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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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5 Tips for working with a NEW Supplier.

So you found a new supplier, that’s great!  Here are some helpful tips towards long term success.

 

  1. First Impressions count!

When starting out or even after your business is established you’re probably going to be cold calling a wide variety of potential suppliers. Those first impressions will give you 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.

I specifically avoid businesses that do not provide a phone number to call them, email is ok but for some things a call is absolutely really necessary. This is one of those times, if you cannot call them now – you won’t be able to later if there is a problem.

  1. Communication is KING

Once you have started a relationship, keep your communication door wide open.  This could mean all the difference when your supplier decides to discontinue a certain product or worse experiences procurement issues.  Finding out you cannot fulfill an order for your own customers is never good for business.  Always keep the lines of communication open and you can avoid most obstacles with lots of notice.

 

  1. Become “Friends”

Social media is a great way to stay informed.  Suppliers routinely use this platform to provide specials, deals and one-time offers.  Follow your suppliers and stay on top of what they post, you could easily find yourself in an advantageous position just for being a “friend”.  This also provides another method of communication, definitely a plus.

 

  1. One is none and TWO is one…

It’s never wise to have all of one product come from one supplier. A supplier can close down, suffer health issues, fail to procure product on time, or run into shipping difficulties. Keep yourself covered and try to spread yourself out among several, this way you should always have a source if needed.  Suppliers know you get products elsewhere so there is no need to hide this fact, if they ask tell them and you might find yourself receiving better customer service since they know you have options.

 

  1. Nobody’s perfect

Everybody wants the best deal, experience etc. Applying perfect expectations to any supplier is ultimately going to provide you with disappoint.  Remember this works both ways, all relationships require both sides to put in work.  You can hold suppliers accountable while still be reasonable.  You might be surprised how well your understanding and patience is received.

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GetThatWholesale launches new VAPING Category

If you haven’t heard by now how popular Vaping has become, you might want to start getting out a bit more. The industry has growing in leaps and bounds, so quickly in fact that Vape Product Suppliers can no longer be tossed into a generalized Smoking Products Category, this industry has outgrown itself.  It’s an industry that is raining down revenue to those lucky to be involved.

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DISCOUNT CODE – LIMIT TIME ONLY

Just passing along an opportunity to save!!!

Below is the email we received from Skip McGrath, if you are not familiar with his website, works or resources you should be.  Right now he is providing a special discount code for subscribers to his newsletter, we are happy to pass this along to you.  This is a limited time offer so please see his information below !!!

We are getting close to our cut-off date and wanted to remind you about our Christmas discount on my books at Skipmcgrath.com.

Through December 31st, I’m offering $20 off most of my products! (Products costing less than $20 are excluded from this offer). Just use the coupon code SAV20SKIP.

You’ll use this coupon code on the checkout page. After you enter the coupon be sure and click the button that says APPLY, or it will not do the discount. Also, my shopping cart cannot apply a coupon discount to more than one book at a time, so if you wish to buy more than one book, be sure and do each of them as a separate transaction.

Cheers,

Skip McGrath

We are real people who answer our email and phone calls. Our business hours are M-F from 8AM-5PM and Sat. from 9AM-Noon. (We are in the Pacific Time Zone.)

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Flip it…and Get Organized!

 

Live in Flip Flops Launches a New Flip it Calendar

Just in Time for Spring; Flip it…and Get Organized!

 

Northeast Florida business owner, Lou Ann Davis, has just launched a third calendar in the Flip it series;  Flip it…and Get Organized – Tips to Lighten Your Load and Flip Your Day!

 

Similar to the first two “perpetual” calendars in the Flip it series, Flip it…and Get Organized is bursting with 366 daily messages and can be enjoyed beginning ANY day of ANY year. What makes this Flip it particularly unique is the focus on one area of the home each month, offering cost-conscious, time-saving tips such as “Razor blade sharpness will last 10 times longer when blades are dried thoroughly after each use,” “Place an old bookcase in a closet for instant shelving,” “When loading the dishwasher, group forks, knives and spoons in the same compartment, making unloading utensils a snap,” and on July 3rd, “The power of a list is not that it reminds you of what needs to be done, but instead, it frees you to forget.”

 

Each Flip it…and Get Organized includes a built-in easel stand and can be adorned with a miniature flip-flop charm, adding a colorful dimension to this daily “de-clutter and get-organized” guide.  These signature charms can be custom-made to match a particular décor or add a pop of color to signify your favorite team or school.

 

Flip It Calendar!

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CHAMPS announces new dates for Atlantic City Show!

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(Los Angeles) -CHAMPS Trade Shows, the world’s largest counter culture business to business expo, announces the dates for their Atlantic City show – May 19-21, 2015. Come see top rated exhibitors showing the latest and greatest products for the smoke shop industry as well as live glass blowing, giveaways and raffles including the “250 for 250” giveaway where CHAMPS will be handing out $250* to the first 250 buyers that attend the show.

