wife Nancy, Safety Technology believes that every person has the right to self-defense. They support this right by providing a full selection of non-lethal self-defense devices, hidden cameras, survival gear and surveillance systems through their Network of Authorized Dealers.

Michael joined the Air Force in 1967 and was selected for Intelligence School, later given Top Secret Clearance, then upgraded to SSIR; Super Sensitive Information Restricted. In 1969, at Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base in Saigon, Michael was responsible for reviewing film taken by reconnaissance planes. He would look for troop movement, truck convoys, hidden AAA sites (anti-aircraft artillery) and SAM sites (Surface to Air Missile) that could shoot down our pilots. Michael’s intelligence reports were not only used by the Air Force, but also the Army, Navy, Marines and the Pentagon.  Michael served his country well, and came home to a country divided, definitely not to a hero’s welcome. Incidentally, little did he know he would be in the “spy business” someday!

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Self Defense/Security Wholesale

How Effective is Pepper Spray?

I found this interesting article about the strength of OC Pepper Spray, this comes directly from the blog at SafetyTechnology.org.  Lots of great information below and more on their site.

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The first thing for you to understand about wholesale pepper spray products is what makes them effective. Most manufacturers use Scoville Heat Units (SHU) to indicate the strength of their spray. However, when you buy raw pepper you can buy it at any SHU you want.

For instance, one competitor says his spray use 5.3 million SHU of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) resin. Read further and he states he has a 2% formula.  That means that his pepper product’s formula has 2% X 5.3 million or 106,000 SHU.

Another states, “We add a small amount of pure capsaicin (which is well over 5,000,000 SHU) to boost our CHR to over 230,000.” If you do the math (230,000/5,000,000) you get 4.6% of OC in their formula.