Over recent years it has become more competitive in the retail market. There are more retail stores and everyone is trying to get a chunk of the market by cutting their prices. For this reason many retailers tend to source their products cheaply from outside of the country. But there are also good retail products wholesalers locally that are able to supply your store with everything that you need. If you are going to look locally, then here are a few tips on how to find a good retail products wholesaler.
Search business directories. You can do this online or the traditional paper way. Find business directories that specifically list retail products wholesalers. Narrow down your search to the area you are based in and the information that they provide in the directory. Check that the wholesaler has completed all the information in the directory listing. If some information is missing, then they are not concerned with completing details. If they miss details then that is not a quality that you want in a wholesaler. After all you need to know that they won’t miss any details on your orders.
Research which wholesalers other retailers are using. You may need to keep an eye which trucks are delivering to other retailers if they are your competitors or if the retailer is forthright you can ask them who they are using. Also find out how their service is and whether it is worthwhile to use them in the future.
Read the newspaper. Some wholesalers may be mentioned in business articles when they open new factories or take on new technological equipment or if they are a public company. You will get more frank information about the wholesalers in these articles. You could also find them via the adverts they place in the newspaper.
Search online. If the wholesaler has website then you should be able to find them on the internet. Once you do, study their website thoroughly before contacting them. Read up on their history and the policies as well as what products they offer and possible discounts available for bulk buyers. If the website is incomplete, then they might not have much attention to detail, which is a factor that you require for your orders.
If you take the time, you can find a reliable retail products wholesaler and there are many places where you could find a local wholesaler.
J&E Cash ‘n Carry is one of South Africa’s biggest wholesalers in the following categories of products: Cosmetics, Groceries, Sweets, Personal Care, Household, Health, Beauty, Baby, Hardware, Electric & Stationery. We supply traders only, and offer the highest standards of service, the cheapest deals, and the best buying experience.