The Atlantic City show will also feature the CHAMPS Glass Games Emerging Artist Invitational. 16 of the east coast’s most promising emerging glass artists will compete for 3 coveted spots in the 2016 Masters Finals. Also up for grabs is over $16,000 in cash and prizes including $5,000 worth of glass from Golden Gate Glassworks. 1st place – $5,000. 2nd place – $3,500. 3rd place – $2,500. Any glass artists interested in being considered for the competition should contact Bob Cogan at bob@ChampsTradeShows.com or 818-905-3232.

Atlantic City will also see the continuation of CHAMPS popular new promotion, Independent Smoke Shops. In this exciting promotion CHAMPS is spending over $50,000 to place print ads in the local newspapers of the participating smoke shop’s local paper. To date there have been ads printed in over 20 newspapers and periodicals across the country. In addition to the print ads, the Independent Smoke Shops promotion runs ads on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And it’s all FREE! To be part of the promotion just pre-register for and attend CHAMPS May 2015 Atlantic City show. Go to IndependentSmokeShops.com for more information.

To pre-register as a buyer, get information on how to exhibit or to get any other information about CHAMPS go to ChampsTradeShows.com or call 818-855-1528.

*Qualified buyers only. Paid in CHAMPS Buyers Bucks. Call for more details.​

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Get up early and head over to the Flea Market.

Flea Markets! Flea Markets! And more Flea Markets!

Flea Markets and the wholesale industry go together like peanut butter and jelly.  There is an enormous vendor population that derives their goods directly from wholesale suppliers. This relationship has continued to grow more and more over the last decade.  Many consumers have taken to Flea Markets looking for the very best deals, even to buy the kinds of items we consider to be staples.  Long gone are the days when you only visited a Flea Market looking for that long lost antique, many arrive looking for everyday items, clothing, shoes, fashion accessories and the like.

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With the popularity of markets increasing so has the need to find news ones, that’s where we come in.  MyFleaMarketGuide.com was developed to provide users with quick and easy access flea markets nationwide.  In less than 3 years we have grown to become the #1 result on Google for “Flea Market Guide” trumping over 25 million other results, wow….now that’s making progress.

Our directory of markets is human edited just like GetThatWholesale.com and all markets requesting inclusion must qualify before being placed.   Markets are arranged via state and new markets are frequently added.  Location, dates of operation and market descriptions provide users with all they need to know before going.  MyFleaMarketGuide has created a pathway between the markets and our suppliers at GetThatWholesale.com.  Both would like to reach each other and now we have simplified the process. The results have been terrific and we expect big things to come from this collaboration.

So if you are looking for new markets look no further than MyFleaMarketGuide.com.  Simply choose a state and start browsing.

If you are a market owner and would like include your business please visit our Add Your Market Link.   In just a few minutes you will be on your way to thousands of new market goers, it’s really that easy.

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But you said it was FREE ??

In today’s tough economy the term free has the ability to grab ones attention quite quickly.Wholesale buyers seem to be reaching their bottom lines sooner than expected these days. Any opportunity to extend that bottom line with free benefits is always well appreciated. Well it seems as though some are capitalizing on this attractive and flashy term although not with
good intentions.
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With almost 5,000 qualified wholesale suppliers already connected within our network buyers can find quick success sourcing products. Buyers using our network will be pleasantly surprised, our supplier listings are real and not the usual ad-sense so often found on other sites. Buyers are encouraged to find and source form suppliers, there are no registration fees or annoying forms to fill out, simply find a supplier and start sourcing, that’s it!

We have all become accustomed to the internet’s common pitfalls, spam, loss of privacy, fraud and the list goes on. With all of that we can now add word impersonation to the list. So how does it work you ask? Easy, simply throw that attractive and flashy ‘FREE’ anywhere and everywhere you want. Here’s a good example, you visit a site that promises to help increase your business. They appear to be able to do it all and you realize it’s your lucky day when you notice they will let you join for ‘FREE’. Like most of us you’re thinking, great! I mean what’s better than free. Ok, you click through to take advantage of that attractive and flashy ‘FREE’ and WHAM! It’s gone, there is no free, nothing even close to free and instead the website asks you to pay. You click away mumbling beneath your breath about what a waste of time that was. Now start browsing again and repeat process.

‘FREE’ is cropping up all over the net and in truth it has really always been here. The current economy has just made this ruse sting a bit more than usual.

I guess we could all simply stop clicking on that attractive and flashy free link every time it pops up. We could avoid this joy to disappointment routine altogether. Unfortunately if we did that we would miss out on those opportunities that are in fact actually FREE. That’s right FREE does exist among the sea of impersonators. It may be difficult to spot but when found it can be very satisfying indeed.

So do your best to avoid those worthless impersonators and take advantage of those authentic free opportunities every chance you get.

Here’s one to get you started. GetThatWholesale.com broke the mold when they offered qualified suppliers FREE inclusion and FREE access to the largest audience of wholesale suppliers on the web. NO membership fees, NO pay-per click banks to fill, free is free.

