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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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Flea Markets in a holding pattern

Is there any industry still untouched by COVID? Maybe, but unfortunately, the Flea Market industry isn’t one of them, just like most businesses, markets have been hit hard by this epidemic.  Even those markets sprawled out in fields, you know, those hidden gems that locals love to populate on lazy Sunday afternoons – yup those too.

A successful market is a crowded market and that’s a big problem in 2020.  With this in mind, many states have enacted executive orders preventing markets from even operating.  If you are lucky enough to reside in a state allowing markets to operate, they do so only when certain conditions are met.  These can include limits on market capacity, required face masks, social distancing, and limits on vendor booths.   Although the restrictions are necessary and important, these restrictions have taken a toll on the whole Flea Market experience.  People attend markets to socialize, browse, shop, enjoy carnival like treats and most importantly RELAX.  The experience has become stressful and fearful, as a result, market attendance is at an all time low.

 

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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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A New Look for MyFleaMarketGuide.com

We are very proud to announce a new look and functionality to our sister site MyFleaMarketGuide.com. The country’s largest browsable collection of flea markets, antique shows, and farmer’s markets just got a lot better. (if we do say so ourselves) We streamlined the search, added new functions, and made it easier to find the perfect flea market no matter where in the 50 United States you are or are going to be. If you are flea market aficionado or vendor MyFleaMarketGuide.com is an invaluable tool. Drop by, take a look, and happy hunting!

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Maximize Your Trade Show Time

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Reasons to Attend

No matter how small your retail business may be, the benefits of attending a trade show sponsored by vendors or industry associations far outweigh any reason not to attend. These conferences have been developed in order to give retail owners, buyers and managers the opportunity to meet existing suppliers, conduct business meetings, network with others in retail and investigate new products.

If you’re currently struggling to operate your business with few to no employees, chances are you may feel like you don’t have the time to attend a trade show. Consider hiring temporary help, asking family to assist or simply plan to close shop for a day in order to attend the trade show.

Once you’ve decided to attend the trade show, you’ll need to plan ahead. To get the most from attending a trade show, you should have a strategy. Knowing what you would like to accomplish before, during, and after the show will help maximize your time. Here are some trade show planning tips:

Pre-Show Planning

  • Avoid the confusion at the show by pre-registering.
  • Have a goal of what you want to accomplish, such as which vendors to visit, what items you need to purchase, what seminars to attend and which new product lines you’d like to see.
  • Know your inventory needs before the show. More efficient purchasing will save you money by grouping your orders to take advantage of discounts and special offers, as well as keeping you within budget.
  • Set appointments with any vendor you’d like to meet with during the show.
  • Plan to bring any employees who would greatly benefit from attending the trade show.
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Over 40 years of success, Jacobs Trading Company

Jacobs Trading Company is located in Hopkins Minnesota, for over 40 years they have successfully solved excess inventory and customer returns challenges for American manufacturers and retailers. As a marketplace of Liquidity Services (NASDAQ: LQDT), JTC leverages a network of sales channels that serve 7 of the top 10 retailers in the world.

JTC offers closeout prices on buy-backs, over-stocks, shelf-pulls, excess inventories and damaged goods purchased direct from retail vendors and manufacturers. Single category loads consist of “as is” products no longer sold at retail. A load generally consists of one of the following categories

Furniture
Domestics
Tools/Hardware
Apparel
Cookware/Bakeware

  Electronics
Rugs
Appliances
Power Wheels
Seasonal Specials

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JTC also offers loads of Sporting Goods, Furniture and Toys. They supply a variety of outlets to include flea markets, surplus stores and auctioneers.

By visiting their website you can locate their distribution facilities strategically placed across the country. Whether you would like to purchase general merchandise loads or single category loads; a truckload a month or twenty loads a week, Jacobs Trading Company can accommodate your needs.

For more information about Jacobs Trading or for any other questions you might have, give them a call. You can CALL AND ASK FOR OUR THEIR SALES DEPARTMENT AT (763) 843-2000

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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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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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Facebook and YOUR Business

With the popularity of social media continuing to grow, businesses have cultivated new ways of communicating and connecting with their customers.  Do it right and enjoy instant feedback and benefits, do it wrong and you could be wasting lots of valuable time and effort.

So how do you know what’s right and wrong in this social media frenzy?  Following those who have already had success is a good way to start.  Here are some helpful tips to consider.

Firstly, get on Facebook and start checking out other businesses Fan Pages.  Visit businesses that are in your industry, check out their wall and take note of what you like and don’t like.  How many people have “liked” their page? How often do they post? What type of feedback if any are they receiving?   This is all good information to have but remember we’re not here to copy we are here to learn from their successes and avoid their failures.

Facebook Fan Pages are like gardens, if you don’t tend them often bad things happen.  If you are not reminding those why they have liked you in the first place they have no incentive to keep the connection.  It’s ok to stray from your core topic or purpose once in a while but do it too often and you are sure to see your likes decrease.  If your focus is on Harley Davidson maintenance and repair you can bet that is what people who have liked your page want to hear about.  Stay focused and give them what they came for!

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Wholesale.FM Gives Suppliers a Voice – Literally.

The online directory GetThatWholesale.com has added a new audio dimension to its network of wholesale supply industry websites. Small business and retail store owners looking for a competitive edge will now have a new tool in the box to consider and on the other side of the much sought after coin suppliers will have a new way to reach out to potential customers and literally give their companies a voice.