Get listed for FREE today. (Go ahead and click FREE, it really is)

We are a green company that is proud to be pay-per click and membership free.

Visit GetThatWholesale Today!

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Let’s keep things professional

Don’t lose your cool when it comes to the competition.

When suppliers compete buyers win. Quite simply, discounts increase and greater opportunity to find that special deal exists. In the past losing a client to the competition was taken grimly on the chin.

Today that same loss could potentially be the knock-out punch that puts your business down for the count. Some suppliers may feel the impulse to panic and may decide to take the low road by engaging in “mud slinging”.

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Throwing mud at your competitor may get them dirty, but nobody likes a bully. In fact they may actually punish you for it. In many countries, the law recognizes the value of reputation and credibility. Both libel (a false and damaging publication) and slander (a false and damaging oral statement) are often punishable by law and could result in compensation or fines for damages done or even imprisonment.

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MEDIA ALERT: ASD’s parent company Acquires NY Now, Internet Retailer and other GLM events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE All amounts in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated

– Emerald Expositions to Acquire GLM –
San Juan Capistrano, CA and White Plains, NY, December 20, 2013 – Emerald Expositions, Inc. (“Emerald”) and George Little Management LLC (“GLM”) announced today that Emerald has agreed to acquire GLM from Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”) for $335 million, subject to certain adjustments at, and after, closing.

GLM creates face-to-face buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, retailers and operators through more than 20 leading tradeshows including four of the largest 100 trade shows in the U.S. GLM’s tradeshows serve industries as diverse as home furnishings, home textiles, stationery and paper products, giftware, tabletop, gourmet housewares, contemporary furniture and interiors, personal care, art & design, antiques & jewelry, fashion, board sports & resort lifestyle, and e-commerce. GLM has approximately 130 employees and operates out of six U.S. offices.

David Loechner, Chief Executive Officer of Emerald, said, “GLM is a truly outstanding tradeshow company with an exciting portfolio and an experienced and talented workforce. This acquisition expands upon our position as a leading tradeshow organizer in the United States. I am excited about the opportunities for customers and employees of both companies that will result from bringing these two high-quality portfolios together.”

Charles McCurdy, Chief Executive Officer of GLM, said, “This transaction demonstrates the strength of GLM’s shows that have grown successfully thanks to the effectiveness of the GLM team and Providence’s support. This is a compelling opportunity going forward for GLM and its stakeholders, and I wish David Loechner and his team the best of luck as they seek to further expand GLM’s product offerings and accelerate growth.”

Michael Dominguez, a Managing Director at Providence, said “Charlie’s leadership and the dedication of the entire management team were integral to the success of this investment. We’re fortunate to have had the opportunity to partner with GLM to accelerate growth, launch new products and make acquisitions that increased the breadth of its shows. We believe GLM has a bright future as part of Emerald Expositions.”

The transaction is anticipated to close in January 2014, subject to customary regulatory approvals. The acquisition will be funded with approximately $200 million of debt and a $140 million equity investment from Onex Partners III. Emerald was acquired by Onex Partners III in June 2013.
BofA Merrill Lynch is serving as lead financial advisor, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is serving
as financial advisor and Fried Frank is serving as legal advisor to Emerald. Credit Suisse is
serving as financial advisor and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is serving as legal advisor to
GLM for the transaction. Latham & Watkins LLP is serving as legal advisor to the financing
sources for Emerald on the transaction.

About Emerald Expositions
Emerald is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States,
producing more than 65 tradeshows and conference events per year connecting over 335,000
buyers and sellers across nine diversified end-markets, including general merchandise, sports,
hospitality and retail design, jewelry, photography, decorated apparel, building, healthcare and
military. Emerald is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California. The company’s shows are
typically the most prominent and important for exhibitors and attendees within their various
industries. For more information on Emerald, please visit www.emeraldexpositions.com.

About GLM
GLM brings efficiencies and opportunities to the flow of merchandise – from product
development/manufacturer to vendor/brand manager to retailer to consumer – through
tradeshows, consumer events and digital platforms. GLM events include NY NOW™,
International Contemporary Furniture Fair®, Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition,
National Stationery Show®, Surf Expo®, SURTEX® and The Original Miami Beach Antique
Show®, among others. For more information on GLM, please visit www.glmmarkets.com.

About Providence
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity
investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world.
In total, the firm’s principals manage funds with $37 billion in commitments and have invested
in more than 130 companies globally since the firm’s inception in 1989. Providence is
headquartered in Providence, RI and also has offices in New York, London, Hong Kong,
Beijing, and New Delhi. Visit www.provequity.com for more information.

For further information:
Emerald Expositions
Philip Evans, Chief Financial Officer
949.226.5714
Philip.evans@emeraldexpo.com
GLM
Cate Salvatore
914.421.3313
csalvatore@glmshows.com
Providence Equity Partners
Sard Verbinnen & Co
Andrew Cole Jonathan Doorley
212.687.8080 +44 (0)20.3178.8914
acole@sardverb.com jdoorley@sardverb.com